A day after a video went viral where a man brutally assaults his girlfriend when she asked him to marry her, the office of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Chouhan responded by bulldozing the man’s house.
The 24-year-old accused – Pankaj Tripathi – has been arrested by the police. A driver by profession, the government has also cancelled his license.
The chief minister’s office tweeted, “In the incident of vandalism with a girl in Mauganj area of Rewa district, the criminal Pankaj Tripathi was arrested and a bulldozer was fired at his house. Driver Pankaj’s license has also been cancelled. No one who commits atrocities on women on the land of Madhya Pradesh will be spared.”
A bulldozer can be seen bringing down Pankaj’s thatched house.
While many have supported the move, some have criticized asking the government how is the accused’s family responsible for his acts.
Pankaj Tripathi’s assault video went viral where he can be seen repeatedly stomping his 19-year-old girlfriend’s face in anger when she requested him to marry her. The visibly brutal attack made the woman unconscious.
According to preliminary information, the man in the video is a resident of Dhera village in the Mauganj area, sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP) Naveen Dubey said.
Initially, the girl refused to lodge a complaint against Tripathi and instead an FIR was filed against the person who filmed the incident under Information Technology (IT) Act, police said.
However, as the video became viral, police took suo moto cognizance of the incident and registered a case under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC.
(With PTI inputs)