Man arrested for torturing wife thrashed by women in court

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for brutally torturing his wife and he was thrashed by a group of women when he was produced in a court for remand.

Rupesh Jayram Tandel, a resident of Kalwa town, was arrested last night on the basis of a complaint lodged by his wife Bhanumati (29), Sub-Inspector P T Kale of the Kalwa police station said.

Tandel and Bhanumati got married four years ago and have a three-year-old son. All was well in the initial stages, but later on the couple quarrelled over petty issues and the husband used to often beat his wife mercilessly, police said.

A few days ago, Tandel bit his wife in 56 places on her body, put chilli power in her private parts and attacked her with an iron rod, they said, adding the woman is currently undergoing treatment in a civic hospital here.

Tandel was booked under IPC Sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 351 (assault).

Today he was produced in the District Court, where a mob of around 50 irate women bashed him up. The incident took place in the court premises when Tandel was being taken to the Magistrate's chamber, police sources and eyewitnesses said.

The police team escorting the accused intervened and took him away. The Investigating Officer of the case, who was accompanying Tandel, was also manhandled by the mob, they said.

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