In Maharashtra, a woman paraded nude for playing cupid

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Beed : A 27-year-old housewife from Beed in Maharashtra was paraded nude after she played Cupid for her brother and a girl, police said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on August 4 when eight people barged into the victim's house, threatened, abused and assaulted her with slippers when she was alone at home.

They dragged her out of the house, tore off her clothes and paraded her nude, hurling abuses as stunned bystanders watched.

The perpetrators were allegedly furious after she arranged her brother's "love affair" with a minor daughter of Babban R. Satale.

According to Chaklamba village police official B.A. Gade, when the love affair came to the fore a few days earlier, the victim and her husband were ordered to tender a public apology by the two families.

They complied and it was believed the matter was resolved, said Gade. But when the husband left the village on Friday on some work, his wife was attacked.

After the incident, the distraught victim registered a complaint with the police who arrested all the accused -- Babban R. Satale, his minor daughter Surekha, Maruti R. Satale, Lanka M. Satale, Sanjay A. Ingole, Rekha S. Ingole, Angatram A. Ingole and Indu S. Datal.

They were charged with rioting, dishonouring and disrobing a person, unlawful assembly and trespassing.

A magistrate remanded them to police custody on Saturday, Gade said.