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Tribal Girl Stripped, Beaten On Suspicion Of Phone Theft In Jharkhand's Dumka

A video of the incident and nude images of the girl were also circulated on social media.

09/08/2017 9:56 AM IST | Updated 09/08/2017 9:57 AM IST
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DUMKA -- In a shocking incident in Jharkhand, a tribal girl was stripped and beaten in her college hostel by a group of girls for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

A video of the incident and nude images of the girl were also circulated on social media.

The incident, that took place at Santhal Pargana Women's College on August 4, came to light after a video of the victim being thrashed went viral on social media.

In her complaint, the victim, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) first-year student said she had bought a second-hand mobile phone for ₹500 for which she was later accused by another hostel resident of theft.

The victim claimed that the students later called a student council meeting and imposed a fine ₹18,600. They also threatened to circulate her nude video if she failed to pay the fine.

Following the incident, the victim's father, a farmer, threatened to commit suicide along with his daughter.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has asked officials to investigate the incident and take strict action against the culprits.

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