Belagavi woman assault: Karnataka High Court calls for collective responsibility to be fixed on villagers who stood as mute spectators

"Among 50-60 people, only one person could gather the courage to rush to the rescue of the victim, while others were merely mute or silent spectators to the incident," the Court noted.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court on Monday condemned the "collective cowardice" shown by villagers who remained mute spectators when a 42-year-old woman from their village in Belagavi was publicly beaten and stripped because her son had eloped with a girl on the eve of her engagement to another.

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