Murshidabad’s Salishi Sabha aka panchayat in Bengal ordered a man to drag his wife, age 30 who was having an affair, out of her home and he was made to beat her 108 times with a bamboo stick, in the presence of a group of villagers who ordered him to also chop off the woman’s hair.
The husband was also beaten while a young man volunteered to administer the thrashing of the wife.
Facing threats the couple did not report the incident, but the police found out later.
Married for 14 years the unfaithful wife allegedly left for Durgapur with a man from a neighbouring village and one of her three children. She returned 7 days later because the man refused to marry her.