Pregnant woman thrashed, paraded naked in UP

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Lucknow, Nov 23: A pregnant woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a group of locals in a village in Uttar Pradesh after she objected to encroachment on her land, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday evening, Nov 22 at Karnawala village in Bijnor district.

Speaking to reporters, Police inspector Rajesh Kumar Gautam said, "In the incident, the woman suffered a miscarriage. She is undergoing treatment at a hospital."

He said, "Of the four people who were primarily behind the incident, two have been arrested."

Some residents of the village wanted to occupy a plot that belonged to the 25-year-old woman's husband. They started to set up a makeshift establishment on the plot, police said.

When the woman, who was alone at home, protested, the encroachers barged into her residence. They hit her with wooden sticks, dragged her by the hair and stripped her, police added.

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