Jagatsinghpur: In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old girl was tied to a tree and assaulted by residents for being in same-sex relationship in Jagatsinghpur district.
Sources said, the girl of a village in this district had been seeing a girl of the same village for the past few months. While the girls had managed to keep their affair a secret, the matter came to fore when they were found sharing a bed few days back.
Residents called it an ‘immoral’ act and decided to punish the girl. They tied her to a tree and assaulted her.
“She is immoral and has besmirched the name of our village. So, we beat her up after tying her to a tree as she is a lesbian,” a villager said.
Recounting the horror, the girl said, “I was dragged out of my house. They tied me to a tree and beat me up. They abused and kicked me when my parents tried to rescue me,” she said adding that she was madly in love with her partner.
The torture came to an end after some of the villagers tipped off the cops, who in turn reached the village and rescued the girl. A case was registered against some of the villagers in connection with the incident.
This incident comes days after sprinter Dutee Chand announced that she has been in a same-sex relationship and wanted to settle down with her partner.