The video of a tribal woman being stripped in public and paraded naked through a village in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh has triggered a political whirlpool in the state that is prepping for assembly polls in the coming months.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the incident in a late-night tweet on Friday and said: "In Pratapgarh district, a video of a woman being stripped naked by her in-laws due to a family dispute with her in-laws has surfaced. The Director General of Police has been instructed to send the ADG Crime to the spot and take the strictest action in this matter. There is no place for such criminals in a civilized society. These criminals will be put behind bars as soon as possible and will be tried and punished in the fast track court."
As the Opposition in the state amped its attack on the ruling Congress, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced he would visit Pratapgarh this evening to meet the victim's family.