India – A 55-year-old woman was beaten to death by a mob in Aligarh on Tuesday because she allowed her college-going daughter to wear jeans. Shockingly, the mob was led by a woman.
It happened in Jwalajipuram colony of Mallrose bypass area in Aligarh where one Phulwati raided the house of her neighbour Netrapal Dubey along with her aides and killed Dubey’s wife, also the mother of 20-year-old Gunjan, Kamlesh.
Netrapal and Gunjan have been admitted to hospital with serious injuries. Phulwati and her aide Ravindra Singh have been arrested and sent to jail for killing Kamlesh.
Netrapal, a driver, told the police that Phulwati, who lived in his neighbourhood, used to object to Gunjan’s wearing jeans.
“My daughter is an undergraduate student and she feels comfortable in jeans. Other girls of her college also wear jeans. But Phulwati, wife of a contractor, came to me one day and asked to prevent her from wearing jeans because it was vitiating the atmosphere in the colony. She said her own sons stare at her because of her jeans. She also told me that other people in the area would start eve-teasing my daughter if I didn’t stop her”, he said.
“On Tuesday evening, she tried to misbehave with my daughter. We didn’t react because she had connection with criminals. Phulwati was prepared to kill Gunjan and that is why she along with half a dozen of her associates carrying rifles reached my house in the night, searching for my daughter. They attacked my wife with the butt of a rifle when she came in between. She died on the spot. Then they attacked me and my daughter,” he added.
Dayanand Mishra, Superintendent of Police, said, “The incident took place because some people misbehaved with a college-going girl. As per report, they were angry because she used to wear jeans. We have arrested Phulwati and Ravindra, who were a part of the mob. Manhunt is on to nab other accused persons.”