• Couple forced to dance with tyres around their necks as punishment for eloping

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    Bhopal: A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old woman from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh were allegedly forced to dance with motorcycle tyres around their necks, as a punishment for eloping, police said.

    A group of people allegedly forced the couple to dance with tyres around their necks for eloping, and the entire incident was captured on camera, which later went viral on social media.

    The Dhar police registered a case against five people and arrested three of them on Tuesday after a purported video of the incident, which took place in Kundi village on September 12, went viral on social media.

    A 13-year-old girl was also seen being forced to dance along with the man and the woman for allegedly helping them in eloping, police officials said.

    The three of them were forced to dance with motorcycle tyres put around their necks, and the video also showed a man hitting them with sticks a couple of times. The person who shot the video could be heard laughing along with others seen in the clip.

    The incident took place under Gandhwani police station limits, about 70 km from the district headquarters, after the man and the woman returned to their village, Additional Superintendent of Police Devendra Patidar told reporters on Tuesday.

    According to police, the woman had gone missing from her home in the village in July this year.

    "Her family members were angry as she had fled with a man. They suspected that another young girl (seen in video) helped the woman in fleeing from her home,” ASP Patidar said.

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