MUZAFFARNAGAR: A man, accused of sexually harassing a girl, was beaten up with shoes on the orders of a community panchayat at a village here and then "set free", but was later arrested by police after a complaint was lodged by the girl's family.
A video of the panchayat proceeding has gone viral.
According to the SHO of Bhopa Police Station, following the complaint by the girl's family, the accused was arrested yesterday.
In the complaint, the girl's father stated that she had gone to the accused's shop where she was sexually harassed.
A panchayat meeting was convened where the man regretted his conduct and was set free after being beaten up with shoes, the police officer said.