A NEWLYWED couple were kidnapped at gunpoint and subjected to a disgusting assault by the bride's family after marrying without permission.
The man, 23, was tied to a pole and battered, while his bride, 21, was stripped and had her hair cut off, before they were both forced to drink urine in Madhya Pradesh, India.
The shocking incident happened last Wednesday and came to light when pictures of the attack taken by one of the accused, weere put on social media.
According to police, the couple had married against the wishes of the woman's parents in May this year and had left for Gujarat.
"The couple returned to Alirajpur last week and started staying at the house of the man's uncle. The woman's parents came to know about this and kidnapped them at gunpoint on July 25," said one cop.
"Thereafter, the couple was allegedly thrashed, stripped, made to drink urine and the girl's hair was also chopped off."
The couple has filed a complaint against the woman's father, two uncles and three others.
The victims told the police that they had returned to the district after reaching an understanding with the woman's family.
"As is the punishment for love marriage, we gave Rs 70,000 and two fully grown goats to the girl's family which they took but still committed the act," the victims told the police.