The incident in which the husband of the victim also sustained critical head injuries came to light after a video featuring the attack went viral on the Internet today.
It is learnt that the victim woman identified as Suchismita Bhadra’s family had a long standing dispute with a neighbouring family. The dispute took an ugly turn on Saturday after a verbal duel erupted between the victim and another woman of the rival family and a brawl erupted between the two sides.
In the viral video of the brawl available on the internet a woman could be seen thrashing Suchismita, pulling her by hair and later stripping naked. Some men present in the video could be seen holding bamboo sticks and taking part in the attack.
While the injured husband of the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment post the attack, two separate cases were lodged at the Nikirai Police Station in connection with the incident.
Police are trying to trace the accused family who are absconding.