A woman on 15 December reportedly beat her minor daughter and hung her upside down from the ceiling of their residence in a Khadakpada chawl in Kalyan, Mumbai.
The woman reportedly meted out this punishment to her eight-year old daughter frequently as she suspected her of theft.
Interestingly, while no police case has been registered against the woman, a case was on Wednesday filed against two of her neighbours as they had a spat with another resident over the issue.
Some of the neighbours, who heard the girl's cries went to the house on Tuesday and found the mother beating her severely.
Some chawl residents who wanted to save the girl, were stopped by others. An argument broke out between the two groups following which they came to blows, the police said.
One Sayyed Hussain filed a complaint, following which Khadakpada police booked Ganesh Ubale and Rukmani Pawar. Police have invoked IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and others against the accused duo.
No arrest has been made so far.--PTI