India, March 13 -- The Madhya Pradesh police said on Wednesday that they arrested 10 members of a family for allegedly abducting and thrashing a couple over an intercaste marriage in Betul.

Police said that the family members of the woman abducted her and her husband and brutally thrashed them. The incident took place on Tuesday night.

The woman identified as Ashika Pawar belongs to the Other Backward Class community, while her husband Shivam Barde from the Scheduled Caste community, said police.

Kotwali town inspector Devkaran Dehariya said that their neighbour Sandeep Barde saw them at the time of the incident and tried to save them, however, he too was thrashed, following which he reached Kotwali police to register a complaint.