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Two sons allegedly beat up their mother who is a widow, and her lover, in the Indian state of Rajasthan on Monday. They have been arrested.

As reported by the Press Trust of India [PTI], their mother a 45-year-old woman allegedly developed a relationship with a 35-year-old unmarried man, who was also a distant relative of the woman, and "they eloped around 10 days ago", the police said.

"The woman's sons and other relatives found them and brought them back to her village, Nimbi Jodha, four days ago. They cut their hair, thrashed them and also tried to make the man drink urine," Additional Superintendent of Police, Nagaur, Nitesh Arya said.

According to the report, the police started looking for the couple after a video clip of the incident that took place in Rajasthan's Nagaur district went viral on the social media on Monday evening. The police then traced the couple to Nimbi Jodha village on Tuesday.

"On the victims' complaint, two accused, identified as Motinath and Rajnath, sons of the woman, were arrested. Police protection has been provided to the victims," the officer said. The duo also chopped off the couple's hair, according to the police.