The play is political and social satire on middle-class society's hypocrisy. It is set as a play-within-a-play, where a travelling amateur theatre group is set to enact an amateur play (staged as a mock court) in a village hall. They have a few hours to pass time before the play, and hence the cast members stage a mock trial, of a fellow cast member, Miss Benare, who is unmarried, and is in fact sexually exploited and is in early stages of pregnancy. During the course of the play, she is 'charged' of child abortion (Broon Hatya), and as the charges get more vicious and personal, she can't take them anymore, as she is reminded of her predicament. Finally she breaks down, revealing the true story behind it all, and also the hegemony and hypocrisy of male cast members comes into the light, who like their counterpart in the society are not blameless themselves, while they still find it easy to point fingers at a woman's character.