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Assam: In yet another case of moral policing, unmarried couple thrashed by mob in Goalpara

The incident went viral on social media after which two persons were arrested.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Guwahati [ Updated: June 22, 2018 16:34 IST ]
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An unmarried couple travelling on a motorcycle was ambushed by a mob in a moral policing case in Goalpara on Friday. The incident went viral on social media after which two persons were arrested. 

The mob assaulted the couples at Pukhurpur village in Rongjuli area on June 19. 

The brother of the man, who was attacked, has claimed that villagers later held a meeting and forced the two to get married. 

Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said that as no case was filed, the police registered a ‘suo motu case’ and investigations are going on. 

While one person was arrested on Thursday, another person was picked up this morning, police added. 

The two were booked under various IPC sections including 342 (wrongful confinement), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 354b (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe).

(with PTI inputs)

 

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