In yet another incident of moral policing, a man was brutally beaten up by the locals of Arangmou in Nalbari over suspicion of being a human trafficker.
The person has been identified as Prafulla Das and is a resident of Nalbari’s Bornibari.
On Friday evening, Das came to Nalbari from Guwahati to meet a girl. The victim, who works with a Guwahati-based private company, claimed that he was in a relationship with the girl and they were planning to marry. However, the locals grew suspicious over his movements and intercepted him.
The locals formed a group, gheraoed him first and then tied the victim with a rope. Alleging that he has come to kidnap and traffick the girl, the locals bashed him ruthlessly. The locals alleged that Das has married thrice.
However a group of concerned citizens later handed him over to Nalbari police.