Guwahati/ 10th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
A 22 year old woman who was going to a medical centre with her ‘male friend’ in Aolaguri area of Goalpara district was reportedly assaulted by a group of men, who in the name of ‘moral policing’ targeted the couple. The group targeted the woman first and started kicking her in the mouth, slapped her and pulled her by her hair, dragging her on the ground for few meters. The police has arrested 12 people in connection with the incident are currently investigating the matter.
The woman by sources is claimed to be engaged to her ‘male friend’ and that the families of both the girl and the boy have fixed their marriage. The couple was going to a medical centre and has claimed to do nothing inappropriate or indecent as to attract any unwanted attention.
The area comes under the jurisdiction of Krishnai police station who has filed an FIR against the 12 arrested people. The couple was apparently visiting the medical centre when the beating took place, as said by Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha.
A video of the woman being beaten by the group of men has gone viral on YouTube.
The Goalpara police are further investigating to ascertain the role of other men in the incident.