Shocking news coming from North Eatern State of Assam. In yet another case of moral policing, a couple was beaten up night-long and the woman’s head shaved by the lady villagers for supposedly having an illicit affair here .
According to police sources ,The incident took place at Jhumurmur on Sunday and the seriously injured couple was handed over to the police this morning.
The couple were admitted to a local hospital at Kathiatoli, and later shifted to the Bhogeswari Phukanani Civil Hospital at Nagaon for more advanced treatment .
“The police were intimated by some people during morning hours. Our team rushed to the spot and the villagers handed over them to us. They were badly injured and were admitted to a hospital,” Nagaon district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ripul Das told news agency PTI.
Police said the incident happened when a man from the neighbouring Tubuki village visited the woman’s home at Jhumurmur village yesterday night. Immediately ,villagers came out in large numbers and started hurling abuses and alleged that they were having an illicit relationship. Seeing the huge crowd ,The man tried to escape but was caught by the villagers. After that they were trashed left and right by the villagers
Later ,the woman’s head was shaved by the other women of the village. Their clothes were torn and they were tortured through the night. When they realised that the couples condition was serious they informed the police next day early morning .
It may be recalled that on June 8, two friends, Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath, had gone to a picnic spot at Kangthilangso waterfalls under Dokmoka police station in Karbi Anglong. While returning, their vehicle was stopped at Panjuri Kachari by a group of irate villagers, who beat them to death on suspicion of being child-lifters.
Again on June 18, a mob had attacked a couple while they were going on a bike in Pukhurpur village of Rongjuli area in Goalpara district, claiming they were unmarried and they should not move together.
It is a third major incident in Assam this month where locals took law into their hands and thrashed people
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