In another shocking case of moral policing, a youth and a girl were beaten up by a group of people who objected to their courtship. The incident took place at Pukhuripara in Goalpara district with video clips that’s now doing the rounds in the social media showing two persons beating up the youth and the girl with sticks while a group of people sat surrounding them and enjoyed the assault.
#FLASH: Another shocking incident of moral policing in #Assam, boy-girl duo assaulted by group of people at Pukhuripara in Goalpara district. Main accused (person rounded in red) Kurban Ali arrested. pic.twitter.com/NyRBMyj2UT
— NEWS LIVE (@NewsLiveGhy) June 21, 2018
At least two men were seen assaulting the duo with sticks after they were seen together. The self-styled protectors of the society took the duo to Pukhuripara LP School after reportedly stopping the motorcycle of the youth who is learnt to hail from Simolitula.
The mob also prevented local reporters from intervening and kept on assaulting the duo while other watched the ‘fun’.
Meanwhile, after News Live reported the incident and aired the video for greater public interest, Rangjuli Police have arrested one of the main accused, identified as Qurban Ali, while being on the lookout for the other absconding accused.