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MOB BEATS UP A COUPLE, FORCES THEM TO GET MARRIED

By Nanki Ahluwalia . 23rd June 2018 02:00pm
MOB BEATS UP A COUPLE, FORCES THEM TO GET MARRIED

We have often heard of incidents where some social activists/ groups force the youngsters to get married on the Valentines Day. Protesting against the western culture we read news about these action groups, asking people to get married else, not to express their love openly. But recently there has been an incident which is quite different and we are sure you would have not heard about before. In a case of moral policing, a mob waylaid an unmarried couple going on a motorcycle and assaulted them for travelling together, police said on Friday. The incident went viral on social media following which two persons have been arrested. The mob waylaid the couple in their 20s and assaulted them 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 were on. While one person was arrested on Thursday, another person was picked up on Friday morning, police said. They 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).