In another incident where locals took the law into their own hands, a couple was allegedly thrashed by villagers for having an illegitimate affair in Assam’s Nagaon district.
The critically injured couple was handed over to the police on Sunday morning and were initially admitted to a local hospital at Kathiatoli, and later shifted to the Bhogeswari Phukanani Hospital at Nagaon.
The woman’s head was reportedly shaven by the other ladies of the village and their clothes were torn. The couple is believed to have been tortured through the night.
“The police were intimated by some people during morning hours. Our team rushed to the spot and the villagers handed them over to us. They were badly injured and were admitted to a hospital,” Nagaon district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ripul Das said.
He further added that the police will register a complaint after the preliminary investigation.
This is the third such incident in the state this month; after Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath had been beaten to death by a mob in Karbi-Anglong and a couple had been attacked by a mob in Goalpara district on grounds of “impropriety”.