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Assam MLA, beaten up by mob, also alleges rape attempt

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2012 23:14 IST
Rumi Nath

Congress MLA from Borkhola, Assam, thirty-three-year-old Rumi Nath on Sunday said that the hundred-strong mob that surrounded her and thrashed her outside a Karimganj hotel on Friday night even attempted to rape her.

Rumi Nath married Jaki Jakir, a Muslim, last month and converted to Islam. She had allegedly not divorced her first husband.

"I got attacked by some boys who were drunk.

my clothes off, so it's an attempt to murder and rape. Since I got married it has been a political issue; its 100 per cent a political conspiracy," Rumi told media persons.

"I don't know these people, these guys. I have nothing to do with them. So why have they done it? I want to know the reason actually because I have never faced it. I have never seen them. I want to know why they have been used like this," she said.

Meanwhile, five people were arrested for allegedly beating up Congress MLA Rumi Nath and her second husband.

"Five persons suspected to have been involved in the attack on the woman MLA have been arrested," Superintendent of Police Pradip Pujari said.

Nath and her second husband were beaten up and injured when they were attacked on Friday night in a hotel by a group of people who were angry over her second marriage without divorcing her first husband.

The MLA and her second husband who were escorted to Guwahati have received medical treatment and were reported to be out of danger.

Nath has filed an FIR with th police alleging that a mob had attacked her on "political motivation".

Further investigation are continuing, Pujari said.

(With PTI inputs)