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Couple in Assam thrashed for travelling together, allegedly forced to get married

A mob in Assam’s Goalpara waylaid an unmarried couple going on a motorcycle and assaulted them for travelling together. The incident went viral on social media following which two people have been arrested.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2018 15:10 IST
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A mob waylaid a couple travelling together and assaulted them at Pukhurpur village in Assam. The man’s brother said villagers later held a meeting and forced the two to get married.(HT/Photo for representation)

A mob in Assam’s Goalpara 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 people 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, police registered a suo motu case and investigations were on.

While one person was arrested on Thursday, another was picked up on Friday morning, police said.

They were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 342 (wrongful confinement), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 354B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe).

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 15:08 IST