Moral policing: Couple assaulted by a mob in Nagaon district


A series of moral policing incidents have started to raise many eyebrows on the law and order scenario in the State. The latest incident has been reported in Kathiatoli under Nagaon district where a couple was physically assaulted by a moral policing group.

The incident took place on Saturday evening when a moral policing group tied up a couple and assaulted them for allegedly having an illicit affair. The group of assaulters also included women apart from men.

However, Police managed to rescue the couple early next morning and got them admitted at a local hospital in Nagaon for treatment. Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt and have arrested eight persons so far in connection with the incident.

The arrested persons have been identified as Kirti Nath Hazarika (42), Deben Chandra Das (38), Jadab Baruah (37), Suren Das (35), Dip Das (32), Atul Baruah (31), Krishna Mohan Nath (48) and Bhaben Das (30).