Assam: Couple thrashed all night by villagers, woman's head shaved
On Saturday night, villagers of Assam's Nagaon district thrashed a couple and shaved the woman's head, because they didn't approve of the couple's affair. The couple was harassed all night by the villagers who alleged they were having an illicit affair and were cheating on their respective spouses. The couple was admitted to Bhogeswari Phukanani Civil Hospital in the morning by cops. Eight persons have been arrested.
Night long torture left couple critically injured
The mob caught hold of the couple after the man, belonging to neighboring Tubuki village, came to meet the woman in Jhumurmur village. Soon, villagers including women gathered around and started torturing them. The man tried escaping but couldn't. They were beaten so hard that their clothes soaked in blood. The couple was critically injured and police rescued them in the morning.
Ladies of village shaved woman's head
"The woman's head was shaved by other women of the village. Their clothes were torn and they were tortured through the night. The villagers informed the police only during early hours in the morning," said Nagaon district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ripul Das.
Mob attacks in Assam rising, this is third recent incident
This incident of moral policing comes close to heels of another recent incident. Last week in Assam's Goalpara district, an unmarried couple was dragged off a motorcycle and thrashed by locals. If this wasn't enough, villagers held a meeting and forcefully married the couple. Earlier, this month a frantic mob lynched Nilotpal Das and Abhijit Nath alleging they were child-lifters.