VIDEO | Assam: Couple thrashed by villagers for having an affair, woman’s head tonsured

VIDEO | Assam: Couple thrashed by villagers for having an affair, woman’s head tonsured

Guwahati, June 25, 2018:

Mob thrashing seems to have become a new trend in Assam after another couple was thrashed by villagers and the woman's head tonsured for having an affair in the state's Nagaon district.

The incident comes days after a mob in Assam thrashed two men to death in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

As seen in the video, the man's hand was tied and punched several times, while the woman was made to kneel down with her hands on her ears, while also being constantly pushed and punched. The critically injured couple was taken to the Bhogeswari Phukanani Civil Hospital by the cops this morning.

Eight persons have been arrested so far and investigations are underway.

The NDTV reported that last night, as soon as the man from the neighbouring Tubuki village came to see the woman at her home in Jhumurmur village, villagers, including women, gathered outside. They alleged that both of them were married and were cheating on their spouses. They called it an "illicit relationship" and started hitting them, an officer said.

The man tried to get away but he was caught by the villagers, tied up and beaten up some more. Then both of them were thrashed by the villagers, he added.

"The woman's head was shaved by the women who were part of the mob. Their clothes were torn and they were tortured through the night. The villagers informed the police only in the morning," the officer said.

"We rushed to the spot and the villagers handed them over. They were badly injured and taken to the hospital," Nagaon district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ripul Das said.

Earlier, this month, two friends, Nilotpal Das and Abhijit Nath, who had gone to the Kangthilangso waterfalls in Karbi Anglong, were beaten to death by villager who suspected them of being 'Sopadhora' (child kidnappers).

Last week, a mob had attacked a couple while they were going on a motorcycle in Pukhurpur village in Goalpara district, claiming they were unmarried and it was "improper" of them to move around together.

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