Assam Police have so far arrested three persons in connection with a case of moral policing in which a mob accosted and assaulted an unmarried couple travelling on a motorcycle at Pukhuripara village at Rongjuli area in Goalpara district on western Assam .
State’s Director General of Police (DGP), Kuladhar Saikia informed that one person, Kurban Ali was arrested on Thursday while two others, one Jonab Ali and another were arrested today after police had registered a suo moto case (No. 73/18) in Rongjuli Police station in the wake on the incident going viral in the social media. The incident occurred on June 19 but no case was filed with the police by anyone. The mob even forced the two to get married after holding a meeting at a village school compound
The DGP said, “No one will be spared if found involved in the mob assault which can’t be tolerated at any cost. Exemplary punishment will be handed out to the culprits as per the law.”
The mob assault of the couple incident has occurred close on the heels of June 8 mob lynching on two youths – Nilotpol Das and Abhijeet Nath — at Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong, has caused embarrassment to the state administration as well as the police. The youths were lynched after they had been suspected as
The DGP said adding that 36 persons were arrested in connection with the mob lynching while 40 others including eight from Karbi Anglong district arrested for abusing social media with intention to create disturbance in the state over the incident.