Assam: Mob Attacks Woman Who Sold Illegal Liquor

A  woman who allegedly sells illegal Liquor was attacked and stripped by villagers in Assam’s Karimganj district.


A  woman who allegedly sells illegal brew was attacked and stripped by villagers in Assam’s Karimganj district, police said on Friday.

The incident came to light after a video of the attack went viral in the social media and the police registered a case against it during the day. In the video her attackers were seen include women.

“The incident took place on September 10 in a very remote tribal area under Nagra outpost along the Assam-Mizoram border. We came to know of it only after the video was circulated and registered a case today,” police told media.

The victim did not approach the police but filed a case in the court of the Karimganj chief judicial magistrate yesterday after seeing the video, police said.

After registering the case in the afternoon, a police party visited the village and initiated a probe into the incident.

The woman has not identified anyone as her attacker. “The group of villagers, who attacked her, included women. She was also stripped … We have started our investigation and we will take action as per law,” police said.

The police will also charge those who made video recording of the incident and circulated it in the social media under the IT Act, said police.

The woman, used to allegedly sell illegal liquor and was involved in some anti-social activities, police added.

“The villagers had warned her. Even the police had warned her earlier … As to what led to this attack.


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