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TURA | Dec 3, 2019:

A day after a video of a Garo girl and her male friend being stripped and molested by some youths from Assam went viral on social media, Assam police have arrested three persons in connection with this moral policing case.

The incident apparently took place in the village of Hariguripara under Krishnai Police station in Assam a few days ago where the minor girl, reportedly from North Garo Hills, and her friend had gone to the village when they were accosted by a group of miscreants who not only beat up the girl and the boy but also outraged the modesty of the girl in question.

The girl, who is currently under the care of the CWC, had suffered mental trauma apart from the physical beatings she received.

“We have been informed that 3 persons have been arrested in the case from the Krishnai PS. I am also in constant touch with the DSP of Goalpara district on the matter,” said DSP Ravi Sangma, who along with policemen reached the PS to lodge a case on the matter, yesterday.

According to information received, the parents of the girl had gone to the Krishnai PS the previous day to the video going viral. However, as there was not much physical damage done, they decided not to lodge a case.

It was only after the video of the incident went viral that the parents understood the extent of the damage their child had gone through. A new case on the matter was then filed on the incident at Krishnai, leading to the arrest of the 3 persons.

“The matter is currently under investigation and there may be another 1 or 2 more persons involved in the matter,” added the DSP.

Meanwhile, rumours have been rife that the miscreants actually made the video viral on social media as they demanded money from the victims which the girl and boy were unable to pay. However, for now investigations have played down the rumours of the demand saying nothing of the sort had been made in the FIR.

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