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Woman assaulted in Assam 'moral policing' case; twelve arrested

Woman assaulted in Assam moral policing case; twelve arrested
Guwahati: In a case of 'moral policing', a woman was assaulted by a group of men when she was going with a male friend to a medical centre in Goalpara district of Assam and the police has arrested 12 people for the incident, a senior officer said on Monday.
"This is a case of moral policing. What we have come to know is that the woman's marriage has been fixed. She was going somewhere with her male friend yesterday, when some youths attacked them. The youths mainly targeted the woman," Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha said.
The 22-year-old woman was beaten up by local people after she was spotted with
her friend at Aolguri area which comes under the jurisdiction of Krishnai police station, he said.
Police have registered an FIR in the case and nabbed six people on Sunday and six more on Monday, Sinha said and added that the woman and her friend were apparently going to a medical centre when the beating incident took place.
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