West Bengal(Suri), Aug 9: A girl was stripped, thrashed and forced to walk nude for 8km for her alleged affair with a boy from another community.
This was a shocking reminder of the Guwahati incident in Nov 2007 when a teenager was stripped and molested by a mob during an ethnic clash.
According to Times of India report, police were astonished to learn that local bodies knew very well about the incident that took place in broad daylight four months back. But the village authorities turned a deaf ear to the girl's plea.
It is only when the administration came to know of the MMS that police swung into action on their own and arrested five of the culprits on Sunday, Aug 8.
Hundreds of men even molested her and captured a video from their cellphones. A large crowd followed her beating drums and thrashing her with sticks whenever she stopped and the torture went for hours.
Some journalists raised the issue to SP Humayun Kabir and DM Saumitra Mohan demanding severe punishment against the culprits.