Petal villagers tied the couple to a tree in Ashoknagar on charges of adultery

নীতি পুলিশি, অশোকনগরে পরকীয়ার অভিযোগে যুগলকে গাছে বেঁধে পেটাল গ্রামবাসীরা: ছবিটি প্রতীকী (সৌজন্য ফেসবুক)

After North Bengal, this time North 28 Parganas. The trend of policy policing continues. This time, the locals were accused of tying the couple to a tree and beating them severely.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. However, ‘Hindustan Times Bangla’ did not verify the authenticity of the video.

The incident took place at Daulatpur in Ashoknagar on Saturday evening. The whole area is agitated over the incident. A married woman tied to a tree and an unmarried young man have been allegedly beaten.

Upon receiving the news, the police of Ashoknagar police station came to the spot. Police rescued the couple from the wrath of the mob. According to police sources, her husband has been arrested on the basis of the housewife’s allegations. The other accused are fugitives. Police have started searching for them.

It has been alleged that the unmarried young man had an extramarital affair with the married woman. The two had been dating for a long time. The villagers complained that the two had fled a few days ago. However, they came back later. Then the village foremen held an arbitration meeting with the two of them. There it was decided that they would no longer have any relationship with each other. The villagers complained that despite all this, the two did not have much contact but kept their relationship secret.

According to police sources, the villagers saw the two of them sitting in a guava orchard at the time of the incident. It is alleged that they were tied to a tree and beaten after the incident.

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