New Delhi, April 10: In yet another case of moral policing, a woman was brutally thrashed by a group of drunk men for hanging out with her male friend in Goalpara district of Assam. The incident came to light after a video clip of the assault went viral. The video showed men slapping, punching the girl from all sides and kicking the boy as well.

Speaking to PTI, Goalpara SP Amitava Sinha said,”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.”

Police have registered an FIR in the case and nabbed six people yesterday and six more today, Sinha said and added that the woman and her friend were apparently going to a medical centre when the beating incident took place.

“We are conducting further investigations to ascertain the involvement of more persons in the case,” Sinha added.