Guwahati: A mob of about 20 men molested a teenage girl in full public view for 30 minutes on Monday night at a busy road near the Christian Basti area in Guwahati has exposed increasing crime against women in Assam.
A total of four persons have been arrested in connection with the happening after a video of the shocking incident was uploaded on Youtube.
Assam Director General of Police Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury told that “One more person has been arrested and 12 others have been identified.”
According to the reports, the victim had gone to celebrate her friend’s birthday at a bar nearby where a man passed an obscene remark at her. This leads to an altercation in the pub whose management asked them to leave. Outside the pub, the man followed her and passerby joined him.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) takes cognisance of the issue and has asked the state government to take action against the accused.
CM Tarun Gogoi had announced that Assam will shortly form a task force to deal with the rising crimes against women across the state.