TMC man assaults couple, held as video goes viral

Wednesday 03rd July 2024 10:03 EDT

Police registered a case and launched an investigation after a video of a man brutally thrashing a woman and her male friend over an extra-marital relationship in Bengal’s North Dinajpur went viral. The accused, a TMC functionary, has been arrested. The accused was identified as Tajemul alias JCB. The party dissociated itself from Tajemul saying police would act tough on the perpetrator. BJP, CPM and Congress have strongly condemned the incident. The woman has a 14-year-old daughter and her husband is a migrant labourer. While she had been warned by her in-laws to stay away from the man, who was also married, the couple continued to see each other. They were caught by some men and assaulted by Tajemul. In the video, Tajemul was seen beating the woman and the man with a bunch of sticks even as she begged him to stop and cried in pain. He continued to hit her till she fainted and kicked her once she was unconscious.

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