A man was thrashed by a group of people in an apparent instance of moral policing after he reportedly kissed his wife while bathing with her in the Saryu river in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Police have begun an investigation after a purported video of the incident, that took place at Ayodhya’s Ram Ki Paudi ghat, went viral.
In the video that is doing the rounds on social media, the couple can be seen taking a dip in the ghat when a crowd starts surrounding them.
Moments later, the man can be seen getting dragged out of the water and away from his wife. The mob then starts thrashing him as his wife tries to intervene to stop the assault.
A police officer said the exact date of the incident was yet to be ascertained even though some people claimed it had happened at Ram ki Paudi ghat on Tuesday. The officer said they had not received any complaint regarding it yet.
”However, we are investigating the matter and trying to find the couple and the miscreants who attacked them,” the officer said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailesh Pandey said, ”The matter is being probed.”
(With PTI inputs)