SILCHAR, Sept 22 - Karimganj Police arrested 19 persons today, including 18 women in connection with the stripping and assaulting of a tribal woman.
According to police, the incident which took place on September 10 was brought to light on Friday after the victim lodged a complaint at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Karimganj.
Moreover, the incident was filmed by a person and shared on social media. He allegedly threatened the victim of dire consequences if she approached police to lodge a complaint.
In her complaint, the victim alleged that a group of miscreants in the village demanded bribe for granting a housing scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. When she refused to pay bribe, the miscreants manhandled her.
Later, based on the complaint, a case was registered under Sections 120 (B), 448, 354 (B) and 392 of the IPC.
Karimganj SP Gaurav Upadhyay informed that two DSP (probationary) officers led the operation in the wee hours and apprehended the accused, all of whom belong to Choroi tribal community from Magura village under Bazarichora Police Station in the bordering district where the incident occurred.
�We are interrogating those arrested and four of them shall be produced before the court on Sunday. In the meantime we are on the lookout for the person(s) who had filmed the incident and shared it on social media. We shall file a case against the culprits under the IT Act,� the SP informed.