Screenshots from the viral video

Incidents of moral policing are gradually increasing with the reports of several such incidents happening every month in the state. In a recent incident, a youth reportedly became a victim of moral policing at Kolaigaon in Udalguri district.

According to state media, the victim came to Kolaigaon to meet his girlfriend. But upon reaching the place, his girlfriend’s father started beating him along some other locals.

This incident came to light following a video that went viral, eventually sparking controversy on social media sites. In the video, some people were continuously beating him while using abusive words. The victim was seen pleading the attackers to leave him. One of the attackers was even asking him whether he has his name in NRC or not in an abusive manner.