Kolkata, May 2: In a another case of moral policing, a young couple was harassed on the Kolkata Metro on Monday night by a mob, consisting mainly of elderly men because they 'hugged' each other and were standing 'too close'. According to reports, the man was kicked and punched, and the woman too was attacked. As per a picture that has gone viral, a woman can be seen trying to shield the man from kicks and punches from strangers in the metro. The couple were heading from Chandni Chowk to the terminal Noapara station around 10 pm.

Some eyewitness said there was no PDA or public display of affection at all. Reportedly, a senior citizen bumped into them while boarding the very crowded coach and an argument erupted and went out of control. Other passengers on the train also joined in and asked them to get a 'get a room' and 'go to a club'. They were thrashed by a group that included middle-aged and elderly passengers.

Yesterday, Kolkata Metro issued a note on their social media account saying that the matter is being probed and that no complaint has been lodged yet. It also mentioned that they are strictly against moral policing.

Check Kolkata Metro's full Facebook Post:

On Tuesday, a group of students protested outside Dum Dum metro station carrying placards against moral policing, and many even questioned the lack of security inside the stations.

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