Moral Policing Mob in Odisha: Locals Shave Heads of Inter-Caste Lovers in Mayurbhanj, Case Registered
Villagers shave heads of inter-caste lovers in Odisha's Mayurbhanj (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mayurbhanj, June 25: In another incident of moral policing, locals shaved heads of a man and a woman forcefully after the man went to her home in Mandua village of Karanjia block in Mayurbhanj. The incident took place on June 22. The man was allegedly her lover. The villagers also made a video of the incident which went viral on social media. Moral Policing in Assam: Woman Made to Crawl on Ground For Having Extra-Marital Affair.

According to reports, the woman’s boyfriend had come to the village to meet her. When villagers came to know that the man belonged to other community they started thrashing him. In the video, it could be seen that women of the village also beat up the woman. Later, the villagers shaved their heads. Moral Policing in Kolkata Metro: Couple Thrashed & Beaten for Hugging Each Other by Elderly Passengers.

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Later, the victims lodged a complaint against the culprits. A case has been registered against 22 people and police have launched a manhunt operation to nab the accused. Narayan Nayak, SDPO said, "We are trying to identify all the accused, investigation underway." However, no arrest has been made so far.