Ayodhya (UP), June 23
A man was thrashed by a group of people in an apparent instance of moral policing when he was bathing with his wife in the Saryu river in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. It can be seen in the video how the man is dragged away from his wife and beaten by several men in the vicinity. One man is heard saying that “Such vulgarity will not be tolerated in Ayodhya.”
The wife tries to protect her husband but fails to do so. The couple is eventually kicked out of the water by the mob.
Meanwhile, police have begun an investigation after a purported video of the incident went viral. 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.”
अयोध्या: सरयू में स्नान के दौरान एक आदमी ने अपनी पत्नी को किस कर लिया. फिर आज के रामभक्तों ने क्या किया, देखें: pic.twitter.com/hG0Y4X3wvO— Suneet Singh (@Suneet30singh) June 22, 2022