15 arrested for shaming teenage couple in Basti

GORAKHPUR: Basti police on Wednesday arrested 15 persons for allegedly shaming a teenage couple publicly by blackening their faces and parading them in a Basti village with garland of shoes around their necks over their alleged love affair on Tuesday. The DM and SP Basti inspected the place of the incident, and assured the families of the victims of speedy justice.
Both the boy and the girl belong to the SC community.
“On the complaint of the boy’s mother on Tuesday, police registered a case under sections 147, 149, 323, 504, 506 and 355 of IPC and sections 74, 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. During the probe, SC/ST Act was also added. On Wednesday, 15 accused were arrested,” said ASP Deependra Nath Chaowdhary.

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