UP: 15 arrested for shaming teen couple in Basti

GORAKHPUR: Basti police in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday arrested 15 persons for allegedly shaming a teenaged 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 district magistrate (DM) and superintendent of police (SP) 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 (punishment for rioting), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object, 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentionally insult and provocation), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 355 (using criminal force to any person) 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.
The arrested persons are Vinay Kumar (44), Pawan Kumar (20), Rajkumar (24), Mannu (35), Sukhlal (22), Jaswant (27), Jagdish (27), Pasdesi (30), Shyamji (22), Lalbahadur (23), Sarju Maurya (25), Bheem Singh (21), Krishna Kumar (35), Gangaram Maurya (55) and Ankush Maurya (22) of Singhi village in Basti district, said police.

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