No clear evidence of assault noticed, says Kolkata Metro official over thrashing of couple for hugging

A couple was reportedly beaten up for hugging in a metro train in Kolkata on Monday.

No clear evidence of assault noticed, says Kolkata Metro official over thrashing of couple for hugging

KOLKATA: Amid protests after a couple was thrashed in the Kolkata metro was thradhed for allegedly hugging, the GM of Kolkata Metro has said that the CCTV footage has been analysed and there is no evidence of assault. "We strongly condemn the alleged attack on a couple at Dum Dum metro station on April 30. The CCTV footage was analysed and no clear evidence of assault has been noticed," GM Kolkata Metro said. He also added that there has been no complaint lodged by the couple. 

A couple was reportedly beaten up for hugging in a metro train in Kolkata on Monday. The incident triggered protests at Dum Dum metro station, wherein the protesters demanded the arrest of the culprits. According to reports, the couple was beaten up by some elderly people travelling in the metro.

It was reported that the incident followed a heated argument between the couple and the culprits. As the train reached the Dum Dum metro station, the couple was reportedly dragged out of the train to the platform and the mob started beating up the man.

Following this, the woman intervened to save her partner and got beaten up by the angry mob. According to reports, some women and youth came to their rescue and made them escape.

Noted author Taslima Nasreen reacted to the incident saying, “Scenes of hatred are allowed, scenes of love are considered obscene”. She tweeted, “A young couple embraced in Kolkata metro. It made a bunch of frustrated old losers angry. They beat them up. Scenes of hatred are allowed. Scenes of love are considered obscene.”

According to authorities, no complaint has been filed into the incident. However, reports quoted officials as saying that they were investigating the matter.

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