Three arrested in Kerala for moral policing incident

Three arrested in Kerala for moral policing incident

Kollam: Three men have been arrested in Kerala's Kollam district in connection with an incident of moral policing. The three men are part of a gang of five men who hurled abuses and allegedly assaulted a couple at Kavanad here. The incident took place when the couple were waiting in their car along with two other friends on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

The couple and their friends were waiting to collect a bag from a person, police said.

The men who were standing nearby made lewd remarks and one of them put his head inside the car and allegedly tried to misbehave with the woman.

When her husband, an IT employee at Kochi, who was also inside the car, questioned them, they hurled abuses and a scuffle ensued.

As the woman tried to take pictures in her mobile, the men who were inebirated, abused her and tried to misbehave, they added.

Cases have been registered against the accused under various sections of the IPC including for causing grievous hurt, assaulting woman with intent to outrage her modesty, singing obscene song in public place and wrongful restraint.

(With inputs from PTI)