Mob beats Indian MLA on second marriage
GUWAHATI: Indian Congress leader Rumi Nath was savagely attacked by a mob of 100 people for allegedly remarrying Jaki Jakir, a Muslim man, without taking divorce from her first husband.
A mob of 100 people attacked the couple when the were having dinner at a hotel in Assam on Saturday.
Rumi Nath, a 33-year old woman MLA, who represents Borkhola assembly constituency, married Jaki Jakir last month and converted to Islam.
The police said action would be taken against attackers.
"I got attacked by some boys who were drunk. They even tried to rape me and take my clothes off, so it's an attempt to murder and rape. Since I got married it has been a political issue; it's 100 per cent a political conspiracy," Rumi Nath said while talking to Indian media.
Nath was first taken to a hospital and later shifted to her residence where she is recovering.