The incident happened when the young lady left a bar (Club Mint, on G.S. Road in the Christian Basti area) between 9:30 and 10:00 PM.
Whereupon she was attacked by a mob of men.
Prime accused Amarjyoti Kalita and his buddies Dhanraj Basfor, Diganta Basumatary, Ghanshyam Mallick, Mohammed Hafizuddin, Navajyoti Deka, Pushpendra ("Bubul") Das, and Vikas Tiwari, along with several others, proceeded to act in a way that demonstrated a complete and utter lack of morals, scruples, ethics, and decency.
The Guwahati police were far too involved in the lack of morals, scruples, ethics, and decency elsewhere in the city to be bothered by something so trifling (and very near the police station), and consequently did not show up to halt the offense till at least half an hour later.
Remarkably, a reporter and camera-wallah from NewsLive Channel were present and ready when it started.
Two things immediately come to mind:
1. Club Mint (on G.S. Road in Christian Basti) should be closed down immediately. Obviously it attracts the wrong element among the male population of Guwahati - people who lack morals, scruples, ethics, and decency. People like misters Kalita (Amarjyoti), Basfor (Dhanraj), Basumatary (Diganta), Mallick (Ghanshyam), Hafizuddin (Mohammed), Deka (Navajyoti), Das (Pushpendra, aka Bubul-bhai), and Tiwari (Vikas).
2. India is not a safe place for women. Not for local women, not for foreign women. Assam in particular, where Guwahati is located, has a horrendous reputation for Eve-teasing, rape, and honour-killings, as well as other repulsive and bestial acts. But even in Delhi there have been notorious crimes against women, including the wives of diplomats stationed there.
Lastly, I must gratuitously mention mr. Anil Verma, an experienced senior Indian diplomat based in London till about a year and a half ago.
Probably not a nice person, quite possibly a cad and a bounder.
Perhaps not the best choice to represent his nation.
Unless wife-slapping is the benchmark.
If it is, he's qualified.
Some things just aren't cricket.
No agar-magar about it.
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