No Clear Evidence Of Assault Noticed: Metro Official

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Kolkata: GM of Kolkata Metro has said on Wednesday 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.

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.”

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