A man has been brutalized by an angry mob for kissing his wife while taking a bath in the Sarayu River in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
The river is considered sacred by Hindu faithful.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The video shows the man being dragged away from his wife and beaten by several men in the vicinity. One man is heard saying that “Such vulgarity will not be tolerated in Ayodhya.”
The wife tries to protect her husband but she did not succeed as the angry men continued beating the man.
The couple is eventually kicked out of the water by the mob.
Police in Ayodhya said that officials have been asked to investigate and take necessary legal action in the matter.
अयोध्या: सरयू में स्नान के दौरान एक आदमी ने अपनी पत्नी को किस कर लिया. फिर आज के रामभक्तों ने क्या किया, देखें: pic.twitter.com/hG0Y4X3wvO
— Suneet Singh (@Suneet30singh) June 22, 2022
“In-charge Inspector Police Station Kotwali Ayodhya has been directed to investigate and take necessary legal action,” Ayodhya police said in a tweet.
Sarayu is one of the seven tributaries of Ganga and is considered holy by the Hindus, reports NDTV. Ayodhya, Lord Ram’s birthplace, is situated on the banks of the Sarayu river.