A couple’s nuptials turned into a nightmare in Lower Assam’s Nalbari district on Tuesday night when a 35-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of drunken people for asking them not to burst crackers outside a wedding venue.
The incident took place outside a marriage venue at Ghurathal village in Mukalmua area of the district. Sources said the man, identified as Jatin Das died when the group of ten to 12 people mercilessly beat him up following an altercation over bursting crackers.
Six accused persons identified as Jiten Talukdar, Dipankar Talukdar, Barun Talukdar, Achyut Talukdar, Harekrishna Talukdar and Bidyut Barman have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Locals said the youths belonging to the bride’s family started bursting firecrackers outside the marriage venue around 11 pm last night, minutes before the arrival of the groom to tie the nuptial note.
According to a News Live report, Das, a daily-wage worker, who was taking a stroll after finishing his dinner, entered into an altercation with the rowdy youths after they allegedly threw crackers directed at him.
Following the altercation, a group of around 10-12 youths reportedly chased Jatin and physically assaulted him that led to his death.
Police and CRPF personnel were deployed at the area following the incident. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children.
Meanwhile, the marriage could not be held following the barbaric incident with the groom and his family refusing to come to the bride’s house. The incident has sent shock-wave across the district.