A married women allegedly committed suicide in Murakati village under Mazbat police station in Assam’s Udalguri district on Tuesday.
The locals have alleged that a group of women of the locality tortured her and abetted in her committing suicide.
The women have been identified as Radhika Sarkar, aged around 20 years.
According to victim’s husband, a group of local women along with one Pinku Sarkar visited the victim woman and threatened her and the accused Pinku even attempted to kill her on Monday night.
The wife of Pinku Sarkar along with the group of women went to the victim women’s place and tortured her again on Tuesday.
The locals suspect it to be a case of moral policing.
“Based on the complaint of the husband, Mithun Sarkar, Mazbat Police arrested the eight women and Pinku Sarkar,” said Mazbat police station officer-in-charge, Upen Chandra Barman.
The arrested women are Moina Nayak, Anindita Sarkar, Rekha Swargiary, Ranjana Das Rabha, Anita Bhujel, Radhika Chauhan, Jenisa Sarkar and Sumita Chauhan
The police officer further added that the matter is being investigated.