Woman tied to pole, heckled in Jowai

SHILLONG, May 13: A woman was allegedly tied to a pole at a market place in Jowai on charge of being a pickpocket. A video of the incident went viral across the state on Friday, prompting Jowai Police to swing into action and begin investigation.
The video, whose authenticity could not be verified, shows the woman being taken to a shed by unidentified persons for questioning after which she was tied to a pole amidst jeering by a crowd.
West Jaintia Hills Police said the incident is likely to have occurred on May 10.
Attempts to contact Phidalia Toi, chairperson of the Meghalaya State Commission for Women, failed as she did not pick up her phone.

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