The dancers of the group were heckled by the spectators who demanded that they strip and dance. (Representational Image)
The National Commission for Women on Monday took suo motu cognisance of a case where a mob of over 500 men allegedly tried to force woman dancers to strip during a cultural programme in Assam's Kamrup district.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said she has apprised Director General of Assam about the incident and urged him to arrest the organisers of the show.
"I talked to DGP Assam just now. He said an FIR has been registered and two of the accused got arrested. NCW India has taken suo motu and is in touch with SSP also. Will keep everyone posted," NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma posted on Twitter.
On Sunday, two men -- Shahrukh Khan and Subahan Khan -- were arrested after a case was filed on the basis of a complaint registered by a cultural troupe against the organisers of the programme, which was held at a village under Chaygaon Police Station limits.
The dancers of the group were heckled by the spectators who demanded that they strip and dance, according to the FIR. They alleged that the organisers had sold tickets at high rates claiming that the troupe was coming from Coochbehar in West Bengal to perform strip dance on Friday.
The dancers said they managed to escape but their vehicles were pelted with stones.
The police said they are probing the incident and a hunt is on to nab others involved.
(With PTI inputs)