New Delhi: Congress MLA from Borkhola, Assam, thirty-three-year-old Rumi Nath on Sunday said that the hundred-strong mob that surrounded her and thrashed her outside a Karimganj hotel on Friday night even attempted to rape her.
A badly bruised Rumi Nath told mediapersons, "The attackers misbehaved with me. They even tried to rape and kill me."
"I believe it was a political conspiracy," she added. "I don't know these people, these guys. I have nothing to do with them. So why have they done it? I want to know the reason actually because I have never faced it. I have never seen them. I want to know why they have been used like this," she said.
Meanwhile, the Assam Police on Sunday arrested five men in connection with the brutal assault.
Rumi is currently at the centre of a bigamy row after she left her first husband Rakesh Singh and their two-year-old daughter in May this year and eloped with Hussain, a Facebook friend, converted to Islam and married him.
Her act has earned her the wrath of various groups that say she betrayed her electorates. Rumi was earlier with the BJP, but defected to the Congress later on.
Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been clamped on Karimganj that remains tense after the gruesome incident.