Mr Brahma, who is the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts' (BTAD's) Congress Co-ordination Committee President, reportedly tried to rape the woman in Salbari in Chirang around 2 am this morning.
As the woman, who is a mother of two children, raised an alarm, her husband called his neighbours. Angry villagers then took Mr Brahma into their custody and did not let him escape. Local TV channels also showed villagers beating the Congress leader. They later called the police.
The woman's husband has lodged an FIR against Mr Brahma; he has however denied the charges against him. Congress leaders in the district called the incident a "political conspiracy" to malign their party's image.
Mr Gogoi said the government will also challenge the acquittal of one person in the molestation of a girl in Guwahati. "I am not happy that there was one acquittal in the case. I have ordered an inquiry to see if there were lapses," he said.
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