One lynched  to death , two others brutally beaten in Bengal

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KOLKATA :One person died and two others were hospitalised after being mercilessly beaten up by a mob in West Bengal’s Murshidabad on Wednesday, less than a week after the state Assembly cleared a bill to prevent lynching.

Police said 32-year-old Kabir Sheikh was beaten to death by locals at Lalbagh area of Baharampur town in Murshidabad after he barged into the doctors’ chamber in a chemist’s shop and vandalised it.

Sheikh’s body was later recovered from the balcony of the shop with his hands and legs tied with rope. He was declared brought dead at Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital.

Police said two persons have been detained for interrogation.

In north Bengal’s Alipurduar district, seven persons were arrested for allegedly trying to lynch two persons on Tuesday night in Beniapara village under Rajgunj police station.

The locals said the duo was moving in the area suspiciously.

As policemen entered the village and tried to rescue the two victims, angry locals put up resistance and tried to snatch the duo. They also vandalised a police jeep.

Fresh police reinforcements were sent following which the cops managed to rescue the two victims.

Later, police took into custody the two persons.

The state assembly on August 31 passed The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019 that has provisions for the death penalty.IANS

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  1. India has been the melting pot of civilizations. It has been the birth place of Buddhism, Jainism etc which is based on non-violence; Jains cover their mouth for preventing unintentional killing of micro-organism.
    In such a country why this so-called lynching (cold blooded murders) are going on unabated? Is the constitutional machinery on verge of collapse against an ideology based on hatred as opposed to communal amity?

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