Monday, October 13, 2014
Mob attack cops saving abduction accused's house from fury
Malda, 13 October, 2014: Police were attacked in a bid to prevent the villagers from ransacking the house one alleged abductor at Silampur village in Kaliachak police station last night. Six police personnel were injured and the police vehicle was ransacked by the infuriated mob. Later, a large contingent of police and combat force rushed to the spot and rescued the injured police personnel. Four persons were arrested in connection with the attack on police.
Police sources informed that a youth from Silampur village Saddam Sheikh (20) was allegedly abducted on 7 October night. Rs 10 lakh was reportedly demanded as the ransaom by the abductor. Latif Sheikh, the youth’s father lodged a police complaint.
The youth came back Sunday evening and claimed that his neighbour Royle Sheikh and his father Lutfar Rahman hatched the plot of his abduction. Saddam further claimed that the duo was regularly in touch with the abductors too.
Hearing this other villagers got infuriated and attacked the house of Lutfar Rahman with bamboo, rods and other weapons. The house was ransacked too.
As police came to know about the unrest, six police personnel rushed to the spot. But the aggrieved mob hindered them and started ransacking the police car. Police personnel were attacked too. Five of them were injured and rushed to local hospital. They were released after the primary treatment.
SP Prasun Banerjee said, “Four persons were arrested for organizing attack on police. Following the complaint of Latif Sheikh, Lutfar Rahman was arrested too. Police have been searching another accused Royle Sheikh who fled from the village.”