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Monday, February 9, 2015

Breaking a glass proves to be too dear : Young labourer lynched in Baishnabnagar

Malda, 9 February, 2015 : A young labourer was lynched allegedly by a tea-stall owner and his henchmen for merely for breaking a glass worth no more than Rs 5 last evening around 7 pm at Mandai village of Krishnapur gram panchayat in Baishnabnagar police station, approximately 35 km from here. Even the private organ of the deceased labourer identified as Mosu Sheikh (20) was reportedly thrashed by the accused who fled from the locality after police complaint was lodged against them.

It has been learnt from police sources that Mosu Sheikh went to a tea-stall owned by one Safiqul Sheikh last evening. Tea was served to Mosu in a glass which suddenly slipped off his hand and broke into pieces. However, the breakage infuriated Safiqul and he allegedly started roughing his young customer.

Later, Safiqul’s relatives and friends too started beating Mosu from pillar to post confining him into the tea-stall. It was when the private organ of the young labourer was allegedly hit with some heavy weapon as learnt from police sources.

His relatives after being informed of the incident rushed to the spot to rescue Mosu in a critically injured condition. He was first rushed to Bedrabad primary health centre and soon referred to Malda Medical College Hospital. But the young labourer succumbed to his injuries while being ambulated to Malda.

Rahim Sheikh, father of the deceased labourer said, “We were awestruck at the inhumanity of Safiqul and his henchmen. It is beyond our imagination that one can be beaten to death so mercilessly merely for breaking a glass.” He lodged a police complaint against Safiqul sheikh and his relatives Samed Sheikh, Zalil sheikh, Voga Sheikh, Ziaul sheikh and Moti Sheikh.

SP Prasun Banerjee said, “Police have started probe into the alleged lynching of a labourer. The accused have fled from the locality. We have been trying to nab them.” 

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