A youth was badly beaten up by some miscreants after he protested against their riding motorcycles at a very high speed. The incident, which occurred late Saturday night, triggered tension in Ghostomandir area of Titagarh in North 24 Parganas.
It was learnt that the victim Vivek Singh, a first year student of Surendranath College, was beaten up by four drunken youth who were on two motor cycles and riding at a dangerously high speed in the locality. When the victim asked them slow down, they stopped their bikes and started beating him up.
As soon the local people rushed to the spot to rescue the victim, the miscreants fled the spot. Singh received serious head injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members, police have started an investigation. According to the preliminary investigation, it is suspected that all the accused were involved in various anti-social activities. Police also came to know that the accused assaulted him with the butt of a pistol.
The local people told the police that as the accused were involved in anti-social activities none of them dared to protest against them. Police have, however, assured the residents that they will soon arrest the accused persons. They have started a probe in this connection and are conducting raids at various places to nab the culprits.
This comes at the time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently walked in a rally on ‘Safe drive, Save life’. Banerjee launched the campaign to spread awareness about road safety among the people so that accidents could be prevented. It has been observed that the accidents often happen in the city and other places due to the rash driving of cars and motorcycles.
Local people on Sunday staged a demonstration at Titagarh protesting against the high-speed bike driving which is rampant in the area. They also alleged that the local police administration failed to keep the menace in check. Young bikers often race on their motorcycles at speeds above the speed limit and there is no effective mechanism to intercept these bikers either.