A differently-abled girl student and her family members were badly beaten up by some miscreants after they had protested against consumption of liquor in the locality.
The incident had triggered tension at Haturia village of Bagnan in Howrah on Thursday. The victim girl has received severe injuries on her head while her mother had her ear bitten off by one of the miscreants when she came to the rescue of her daughter. Even the elderly grandmother of the girl was not spared as the miscreants also attacked her. The victims were taken to Uluberia sub-divisional hospital for treatment.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the victims’ family members, the police have started an inquiry into the incident. Police have started specific cases against five accused who attacked the girl, her mother and grandmother. Police are yet to arrest anybody in this connection so far. The local people, however, alleged that the police failed to check the anti-social elements in the area who often carried out illegal activities in the area.
The local residents said that one Riazul Beg, a resident of the area has been running an illegal hooch den. As a result of this, after sun down, the area is frequented by the local anti-socials. Despite of complaints to the police no action was taken to crack down the illegal hooch den, people alleged.
They said that the accused attacked the girl who raised a protest against the illegal activities. They beat her up. When her family members came to her rescue they were not spared. One of the miscreants hit her on the head resulting in deep wounds on her head. When her mother tried to save the girl from their clutches, the miscreants bit off her ear. The elderly grandmother of the girl was also beaten up by the goons. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits.