2 elderly persons beaten up while protesting against bursting of loud crackers & blowing noisy speakers
Kolkata: Two elderly persons were beaten up in two separate incidents after they protested against bursting of loud firecrackers and blowing of blaring speakers.
The first incident took place at Canning in South 24-Parganas while the other at Netaji Nagar area under Regent Park police station in the southern fringes of the city on Friday night. Police have started a probe in both the incidents.
A retired BSF personnel, Goutam Raha was going to join his duty as a security staff at a local telephone exchange when he saw people playing loudspeakers at around 11 pm. He protested against the blowing of the deafening speakers following which a heated altercation broke out between Raha and a few local youths. Raha was beaten up by them as he tried to protest. The accused kicked him and punched on his chest.
As a result, the victim fell on the ground and received several injuries. He was profusely bleeding from his nose when some residents rescued him and rushed him to a nearby hospital.
The victim's family members alleged that some policemen who were around remained mute spectators to the whole incident and did nothing to rescue the victim. They later lodged a complaint at the Canning police station on the basis of which a probe has begun.
The other incident occurred at Netaji Nagar when a 51-year-old man was roughed up by local youths who took out a procession on the occasion of immersion of an idol. Some of the victim's family members who came to his rescue were also attacked by the accused.
The victim, a cancer patient, urged the youths to stop the bursting of high-sounding firecrackers but the accused not only turned a deaf ear to his repeated pleas but also went ahead and attacked him.
The incident took place at around 11.30 pm on Friday.
Following the incident, the family members of the victim lodged a complaint at the local police station on the basis of which a probe has been initiated. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.