Elderly beaten up by local club members, dies in hospital
Kolkata: An elderly person who was beaten up by some members of a local club after he denied paying subscription of Kali Puja as demanded by them and eventually died in the hospital. The incident created tension at Howrah's Nischinda area. The victim later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on late Sunday night. Police said that the victim has been identified as Dulal Kanti Sen (63). The incident triggered tension in the area on Monday morning.
Police have arrested two youth in this connection so far and they were remanded to police custody after being produced before a district court. It was learnt from the police that some of the members of junior boys' club went to the house of the victim at Nischinda area of Howrah on Sunday morning. They demanded a subscription of Rs 1,001 from the victim for Kali Puja. The victim, a retired employee of a private company, told the club members that he would not be able to pay the amount as they had demanded for.
As he denied to pay the subscription, some of the local club members pounced on the victim. The local residents have told the police that the club members hurled expletives at the victim. As he protested against the incident, the accused youth pushed the victim and he fell on the ground. He received injuries on his head.
The family members of Sen rushed him to the Belur Shramajibi hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on late Sunday night. The family members of the victim lodged a complaint with the police on Monday morning on the basis of which, police have started a probe. They arrested two youth for their alleged involvement in the incident. The family members of the victim demanded strong action against the accused who were responsible for his death. Police are conducting raids to nab the other culprits who were involved in the incident.
The accused have been booked under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. They were remanded to police custody after being produced before a district court on Monday.