TMC leader beaten for protesting against child marriage in Kaliachak

A Trinamool Congress leader was beaten up by some of the miscreants at Kaliachak's Gudua village on Sunday morning.

Police learnt that the man protested the marriage of a minor girl at the locality. But some villagers allegedly had gone against his decision.

Those villagers probably took revenge. However, the victim Trinamool Congress leader Kamal Hasan lodged FIR with the local police station. He could not identify those miscreants, the police said. Hasan received heavy injuries in his head, legs and shoulders. He was taken to the hospital. Later, the doctors discharged him, but he was requested to take rest at home.

"A villager fixed his daughter's marriage with a local youth. But later, Hasan was told that the girl is a minor. She is presently studying in a local Madrasa. The marriage could stall her education too," said a police officer.

"Hasan was also told that the girl tried to escape from the house twice after she was informed about her marriage. Hasan went to the father of the girl. He requested him to change his decision. But her father stuck to his decision," the officer added.

"Hasan then raised the issue with local Panchayat. His activities against this marriage made the girl's father angry. He called up the villagers to get support in favour of this marriage," the officer further added.

On Sunday morning, Hasan was drinking tea in a tea-shop. "Some miscreants reached there with wooden sticks. They beat up Hasan there. He fell on the ground. Later, some villagers took him to the hospital," the investigation officer of the case said.

"We suspect that the father of that minor girl was behind the conspiracy. He gave those men money to kill Hasan. But those men could not do much as some villagers reached there in time," the investigating officer added.


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