A youth was allegedly beaten up by some local people when he protested against the incident in which they eve-teased his wife. The incident took place at Kulipur in Malda on Monday.
The police are yet to arrest anyone in this connection.
A police officer said that Niranjan Mondal started staying in the locality a few months ago. From the very beginning some youth including Arjun Roy and Raghu Roy used to pass lewd comment at the victim’s wife.
Initially the victim and his wife didn’t pay any heed to their comments. Eventually, the torture only kept increasing. Finally, Mondal started protesting against the misdeeds of the youth.
A few days ago Mondal had protested when the youth misbehaved with another woman from the same locality and hence, they were beaten up by some local people.
Since that day the youth were keeping a close watch on the movement of both Mondal and his wife.
On Monday, the youth misbehaved with the victim’s wife when she was returning home. She was traumatised and narrated the incident to her husband and brother, who was also present in their house at that moment.
Mondal went to the youth and threatened them that he would lodge a complaint with the police against them if they misbehaved or disturbed his wife again.
The youth didn’t pay heed to his words and said that he may do whatever he likes.
The situation turned worse when they saw Mondal going to police station. They started beating him up and continued thrashing him till he fell on the road.
The victim’s brother-in-law came running when he found the youth manhandling Mondal. He was also
beaten up when he tried to rescue the victim.
Local people went to the spot and rescued both of them and took them to hospital. The youth had managed to flee.