A mob in West Bengal’s Birbhum on Sunday attacked a police team which went to investigate a bike theft, police said.
The incident happened in the Rampurhat area, where the group of local residents, alleging that police were hand-in-glove with the burglars in the area and allowed them to roam freely, pelted stones at the police vehicle.
Police however said the mob attacked them because as they prevented two accused from being beaten up.
“The mob got agitated as we stopped them from beating up the burglars. We can’t let them take law in their hands,” a police official said.
Inspector Swapan Bhowmik, of Rampurhat police station, said that the two accused have been arrested and further investigations are on. MPOST