Mob ransacks illegal liquor den
A mob damaged illegal liquor den at Deganga in North 24-Parganas and set containers of the liquor on fire Wednesday night.
On Wednesday night, hundreds of villagers assembled at a place in the village after a person passed lewd comments at a girl who was returning from her maternal uncle’s house.
Later, the villagers came to know that the person, who had passed the lewd comments, was returning after consuming alcohol in the den run by Prabod Ghosh. They raided the den and found some people taking hooch.
Everyone fled realising that the villagers would attack the den. But the villagers caught the owner and started beating him up.
The people were carrying bamboo sticks and logs. They damaged the den situated in their village as it had been causing trouble for the past few years. The owner of the den used to flee whenever police used to conduct raids in the den. The police had seized illegal liquor quite a few times from there. But Pramod used to set up the den again after 10 to 15 days of the raid.
On Wednesday night the villagers set the containers of the illegal liquor on fire and continued beating up Pramod, who was earlier involved with various anti-social activities, till he fell on the ground.