Mother, son lynched for assault on housewife
Gopal Majumder, a 32-year-old person was beaten to death at Hooghly’s Chinsurah on Saturday night. The local residents also beat his mother to death, the police confirmed.
The macabre mob justice came at a time just after a similar incident had taken place in South 24 Parganas Sagar.
There, an infuriated mob lynched a mother-in-law, who allegedly killed a newly married woman in South 24 Parganas’ Sagar police station area.
The body of Shampa Laha was found near a marshy land on Saturday morning. Soon after noticing the body, angry villagers gheraod the accused mother-in-law Lakshmi Laha.
She was beaten to death there before police could reach to rescue her. The Hooghly police have started an investigation and learnt that Gopal ajumdar alias Buro, was beating his wife, while his mother repeatedly instigated her son.
The helpless woman was crying there and asking for help from the neighbours.
The locals could not hold their nerve and barged into the house of Buro to catch him red-handed there.
His mother tried to escape from the spot, but could not hide herself. The locals started to beat them with the bamboo sticks.
Buro was first to breathe his last and then his mother was also killed by the infuriated neighbours.
Their bodies were found there. Buro’s wife took shelters in a neighbour’s house.
“We have arrested few neighbours. The wife of Gopal Majumdar has also lodged an FIR describing the in law’s torture on her,” said a police officer.
Saturday night’s incident at Hooghly’s Chinsura is also a grim reminder of a similar incident which had taken place in Birbhum early this week.
In that incident, a housewife was killed by her husband at Margram in Birbhum district.
A neighbour of the locality recovered the body beside her thatched house. They called up the police who had taken the body to the morgue for post-mortem.
Hasina Biwi, the 24-year-old victim was strangled to her death. Her husband, Ramjan Sheikh is the main person whom the investigator is suspecting. Ramjan had gone at large.