Two groups clash over woman molestation, 11 injured
Eleven persons were injured, in a clash between two groups at Murshidabad’s Kandi on Tuesday. Police said that the two factions clashed over an incident where a woman was allegedly molested. They hurled crude bombs at each other and the passers-by were also injured, including six women.
Of the 11 injured, four were referred to local hospital. Police later arrested four persons from the area and
the situation was under control. Police said the identity of the two groups was not confirmed.
Police learnt that the clash between the groups started after a woman was allegedly molested. The woman was pouring water from a tube well when she was molested by a local youth. Jainul Abedin, the accused managed to escaped from the spot. Later, the fiancé of the woman, Shekh Khairul came to the spot with his group and was looking for the accused Jainul. Then, some youth, who were friends of Jainul started hurling bombs at Khairul and his friends. Some of the youths in Khairul’s group were injured and thereafter, they started firing at Jainul’s friends.
The police, who came late at the spot, managed the situation by hurling tear gas cell. “We controlled the situation late at night. Two group of youths fought after a woman was allegedly molested,” said a police officer.
The two groups have a rivalry history. The incident led to heavy injury of a pedestrian. Police said, Nakul Mondal, a local resident, was passing the road while a splinter of a bomb hit in the back. The man was severely injured as blood oozed out from his back. He was taken to hospital and the doctors did a surgery on his back.