A 23-year-old youth was beaten up by some miscreants after he protested against consumption of alcohol in public. The victim’s mother who came to his rescue was also molested and beaten up by the accused. The incident triggered tension in the locality.
The woman was admitted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits. The police said that the victim, a resident of Nimnagar village in Malda’s Manickchawk was preparing for his MA examination when he heard that some local youth were consuming alcohol outside his house and were using abusive languages.
When he came out of the house and protested against the incident the accused pounced on him and beat him up badly.
After hearing about the incident the victim’s mother rushed to his rescue. The gang members who were seven in number also attacked the woman and molested her. She received several injuries on her body. She was taken to the Malda Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
The local people alleged that the accused were involved in various anti-social activities and hence nobody dared to raise a complaint against them. All the accused fled the spot immediately after the incident. Police have started a case.