A youth was beaten to death at South 24 Parganas Baruipur area on Friday. The incident happened in a broad daylight in front of at least 50 people. Police said, Golam Nabi Mondal, a local of Kharupatalia village of Baruipur was trying to sneak into his neighbour’s house, but was caught. “He was lynched there,” said an investigating officer of the case.
Police have learnt that the man was tied up to a tree and beaten up with bamboo sticks on his head, waist and throat. “The owner of the house, Gobinda Biswas and the others who have beaten the man to death have fled,” said the police officer. A police force led by sub divisional police officer Arka Banerjee and Inspector-in-Charge (IC) of the local police station, Arup Bhaumik rushed to the spot. But they could not rescue the man.
“The lifeless body of the man was tied up to the tree and his head and throat was bruised and blood was oozing out from the wounds. It was really a terrible scene. The shop keepers from the area escaped as they thought police would catch them doubting their involvement in the murder case. We hardly got any eye-witness there,” said an investigating officer.
The accused Gobinda Biswas and his associates managed to flee from the area. But police have arrested two people in connection with the case.
Some officers of the police have said that the lynching had occurred due to the old rivalry between Gulam Nabi and Gobinda Biswas. Once, Nabi had threatened the Biswas family of looting their home when the male members of the family would be away from the house. “We’ll arrest the accused soon with a team searching for them,’ the investigating officer added.