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WB man beaten up by villagers on suspicion of being child-lifter

PTI
Published : Jul 2, 2018, 8:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2018, 8:04 pm IST

The villagers alleged man, who was driving taxi, tried to force an 11-yr-old girl into his vehicle when she was playing in a field.

Villagers took taxi driver to the village and beat him up severely before handing him over to the police. (Representational image)
 Villagers took taxi driver to the village and beat him up severely before handing him over to the police. (Representational image)

Bolpur (West Bengal): A middle-aged man was severely beaten up by villagers in Bolpur town on Monday on suspicion of his being a child-lifter, police said.

The villagers alleged the man, who was driving a taxi, tried to force an 11-year-old girl into his vehicle when she was playing in a field at Rajatpur, in the outskirts of Bolpur town.

 

As the girl raised an alarm, the villagers began chasing him. The man tried to speed away in his taxi but eventually had to stop at a traffic jam when they caught hold of him, the villagers said.

They took him to the village and beat him up severely before handing him over to the police.

The man told the police that he had merely asked the girl for some water to drink.

A senior police officer said the man has been detained and will be interrogated. Several people have been lynched or injured recently in Maharashtra, Assam and Tripura on suspicion of being child-lifters.

Tags: man beaten up by villagers, man suspected of child lifter, lynching incidents in india
Location: India, West Bengal