Youth falls victim to child lifting rumours at Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri
18 Jul 2018

A young man was today thrashed severely by villagers who suspected him to be a child lifter.  The incident occurred at Balapara area under Kotowali police station today. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot and rescued the youth.
According to local sources, the unidentified youth was found hiding at a jute-field by some local residents who questioned him about his identity. But as he gave vague and incongruous replies they beat him up severely.
The villagers alleged that the unidentified youth was suspiciously hiding in the jute field. When some local women first saw him, he tried to scare them too. The locals claimed that while being asked his identity  the suspected child lifter  even tried to attack them too.
Biswasroy Sarkar, inspector in charge of Kotowali police station said, “We rescued the youth and are now trying to gather his antecedents. ” (EOIC)