Mentally challenged vendor lynched in Kaliachak

MALDA
24 Sep 2018

A vegetable vendor was lynched by an irate mob at Namopara area of Naoda Jadupur gram panchayet under Kaliachak p;olice station today. The deceased was identified as Bokul Sheikh, 47.
It has been learnt from sources that Sheikh, who was mentally retarded had the habit of injuring people with his sharp weapon used for chopping vegetables. Considering his psychological ailments none took his conduct seriously so far.
But today Sheikh under a frenzy chased some locals at the market with a sharp weapon and left a few of them mildly injured. The mob gathered at the market got infuriated and started beating Sheikh black and blue.
As he fell injured, some locals rescued him and sent to local hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Dipak Sarkar, additional SP (Rural) said, “A man was allegedly lynched at Namopara area today. The body was sent for post mortem. A probe has been initiated to find out the accused of lynching.” (EOIPC)