Mob assaults youth taking him as child-lifter in Kolkata
A youth was beaten up by a mob in Phoolbagan area of North Kolkata suspecting him as a child -lifter, police said Saturday.
A police officer was also heckled when he tried to rescue the youth late Friday evening.
A total of 17 persons were arrested in connection with the incident, police said.
After being informed, personnel from Phoolbagan police station reached Dom Para locality and rescued the victim.
He was admitted to a hospital with head injury.
Locals alleged that the youth was roaming in the area wearing a burqa and was “trying” to lift children from behind a shopping mall.
“We are investigating the matter. We are trying to collect CCTV footages recorded by cameras installed at the shopping mall,” a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
A case was registered in this connection and a police picket was posted in the locality, he said.
“The youth is a resident of Narkeldanga area. He is undergoing treatment and is at the moment stable,” he said.