24-year-old lynched on suspicion of theft, dies

Protests began on Sunday after a video of Shanaul Sheikh getting beaten up became viral on social media. Sources in the Police said protesters blocked National Highway 34 and ransacked shops and other establishments in Kaliachak. The protests began after the body of Sheikh, 24, was brought to his hometown, Baishnabhnagar, in Malda, on Sunday. Sources said Sheikh, who had suffered injuries in his private parts, eyes and ears, died in Kolkata after his condition deteriorated. He was referred to Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital by doctors at Malda Medical College and Hospital. Sheikh is survived by his wife and a six-month-old daughter. “He was the family’s only earning member,” his mother Sufiya said. “He worked in a brick kiln. On Wednesday, some people called him outside and we heard later that he was being beaten up.”

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed No
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Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Police controlled the protests and made an arrest related to the case. Current status
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Date of incident: June 26, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Shanaul Sheikh
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State West Bengal
    District/City Malda English Bazar
    Party In Power / Incidents TMC - Trinamool Congress
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