Three men beaten to death for alleged theft

Three men were beaten to death in West Bengal’s North Dinajpur district on Thursday after they were allegedly caught stealing cows from a house under Chopra police station area. The police have arrested three people in connection with the case so far. The deceased have been identified as Nasirul Haque (30), a resident of Kutipara, Mohammad Samiruddin (32), resident of Kandarpara and Md Nasir (33) from Dhalugunj. While Nasirul was taken to Islampur subdivisional hospital after the incident and succumbed to his injuries there, the other two died on the spot. Bail was granted to the main accused, while investigation was still ongoing. The family members complained that none from administration and political parties had come to meet them after the murders. They alleged that police had wrongly branded them cattle lifters but in reality, a common friend had called them for a meeting and the three were killed.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR on 23.06.2017 at Chopra PS u/s 34, 34 of IPC

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm :Police claims deceased were cow smugglers, family has stated in media that police is framing weak case against the accused. Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details Three people arrested, murder case was registered against the accused, now got bail
judgement Reference other information
Civil society reports

Lynching Without End (2016), by Citizens Against Hate group

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Main Information
Date of incident: June 22, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Nasirul Haque, Mohammad Samiruddin, Md Nasir
    Name of Perpetrator Asit Basu, Krishna Poddar, Binod Prachapati, Asim basu
    State West Bengal
    District/City Uttar Dinajpur
    Party In Power / Incidents AITC - All India Trinamool Congress
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