Mob torches of shops and homes

Dozens of shops and houses belonging to Hindus, were allegedly torched by an angry Muslim mob in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district after a class 11 student posted a blasphemous message on Facebook. The Centre rushed 300 paramilitary personnel to the spot, which is about 50 km from Kolkata.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 12 Identity of victim Hindu
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Muslims
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
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Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Not known
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 03, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Hindu community
    Name of Perpetrator Muslim extremists
    State West Bengal
    District/City North 24 Parganas Barasat
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