Man Assaulted for Protesting against Hooch Dens

Published: 17th July 2014 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2014 02:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BARASAT (WB): Barely a fortnight after a youth was killed and his body thrown on the railway track for protesting against illegal hooch dens at Bamangachhi in North 24 Parganas, another person was allegedly beaten up in the area for protesting against consumption of hooch in the open.

Srikanto Bhadra, a resident of Muraripara was assaulted on Tuesday night after he had filed a complaint against consumption of liquor in the open about a fortnight ago, Additional Superintendent of Police Bhaskar Mukherjee said.

Following the assault, two persons were arrested and produced before the local court which remanded them to police custody for a day, he said.

Baidya is a member of the protest forum formed after the killing of college student Sourav Chowdhury on July 5 for launching a drive against illegal hooch dens run by the prime accused Shyamal Karmakar at Bamungachhi.

Chowdhury's dismembered body was found on the railway track at the nearby Duttapukur railway station and Karmakar was arrested.

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