Mob tied woman with tractor and thrashed her

By 1st July 2017 0 Comments


A mentally challenged woman was lynched on suspicions of child trafficking at Sekendra village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Tuesday. This is the most recent in a string of mob lynchings witnessed across the country over the last few months.

The victim, 42-year-old Otera Bibi, had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for over a year. She was a resident of Mithipur-Pananagar village, located about seven km from Sekendra.
The incident occurred around 3 am on Tuesday, when a villager noticed Otera entering the house of one Dilip Ghosh with something in her hand. Word spread that the woman had come bearing chloroform to abduct Khushi, Ghosh’s minor daughter. A mob rushed into the house and caught her “red-handed”.

“The villagers started beating the woman mercilessly. She was trying to say something, but we couldn’t understand it. In fact, her incoherent speech fuelled suspicions that she was a trafficker from Bangladesh. Some youngsters ripped off the woman’s clothes and partly tonsured her. Then they tied her to a tractor and beat her for three hours,” a local resident told HT on the condition of anonymity.


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