Three mob lynching cases registered in Bengal

Wednesday 11th September 2019 06:29 EDT

A few days after the anti-mob lynching bill was passed in West Bengal assembly, three mob lynching cases were registered. The cases were registered in three districts of Asansol, North Dinajpur and Coochbehar. Police have registered complaints against unknown persons. In all the three cases the victims were beaten on the suspicion of child lifting. In Coochbehar and Asansol along with the victims, police and civic volunteers were also attacked and beaten up by the mob and police vehicles were also vandalised. West Bengal Assembly on August 31 passed the bill against lynching, providing for life imprisonment to those injuring a person and capital punishment for causing death.

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