Mob sets houses afire after motorcyclist mows down minor

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Malda, Feb 26 (UNI) A motorcyclist after accidentally knocking down and killing an eight-year-old boy in Milkimohanpur village last night, also jeopardised the lives of those who gave him shelter.

Englishbazar Superintendent of Police said, ''The villagers have once again taken the law in their own hands. If this goes on, we cannot do our work properly.'' A motorcyclist ran over an eight-year-old and killed him on the spot. Initially, some local people, who knew him gave him shelter.

However, when information spread, a mob attacked the two houses, one of which was sheltering the man, looted everything that they could lay their hands on and set them on fire.

However, the fire soon spread to two other houses, since these huts were built very close to each other.

Malda fire brigade had pressed two tenders into action to douse the fire.

Today an FIR was lodged by the residents of thses houses.

The SP said that his department would do whatever necessary to bring the accused to justice.

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