Teacher beaten up by local hoodlums trying to extort money

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Hooghly, Apr 07 (UNI) Local hoodlums today beat up a local high school teacher for not complying with their extortion demands, critically injuring him as well as his mother, who rushed to his rescue in the district's Sreerampur area.

Sreerampur Police Inspector in-Charge Salil Ganguly admitted of having received the information and confirmed that the school teacher has lodged a complaint with their police station.

Reportedly, local hoodlums had claimed Rs 10,000 from him after he moved in to his new house here. Unable to do so, he had tried to resolve the matter by paying an amount of Rs 1,000. But, the unhappy local club members arrived at his house this afternoon and beat up the teacher.

His mother, who was in the house, rushed to his son's rescue. As a rsult, she was beaten up as well. The school teacher, who moved into his new house only a month back, was beaten up so badly that he sustained serious head injuries.

Mr Ganguly said that his department is doing everything to ensure his arrest within the next 24 hours.

The teacher was also a member of CPI(M)-led All Bengal Teachers' Association. The Association has also demanded the arrest of the culprits as soon as possible.

The condition of the person is still stated to be serious.

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