Malda: Kidnapped boy's body found, 2 cops injured in mob attack
Malda (WB), June 29: The body of a kidnapped boy was found at Kaliachak in Malda district on Tuesday triggering mob protest in which two policemen were injured.
A police officer said as a force went to lift the blockade on NH-34 by a mob which was protesting the death of 14-year-old Sabir Momin, the cops were greeted with brickbats.
Two policemen sustained injuries in the brickbatting but discharged after being treated at local health centre, the officer informed.
Momin, student of class VII in a local school went missing yesterday and his body, bearing marks of torture, was found from a nearby mango orchard falling under Nouda-Jadupur gram panchayat under Kaliachak block this morning, police said.
Deceased's father Ibrahim Momin claimed his son was kidnapped yesterday and was a victim of rivalry between two gangs in the area. The blockade, which went on for over three hours, was lifted after a strong police contingent went to the area and local political leaders persuaded the mob.
A section of locals claimed that the stretch in Kaliachak area, adjacent to arterial NH-34, had been witnessing armed skirmishes between the two gangs - owing allegiance to one Gokul Seikh and Jakir Seikh - in the area for turf control.
Both the gangs enjoyed political patronage of different parties, the locals alleged.