Seven individuals have been injured after a gaggle of miscreants allegedly attacked the residents of Shyam Nagar Netaji Nagar colony space in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas on Sunday, following which an enraged mob set fireplace to the home belonging to a relative of one of many attackers. In line with native individuals, the miscreants used to day by day extort cash from the individuals and continuously engaged in violence to threaten the residents. As most households within the space had gone out on the event of Holi, the principle accused, recognized by locals as Jiten Goladar, got here to the realm with a number of of his males and began firing rounds and hurling bombs.
Among the many injured, Supen Biswas, a mason, was critically damage as he was shot within the hand and was hit within the head with the butt of a revolver after he tried to cease Jiten, whereas bricks have been hurled at his spouse and brother. The incident despatched a wave of panic within the space.
Chatting with the media, Ruma Biswas, Supen’s spouse, stated: “The battle is expounded to our membership committee. The miscreants used to threaten individuals and occupy territories. He (Jiten) has a variety of our committee’s cash… He and his males come at night time and fireplace weapons and hurl bombs. The brand new members of our neighborhood had constructed a temple, which he didn’t like. He has already declared that he’ll ‘end’ the individuals concerned in creating the temple and within the committee.”
Mentioning that her husband and brother-in-law have been additionally within the committee, Ruma stated the attackers, named Kishan and Somnath, aimed for Supen’s torso, however shot his hand as an alternative. She additionally alleged that the miscreants have been from the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP).
The injured have been admitted to Bhatpara State Common Hospital for therapy.
One other girl stated that the youngsters have been turning into the prime targets of such frequent assaults within the space.
A barely aware Supen later knowledgeable that the attackers had taken no less than Rs Eight-9 lakh from the membership committee, whereas his spouse Ruma accused the police of inaction.
Following the incident, an enraged mob went to a home belonging to a relative of Jiten and set his dwelling ablaze.
Although individuals within the space tried to douse the hearth, the home was utterly gutted. A fireplace brigade needed to be referred to as in to douse the hearth.
(With ANI inputs)