BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: A 25-year-old youth was beaten to death for protesting against the beating of a street dog by some locals in Nanadiganta area in South Kolkata.
Police said that Biswarup Das’s father submitted a complaint alleging that his son was beaten to death at around 11.45 pm on Monday in front of his house. “We have registered a murder case against four persons identified by the complainant. The body has been sent for post-mortem. We have started an investigation,” he said.
The incident took place on Monday night when Biswarup was having dinner with his family. Hearing a dog barking, he had come out of his home and saw some locals beating the dog mercilessly.
According to his father, Biswarup protested and started to shout at them. The drunk youths truned their attention on the boy and started beating up Biswarup with sticks and empty booze bottles. His family took a profusely bleeding Biswarup to the nearby Peerless Hospital where he died.
This is not the first time when such an incident has been reported. A few days back, a woman was similarly beaten up for giving shelter to stray dogs.