Malda, March 4: A 22-year-old farmer was murdered at 9.30 pm today in Mahadipur, 22 km from here.
Buddha Mondal was on his way to meet his in-laws when a group of 10 men accosted him on the road. As the few people who were on the street then looked on in horror, the gang struck Buddha with sickles, and the latter died on the spot.
Half-an-hour later when Englishbazar police led by Prakash Pradhan, the inspector-in-charge, arrived at the site, the crowd went on the rampage. They damaged the police vehicle and demanded the immediate arrest of the murderers. Till late in the night, the crowd refused to give up the body. Malda superintendent of police Dilip Mondal has left for the spot.