Weak case on lynching, Caravan told

Members of the Caravan team speak to the relatives of Mohammed Nasiruddin on Friday. (Kousik Sen)

Raiganj: Relatives of the three men lynched by a mob that branded them cattle rustlers in North Dinajpur's Chopra last year said on Friday that police had framed a weak case against alleged culprits.

The grievance was aired before the Karwan-e-Mohabbat (Caravan of love) that reached Dholgach in Chopra on Friday morning.

Led by Harsh Mandar, the 17-member team visited the houses of Mohammed Nasiruddin, Nasirul Haque and Mohammed Samiruddin who had been lynched.

"The family members complained that none from administration and political parties had come to meet them after the murders. They alleged that police had wrongly branded them cattle lifters but in reality, a common friend had called them for a meeting and the three were killed," said Jamiruddin Khan, a member of the team.

He said Mandar had talked to the family members of the deceased.

Khan said the relatives alleged that the police had framed a weak case and three arrested persons had already been released on bail.

"Whenever family members tried to know about the progress of the case, the on duty police personnel misbehaved with them," said Khan.


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