A police officer from Bihar has been lynched to death by a mob during a raid in West Bengal, and the incident has barely made news in India’s left-leaning propaganda websites.
Ashwini Kumar, the Station House Officer of Kishanganj police station in Bihar, was investigating a motorcycle theft case in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur. He was in Pantapada village with a police team to apprehend the accused. However, he was surrounded by a mob from the village and thrashed. Later, a team of police personnel from the Panjipara outpost rescued him and took him to the Islampur Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
The West Bengal Police has now arrested three persons in connection with the incident. They have been identified as Firoze Alam, Abuzar Alam and Sahinur Khatoon, officials said.
Ashwini Kumar was a resident of 94 Batch and Inspector of Janaki Nagar police station area of Purnia district. He was posted to Bihar’s Kishanganj Police Station last year. During a meeting on Friday, SP Kumar Ashish had issued notice to all station heads regarding the growing incidents of robbery in the region and also assigned them the task to arrest the warrantees.
After the attack, his body was taken to the Kishanganj police lines following a post- mortem in Islampur. However, Kumar’s family refused to take the body after he was accorded gun salute at the police lines, alleging a conspiracy. The family questioned the role of other police personnel in the team when Kumar was being thrashed by the mob. The family also sought to know why the West Bengal Police was not given any prior information about the raid.
Tragically, Ashwini Kumar’s mother has now passed away after the shock of hearing about her son’s demise. The news was broken to her today.