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Two Muslim Men Lynched To Death in West Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman Over Cow Theft Allegations

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On Friday, two Muslim men suspected of cow theft were mercilessly beaten by an enraged crowd in Turuk Meena village of West Bengal’s East Bardhaman district. The victims later succumbed to their injuries at Vardhaman Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning.

At least five Muslim men were apprehended by a mob of villagers when they were allegedly attempting to break into a cattle house around 1.30 A.M. on Friday. Three managed to escape, but the other two were caught and subjected to ruthless beatings.

The victims attempted to evade the mob by jumping into a pond, but they were soon pulled out and brutally assaulted. The victims were admitted to Memory Hospital and later shifted to Bardhaman Medical College Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

Upon receiving reports, the Jamalpur police station dispatched officials to the scene, initiating investigations into the incident. Efforts are underway to identify the deceased and those involved in the assault.

District Superintendent of Police Aman Deep said, “Two bodies were recovered and sent to Burdwan Medical College Hospital morgue for post-mortem. The persons are said to be residents of South 24 Parganas. Police have started an investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed that some people had entered the village with a cargo vehicle and a search is on for the vehicle and the others.”

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