Two culprits died owing to mob fury; police vindictive to Hindus
On August 23, 2012, between 1 and 3 am, a complete hell pounced on the family of Bapi Sardar, a Hindu invidual inhabiting village: Chowhari, P.S. Mandirbazar, District: 24 Paraganas (South). A group of dacoits, consisting 5 men, entered his residence stealthily and got hold of the entire family (off-the-cuff) in the twinkling of an eye. Bapi’s aged father was mutilated, Bapi was fastened to a bamboo pole and his wife was gangraped. The entire family couldn’t get the time to raise an alarm; the attack was so fast.
However, when the dreaded gang was fleeing they were noticed by neighboring Hindus. They raised an alarm in no time; lots of people chased them and finally, two members of the gang (both are Islamists) were caught. They were manhandled by furious people and succumbed to mob thrashing and died ultimately.
It has come to knowledge, Bapi Sardar belongs to an affluent family in the village and his wife is known for her beauty in the vicinity. Moreover, as per local witnesses, the two slain dacoits do belong to Mallikpur and Baruipur, at a distance of 30 kilometers away from the said village: Chowhari.
More striking developments were perceived later on.
Police reached the spot almost an hour afterward but was found to be more interested to castigate Hindus for the mob fury instead of carrying out investigations to nab the culprits. Perhaps destruction of a Hindu family, torture on Hindus and rape of a Hindu housewife do not matter to them at all!
The aforesaid Hindu housewife has been sent for medical examination; police, at this point in time, is found to be reluctant to go on with the official investigation. Local Hindus allege that citing the necessity of medical reports they are lingering altogether. Hindus contend that political pressures are preventing police to move further.
Hindus have another fear as well. Taking the hostile attitude of police into consideration, Hindus apprehend severe police tortures on them in the coming days. They also assert that the village is ill-famed for frequent clashed between Hindus and Muslims; local Islamists have stimulated dacoits to perform the atrocious job.
The entire village is under a tight police security now. Tension prevails in the village.