7-year-old girl brutally beaten up in Bengal post poll violence

| Monday, May 2, 2016 - 17:42
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Bengal polls, security

The girl was caught in between the act of violence and sustained head injury

Kolkata: As post poll violence continues in West Bengal, a 7-year-old girl on Saturday night was brutally beaten up allegedly by the Trinamool Congress supporters in Haridevpur area of Behala East constituency.

The victim’s family alleged that the miscreants attacked them and vandalised their house because they were CPI (M) supporters. They were beaten up because they went out to exercise their mandate on polling day during the fifth phase of polls in Bengal.

The girl was caught in between the act of violence and sustained head injury.

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“I was cooking when my daughter went out. She was brutally thrashed. I started screaming and they fled the scene. Many others were also beaten up,” said the victim’s mother.

Another family member claimed that about 50 TMC supporters came to beat them because they went to cast their votes. He said the miscreants even threatened to come back.

Some CPI-M supporters were also reportedly injured in the attack.

The police have started an investigation and four persons have been arrested so far. 

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