New Delhi: Following a heated argument, a teacher and her mother were thrashed by locals near Asanpur village in Girat, Hooghly in Bengal and their vehicle ransacked and set on fire on Saturday evening.
The incident took place while the two women were returning home after visiting a relative.
Stranded in the village, the women asked for directions from the locals. Due to some miscommunication, the locals suspected them as child traffickers which led to a heated exchange of words between the villagers and the women.
Following to argument, the agitated villagers thrashed the two and set their vehicle on fire.
As per Barun Mitra, officer-in-charge of Balagarh police station, “They were initially taken to a primary health centre in Girat and later shifted to a nursing home at Kalyani in Nadia district.”
Four people have been detained in connection with this incident.