Kishanganj SHO Ashwini Kumar lynched by mob During a raid in West Bengal

A police inspector posted as a station house officer (SHO) in the Kishanganj district of Bihar was beaten to death by a mob during a raid in the adjoining North Dinajpur district in West Bengal on Saturday. Source - Zee News

A police station in-charge of Kishanganj police station in Bihar, who had gone to conduct raids in adjoining the West Bengal area to arrest an accused in a theft case, was assassinated by a mob early morning on Saturday (April 10). The accused was wanted in a theft case conducted in Pantapara village, close to Goalpokhar police station area bounding Bihar's Kishanganj district.

Police officer's Statement

A police official told IANS that SHO Ashwini Kumar had reached a village near Dheksara to arrest the accused in a bike theft incident near the Sadar police station area. The locals told the news agency that the home of the accused was at Pantapara village in West Bengal.

Mob Lynching

The police team was surrounded by the locals as soon as they arrived in the village. People from nearby areas also got collected there, following which the police team tried to protect themselves from the mob. The police station in-charge was killed on the spot in an attack by the mob.

Ascertaining to the incident, Purnia Inspector General of Police, Suresh Kumar Chaudhary, told IANS that the body has been taken by the police and sent for post-mortem. The deceased police official was a resident of Janakinagar in Purnia district.

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