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Indian boy beaten to death after fetching water

Publication Date : 20-06-2012


A 19-year-old Indian boy was today beaten to death in Howrah district of West Bengal, India, following a scuffle over fetching drinking water from a Howrah Municipal Corporation's (HMC) drinking water tank.

The police said Firajuddin Mallick, a resident of Mollahpara in Shibpur, was beaten up when he went to fetch water. He was declared brought dead when taken to Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital (SSKM) Hospital.

There was no supply of drinking water in some areas under HMC today as the municipal corporation had undertaken repair work of underground pipeline. Thus, water tanks were placed at important intersections to meet the crisis. 

Many residents of Mollahpara failed to fetch water in the morning and a trouble broke out when a drinking water tank was sent to the area. Mallick wanted to fetch water first, but other people stopped him. Later, he was beaten up. 

Local traders intervened and rescued the youth. They rushed him to SSKM Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police have started a case and are in search of three youths, Bablu, Vicky and Baban.


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