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WB: Mob beats up, shaves heads of children accused of theft

Apr 09, 2013 02:14 PM IST India India

Kolkata: In a shocking case of mob justice in Asansol in West Bengal, five children were allegedly tied to bamboo poles and kept in a hut overnight for alleged theft. The children were aged between 10 and 12 years.

But the ordeal didn't end there as the next morning, the children were paraded in the streets, beaten up with electric wires and their heads were shaved off.

All this took place right in front of policemen who the kids were eventually handed over to. "They have admitted to stealing from the markets in the area. We have taken them to the Asansol police station," said a local resident.

The kids are now at the police station and the police were trying to reach their parents.

Meanwhile, in another shocking case, a government school staff member threw a cup of hot tea on a class 4 student's face for alleged indiscipline. The incident took place at the Sharada Prasad Institution in Kolkata. The family alleged that the school took a long time in taking the child to a hospital. School authorities initially also called it an accident. But after the parents revolted, the school decided to bear the treatment expenses. The student is now being treated for burn injuries.

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