Woman, Her Alleged ‘Lover’, Publicly Beaten Over ‘Illicit Relationship’ By Local TMC Leader At Kangaroo Court’s Behest In Bengal

A woman was viciously beaten in public with a bamboo stick, allegedly by a TMC leader, for indulging in an ‘illicit relationship’ in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

On Camera: Woman, Her Alleged 'Lover', Publicly Beaten Over 'Illicit Relationship' By Local TMC Leader At Kangaroo Court's Behest In Bengal
Image: Screengrab from video shared on X.

West Bengal Viral Video: A horrifying video went viral on social media on Sunday showing a woman and her alleged ‘lover’ being public beaten with sticks for indulging in an “illicit relationship” in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

In the viral video, a man in a black t-shirt can be brutally assaulting the woman with a bamboo stick as she grimaces in pain while lying on her back in the middle of the street as onlookers watch.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: (Trigger Warning: Disturbing Visuals)

Note: India.com could not independently verify the veracity of the video.

The man who is seen administering the beating to the couple is allegedly a local leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur district where the incident took place following a ruling made by a ‘salishi sabha’ (Kangaroo court), the BJP has claimed.

‘Ugly face’ of TMC rule: BJP

The BJP alleged that TMC was directly responsible for the incident which it termed as an example of “bulldozer justice” under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“This is the ugly face of Mamata Banerjee’s rule in West Bengal. The guy in the video, who is beating up a woman mercilessly… is famous for giving quick justice through his ‘insaf’ sabha and is a close associate of Chopra MLA Hamidur Rahman,” BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya said in a post on X.

Malviya claimed that there is a Sandeshkhali in every village of West Bengal and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a “curse for women”.

“There is no semblance of law and order in Bengal. Will Mamata Banerjee act against this monster or defend him like she stood up for Sheikh Shahjahan?” Malviya said.

Shahjahan is an arrested TMC functionary of Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district, where allegations of sexual abuse and land grab have been levelled against Trinamool Congress leaders.

The CPI(M) also attacked the Mamata Banerjee government over the incident.

“Not even #KangarooCourt! Summary trial and punishment handed out by d ⁦@AITCofficial⁩ goon… Literally bulldozer justice at Chopra under ⁦@MamataOfficial⁩ rule,” CPI(M) state secretary Md Salim said in a post on X.

TMC MLA denies links to accused

Meanwhile, local TMC MLA Hamidur Rahman denied any connections with the accused and distanced himself from the incident.

Rahman said it was a village matter and not related to the party.

TMC district president Kaniyalal Agarwal attributed the incident to the couple’s alleged illicit relationship, which “did not go down well with the villagers”.

He said that the party would investigate the episode.

TMC spokesperson Shantanu Sen condemned the incident but also pointed out that such kangaroo courts were common during the Left Front regime too.

Police registers case

After the video of the brutal assault went viral, the West Bengal Police took cognizance of the incident and registered a case in the matter.

A senior police official said they saw the video on social media and have registered a case after verification.

“We have initiated raids to arrest the culprit and will investigate the reason behind the act promptly,” said Islampur Police Superintendent Joby Thomas K.

(With PTI inputs)