Small conflict escalated into a riot in Malda, one killed

Malda, 25th August: Sensation prevailed at Meherapur Natunpara area of Mothabari police station in Malda after a man, identified as Bablu Sheikh(35) was allegedly murdered by his neighbours, Fajlul Sheikh, Lalchand Sheikh and six others.
Reportedly, Bablu was busy since Saturday morning over the construction of a toilet beside his residence, during which, the above mentioned neighbours tried to stop him from completing his work. As soon as he protested, they attacked him with guns and bricks. He was then admitted to the Malda Medical College-Hospital by the locals where the doctors declared him dead that night.

Upon receiving the news of his death, the agitated locals staged a protest by vandalizing the residences of the accused.
The angry mob also set the houses of the accused on fire after which Mothabari police personnel as well as the fire brigade reached the spot and brought the situation under control within one hour. The police are further investigating the matter.

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