Malda: A man was allegedly assaulted by four persons in a running train in Malda, West Bengal. His only mistake was that he failed to reply to their queries on the prime minister and the national anthem.
On May 14, the victim who is a migrant labourer, was on his way to Kaliachak in Malda district from Howrah. The accused four persons got into the train and sat next to his seat after he had briefly deboarded at a station.
They suddenly started asking him questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the national anthem and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He was unable to reply and the man was roughed up when he could not reply to the queries. The group later got down at Bandel station.
A local NGO – Bangla Sankriti Mancha – lodged an FIR on Friday against the accused, based on videos taken by co-passengers.