Strife Over Pigeon Takes Boy’s Life

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Kolkata: A 12-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by his neighbour who accused him of stealing a pigeon at Kasba area in south Kolkata. The body of Sunny Choudhary was found hanging from the ceiling of his house on Tuesday.

Locals laid siege on the house of accused, Ranjan Sen and even threatened to set it ablaze. A large police contingent had to be deployed to bring the mob under control.

Sunny, who is recognised as a friendly child in the locality found a black pigeon while playing and took it with him knowing little that it belonged to Ranjan who came searching for it along with his son. They caught the boy and started beating him mercilessly accusing him of stealing their pigeon.Sunny was bleeding profusely when he was rescued by the localites. Later, Sunny’s sister found his body hanging from a ceiling in one of the rooms. She informed that Sen had came to her house and assaulted the boy further.

The police have arrested Sen and his son on the basis of complaints from Sunny’s father. An officer incharge informed that they are awaiting post-mortem report to take investigation further.