Youth lynched for stabbing minor girl

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Spurned by a minor girl, a youth stabbed her to death in West Bengal’s Malda district Friday but was caught and beaten to death by local people, police said.

The 13-year-old Class seven student was on way to her school, when the youth, Mukimuddin, tried to drag her to a nearby jute field, said Malda police chief Bhuban Chandra Mandal.

‘Both of them were residents of Kashimbazar village. Mukimuddin had been trying to establish a relationship with the girl. But she had refused,’ said Mandal.

As the girl resisted, Mukimuddin then took out a knife and stabbed her repeatedly.

‘Hearing the cries of the girl, the locals came rushing. As Mukimuddin tried to flee, the locals chased him and beat him up severely. Both the girl and the youth were later declared dead,’ said Mandal.