Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

People beat up Kashmiri shawl trader in Kolkata

Srinagar/March  17 : A group of people have beaten up a Kashmiri shawl trader of Soibugh village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district near Park Circus Station of the South section of  Sealdah in Kolkata.

Media reports said Shakoor Ahmad Shah, a resident of Soibugh village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district was hit on head and attacked with a knife, inflicting injuries to his stomach on Friday night.

The assailants also escaped with his bag containing Rs 1.95 lakh, said a report.

They said that Kolkata police has also filed a First Information Report (FIR) with the Ballygunge Railway station. However, no one has been arrested in this connection so far.

Reports quoting Shakoor as saying that he was attacked by four persons. “When I tried to resist, they attacked me with knife and stole my bag that contained Rs 1,95,000,” Shakoor was quoted as having said.

Reportedly, he was rescued by one of the fellow Kashmiri traders, who could only reach the spot almost an hour later.

This is the second reported assault on a Kashmiri shawl seller in West Bengal. Earlier, Javaid Ahmad Khan of the same village was attacked by a violent mob in the eastern state. A video of the attack had gone viral on social media.


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