Mob sets ablaze lorry driver in West Bengal

February 21st, 2008 - 1:09 am ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) In a ghastly incident of mob justice, a driver who accidentally ran his lorry over a student was set ablaze in full public glare Wednesday in a West Bengal town. The driver later succumbed to his burn injuries in a Kolkata nursing home. TV footage by Bengali news channels captured the gruesome sight of the driver - Awadh Kumar Singh - burning as a crowd watched before police arrived. The incident occurred in Asansol area of Burdwan district, about 225 km from here.

Singh was later taken to the Belle Vue Nursing Home here where he succumbed to injuries Wednesday night. Police later nabbed six people.

The lorry driven by Singh had run over Bikash Barui, a student of Class 6, killing him on the spot.

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