Kolkata: A woman was beaten to death and her husband was also brutally injured in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district over suspicion that they were thieves, police said on Saturday.
As of now, four people have been arrested in connection with the incident which happened on Friday.
According to the complaint filed by the woman’s husband, Ali Hossein Molla, a total of 14 people thrashed him with sticks and rods accusing him of stealing something from the house of one of them.
When Ali protested, the accused, with his neighbours, assaulted his wife, Sufia Bibi, till she fell unconscious.
Later, locals took the couple to a local primary health centre from where the 41-year-old woman was shifted to a hospital in Kolkata and was declared brought dead, said police.
An investigation has been started into the matter following the complainant. The body of the woman has been sent for postmortem.