KOLKATA: Two separate incidents of assault, threat and damage to vehicles were reported from Kadapara near Swabhumi and Canal Circular Road in Beliaghata on Wednesday. Separate cases have been registered at Phoolbagan and Beliaghata police stations.
In the first case, a man residing in Phoolbagan was returning home after being vaccinated at a hospital off EM Bypass when he was threatened and his car was damaged by locals. According to the complaint, three locals blocked the car and began questioning him on why he was driving during enhanced restrictions. Cops claimed the trio, all residents of a slum located next to Swabhumi, then attacked him.
In the other incident, residents of an apartment located at Canal circular road claimed that some local youths had assaulted and threatened a resident, who was returning home at night, and damaged his car too. They claimed the youths, most of whom have lost their jobs during the pandemic, were extorting money from residents of this apartment whenever they went out for work claiming that they were violating Covid restrictions.
The residents claimed that the accused had also assaulted the private security guards of the apartment when they tried to save the apartment resident. The police are checking CCTV footage for leads.