A man was killed after he protested lewd comments made against his daughter by a group of youths in West Bengals South-24 Parganas district,police said Saturday.
The incident took place late Friday in Joynagar after the man objected to the comments made against his daughter by three local youths Basudeb Adhikary,Tapas Halder and Rabiram Naskar,the police said.
The daughter lodged a complaint with the Joynagar police station also alleging thetrio of molesting her about three years ago. However,she said,that her family did not file a police complaint then and the issue was sorted out in a gram sabha meeting. The three youths had recently started passing lewd comments against her.
The girl informed her family following which her father went to Tapas Halder house and talked to his parents. It was there that Tapas hit her father with a piece of wood,the girl alleged.
He was admitted with a local hospital with serious head injury where he succumbed to injuries Friday. Police said they have revived a complaint and started a case of culpable homicide against the three youths,adding the trio were absconding from the village.