Another heart-wrenching incident took place in the country after the one where police officers refused to carry the 2 teenagers with unconscious states justifying they don’t want blood stains in the car and were left to die.  This another incident took place in the city of Kolkata, where a scooter-rider was allegedly beaten to death by the civic volunteers for not wearing a helmet and thereof not bribing them.

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Soumen Debnath was caught by the civic police volunteers at Madhyamgram in North 24 Paraganas for the reason he refused to bribe. He was assaulted by a group which was so intense that he eventually succumbed to the injuries. The locals who were present there caught hold of the volunteers and rushed the victim to the nearest local hospital, however, he was declared dead.

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The incident has caused an outrage among the locals and made them extremely angry. They drove away the volunteers from the place. It has been allegedly claimed by the local residents that the civic volunteers were regularly charging money from auto-rickshaw drivers, truck-drivers, and two-wheeler riders for any violation of the traffic rules without providing any valid receipts.

“Who has given them the right to beat up defaulters? We want immediate arrest of the accused civic volunteers,” said another protester Rajesh Das to newindianexpress.

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A protestor, Bikram Mondal, claimed that though the government legalized a fine of Rs 100 for failing to wear a helmet, the money demanded by the civic volunteers is never less than Rs 500 for any violation, reported to The New Indian Express. Soumen Roy, a civic police volunteer, was charged with murder and arrested by the district police under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Though we mention a lot of times how these officers should be respected in the finest ways, however, incidents like these prove the otherwise bringing us to generalizing the conclusion. We hope that the justice is granted and the volunteers are punished for whatever they deserve.

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