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Bihar passengers beaten up in Bengal over regional identity

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In an incident of hate crime, passengers on-board a Patna-bound bus on Saturday alleged that they were beaten up by a group men over their regional identity in Bardhaman district of

The incident took place when Bengal Tigers bus was en route from and made a halt near a hotel near Bardhaman.

"As soon as our bus with a number plate made a halt at the hotel, some people who were consuming liquor started hurling slurs on our regional identity. They then resorted to beating up and cleaner of the bus," a victim told media here on Saturday.

When the passengers intervened, the men attacked them as well, saying "you all are criminals". "My gold chain worth Rs 10,000 was looted by the attackers," Asif, a victim, alleged.

Several passengers sustained in the attack. "They were attacking us with whatever they found. They were beating up indiscriminately," another man said.

A case has been registered against of unidentified men at in

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 15:05 IST