S Kol college prof attacked for feeding strays on road
Times of India, 04 December 2020
Kolkata: A 40-year-old history professor of a reputable south Kolkata college — daughter of a retired Kolkata Police inspector — was allegedly attacked by her neighbour on Wednesday night following an argument over feeding five strays in front of the latter’s house on Jadunath Ukil Road (Ukilpara) in Haridevpur. The accused neighbour, Mona Modak (45) was arrested. The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, sustained a sharp cut injury and was taken to a hospital.
“The complainant escaped with a minor injury but the attempt to inflict injury on her with a sharp object is evident. We have registered a hurt case in this regard,” said a police officer. The complainant alleged that her family was being threatened multiple times in the past over feeding strays. Earlier, she had informed local cops about the threat. “There was no mention of feeding dogs in those complaints,” said a police officer.
“The accused had attacked the victim all of a sudden. But the victim managed to identify Modak,” the officer said. The kin of the victim claimed that there was some property issue as she was being pressurized to hand over the house for promoting activity. During interrogation Modak denied the promoting angle and insisted that locals objected to the professor’s feeding dogs outside and dirtying the area. Some locals conceded that feeding strays on the road was creating trouble, especially in the evening.