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These kids were playing hanging, hanging

August 20, 2004 18:08 IST

Three children nearly killed their friend while enacting Dhananjoy Chatterjee's hanging at Kalabagan village in Bankura district of West Bengal.

Four children, aged between 10 and 12, who went to graze goats in Soilbandha jungle near the village on Tuesday decided to stage a mock hanging on the lines of Chatterjee's recent hanging in Kolkata on August 14, which was splashed across all the newspapers.

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Police said 10-year old Ismail was given the role of the convict and three others were enacting the roles of the hangman, doctor and jail superintendent.

They prepared makeshift gallows with forest wood and tied Ismail to the structure with a 'lungi' and signalled for the final order by waiving a handkerchief, the police said.

When the boy cried out in pain, his friends panicked and brought him down from the makeshift structure. The boy was rushed to a rural hospital where he was treated and discharged, the police said.

His parents Anwar Ali Khan and Mastejax Bibi said their son was lucky enough to have escaped unhurt.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: kids were playing hanging hanging

It would not be necessary to have any other evidance to show how much the media has impact on young and delicate minds. Only if ...

Posted by Shreedhar

Sub: rediff sucks

what kind of news is this.

Posted by nandu

Sub: hanging

This is the sort of deterrent influence Dhananjoy's hanging on youngsters these days. They are rehearsing hanging exercises, knifing the wound of those who are ...

Posted by A.H. Venkatachalam

Sub: Outrageous

This news cannot be considered worthy of a headline. Just because a high profile hanging has taken place, it does not mean that any incident ...

Posted by Aditya

Sub: Child's play

Media is responsible for such incidents....News about Dhananjoy's crime and consequences is OK but then sensationalizing the whole episode in terms of narrating the way ...

Posted by Mathew



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