Woman beaten by a mob before being arrested by police on suspicion of killing husband in India

Murder suspect publicly attacked by a mob on the streets of Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday

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A woman accused of killing her husband with the help of her boyfriend was attacked by a mob before being arrested by police in West Bengal on Wednesday.

The crowd surrounded the woman and hit her repeatedly from punches and slaps to shoving and pulling of the hair; the suspect was knocked down several times as she attempted to get up.

As police arrived at the scene, scuffles broke out as officials tried to establish order. The woman was arrested and took to the local police station for questioning.