Kolkata teenager’s death: Police look for answers

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Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The Kolkata Police on Tuesday continued to look for answers to the mysterious death of a teenager at the apartment complex parking of well-known writer Amit Chaudhuri even as chorus continued to grow demanding justice for the youth.

Aabesh Dasgupta, 17, was found lying in a pool of blood in the ground floor car park of Chaudhuri’s apartment complex in south Kolkata’s Ballygunge where he had gone to attend a birthday party.

Police also recovered the blood soaked neck of a broken bottle from the spot.

While the police have registered a murder case, the sleuths are yet to arrive at a conclusion whether the injuries that caused Aabesh’s death were accidental or intentional.

“As per the post-mortem report, the death was caused due to ante-mortem injuries. We will get further details about the matter once the visceral report arrives,” Joint Commissioner of Police Vishal Garg said.

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“We are yet to arrive at a conclusion whether the incident is homicidal or suicidal or otherwise,” added Garg.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) questioned several of the minors present at the birthday party on Saturday as well as Chaudhuri at the city police headquarters.

The sleuths also visited a city club where the teenagers had gone for partying before coming to Chaudhuri’s apartment to celebrate the birthday of his daughter.

The investigators are also accessing call details and social media activities of Aabesh from his mobile phone to figure out the circumstances leading to his death.

Aabesh’s friends, family members and neighbours have dismissed suggestions that his death might be an accident and have started a campaign demanding justice.

Besides creating a Facebook page “Justice for Aabesh”, an online petition has been made urging West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to “ensure the investigation to be fair and transparent”.

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They also took out a candlelight vigil in the city.

National Award winning actress Rituparna Sengupta too lent her voice to the chorus for justice.

“I have urged the administration to look into the matter diligently and ensure that justice is done to Aabesh,” said Sengupta after visiting the bereaved family.



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