Tension in Bengal’s Diamond Harbour after double murder

Tension is brewing in Diamond Harbour area of West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district after civic volunteer, Barun Chakraborty and his friend, Malay Makal were found brutally murdered.

The bodies of the two were recovered on Saturday morning from the warehouse in Maghrahat of a firm, Jane Alam & Company, involved in manufacturing various items using animal bones.

Police sources said that first, the two were shot and after that to ensure their death their throats were slit with sharp weapons.

Diamond Harbour’s Superintendent of Police Abhijit Banerjee said that preliminary investigation has revealed that Jane Alam, the owner of the company from whose warehouse the bodies were recovered, took around Rs 80,000 from the dead person, assuring them to supply raw materials at rates cheaper than the markets.

“However, neither did he supply those raw materials nor did he return money to Chakraborty and Makal. So, the two were putting pressure on Alam to either supply the raw materials or return the money. Preliminary investigation revealed that Alam asked to come to their factory to get back their money on Saturday morning. The two persons, one of whom is a civic volunteer, were killed. Alam is absconding,” he said

After the bodies were recovered there was tension in the locality and the local residents burnt down two vehicles owned by Alam’s company. It is learnt that once Alam was also involved in illegal chit fund business.

During the period when the police started massive arrests of chit fund associates, he went absconding but later returned and started the factory on producing various items from animal bones. In fact, he and his associates had frequent quarrels with the local people because of the bad smell emanating from his factory.

Locals also alleged that since Alam had strong connections with ruling Trinamool Congress, no action as ever taken against him.

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