CID asked to probe brutal killing of teenager in WB

Kolkata, Feb 16 (PTI) Faced with massive publicoutcry, West Bengal government today asked the state CID toprobe the killing of a 16-year-old boy by a gang of drunkenyouths, who tried to molest his sister near Barasat town here.

"CID has been asked to take over investigation intothe incident which is undesirable and shocking. We have askedthe DM and SP to explain the reason of delay in police actionto save Rajib Das and arrest the culprits," stat ChiefSecretary Samar Ghosh said.

Ghosh said the constable on duty at the AdditionalSP''s bungalow was suspended for not responding to the repeatedpleas of Rajib Das'' sister.

Two persons have been detained in this connection,police said.

Rajib, who was due to appear in this year''sMadhyamik Examination (secondary examination), was stabbed,kicked and repeatedly punched to death for resisting the gangwho were trying to molest his sister near the districtmagistrate''s bungalow at Barasat.

He was escorting his sister, returing from herworkplace at a call centre in Kolkata, on a bicycle from thestation to their residence when the miscreants interceptedthem late on the night of February 14, they said.

Rajib was left bleeding on the street at a spot, 400metres away from the DM''s bungalow, and later taken to BarasatHospital by passers-by, the bereaved family said.

He was shifted to R G Kar hospital but by then he hadalready succumbed to grievous injuries, they said.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited theresidence of the deceased at Banamalipur locality and met hisparents, sister and grandmother.

Bhattacharjee, who also interacted with theneighbours, said everything will be done to ensure all theculprits were identified and brought to book.

The chief minister, who spent roughly 45 minutes withthe grieving family, asked the Inspector General (SouthBengal) to take the victim''s father to the CM''s office atWriters Building next week so that some monetary help could bearranged.

Bhattacharjee faced protest by local TrinamoolCongress men, alleging total law and order failure in thearea, while entering the home.

The incident triggered widespread protest in the areawith locals and some political parties blocking the road.

Opposition SUCI activists also staged a demonstration in frontof Writer''s Building, which led to the arrest of 104 people,police said.

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