The tragic death of 23-year-old Sudipto Gupta, a Student Federation of India (SFI) activist allegedly due to police brutality is something chief minister Mamata Banerjee is using as a weapon to score few political brownie points.
Sudipto allegedly died due to police brutality on Tuesday (April 2) evening in Kolkata.
Even before the post-mortem report was out, Mamata and her Trinamool Congress men made statements saying Sudipto's death was an accident.
Now, Mamata during her Bangalore visit to meet singer Manna Dey on Thursday (April 4) said it was "small and insignificant incident".
She told reporters that the death of student leader Sudipto was not due to police torture and it would also be borne out by the post-mortem report.
However, post-mortem reports nails Mamata's claim.
Post-mortem report say that Sudipto's body bears several injuries, thus rejecting government's theory that it was an accident."It is really astonishing for us. The post-mortem report is not ready yet. But the chief minister has full knowledge about its contents. How can she predict what the report will say about the exact reasons for Sudipto's death ?," asked CPIM central committee member Md Salim.
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Pradip Bhattacharjee also questioned the chief minister's comments and accused her of intolerance. "She is trying hard to protect her police under whose custody the young leader has died. It is surprising for us as the chief minister has informed the media in advance about the content of the post-mortem report much before its completion."
The entire West Bengal is shocked at the incident, right from politicians and intellectuals alike, everyone is airing their views.