Sudipto's father rejects Mamata's money offer, wants justice

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Sudipto Gupta
Kolkata, April 4: Like any parent, Sudipto Gupta's father Pranab Kumar Gupta was inconsolable after he lost his young and bright son. Death of 23-year-old Sudipto, a Student Federation of India (SFI) activist allegedly due to police brutality on Tuesday (April 2) evening at Kolkata has shocked the nation.

Nation witnessed protest to demand justice for the young man, who died an untimely death due to police brutality. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee received large-scale criticism as the lawlessness in the state has reached a nadir.

In order to save her face from the crisis, Mamata offered monetary help to the father of deceased Sudipto.

"I have heard Sudipta is survived by his father and his sister. Sudipta's father is alone and the government is ready to help and pay compensation if they want," Mamata said.

But, the grieving father rejected the offer and demanded justice from Mamata.

The 63-year-old father of Sudipta rejected the offer and said he would fight till he gets justice.

"You (Mamata Banerjee) should not tempt me with money. I'm not a beggar. I won't accept anything against my son's life," he told mediapersons.

"My son was beaten to death. Is this justice? I was a central government employee, and I get pension. I cannot accept any money. It is against my principal. She (Mamata Banerjee) can offer me money, but can she return my son?" he asked. "I want justice and arrest of the police officer who beat my son to death," he added.

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