Hit-and-run controversy: 1 call from Kolkata mayor; niece takes U-turn, apologises

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Kolkata, May 29: A week after the controversial accident in Kolkata, Debapriya Chatterjee finally apologised on Facebook. 24-year-old Debapriya made headlines following a hit-and-run case controversy.

She allegedly on Friday, May 22 flouted traffic rules, knocked down a pedestrian, threatened traffic police of 'dire consequences'. After the incident, she slammed her critics who had made comments on her on social media platforms such as -- Facebook, Twitter.

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Debapriya Chatterjee, the niece of Kolkata mayor

Debapriya is the niece of Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee who is also known as a close aide of Mamata Banerjee. The Chief Minister of West Bengal shocked everyone when she defended Debapriya, saying, "There was an incident involving little girls in Kolkata. But does that mean police will take away their (driving) license!"

It was observed that Ms Banerjee's statement might have empowered Debapriya who continued to defend herself and abused people through her Facebook and Twitter messages.

However, her tweets and messages on social networking sites disturbed Sovan Chatterjee. According to Triamool Congress sources, the mayor had called Debapriya and asked her stop giving statements on Facebook and twitter.

Finally, Debapriya apologised and said, "I want to thank everyone who has had faith in my goodness and supported me through this unbelievably difficult chapter of my life."

"I've been humbled in many ways and I apologise from the bottom of my heart if I have offended or hurt anyone. That was never my intention."

"I do not wish to comment on this unfortunate situation any further so that the concerned authorities can take it forward in any way they deem fit."

"I plead everyone else to close this chapter as well so I can go back to leading a normal life.

Let love, peace and good sense prevail."

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