By Dwaipayan Ghosh
KOLKATA: A 16-year-old boy was murdered in Palmer Bazar area in Entally early on Saturday, the injury marks on his body suggesting lynching.
Mohammed Sonu was taken to NRS Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
Police have recovered CCTV footage, showing him trying to run away from three persons chasing him. Three persons have been detained. The homicide wing of the detective department has taken over the probe. Police learnt about the incident around 2.15am. “The Entally night duty officer was on the rounds when he found the victim lying on the Palmer Bazar road around 2am with bleeding injuries. He also found three locals—two of them identified as Md Raja (30) and Md Zafar (30)— trying to take the boy to hospital,” said joint CP (crime) Murlidhar Sharma.
According to the family, Sonu, like every day, had left his DC Dey home after 9pm to buy vegetables from Koley Market. His family and neighbours claimed it was a murder as he had protested drinking in the open in the area and had been threatened for it.
Questioning revealed that the complainant, Md Wasim Akram Khan (20), was talking with Zafar in front of the latter’s tyre repairing shop when around 2am, Raja came there and told them that while he was parking his goods carrier near Palmer Bazar, he found the bleeding teenager on the road. The three went back to the spot and SI Mahato, who was on night patrol, reached around that time. “CCTV images are being checked and an inquest is on. Preliminary post-mortem suggests it to be a homicide from incisive cut injuries,” said Sharma. Skid marks were found on the spot.
“Several persons are being questioned. Three have been detained,” said DC (ESD) Priyabrata Roy.
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