Ranaghat fire station officer hacked to death in Krishnagar during Kali puja immersion

Ranaghat fire station officer hacked to death in Krishnagar during Kali puja immersion

Biswabrata Goswami

KRISHNAGAR, 27 OCT: A 39-year-old Fire and Emergency officer was hacked to death by a gang of miscreants during the immersion of Kali idols at Nuri Para under Kotwali police station limits in Krishnagar in the wee hours today.

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Police said the deceased named Tuhin Bose (39), a resident of Nederpara was taken to the Shaktinagar district hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Tuhin was posted in Ranaghat Fire Station as an Officer-in-Charge.

The reason behind the attack has not been ascertained yet, but the police have received the names of some miscreants who allegedly attacked him with sharp edge weapons. A complaint has been lodged  by the family members against some people including one Khokon Sheikh (Biswas).

As the tension gripped the locality soon after the incident spread, the Kotwali police reached the spot and detained two women, relatives of one of the prime accused. Police also detained three friends of the deceased for interrogation.

When asked, Ishani Paul, Superintendent of Police, Krishnagar Police District said, “The reason behind the incident has not been ascertained yet, but once we arrest the accused, it will come out. We hope we will be able to arrest the culprits soon.”

Meanwhile, different views are coming out about the incident from different sources but police officials said, “We are examining all views to ascertain the reason behind the gruesome murder.”

According to the police sources, the deceased and his two friends were involved in a quarrel with the attackers when one of them urinated on the wall of one of their houses. It was temporarily resolved at around 11 pm. But after three hours, when the Kali idol of Alingan was stranded at the by lane near Chowrastha, the attackers appeared and attacked the deceased and others. As the attackers were brandishing sharp edge weapons like Ramda (locally called), the friend of the deceased fled the scene soon. But, Tuhin could not run away quickly. He received deep injuries to one of his thighs. He fell on the ground and the miscreants fled the scene soon.

Another source said Tuhin was mistargeted. The attackers came to kill one of his friends but during chaos he was mistakenly chopped by the sharp edge weapon.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, Suvendu Adhikari tweeted saying, “It’s unfortunate that, Fire & Emergency Services Department personnel; Tuhin Das lost his life yesterday at Krishnanagar; Nadia during Kali Puja Visarjan after he was stabbed by some TMC workers, who were in intoxicated condition. The Administration must arrest the perpetrators.”

In the late night development, police have picked up Khokon Sheikh from his hideout and Mrs Paul who is staying in the Kotwali police station since 7.30 pm is interrogating him.

It is learnt that the state fire minister Sujit Bose and DG (Fire Services) had called Mrs Paul and asked her to arrest the culprits as quick as possible.

Tags: #KaliPujaImmersion #Krishnagar #FireAndEmergencyOfficer #HackedToDeath #Ranaghat     

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