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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Three Persons Killed in Kaliachak: Locality Turned Tensed

MALDA, 3 DEC: Tension gripped Kaliachak as two persons were killed and another dead body was recovered yesterday. More than 15 persons were killed under Kaliachak in separate incidents which raised questions regarding the efficacy of Kaliachak police station.

It was learnt that the dead body of one Bablu Sheikh (37) was recovered at Chamagram village under Kaliachak police station yester evening. Bablu, a labour supplier by occupation, had remained missing since Tuesday. It is being suspected by the family of the deceased that after being killed the corpse was buried under the bank of the Bhagirathi river. According to the family members of Bablu Sheikh, a dweller of Imamjaigir village of Mojampur area under Kaliachak police station, he left with two persons on Tuesday but did not return at night. A missing diary was received by Kaliachak police station on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, some shepherds discovered a dead body with bullet mark on the chest. Later, it was identified as Bablu’s dead body.

The district superintendent of police Mr Bhuban Mandal said: “Bablu had a long standing misunderstanding with Rubel Sheikh and Ekabul Sheikh over monetary issues. It seemed prima face that they together killed Bablu and buried the corpse on the bank of the Bhagirathi. Rubel Sheikh was arrested by police while Ekabul has been absconding.”

In a separate incident, one Nikhil Mandal (42), who was a dweller of Sujapur under Kaliachak police station and a labour supplier by profession, killed his business partner Arfaj Sheikh (37) in his house late Thursday night with a sharp weapon. When Nikhil tried to escape from the house of Arfaj after murdering him, the latter’s wife shouted and local people caught Nikhil. Later Nikhil was beaten to death by the local people.

The dual death caused stir in the locality and the additional SP Mr Kalyan Mukhopadhay rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The SP, Mr Bhuban Mandal said: “Nikhil and Arfaj had some serious quarrel between them over monetary issues which resulted in the incident.” “Both the dead bodies were sent for post mortem and an enquiry had been initiated,” Mr Mandal informed.

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