Boy dies trying to save sister from molesters

Kolkata, february 16 (Agencies):  Kolkata Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today visited the family of Rajib Das in Barasat, who died on Tuesday after being  stabbed by a group of miscreants when he tried to stop them from molesting his sister. The incident took place late on Monday at Barasat, about 15 km from the Kolkata airport following which 16-year-old Rajib was admitted in a hospital, where he died on Tuesday. The incident has shocked the state especially as it occurred within a hundred metres of the District Magistrate’s bungalow. The girl had even run to the District Magistrate’s bungalow and called for help but the policemen on duty apparently refused to budge. Angry protesters staged demonstrations outside the District Magistrate’s house.
CID asked to probe brutal killing
Faced with massive public outcry, West Bengal government today asked the state CID to probe the killing of a 16-year-old boy by a gang of drunken youths, who tried to molest his sister near Barasat town here. “CID has been asked to take over investigation into the incident which is undesirable and shocking. We have asked the DM and SP to explain the reason of delay in police action to save Rajib Das and arrest the culprits,” stat Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said. Ghosh said the constable on duty at the Additional SP’s bungalow was suspended for not responding to the repeated pleas of Rajib Das’ sister. Two persons have been detained in this connection, police said.

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