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Footballer’s mutilated body found on railway tracks in Hooghly

Snehashish Dasgupta, a Kolkata Port Trust goalkeeper for the past two years, had gone out at night on September 29, but did not return home

football Updated: Oct 01, 2017 20:42 IST
Snehashish Dasgupta played for Kolkata Port Trust in the Calcutta Football League 1st Division.
Snehashish Dasgupta played for Kolkata Port Trust in the Calcutta Football League 1st Division.(Getty Images - image only for representative purposes)

The mutilated body of a 25-year-old man was recovered from the railway tracks near Sreerampore railway station in Hooghly district, a police officer said today.

Snehashish Dasgupta, a Kolkata Port Trust goalkeeper for the past two years, had gone out with friends on September 29 (Navami) evening. He returned drunk but went out again the same night. This time, Dasgupta did not return. This past season, his club played in the Calcutta Football League 1st Division, the third tier of the local league structure.

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The Government Railway Police (GRP) found Dasgupta’s body on the railway tracks yesterday, an official said.

Dasgupta’s family lodged a complaint with the Sreerampore police station alleging murder, police said.

“We have detained three persons for interrogation,” said Kamnashish Sen, Assistant Commissioner of Police - II, Chandernagore Police Commissionerate.

“We have started an investigation considering it to be an accidental death case,” a GRP officer said.