NRS canteen staff get police custody in lynching case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Dec 28, 2014 13:43 IST

Two canteen staff at NRS Medical College and Hospital were on Saturday remanded in police custody in connection with Korpan Shah murder case.

The duo, identified as Kartick Mondal and Rabi Andia, was produced before a city court and remanded in police custody till January 3.

“The two were party to the killing. They beat him savagely with bamboo sticks on the day he died,” a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

The case in question dates back to November 16, when Shah was found lying unconscious inside the students’ hostel of the facility. Getting word, a police team arrived at the scene and rushed the youth to the emergency department. However, the doctors there declared him dead on arrival.

The police said the youth was lynched and booked a suo motu murder case.

Though earlier, the cops detained the canteen staff in the wake of the killing, they were let off later for want of enough evidence.

Again, though the police initially didn’t let out any word on the identity of the victim, he was later identified as Korpan Shah, a resident of Uluberia in Howrah.

A month into the killing, the sleuths rounded up Jasimuddin, a first-year medical student at NRS, in connection with the case. They then picked up the canteen staff again.

This just days before the case was assigned to the detective department of Kolkata Police.

Sources said the student, though reluctant initially to own up to his hand in the crime and name names, later handed them leads in connection with the case.

Currently in judicial custody, the accused first-year student also recorded a confidential statement before the court on Friday.

“His (Jasimuddin’s) statement would surely help us close the case at the earliest,” the officer said.

Sources quoting the police said that the two canteen boys have also been helping them with inputs since being held. The sleuths reportedly have names of some junior doctors who are also complicit in the case.

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