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," state Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said.
Ghosh said 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, the police said.
Rajib, who was due to appear in this year's secondary examination, was stabbed to death for resisting the gang who were trying to molest his sister.
He was escorting his sister, returing from her workplace at a call centre in Kolkata, on a bicycle from the station to their residence, they said.
Rajib was taken to Barasat Hospital by passers-by but he succumbed to injuries. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited the residence of the deceased at Banamalipur locality.