2015 starts on a grim note: Two murders, molestation bid in city
The city witnessed a bloody New Year after a couple was beaten up by a group of drunken youths in the wee hours of Thursday when the entire city was busy welcoming 2015. A youth, Babu Mondal alias Raju, was killed by his friend on wednesday night. A businessman was murdered in Howrah and a woman molested near BaguiatiUpdated: Jan 02, 2015, 10:55 IST
The city witnessed a bloody New Year after a couple was beaten up by a group of drunken youths in the wee hours of Thursday when the entire city was busy welcoming 2015.
The incident happened at 12.30 am on Thursday at Chandiberia under the jurisdiction of the New Town police. In other incidents, a youth was killed in Bansdroni and a businessman was murdered in Howrah.
The youths reportedly tried to molest the woman and tried to take her to a dark alley. When her husband protested, he was beaten and when the woman tried to put up a fight, she was also assaulted, said sources.
The couple went to the police after the incident. Though the police immediately took them for medical examination, officers told the couple to go home saying that they will be called to the police station later.
“My daughter and her husband stay in Taruliapara which is under the jurisdiction of the Baguiati police. They were coming to surprise me with happy New Year greetings. I stay in Keshtopur and the place where they were beaten up is under jurisdiction of the New Town police,” Arun Mondal, the woman’s father said on Thursday.
“The youths took away mobile phones, my daughter’s jewellery and a bracelet. All the youths who beat up my daughter and son-in-law are very young. We know them but don’t know their names,” Mondal said. The police registered an FIR on Thursday, said Mondal.
In another incident in the city, a youth, Babu Mondal alias Raju, was killed by his friend on Wednesday night. Police suspect that Raju was killed by a heavy object on the eve of New Year.
According to Raju’s family, both were good friends but they had a fight over some issue about a year ago. But they made up. On December 31, they must have had a fight as a result of which Raju was killed.
A group of criminals killed a trader in Howrah. The incident took place on Wednesday night close to the victim’s residence, which is under jurisdiction of the Belur police. The victim has been identified as Ajay Sau (38), a businessman by profession and a resident of Girish Ghosh Road under Belur police’s jurisdiction. The assailant has been identified as Farrook Ansari, the police informed. The accused fled the scene with the victim’s two-wheeler after killing him. “After receiving a complaint, we have started a case of murder and no one has been arrested till now,” said Srihari Pandey, the additional commissioner of police, Howrah North.