35-yr-old researcher found dead at workplace
Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a researcher who died after falling from the seventh floor of the Zoological Survey of India building at New Alipore on Monday evening.
Police said the victim, 35-year-old Arpan Parui, was a resident of Bauria in Howrah.
A police officer said that the victim was found lying in a passage in front of the building. Security personnel and others present in the office
heard a loud thud and ran to the spot to find the victim's body lying in a pool of blood. There were injury marks all over his body.
Cops from New Alipore police station went to the spot and rushed him to SSKM Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Preliminary investigation revealed that he had been working as a researcher for the past five, six days in the Zoological Survey of India.
He, along with other members of his team, had been busy for the past few days in their research work. Almost every day they used to be in the office till 8 to 8.30 pm. On Monday too they were scheduled to continue with their research work at least up to 8.30 to 9 pm.
All of a sudden the victim's colleagues heard people shouting for help and they came to know that Arpan had fallen from the seventh floor of the building.
There were also quarters in the same building of the researchers where they used to take rest after long hours of work. Police officers found the victim's laptop open when they went to a room in the office building.
However, the police did not find any suicide note. They are also going through the laptop and will be questioning his colleagues to know whether the victim was depressed or if they had seen anything suspicious in his behaviour in the past few days.