Bankura youth found with slit throat in Kerala
The victim was a resident of Role Village at Indus in Bankura
Kolkata: A youth from Bankura district in West Bengal was found dead with his throat slit in Kerala where he had been working for the past three months as an electrician.
Police said the victim, Hemanta Roy, was a resident of Role Village at Indus in Bankura, and he went to Kerala after bagging the job with the help of a friend.
The mysterious death of Hemanta comes within a few days after the murder of Afrajul Khan, who fell victim to "love jihad" in Rajasthan.
Afrajul's family members came to know about his murder when the video showing him being hacked to death and set on fire went viral on social media. While in case of Hemanta, it was his employer who called up the victim's father and informed that his body with his throat slit was found near the place where he used to work.
His family members have left for Kerala to bring the body and demanded a proper probe into the incident.
Hemanta had gone to Kerala three months ago and started working there as an electrician at Pannavali in Alappuzha district. It was on Sunday evening when Hemanta had a conversation with his father over telephone and said that he would come home in December end.
His father didn't find anything suspicious while speaking to Hemanta. So he couldn't believe initially that his son was murdered when Hemanta's employer had informed his family members that his body was found with his throat slit.
His father stated that he was not aware whether Hemanta had rivalry with anyone. He also didn't inform his parents whether anything odd had taken place with him in Kerala in the recent times or if anybody had threatened him of dire consequences.
Police from Bankura have also contacted Kerala Police in this connection.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday has also raised concern over the safety and security of people from Bengal who are in other states for the sake of their jobs.
She has also directed district magistrates to help those who want to return home, leaving their jobs in other states and to assist them in earning their livelihood.