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Biker's death: App-cab driver arrested for murder

Kolkata: Police have arrested an app-cab driver in connection with the death of a biker at Remount Road in Kolkata Port area on July 21. The case that had initially seemed a fatal one has turned out to be murder during the course of investigation by the Fatal Section of the Kolkata Police's Traffic department.

According to police sources, at around 11.05 pm on July 21, one Sanjay Halder (31) was riding his motorcycle and was knocked down from behind by an app-based cab on Remount Road. The biker, a resident of Karl Marx Sarani in Kidderpore, fell on the ground and sustained grievous injuries on his head. He was rushed to a private hospital in Alipore where he was declared brought dead.

"We registered a case under Section 304 a (causing death by negligence) of IPC at South Port police station and the fatal section of the Traffic department started a probe. During the investigation, it transpired that just before the incident, the victim visited a street-side eatery beside a petrol pump located nearby. There a scuffle broke out with him and one Dilip Ram, a cab driver. Later it was Ram who, in a fit of rage, intentionally dashed him. We have already arrested Ram and he had confessed to the crime," a senior official of Kolkata Police said.

The police have already amended the section of the case to murder under Section 302 of IPC.

The arrested was produced at Alipore court on Saturday and was remanded to police custody till August 8.

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