Candle march in Amitava Malik's honour
Kolkata: A day after the state government bid farewell to slain police officer Amitava Malik who was killed during an ambush in Darjeeling with full state honours, the local people of Sarat Kanan area of Madhyamgram on Sunday evening took out a candle light march to condole his death.
Hundreds of local residents on Sunday joined the candle march remembering the contribution of the brave police officer who sacrificed his life in an ambush that took place in Darjeeling on early Friday morning.
People from all ages were seen marching down the lanes and by-lanes of Sarat Kanan area of Madhyamgram and all of them unanimously demanded the harshest of punishment for Bimal Gurung.
Amitava's father Soumen Malik on Sunday said that he wants to see the police forces gun down Gurung.
He said that wants to see Gurung face a similar fate as their son had to suffer. "The soul of my son will get solace only when Gurung is shot dead," Soumen Malik said.
The bereaved father also urged the senior police officers not to divide Bengal at any point of time. "The fire that has erupted to facilitate the division of Bengal led to my son's death," victim's father told the reporters on Sunday.
He also thanked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that his family is indebted to her. He said: "The Chief Minister talked to me over telephone and has given all assurances. She had earlier sent Rs 5 lakh from her fund and the police line will give Rs 5 lakh." In addition to that, the government has announced a job for the slain officer's wife and also Rs 10 lakh.
He also urged the government to see to the fact that Gurung and his team cannot divide Bengal.
He also appealed to Chief Minister Banerjee to see if she could arrange a job for his younger son.