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Cops to probe role of doctor's kin in Amherst Street gold loot case

Kolkata: The Amherst Street police is examining the role of a relative

of the doctor at the Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital in the alleged loot of some silver articles and gold jewellery at the doctor's Amherst Street residence on February 24.

Police officers recovered a major chunk of the articles of silver and some gold ornaments from Sodepur in North 24 Parganas on Saturday night though no one has been arrested in this connection.

On the incident day, the doctor's relative had alleged loot at knife-point by two persons and claimed that she was alone with her 8-year-old nephew when the criminals looted the residence.

She claimed that her nephew was fast asleep when the crime was committed.

However, the probe in the case and the recovery has revealed that the doctor's relative is very likely to have hidden the gold and silver articles herself and a fabricated story of the loot.

She had allegedly sold them to a jeweller based in Sodepur in North 24 Parganas from where the police officers recovered a portion of the booty.

"It seems to be simply an incident of theft and no loot. We are questioning some people in this connection to fix up the offender," an investigating officer said.

A police source revealed that the doctor's relative , who is the prime suspect in the case, had been practising black magic for which she needed money.

So she deliberately planned the whole episode, the source said. The complaint at the police station stated that the loot continued for 25 minutes and the duo had threatened to kill the victim's nephew. The two were masked so the victim could not identify them. The police had suspected the role of some insider in the incident from the very beginning.

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