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Footballer death: Family files plaint against seven

Kolkata: Parents of footballer Snehashis Dasgupta, whose body was found besides railway tracks, lodged a complaint against seven persons with the police, alleging that their son was murdered.
The body of the 21-year-old footballer, who used to play as a goal keeper in the football club of Kolkata Port Trust, with injury marks was found besides the railway tracks near Serampore railway station in Hooghly on Saturday morning.
Though the police felt that he had committed suicide as he had left a suspected message on a social networking site, his family members had been claiming that Snehashis was murdered.
On Monday, the victim's parents lodged a complaint with Seoraphuli GRP against seven persons including Mousumi Nag, a Councillor of Serampore Municipality, her husband Mintu Nag, Rintu Saha, Ranjan and Pratap.
The victim's mother alleged that the brother of the Councillor was his son's friend with whom he had a fight that night. Later the victim's friend accompanied by his sister and brother-in-law and 50 other men went to their house and allegedly beat up her son. Since then, her son went missing and finally his body was found beside the railway tracks the next morning.
Snehashis' mother also claimed that there is a foul play behind her son's death and demanded proper probe into the incident.
Brushing aside all allegations, Mintu said that he was in the hospital with other local people when the post-mortem of Snehashis' body was carried out. "The allegations are baseless and it seems to be politically motivated," he said.
The investigating officers have also contacted the concerned officials of the railways to know whether the motorman of any train had noticed Snehashis' body besides the railway tracks.
Moreover, the police are also speaking to some friends of the victim who had prompted him to leave a message stating that he doesn't want to live anymore on social networking sites.
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