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Labourer's body found at under-construction apartment

Kolkata: The body of a thika labourer was found hanging inside an under-construction apartment on Raja Rammohan Roy Road in Behala on Monday morning. Police has recovered the body and sent it for post mortem. Prima facie probe has revealed this could be a suicide case.

The deceased identified as Subal Kumar Bera (25) is a resident of Nandigram in East Midnapore district. "We have registered a case of unnatural death at the Behala police station. His family members have already been informed. We have to question them to find out whether the victim was suffering from depression," an investigating officer of Behala police station said.

Other labourers at the construction site spotted the body on the third floor of the under-construction apartment and informed the police around 10 am. A police team rushed to the spot and found the body was hanging from the ceiling. The body was sent for post mortem at Vidyasagar Hospital.

"It appears to be a case of suicide. The post mortem report will reveal the actual cause of death," said a police officer. The labourers working at the construction site have been questioned but they could not provide the police with any investigative leads. "He had been working here for quite sometime. He was a quiet person. He hardly shared anything about his family with others," said a labourer.

The apartment whose construction is being taken up by a leading real estate company has to occupants at present.

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