Mystery over death of bar employee
Kolkata: Mystery surrounds the death of an employee of a bar-cum-restaurant at Chandni Chowk on Tuesday night.
Two of his colleagues took his body to the deceased's home in Baranagar area and tried to hand it over to his family and leave. However, locals detained both of them and handed them over to the police.
According to sources, on Tuesday a singer of the bar identified as Debasish Das (48), was found lying unconscious inside the washroom. As per the claim of his colleagues, they took Das to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital
(CMCH), where he was declared dead.
However, questions arose over the fact that if Das was declared brought dead, the police outpost of CMCH was supposed to be informed and his body would have been
sent for autopsy examination. How his colleagues were
able to take his body to his home in Baranagar was not clear either.
The family members of Das stated that on Tuesday night, two of his colleagues took his body to Baranagar and told his family that he had died. But they did not tell them how it had happened.
When his family members questioned them about what had happened, they reportedly tried to flee.
But hearing the family members shout for help, locals detained the duo.
On Tuesday night, Baranagar police station was informed and later police recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. His family members lodged a complaint at the police station but no murder case has been initiated till Wednesday.
"An Unnatural Death (UD) case has been started. Probe is on," said Ananda Roy,
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Zone II, Belgharia, Barrackpore City Police. Sources informed that Barrackpore police station has got in touch with Bowbazar police station for obtaining information regarding
the incident. However, DC, Central of Kolkata Police Nilakantam Sudheer Kumar said: "No case lodged here. We are not probing the case."
No one has been arrested in the case till Wednesday and police are waiting for the autopsy report to identify the exact cause of death.
According to police, as per primary opinion of the autopsy surgeon, food particles were found inside his trachea. It is suspected that he died due to choking from the same.