Mystery shrouds the death of a 21-year-old medical student, whose body was fished out from a pond at Jagatdal in North 24 Parganas late night on Saturday.
Police said that the victim Sanjukta Das was first year student of Rajib Gandhi Ayurvedic College situated at Shankarpur near Kakinara in North 24 Parganas. The student was a resident of Mathchouni near Agartala in Tripura.
She used to stay as a paying guest in a house at Fingpara at ward number 34 near Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas.
Police came to know that she had returned to the house where she used to stay as a paying guest on Friday afternoon. She had gone home in Agartala as there was holiday in her college for some days.
Preliminary investigation revealed that she went out in the evening on Saturday to buy candles. But she didn’t return till late night and her parents failed to contact her on her mobile phone even after four hours she went out of the house.
Failing to get in touch with her, the victim’s family members contacted the landlord of the house where she used to stay as a paying guest.
The person told them that she went out to buy candles and before leaving, she had also informed them that she would go to a nearby temple after buying the candles.
He told them that he was also worried because Sajukta had not returned. The landlord enquired other inmates of the house to ask if they knew anything about the victim. But they too, had failed to give any clue about Sanjukta.
Finally, the landlord contacted the police and sought their help to find her out. The victim’s parents too contacted the police over phone and provided all necessary details about her.
The police initiated a search and went to some of her friends’ houses. But they couldn’t find her. Later police received information that local people at Fingpara found a body of a woman floating in a pond. Police rushed to the spot and took her to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.
There were some injuries on her body, which has been sent for an autopsy.
Police are, however, yet to ascertain the exact reason behind her death, but suspect that there could be someone local from the area involved in the crime.