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Mystery shrouds death of polytechnic student who fell from running bus

 MPost |  2016-08-01 01:42:58.0  |  Kolkata

The case of a  polytechnic student, who reportedly died of falling from a running bus, has turned mysterious post murder allegations.

The family members of the victim, however, alleged that it was a case of murder and they demanded a high level inquiry into the incident.

The college authorities, however, said that the victim died after falling from a running bus.

Police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the death of the student and have started a probe.

Police said that the victim, Sandip Mukherjee a student of a private polytechnic college at Abhirampur area, was a second year student of civil engineering.

Police said that Sandip was returning home from his college on Tuesday afternoon when he fell on the ground from the bus.

Some of his classmates took him to Durgapur sub-divisional hospital and later he was shifted to a private hospital as his condition deteriorated.

After fighting much for life, the victim finally succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning.

Victim’s family members have alleged that he had bruises on several parts of his body.

They have raised questions as the victim’s dresses were torn which makes them believe that he was tortured and beaten up by some persons. Even the shoes were torn.

The family members expressed their suspicion that he might have been murdered. 

They also said that there would not have been several injury marks on his body, if it had been a case of accident. 

The victim’s college mates told the police that it was just a case of accident and there was no foul play behind the incident.

Police are investigating into all possible angles behind the death of the student.

One of his fellow students told the police that the victim was talking over his cell phone at the gate and fell down from a speeding bus.

As he received internal injuries, his condition deteriorated.  

Police were interrogating the victim’s college mates and the bus conductor in the course of investigation, but they are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind his death.

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