PWD engineers inspect infrastructure at Kamduni
Engineers of the Public Works department (PWD) of North 24-Parganas Zilla Parishad visited Kamduni on Tuesday and inspected the existing infrastructure.
Later, they also held a meeting with the state Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked Mullick on Monday to take every step to improve infrastructure of the area.
Local people alleged that the street lights were insufficient and they demanded a permanent police picket.
Mullick said the engineers had produced a report after inspecting the area. It will be examined before taking any necessary action.
“We will examine the reports given by the engineers and do the needful. We will install street lights if they are insufficient,” he said.
A team led by Bharati Mudshuddi on Tuesday visited the area and felicitated Tumpa and Mousumi Kayal. It was learnt that every year on February 7 a meeting will be held to pay respect to the deceased, who was raped and killed.
A special police arrangement will be made as many people from different districts including Kolkata were expected to attend the meeting.
The district administration has been informed and a senior police officer said that arrangements would be made so that people could attend the meeting.
Though Kamduni residents have expressed satisfaction over the judgement in which three of the accused were given death sentence and three others were given life term, they cannot forget the way the college girl was gangraped and brutally murdered by the criminals on June 7, 2013.
The Chief Minister had visited the victim’s house and assured that none of the criminals would be spared. She was criticised heavily by the Opposition parties. But she had the last smile after the criminals were punished.
Local people said though the district administration has deployed indigenous battery operated rickshaws in local parlance to ferry commuters. But these rickshaws stop plying after sunset.
“The incident has created a phobia among local people and we have requested the administration that they ply the rickshaws till late evening.” Mullick said the district administration was considering this proposal. A meeting will held with the RTA and a decision in the matter will be taken soon.
Meanwhile, police picket has been posted to protect the houses of the accused from public wrath.