An 18-year-old boy, who had aspired to be a computer science engineer after passing higher secondary examinations with flying colours, was beaten to death on mere suspicion that he had stolen mangoes from a neighbour’s garden.
The incident took place at Satyajit Park area in Haridevpur.It may be mentioned that an ITI student was beaten to death just 27 days ago at Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas on suspicion that he had stolen a buffalo.
Police said that in the incident of Haridevpur the victim, Anirudha Biswas was beaten up on Friday evening. He succumbed to his injuries on late Tuesday night in a private hospital at Ekbalpore. Two persons were arrested in connection with the incident.
A senior police officer said that Anirudha was standing with one of his friends Supratim outside the garden of one Chinmoy Sardar on Friday evening. Sardar was in an inebriated state and he suspected that Anirudha along with Supratim had stolen mangoes from a tree in his garden.
Chinmoy and his friend, Binod Balmik, who was also in an inebriated state started beating up Anirudha. Supratim had tried to rescue him. But he could not do it as they were beating him badly up with wooden logs and bamboo sticks.
Finding the situation turning a worse, Supratim informed Anirudha’s family members. They rushed to the spot to find him lying in a pool of blood.They took him to Thakurpukur Hospital in an unconscious state with injuries all over his body.He was later shifted to a private hospital in Ekbalpore as his condition had deteriorated.
Anirudha, who has passed Madhyamik examination in 2014 with letter marks in six subjects, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital late Tuesday night. Police arrested both Chinmoy and Binod after initiating a case on charges of murder.
Anirudha was a meritorious student and he had aspired to be a computer science engineer after passing out Higher Secondary examination with first division marks. He had applied in Asutosh College to study with honours in computer science.
His family members were also ready to do anything to support him to continue with his higher studies. But the dreams of his parents of seeing him as a computer science student ended with the incident in which he was beaten to death for no mistake of his, said a neighbour.Local people demanded maximum punishment of the accused in this connection.