Two bodies fished out from the canal in Lake Town sparked tension in the area on Sunday morning.
Police said that both the bodies were sent for the post mortem and they were awaiting the reports. The officers identified the deceased as Tartik Roy and Snehasis Das, residents of Kestopur. The police are investigating whether those men were killed before being thrown into the canal.
“The local source revealed that a private car was standing beside the canal for long on Saturday. Some unfamiliar faces were seen sitting in that car. Those people were mysterious and they could be connected to the case,” an investigating officer said.
A team of investigators that went to Roy and Das’s houses said that both of them were very close friends. They left the house on Saturday saying they would be going to a restaurant for lunch. But they did not return home. The family members had lodged complaint with the Lake Town police station.
Early on Sunday, some locals alerted the police that two bodies were fished out from the canal. The morning walkers witnessed those bodies and called the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate. “The police came in time and took those bodies for the post mortem,” said a local resident.
However, the locals have alleged that the area has become vulnerable since some days. “We have been witnessing some rowdies speeding their motor bikes during days and nights and sometimes they even threaten the passersby. We have reported the matter to Bidhannagar Commissionerate,” local said.
“The security alongside the VIP Road has been tightened by the Bidhannagar Commissionerate, but these kinds of incidents keep happening throughout the year. The patrolling jeeps of the police are seen during the day, but night patrolling has to be improved,” the resident said.
It may be recalled that one person’s body was found near the canal side a few days ago. Later police learnt that the man was a dreaded criminal who was in his hide outs.
“Tartik Roy and Snehasis Das are private sector employees. We will investigate, whether they have any criminal connections,” said the police officer.