In a bid to show solidarity with the family of Aabesh Dasgupta, the well-wishers have decided to light candles every evening in front of his photograph at a street corner on Lake Avenue “till he gets justice”.
The well wishers of the family has created a Facebook page - “Justice for Aabesh” - though which all messages relating to build a support system is being circulated.
It has been stated in a recent post that “in fond memory of our beloved Aabesh, we will light candles every evening from 5.30 pm and pray for his soul. We request all of you to make your presence felt. Come one, come all and light a candle in his memory”.
People have started sharing the post and spreading the message among the city dwellers. Hundreds of people from different walks of life are expected to visit Lake Avenue on Wednesday evening.
On Tuesday evening several people gathered at the spot and lit candles. Demanding justice, many friends of Aabesh from the locality said that they also believe it to be a murder and the police needed to take proper steps to identify the culprit.
It may be mentioned that the victim’s mother Rimjhim Dasgupta had also claimed the same, stating that her son’s death was not an outcome of an accident.
According to a friend of the victim, the Facebook page has been created and they have decided to light candles every evening after hinting that there could be an attempt to turn Aabesh’s death to an accidental one. However, they have full faith on the police and they believe that the police
are heading to the right direction.
Actor Rituparna Sengupta, who is a close relative of the Dasgupta family, met the victim’s mother on Tuesday morning. She said that Aabesh’s father had passed away in February. There could be nothing sad than losing two members of the same family within such a short span of time.
“We all expect the family to get justice,” she said. Eminent music personalities like Debojyoti Mishra was present at the candle lighting venue on Tuesday.