Kolkata: The police on Sunday registered a case of murder after a teenager was found dead with multiple injuries at the apartment complex of noted author Amit Chaudhuri where he had gone to attend a birthday party.
A grievously injured Abesh Dasgupta, a Class 12 student, was found in a pool of blood in the ground floor car park of the apartment complex in South Kolkata’s Ballygunge on Saturday.
He was later declared dead at a hospital. A blood-soaked neck of a broken bottle was found from the spot.
While the police on Saturday registered a case of unnatural death, a murder case was initiated on Sunday following a complaint by the Dasgupta family.
“A murder case has been initiated. A post-mortem examination is being conducted. Prima facie it appears the death was caused due to massive bleeding,” said a police officer.
Alleging that cover-up attempts were being made, the boy’s mother demanded interrogation of all who attended the birthday party.
“At the hospital, all the kids said they did not see anything, they all are saying they are unaware. How can this happen? It was a party, a murder happened and none of them know anything? How is that possible?”
“Police should interrogate all the kids, then only the truth will come out,” Abesh’s mother Rimjhim Dasgupta said.
While the Dasgupta family claimed that their boy went to attend the birthday party of Chaudhuri’s daughter Aruna, the Sahitya Akademi Award winning author claimed that his daughter as well as most of the group present in the party “did not know” Abesh.
“The gathering, meant to celebrate my daughter’s 18th birthday, had not been organised by us, but by two of her school friends, and was completely unknown to my daughter until she returned home on Saturday after her tuition.’
“My daughter and, indeed, most of that group did not know the boy (Abesh) who later died of an injury. He had not been invited by those who’d put together the occasion and had come with one of the five boys in the group,” Chaudhuri said in a statement.