Police have arrested the main suspect three days after the bodies of two school students, who went missing on August 22, were discovered in the North 24 Parganas district.
Kolkata: Police have arrested the main suspect three days after the bodies of two school students, who went missing on August 22, were discovered in the North 24 Parganas district.
The culprit, 30-year-old Satyendra Chowdhury, was detained near the Howrah railway station.
Various teams, including Bidhannagar detective department and CID, were dispatched to different regions of the country to begin an inter-state manhunt for Chowdhury.
Atanu Dey (16) and Abhishek Naskar (15), two cousins from Baguiati, were allegedly killed in an attempt to defraud Rs 50,000 on the pretext of selling a motorbike. The deceased’s bodies were dumped in two different locations in a canal in Bashirhat in North 24 Pargana on August 22.
Meanwhile, Satyendra Chowdhury is accused of making a ransom call. The families of the teenagers had complained to the Baguiati police station. However, the family claimed that the police did not take action as they ought to have.
In fact, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took the matter seriously and called Bidhan Nagar police commissionerate in the state secretariat and lashed out at them for their sluggish attitude in a meeting.
The bodies of two students were found a day later, and there was widespread outrage among locals and political circles. The BJP decided to raise the issue after the family raised questions about the lacklustre role of the police in the case.
The state administration acted when the matter was raised by the opposition parties to make the partial free inquiry.