JU Student Found Dead on Rly Tracks


Kolkata: A Jadavpur University postgraduate student who had gone missing six days ago was found dead on the railway tracks near Jadavpur station on Thursday. The student has been identified as Subhajit Das.

Prima facie, it looked like a case of either suicide or accidental death, according to police. But the student’s mother Sujata refused to believe that her son committed suicide.

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Locals residing between Baghajatin and Jadavpur station told GRP that they had seen a young man sitting by the railway tracks on Wednesday night. He had jumped on the track after two bogies of a Sealdah-bound had already crossed him, they claimed.

According to his friends, Subhajit was not attending classes lately. They could not even ascertain why he had shifted from his mess or the reason for missing classes. Subhojit had shifted to a PG on June 30. And he went missing on that night.

“His friends have been asking about his whereabouts on social networking sites. When classes commenced, Shubhojit’s parents came and met me. They said that their son was untraceable. I advised them to report the matter to the police,” said Madhuja Mukherjee, head of film studies department. Subhojit had enrolled for a PG course in film Studies after completing MA in English from JU.

Santanu Biswas, the head of department in English, who knew Subhojit from his UG days, was surprised and sad to hear the news. “Subhojit was always an above average student. But classroom interactions were limited. So I was not aware of what was going on in his mind,” he said.

Debasish Bej, SRP (Sealdah) said he had no knowledge of the case, almost 48 hours after telling JU authorities that no one had complained about this case to him.