Kolkata: Kolkata police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) on Monday to probe the unnatural death of teenager Aabesh Dasgupta (17) at upscale Sunny Park apartment in Ballygunge on 23 July evening.
Joint police commissioner (crime) Vishal Garg has been made the head of the SIT of which divisional commissioner (detective department) Nilu Sherpa is a member. The move came after deceased Aabesh’s mother Rimhjim Dasgupta, maternal uncle Raja Dasgupta, and a few other family members called on the Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar at Lalbazar today afternoon demanding an impartial probe.
They spoke to Kumar and Garg for over two hours during which the police officers asked Rimjhim what Aabesh had told her while leaving home on the fateful day and whether she was aware about any dispute between Aabesh and any of his friends. Soon after the bereaved family left Lalbazar, police announced the formation of the SIT to probe the death of the class XII student at Sunny Park apartment where he had gone to attend the birthday party of a friend.
Rimjhim told reporters that the police commissioner have told her that the cops were investigating the investigating the family’s allegation of murder and they have not arrived at any conclusion yet.
This is contrary to the accidental death theory that the police had been emphasising from the very next day of Aabesh’s death. In the aftermath of the death on 23 July evening, the cops had however, maintained that the teenager was stabbed to death with a broken bottle by one of his friends.
Lalbazar sources said that the SIT was speaking to each of the 16 teenage friends of Aabesh who were in the birthday party at the lawn of Sunny Park on 23 July. The cops have already collected the blood-stained shirt of a male friend, and have sent the broken bottle from the death scene for forensic examination of finger prints.