Teenager Allegedly Murdered Over Gambling In Malda

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Malda: A teenager was brutally murdered allegedly by local youths over gambling issue in Malda. The teenager’s body was found on Monday.

According to the deceased, Vikram Mandal’s family, a few days ago a fight broke out between Vikram and a few youths over gambling in Joharatala fair in Englishbazaar. Badal Mandal, Giridhari Mandal, Shyamal Mandal and Ramkrishna Mandal beat up Vikram brutally. Vikram had to be admitted to the hospital. The local police station refused to take a complaint. Vikram’s family filed a complaint in the court against those youths. These youths had been pressurizing and threatening the family for withdrawing the complaint. They threatened to kill Vikram if the complaint was not withdrawn.

On Monday morning, Vikram’s body was found hung onto a tree behind his house. Vikram’s family have accused. Badal Mandal, Giridhari Mandal, Shyamal Mandal and Ramkrishna Mandal, of brutally murdering Vikram. Another important aspect of this case is that Giridhari Mandal is a civic volunteer by profession.

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The officers of the Englishbazaar police station have recovered the body and have sent it to the hospital for post-mortem. All the accused are absconding. The police have started an investigation to nab the culprits.