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Cops in dark about leader son

Police on Monday evening said they were yet to find out whether the son of Trinamul’s ward 7 councillor Manjusree Das was involved in the alleged fatal assault on Shubhendu Dutta, a tenant in the area, on Saturday night.

Bappa Choudhury, the councillor’s son, had called Dutta to a Trinamul office in Bagbazar ostensibly to settle a dispute between the deceased and a family living in a room he had sublet eight years ago.

According to Dutta’s daughter Sreetama, who had accompanied his father to the party office but was not allowed in, the 56-year-old had been assaulted during the “arbitration” in the presence of Choudhury. Dutta died an hour later, while being taken to hospital.

The police had on Sunday said they had started a probe to find out whether Choudhury was involved in the alleged assault. “We are yet to find out the role of the councillor’s son in the episode,” said an officer.

The joint commissioner of police, crime, Pallab Kanti Ghosh, said: “Police are exploring all possible angles. If any one is found responsible for Dutta’s death, law will take its own course.” Dutta , a physiotherapist, was summoned to the party office allegedly after one of the sub-tenants attacked his daughter.