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Proud of dad, not his department

Tanushree Chowdhury

Tanushree Chowdhury, the daughter of sub-inspector Tapas Chowdhury and a botany honours student, speaks:

My father was a hero to me. I always felt proud that my father worked in the police department. I am known in my para, in my college as “police-er meye” and I took immense pride.

I knew his job carried a certain amount of risk but I never imagined that someone could kill him in daylight right in the heart of the city in front of so many of his colleagues.

My brother, who is in Class IX, still does not know. I’m not sure if my mother can ever come out of the shock. I don’t know how I will manage my fees and sustain my family.

I’m proud that my father was performing his duty till his last breath.

He is still a hero to me but not the department for which he gave his life.

I can see the assassins and the people behind the attack on TV. I only hope all those involved are punished.


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