A Class X student told his mother on Saturday evening that some youths were beating him in an alley behind Ballygunge police station before the call got disconnected. He has been missing since.
The family and his friends rushed to the spot in south Calcutta and found Surojit Mondal’s (picture left) blood-soaked jacket, slippers and broken pieces of his cell phone SIM card. The white wall along the alley had bloodstains too.
Son of a CESC driver of Peyarabagan on Beltala Road, Surojit is a student of Ramrik High School in Bhowanipore. He is the youngest of three brothers and preparing for this year’s Madhyamik.
Surojit allegedly had married a 17-year-old girl last year and “celebrated” their wedding anniversary on Friday.
Police inspected the narrow street and the surroundings with a sniffer dog and detained two boys on the basis of the family’s complaint. Surojit could not be traced till late on Sunday.
“We have learnt that he had a fight with a teenager over his ‘wife’. After the incident, we picked up that youth from his relative’s house in Diamond Harbour on Sunday. Another boy has been detained,” said an officer of Ballygunge police station.
The family said Surojit went for tuition at Padmapukur in the evening and allegedly came out of the class after receiving a call around 5.15pm. He didn’t return.
“My wife received a call around 5.30pm from my son. He was crying and saying some youths were beating him up. He asked her to save him from the youths. The phone abruptly got disconnected and since then it has been switched off,” said Niranjan Mondal, Surojit’s father.
He alleged that a teenager and his friends have been harassing Surojit and his “wife” over the past few days.
Mondal met the chief minister’s personal assistant on Sunday night and handed him a letter addressed to Mamata Banerjee, seeking her intervention.