The four Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel accused of assaulting a 25-year-old youth at Dum Dum Cantonment station on the night of July 31 have been identified, an officer of the Government Railway Police (GRP) said on Monday.
The names have been kept under wraps for the sake of the investigation, he said. “They have been asked to appear at the Dum Dum GRP office on Tuesday.”
The family of Rajkumar Saha, the assaulted youth, had accused the RPF of trying to hush up the incident.
The youth has alleged that he was attacked for asking an RPF guard in plainclothes to show his identity card.
“The RPF guard who had allegedly masterminded the attack was not on duty that night. We will question him and his accomplices on Tuesday,” said Utpal Naskar, the superintendent of Sealdah GRP.
“Legal formalities will be initiated against the four only after the youth identifies them,” said Naskar.
“We will examine the four separately and record their statements,” said a GRP officer.
Rajkumar’s sister Srabani met Naskar on Monday. “Naskar enquired about the incident and I told him about my brother’s plight. He has assured me of all help,” she said.
The photographs of the four would be shown to Rajkumar. “There will be no problem in arresting the accused once Rajkumar identifies them,” said the officer.
A complaint lodged by Rajkumar’s sister Srabani with the Dum Dum GRP on August 1 states that the accused and three accomplices attacked Rajkumar with sticks, leading to profuse bleeding from his left ear. He was waiting at the station for the day’s last Dum Dum-bound train.
Doctors found a fractured bone above Saha’s left ear.
“A man came to my brother and asked him to leave the platform without any reason. When my brother refused he identified himself as an RPF guard,” Srabani said in her complaint.
“When my brother asked him to show his identity proof, the man left the place threatening that he would teach him a lesson and returned shortly with three others and attacked him,” she said.
“A person identifying himself as an RPF guard called me the next day and offered me half the treatment cost for my brother if I refrained from lodging any complaint,” said Srabani, an IT professional who works in Salt Lake’s Sector V.
Man dies in accident
A man was killed and three others were injured after a truck collided with the Indica they were travelling in at the Hatibagan intersection in Burtolla area around 5am on Monday.
The four men were taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, where one of them, Bapi Mondal, 25, was declared dead.
In another incident on Sunday evening, Rina Bibi, 45, was knocked down by a vehicle at Garden Reach. She has been admitted to Sambhunath Pandit hospital.