Hooghly, Sept. 5: The district police today suspended constable Purnendu Samanta for opening fire on Sanjoy Chakraborty, the businessman killed on his way home on Wednesday.
“We will arrest him if he cannot produce adequate reasons for firing,” said superintendent of police Ajoy Kumar. The police had initially said Chakraborty’s friend, who was riding pillion on his motorcycle, had fired first.
Kumar said the deputy superintendent of the district enforcement branch will investigate the case. Members of Chakraborty’s family said they will move the rights commission.