A grievously injured man was found lying in an unconscious state near his house in the urban slum area of Telco thana on Wednesday night.
The victim identified as Prabhat Tiwary, was rushed to the MGM Medical College Hospital, where he was declared as brought dead.
Tiwary, a resident of Bajrangi Bagan, was an alcoholic. He had picked up a fight with a local shopkeeper under the influence of liquor at around 11 pm on Wednesday night. The argument between the two led to shopkeeper assaulting Tiwary with others.
According to sources, the victim, a private company employee, had sustained grievous injuries on his face and head during the assault. This made Tiwary loose conscious on the spot. His family was alerted about the around midnight. Following which, they rushed him to the hospital, where he was declared dead.
The police on being informed about the unnatural death rushed to the hospital and seized the dead body for both Covid test and autopsy.
Officer-in-charge of Telco thana, Akhilesh Kumar Mandal confirmed the death. “The man had reportedly picked up a quarrel with a local shop-keeper at Bajrangi Bagan and had abused the shop-keeper. In a reaction to the abuses, the shopkeeper assaulted him with fisticuffs along with others. During the assault, he fell down and succumbed to internal injury. Later, when his family members rushed the man to the medical college hospital, he was declared as brought dead,” said the OC while talking to The Telegraph Online.
According to Mandal said, “Preliminary investigation indicates it to be a case of unintentional murder, but still we are trying trace people involved in the assault.”
He added, “The family is yet to lodge a formal first information report or give a formal statement to the police, as they also are unaware of the people who assaulted the victim. The investigation is in progress, those found guilty will be punished.
According to sources, the police already picked up four individuals in connection with the murder case.