Police await second autopsy report in cop’s death case

February 14th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID), investigating the death of a police officer, is yet to receive the second autopsy report, an official said here Saturday.

“We’ve not received the second autopsy report of Arindam Manna and I hope we’ll get it in the next couple of days,” state Additional Director General of CID Bhupinder Singh told IANS.

Following the furore over the recovery of Arindam Manna’s body next to railway tracks in Hooghly district, a second post-mortem examination was conducted at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital Thursday.

Singh said the CID was looking into all the aspects of the case after allegations levelled by the family members of the victim against the police.

“We’ve to be very careful while probing the case,” said Singh, adding “It’s not possible to say whether it was a murder case.”

He said that sleuths had also recovered a SIM card Friday beside the railway tracks of Mankundu station where Manna was found dead.

“We’re now verifying everything - whether the SIM actually belonged to Manna or someone else. The CID has sent the SIM card to the forensic laboratory for detailed examination,” Singh said.

Manna had supervised the preparation of the inquest report following Muslim youth Rizwanur Rehman’s death.

Rizwanur’s body was found on the railway tracks between Bidhannagar and Dum Dum stations here in Sep 21, 2007.

Rizwanur, a 30-year-old graphic designer, was found dead barely a month after his marriage with Priyanka, the daughter of local industrialist Ashok Todi, who was firmly opposed to the match.

Todi, his brother Pradeep, brother-in-law Anil Saraogi and four senior city police officers - former Kolkata police deputy commissioner Ajoy Kumar, former assistant commissioner of police Sukanti Chakraborty, sub-inspector Krishnendu Das - and Rizwanur’s neighbour S.M. Moinuddin Pappu were subsequently accused of threatening and pressurising Rizwanur to annul his marriage with Priyanka and stay away from her.

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