Police lodge case of murder
Mail News Service
Gamharia: The Kandra police recovered a body with severed head from the Kandra-Sini rail section (pole # 391/S 2). The body has been identified as that of 25 year old Sanju Mandal, son of Ramesh Mandal resident of Dumra village under Kandra police station.
The head was severed from the body. Police have sent the body to Saraikela Sadar Hospital for postmortem.
Upon enquiry from family members, Sanju’s sister Tusu Mandal informed that her brother returned from his duty at the local Neelanchal Company at around 2:30 pm on Friday. He took his lunch and went out in the evening. Tusu said that Sanju did not return home till late night and so her folks searched around for him. She said that they heard about her brother’s body being found on the rail tracks on Saturday morning.
Tusu Mandal accused Dumra residents Seema Mandal and her husband Baburam Mandal of murdering her brother Sanju Mandal. She said that Sanju was having an affair with a married woman of the same village, Seema Mandal. In the mean time, Sanju’s family members had arranged for his marriage with a girl named Mala Mandal and the marriage was to take place on March 15 last. But Seema Mandal had complained in the Kandra PS that Mala Mandal was a minor as she had not attained 18 years of age.
Later Mala and Sanju’s engagement ceremony was performed and the marriage ceremony would have been held after the girl attained the age of majority.
Tusu Mandal also stated to the police that on Friday evening, Baburam Mandal had come to their house and threatened to kill Sanju. Based on Tusu’s statement, the police filed a case and started searching for the accused. As per report, Baburam Mandal and his wife Seema Mandal have been absconding since Friday night after locking their house.
According to another report a dispute of territorial demarcation between the Railway Police and Kandra police resulted in the body’s lying on the tracks for 15 hours after which, the dispute being resolved, the Kandra policed took charge of the corpse and sent it for postmortem.