Murder Over Suspected Cattle Theft; TMC’s Tapas Mallick Arrested

He was arrested near Duttapukur in neighbouring North 24 Parganas district.

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  • Tapas Mallick, a local Trinamool Congress leader and one of the ten persons accused in the lynching of an ITI student in Diamond Harbour of South 24 Parganas district, has been arrested by the police on Friday.

  • Tapas was absconding ever since an FIR was lodged by the family of Kaushik Purkait who was beaten to death on suspicion of being involved in cattle theft from the area on Monday night.

  • 4 others were previously arrested in connection with the murder and were remanded to a 13-day police custody by SDJM court, Diamond Harbour on Wednesday.

(With agency inputs)

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