Mysterious death of a cop

Abijeet Manna

Abijeet Manna


V.V.Augestine Pic Courtes:Mathrubhumi

V.V.Augestine Pic Courtesy:Mathrubhumi

After Rizwanur Rahaman,the mysterious death of a young cop who was the investigating officer of Rizwanur Rahaman’s death for brief period even puzzled the experienced sleuths.On February11,his beheaded body was discovered on a railway track.Though,Police said,the young railway police officer,Arindam manna committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train,but his family beleave that Arindam was murdered.On September 21,2007,a body of a young man found dead near railway track near Calcutta in the state of west Bengal after accusing his rich in-laws of threatening him, provoked a mob attack on police and cars in Park circus in Calcutta, a Muslim dominated area(Sept 22) .Hours earlier,Rizwanur Rehman’s family had filed a case  with Karaya police Station demanding a probe into the role of his father-in-law,businessman Ashok Todi,in the mysterious death.Rizwanur, 30, was found dead between Dumdum and Bidhannagar Road railway station.The body covered with injury marks and head smashed a month after marring Tody’s daughter against her families wishes.
Similarincident happend in Kottayam district in Kerala where a former additional sub-inspector V.V.Augustine,75,who prepared the FIR in the sister Abhaya murder case found dead in his home on 25 Nov.2008.Police confirmed that he committed suicide by slashing his wrist.
It was alleged that Augustine, who had help to destroy evidence connected with the high profile case, had been suffering from mental depression and had been questioned by various teams including CBI which probed the case.
He was the assitant Sub-Inspector of Kottayam west police station at the time of Abhaya’s death and was the first to reach the St Pious Convent in Kottayam on the morning of March 27, 1992 when the young nun’s body was found in a well .He prepared the FIR and inquest report in the case.


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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