Baharampur: The special investigation team of Baharampur police station arrested the main accused within 72 hours of the youth murder incident. The name of the accused is Akram Sheikh. Murshidabad Police District Superintendent of Police KS Rajkumar said the accused was arrested from Karnasubarna railway station.
On the evening of September 28, Bappa Mandal, a resident of Uttarpara, Baharampur, left his bakery shop and did not return home. On the morning of September 29, Bappa’s bloody body was found near the under-construction National Highway 34 in Raninagar area of Baharampur police station. The father of the deceased, Milan Mondal, claimed that his son was kidnapped on the night of 28th. The kidnappers called him and demanded a ransom of Rs 5 lakh. He took the plainclothes policeman with him and went to pay 1.5 lakh rupees as ransom to the kidnappers. However, the abductors cut off contact with him while leaving. Bappa’s bloody body was recovered on Thursday after the police of Baharampur police station investigated.
Superintendent of Police KS Rajkumar said, ‘The police of Baharampur police station arrested the main accused from Karnasubarna railway station at around 3.30 pm on Saturday in the case of Bappa Mandal murder. The arrested Akram Sheikh is a resident of Sialmara in Baharampur police station. The accused pleaded guilty. He said that he had known Bappa for a long time. We got to know from the call records of the two people. On the day of the incident Akram and Bappa also spoke on the phone several times. The Superintendent of Police also said, ‘Akram and Bappa had a dispute over money for a long time. Akram was pressuring Bappa to return the money recently. But he was not getting that money back.’ During the police interrogation Akram claimed that he was in urgent need of some money. But the money he lent to Bappa was not getting back despite repeated requests. So Akram calls Bappa to a secluded place for some discussion. There, Akram admitted to the police interrogation that he killed Bappa. Akram had reached there earlier with a plan to kill Bappa. After Bappa reached there, Akram killed him after an argument between the two.
He also said, ‘After killing Bappa, accused Akram called his father Milan Mondal from Bappa’s phone and asked him to bring five lakh rupees for ransom. Bappa said that he can pay lakhs to the family members. He agreed to it. But since then he stopped contact and fled the area.’
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