Four held for engineer’s death

Kolkata: Four persons were today arrested and a search was on for two others in connection with the mysterious death of a 29-year-old engineer during an alleged fight with a group of locals in south Kolkata, police said.

Subhomoy Jana alias Babusona, Ranadip Sarkar alias Vishal, Surajit Tikadar and Dharmendra Shaw were arrested for their alleged involvement in the case, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

Search is on for two more persons who are currently on the run, he said. The police has given a clean chit to the victim Ronit Mondal’s four friends, who were with him on Friday night when the alleged fight took place.

The arrested persons were being questioned at the Ballygunge police station and their versions would be matched with that of Mondal’s four friends, police said.

Mondal and his four friends, all residents of Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas, on Friday night drove down to Maddox Square after buying ‘biriyani’ from a Park Circus outlet.

The five were having the food when, as per Mondal’s friends, a few locals asked them to leave the place following which there was a quarrel between them that soon turned into a fight.

The five tried to drive away from the place when the locals allegedly threw bricks and other heavy objects that smashed the windshield of the car.

On their way, they found Mondal profusely bleeding from the back of his head following his friends took him to a hospital on the EM Bypass where the youth died on Monday night.