A 28-year-old man, nephew of an accused arrested on Saturday in the infant trafficking case, was found hanging in his room on Sunday. Tanmoy Chakraborty’s aunt Basanti Chakraborty had “surrendered” before the CID, the agency investigating the case, on the previous day. Doctor’s at Vidyasagar Hospital declared him brought dead.
Although investigators claim the reason behind the death is unclear and that they were looking into the deceased’s possible links with the case, relatives say he was depressed.
“He was so depressed that he couldn’t get himself to talk. He broke down after the police team had left (after a raid at one of their home in Green Park at Hanspukur the previous day). He was feeling humiliated,” said Alpana Chakraborty, another aunt to Tanmoy.
Tanmoy is a Commerce graduate but unemployed.
According to sources, Basanti had visited Tammy’s home and had spent about half-an-hour with them, a few hours before she was arrested. She stayed just 10 minutes away from his family.
According to his family, police had investigated their connections with Basanti.
“Tanmoy felt his family wouldn’t be able to face the neighborhood,” said a family member.
CID officials are likely to go for a face-to-face interrogation of Basanti and Bimal Adhikari, administrator of Joka Millenium Old Age Home and Rehab Centre at South 24 Parganas. Locals pharmacy shops at Bangur-the posh residential area where Adhikari has a two-storey house, claimed that Adhikari used to purchase biscuits and baby food in bulk from them.