Police investigations into the killing of the Northbrook Jute mill CEO H K Maheshwari has revealed over 30 grievous wounds on his body.
While the post-mortem examination report is awaited, among the “blood-stained weapons of murder” that the Hooghly district police have reportedly seized so far are six concrete slabs, two bricks and four iron rods. Other ‘weapons’ reportedly used were uprooted iron grill railings, pieces of iron pipes and even flower tubs.
The slain CEO’s son, Mayank Maheshwari( 30), who has arrived from Chicago to perform the last rites of his father, received his body from the hospital along with other family members today.
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Mayank, when contacted, said: “I pray that my father rests in peace. And he would rest in peace if justice is done.”
“The family had their tickets booked for Chicago on July 16. The family had planned a trip to Alaska,” informed Pradeep Pasari, son in law of slain CEO H K Maheshwari.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two more accused in the incident. Sunil Choudhury, Superintendent of Police, Hooghly, said, “We have arrested one person today and seven persons in the last two days.” Twelve persons are named in the FIR.
He added: “We are yet to receive the post-mortem examination report. Doctors, however, said H K Maheshwari died of ‘brick batting injuries’. All of the seven accused persons have been remanded in police custody till June 22.
Meanwhile, four more jute mills in and around Kolkata have suspended work, apprehending labour unrest. Auckland Jute mill at Jagaddal in North24-Parganas, Victoria Jute Mill in Bhardeshwar in Hooghly district and New Central Jute mill in Budge Budge put up work suspension notices today.
In Victoria Jute mill, ten among a group of workers who resorted to agitation were reportedly suspended. Kalipur Jute mill, too, witnessed agitation.
In some places, road and rail blockades were put up in protest against suspension of work.