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Kolkata: Detained for a day, widow of fire victim released

The death of Ranjit was being suspected by the police as either a suicide or an accident.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 13, 2016 5:39:38 am

A day after 63-year-old Ranjit Barat died in a fire at his apartment in Manicktala here, his wife Sutapa Barat, who had been detained after the incident, was allowed to go home on Sunday after being interrogated by the police.

“She may be re-questioned after the post-mortem report arrives,” said a senior official of Manicktala police station on Sunday.

The death of Ranjit was being suspected by the police as either a suicide or an accident.

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The incident took place in the wee hours of Saturday when a fire was reported in a room of an apartment in Manicktala Housing Estate. The room was locked from inside.

After fire fighters doused the flames, police entered the apartment and rescued Sutapa from another room while Ranjit’s body was recovered in the locked room. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

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