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West Bengal: 21-yr-old jumps to death while fleeing from mob

Police recovered the body of Rizwanur Rahman on Tuesday afternoon.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: June 22, 2016 1:59:30 am

A THIRD-YEAR BSc student fell to his death from the terrace of an abandoned house in Murshidabad district’s Jiaganj area late Monday. Police recovered the body of 21-year-old Rizwanur Rahman on Tuesday afternoon.

A resident of Domkal, Rahman used to stay at a mess in Jiagunj along with other boys. Police sources said the incident took place when the locals, on Monday, attacked the boys following allegations of eve-teasing. “Trying to avoid the irate mob, Rahman, who was a meritorious student, climbed to the terrace of an adjoining building and jumped,” said a police officer.

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Shimul Roy, the owner of the building where the students used to stay, said: “Locals have alleged that some students who stayed here used to eve-tease girls but this had not been proved.”

A case of unnatural death has been initiated by the police. “The cause of the death will be ascertained for sure once the postmortem report arrives,” said a senior district official.

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