A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death during a birthday party of noted author Amit Chaudhuri’s daughter at their residence in a posh Kolkata locality Saturday, police said.
Police have detained the victim Aabesh Dasgupta’s friend, also aged 17, in connection with the case. The venue was 6 Sunny Park, Ballygunge Place.
Aabesh, a student of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, was “stabbed repeatedly with a broken glass bottle” after the party, police said, adding that Chaudhuri and his wife rushed Aabesh to the nearby AMRI hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
“We believe both boys were inebriated. The 17-year-old stabbed his friend following an altercation. We are not sure about the reason that led to the altercation,” a police officer claimed.
Police described the attack as “brutal”, with one officer saying that the victim suffered “multiple injuries to his chest and the back, which were consistent with multiple stabbings”.
“We have recovered broken bottles as evidence,” the officer said.
The party at Chaudhuri’s residence was attended by several of Aabesh’s classmates. Despite repeated attempts, neither Chaudhuri nor his wife could be contacted for a comment.
At the hospital, the victim’s mother, Rimjhim Dasgupta, said, “All these children were together the entire day. How is it possible that something like this happened and they didn’t realise?” Her husband Saugata Banerjee, who had been assistant director to Sandip Ray — son of noted Bengali director Satyajit Ray — on several films, died on February 14, Rimjhim said.