SFI student death: They snatched my lathi,beat me up,says cop

The injured homeguard was in the bus from which SFI leader Sudipta Gupta allegedly fell.

Written by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Updated: February 5, 2014 6:23:36 pm

BISWAJIT Mondal,the injured homeguard who was in the bus from which SFI leader Sudipta Gupta allegedly fell,was shifted from SSKM to Belle Vue Clinic on Tuesday night because of the serious nature of his injuries.

“It was also done considering the security issue. He might have been attacked at the government hospital,” said a senior police official.

Mondal,26,told The Indian Express: “How is it possible that two homeguards armed with sticks beat up a busload of students? We ourselves were intimidated right from the time we boarded the bus at Esplanade to escort the students to Alipore Presidency Jail. They hurled abuses at us and later beat us up. Sudipta was standing on the foot board and I kept asking him to go inside the bus,but he didn’t listen. He fell from the bus and hit the lamp post.”

Mondal said that he had been badly beaten up by the students in the bus. “They snatched my lathi and beat me with it. I have bruises all over my body,” he said.

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