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Mamata orders CID probe into Mita Mondal death case

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister today ordered a CID probe into the death of Mita Mondal and promised family members of the deceased, who visited her at the Secretariat today, with a job and adequate action in the matter.

After meeting Mita's father Sahadeb Das, her uncle Ranajit Das and two elder brothers Bappa and Kokhon, Banerjee promised them with job for one member of the family and taking care all debts the family made to get their daughter married.

Banerjee promised to clear a debt of Rs 70,000, which Sahadeb had taken for Mita's marriage, from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and payment of his medical expenses.

"They are a very poor family. One member of the family will be given a job and the debt of Rs 70,000 which they had taken during the girl's marriage, will be cleared from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund... And I have ordered the CID to inquire into the matter," Banerjee said.

Mita, a first-class in MA in Bengali from the Jadavpur University in 2015, allegedly committed suicide on October 11 at her in-law's residence at Kushberia in Uluberia after a spat with her husband Rana Mondal.

After Mita's family alleged that she was tortured and murdered, the police arrested Rana and his father Bijendra, while the mother-in-law and brother were absconding.

"I know I will not get back my daughter... She has gone forever... We have sought justice from the Chief Minister," Sahadeb, a mason who lives in Sukantapally, Garia, told reporters after meeting Banerjee.

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A CID team visited the Uluberia residence of the

in-laws' family of the deceased and inquired about the incident from the neighbours.

The team also inspected the room where the body was found but refused to say anything to waiting media persons.

Meanwhile, Mita's uncle Ranjit Das, elder brother Khokan Das, JU Bengali department batchmate Jasodhara Gupta and some others went to Uluberia police station and submitted a deputation demanding fair probe into the incident and arrest of all those allegedly involved including her mother-in-law Kalpana Mondal and brother-in-law Rahul Mondal.

Her husband Rana Mondal and father-in-law Dijendra Mondal are alreay behind the bars in connection with the incident.

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 20:23 IST