Bantala murder accused arrested after 9 days | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing from her Kolkata Leather Complex area home on March 25 and whose body was found a week ago. The accused, Tufan Pramanik, is a cycle shop owner and had been hiding in the Dhapa landfill site for the past 60 hours.
Pramanik was picked up from Khanaberia Sarderpara on Monday. “He was trying to get a job as a conservancy worker. A team spent over 30 hours in the dumpyard before KMC workers helped them identify the accused.
“Pramanik claimed the girl had refused to marry him despite him making all the arrangements. She reportedly claimed the accused had not arranged for her cellphone recharge nor bought her any jewellery or clothes. She allegedly claimed she would have to live in poverty if she married him. This infuriated Pramanik, who then murdered her. However, we are yet to cross-check his claims and are ascertaining if he had used force to try and marry the victim,” said an officer.
Cops had earlier detained the girl’s parents and brother. Pramanik called the girl’s family to pressure them into not lodging a case and tried to convince them she was happy. “The calls came after the murder,” said an officer.

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