statesman news service
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: A 32-year-old man, whose valuables were allegedly snatched while travelling in a train near Rampurhat, was found lying in a semi-conscious state with injuries all over his body at East Jadavpur late last night.
Police said the victim, Mr Biswajit Halder, is a resident of Halla Nagar in East Jadavpur. According to his statement given to police this morning, he had boarded a train from Howrah Station on 16 June for Kamakhya.
Some unidentified youths befriended him during his journey and offered him food. He fell unconscious after having it and the youths allegedly took away all his valuables. When he regained consciousness, he found himself at Rampurhat Station with injury marks all over his body.
Some people gave him money to buy a ticket to return to Howrah Station. Last night he returned to Howrah, but failed to say how he reached his locality in East Jadavpur.
Mr Babu Mistri, one of his neighbours, saw him lying in a semi-conscious state and crying for help. They took him to MR Bangur Hospital and informed police.
Doctors in the hospital stated his condition to be stable. Police took his statement this morning.
A senior police officer said though he recollected the incident, he could not say what had actually happened to him as he was still in a trance. “We are contacting the Railway police and we expect that he can give more information once he gets well,” he said.