A man was brutally murdered in broad daylight today at Collegepara in Ward 17 of Siliguri Municipal Corporation today morning. The deceased has been identified as Ranjan Das (48) and accused in the case, Rajiv Das, has been arrested by the police.
Sources share that the incident took place in front of Siliguri College, where Rajiv stabbed Ranjan multiple times.
Ranjan tried to escape, but was caught near Baghajatin Park by the witnesses. He was reportedly thrashed by the mob before the police was notified.
A police force led by Dendup Sherpa, ACP Zone 1, reached and arrested Rajiv. Presently, the police is still stationed around the area.
During interrogation, Rajiv stated that he committed the crime in vengeance because Ranjan had allegedly assaulted his mother a few days back.
As the news spread, terror engulfed the students of Siliguri Girls School and majorly, of Siliguri College.
The unfortunate incident, however, is not the first. The ever increasing murders happening during the peak hours of the day have raised questions about the common man’s security in the city.