Siliguri, 22nd November: Within less than a week from the incident, Siliguri police arrested the prime suspect of the Gulma Tea Estate murder case. Ganesh Baraik, the alleged 'Stoneman' was arrested last night in connection to the incident.
It is to be noted, the body of a man with multiple head injuries was found on November 18 afternoon, in the Bansbari area of Section No. 07 in Gulma Tea Estate adjacent to Milan More under Pradhan Nagar police station. Since then, the police registered a case of murder and launched a rigorous investigation into the matter.
During the investigation, police managed to solve the murder case within five days of the incident. Pradhan Nagar Police, today, produced Ganesh Baraik in Siliguri court and demanded police remand to further investigate the matter. The accused is likely to be brought in the Pradhan Nagar police station by evening.
According to the locals, an unidentified person had come to their village intending to steal a goat. In the course, Ganesh Baraik got in a dispute with the man which eventually led to a fight. Ganesh allegedly attacked the man with a stone, killing him on the spot.
Reportedly, West Zone DCP Kunwar Bhushan Singh of Siliguri Metropolitan will provide detailed information regarding the incident in a press conference this evening.