Filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak’s grand-daughter dies in accident; mother suspects foul play

Zeenews Bureau

Kolkata: Aditi Ghatak, 19-year-old grand daughter of legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak succumbed to her injury on Sunday afternoon following a car accident on November 30. But her family is in complete denial of her death due to accident and suspects foul play. Her mother Sanghita lodged a complaint with the Tiljala police station alleging that her daughter was poisoned.

Aditi was out on a drive along with her friend Gyanjit Pattar and two of his female friends Alisha and Taniya. The four drove to Goalbati area in Kheyada at around 8pm. Gyanjit was on phone while driving and apparently lost control of the car and the vehicle tripped into a canal in the area.

Talking to TOI, a source said, “At around 6pm, she received a call from her friend Gyanjit Pattar asking her to meet at a coffee shop near Lake Gardens. Accordingly, she left the New Alipore LIC housing residence, which belonged to her grandmother Surama Ghatak.”

According to the police, Gyanjit was the first to come out of the car. He called for help but after having found no response, he rescued Alisha and Taniya. He tried to rescue Aditi who was on the other side of the car. The three then took Aditi to Ruby Hospital and informed her mother about the accident. But the trio left the hospital before Aditi’s family arrived.

Aditi’s mother said, “My daughter might have been drugged. She never went out of home without informing the family members." But on Friday, we were in dark on where she went who she met.”

Gyanjit’s house in Kasba is under lock and key since Dcemeber 1 and his mobile is switched off. The Police is investigating to find the intent behind the alleged murder.