Kolkata: Police officials probing the death of Aabesh Dasgupta after being allegedly hit by a broken alcohol bottle have seized mobile phones of his friends, present at the party where the incident happened, to check messages exchanged among them on social media.
The cyber section of the Kolkata Police will conduct an examination of the mobiles to examine messages exchanged among those friends on Whatsapp, Snapchat and Facebook before and after the death of the 17-year-old on Saturday, a senior police officer said today.
It was learnt that out of the 15 persons present at the party, a few have "deleted" some of their messages as well as their posts on social media, he said.
"Our Cyber crime section is working on retrieving those deleted messages using some specific software. These posts can be crucial to give us an idea of what was going on after the death of Aabesh," the officer said.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Police sleuths have called some of Aabesh's "friends" again today for another round of grilling.
Seven "friends" and writer Amit Chaudhuri and his daughter were questioned in connection with the matter yesterday.
Police also visited a south Kolkata club, where the birthday of Amit Chaudhuri's daughter was celebrated on Saturday and spoke to the officials there.
CCTV footages of the club were also seized for further investigation, another officer confirmed.
Guests at the birthday party of Chaudhuri's daughter, all teenagers, had gathered at the club before going to the author's apartment complex in upscale Ballygunge where Aabesh died.
Aabesh, a class XI student, died of wounds inflicted by glass shards and the police registered a murder case against "unknown persons" on the basis of his mother's statement.