Mamata assures help to Suhrid Das`s family

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 22:49

Krishnagar: The family members of Suhrid Das, the Indian-origin grocery store owner who was shot dead on Wednesday night in the US city of Atlanta during a robbery attempt, on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister has instructed Union minister Mukul Roy to make arrangements to bring his
body to his native place.

Suhrid Das, 48, a native of Badkulla in Nadia district was shot on the February 22 night after being confronted by the assailant when he was closing down his store.Das was taken to a hospital but he later succumbed to his injury.
sanjay Das, a brother of Suhrid said he and another brother Ajay were crying at the Delhi airport while waiting for their flight to Kolkata when Mamata Banerjee saw them and enquired reason for crying.

They told Banerjee, who was also returning to Kolkata yesterday about the death of Suhrid in Atlanta.

The chief minister assured them all help from the state government and also from the Centre and instructed Union minister of state for Shipping Mukul Roy to look into the matter and make arrangements for bringing the body of Das to his native place in Badkulla, Sanjay said.

"A West Bengal government officer in Kolkata contacted us and wanted the Passport number and other concerned papers of Suhrid. We have faxed the same to him this morning," he said.

Suhrid`s son Sauvik study in the class eight at Badkullaha United Academy in Nadia district. Sanjay said Suhrid went to the USA in 2001.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 22:49

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