Kolkata: A first-year medical student has been arrested in connection with last month's lynching and alleged bobbitisation of a man at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, police said on Wednesday.
The body of Korpan Sha, 28, suspected of being a mobile-phone thief, was recovered from the boys' hostel of NRS Medical College Nov 16. He was found tied to a pillar and beaten to death with bamboo sticks allegedly by a group of junior doctors and students.
"We have arrested Jasimuddin, a first-year student, in connection with the lynching," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) P.K. Ghosh said.
The medical student's arrest comes a month after the incident, which has drawn widespread condemnation and allegations against the authorities for trying to "hush up" the matter.
The killed person was a mentally deranged person who was found inside the hostel premises. Students alleged that he was a thief. The attackers allegedly inflicted injuries on his genitals before bobbitising him. He was beaten to death on the suspicion that he was there to steal something.
Besides seeking the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission, city-based rights group Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) has approached the Calcutta High Court to seek a probe monitored by it.
Meanwhile, most of the students who had fled the hostel after the incident have now gradually returned.