29 September, 2020

A Tragedy For Mr Byomkesh

Police detectives are still probing Aabesh’s death, as Calcutta pricks its ears up at hints of a power hush-up

Aabesh’s mother Rimjhim lights a candle at a protest, seeking justice
Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
A Tragedy For Mr Byomkesh

Way To a Tragic End

  • Aabesh, a typical teenager, meets an untimely death
  • Aabesh wanted a friend to introduce him to a girl
  • They were introduced a month ago and bonded
  • The friend’s father warns families of the ‘bad boy’, ‘bad girl’
  • The friend invites Aabesh to attend a birthday party
  • The boys return from lunch, continue drinking wine, vodka
  • Aabesh found bleeding, injured by shards of glass
  • The friend, son of a businessman, leaves alone in his car
  • Aabesh is taken to hospital, is declared ‘brought dead’


The whiff of a scandal, hint of a teenage crush and a swirling mystery involving businessmen, politicians and cel­­ebs have cast a shadow on the untimely and tragic death of a 17-year-old boy and keeping Calcuttans riveted.  The teenager, a class XII student of an elite school, was found bleeding in the parking lot of a well-known housing complex in posh Sunny Park in Ballygunge...



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