‘My son a martyr, won’t cry for him’
Kolkata: When Amitava Malik visited his Madhyamgram home this August, his father Soumen advised him to consider changing his job given the volatile situation in Darjeeling.
“You should be proud that you are a police officer’s father. I will not leave the force,” Amitava replied. On Friday when Soumen heard of his death, these words played over and over in his mind. “My son is a martyr and I’m proud of him. I will not cry,” he said.
Amitava, always a topper in school and college, joined the police in 2014 and was posted in Darjeeling in 2015. The electrical engineer from Burdwan University managed to crack several competitive examinations and could have opted for a ‘safe’ job in the banking or insurance sectors, but opted to join the police. Mumbai: Bombay HC on Friday appointed the wife of a person in coma as his guardian to enable her to operate his bank accounts and handle his financial affairs to continue funding his care.
The two-judge bench perused a report submitted by a sub-divisional magistrate who, visited Leo Lobo at his Nerul home to verify his health. The report confirmed Lobo was in a comatose state. With his health status verified and Lobo’s two married daughters also tendering affidavits they had no objection to their mother handling the finances, the bench declared Philomena Lobo’s guardian.