Hindustan Times (Patna) - - METRO - Press Trust of In­dia

SILCHAR: One more suit was reg­is­tered by the Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion on Satur­day over the murder of PhD scholar from As­sam Pri­tam Bhat­tachar­jee at Nau­gachia rail­way sta­tion in Bi­har, ear­lier this year.

Silchar dis­trict bar as­so­ci­a­tion had ap­pealed to NHRC, de­mand­ing that the cul­prits re­spon­si­ble for Pri­tam’s murder be nabbed and pun­ished.

The NHRC has reg­is­tered the suit, its as­sis­tant reg­is­trar (le­gal cell) in­formed the bar as­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Cham­pak Dutta.

Pri­tam Bhat­tachar­jee, a PhD scholar from Silchar had boarded the As­sam-Avadh Ex­press from Guwahati on July 8 and went miss­ing from Nau­gachia sta­tion the next day.

As per re­ports, mis­cre­ants had snatched his lap­top and cam­era dur­ing the two-minute halt at the sta­tion and the 25 year-old youth chased them on the plat­form. He was miss­ing since then till his body was re­cov­ered in a badly mu­ti­lated con­di­tion on July 16 from the rail­way track un­der Kataria over­bridge, 12 km from Nau­gachia sta­tion. The All As­sam Students Union had sub­mit­ted a mem­o­ran­dum to the Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh through the deputy com­mis­sioner of Cachar de­mand­ing a CBI probe into the murder case.

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