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Two city students drowned in Subarnrekha near Manikui

Two teen-aged students from the city drowned in Subarnrekha river near Manikui, Chandil Monday while bathing in the river. The two deceased have been identified as Anshik Banerjee (16), a student of DBMS School, Kadma and Rajat Kamal (17) a sudent of DAV, Bistupur. The dead bodies of both the deceased have been recovered from the river. The police have taken three friends of the two deceased into their custody.
During interrogation the friends told the police that after their two friends drowned in the river they were frightened and after disposing off their clothes and other things they fled from the place.

Meanwhile, the family members of Anshik Banerjee have accused the three friends of murdering Anshik.

Police have recovered two bodies
of 17-year-old boys from Subernarekha river along
Manikui under Chandil thana area in the adjoining
Seraikela-Kharsawan district from here this afternoon.

The police sent them to MGM Medical College mortuary
where one of the bodies was identified as that of Rajat
Kamal, son of Kamal Prasad Singh, a resident of RIT area
in Adityapur. But, the body of other could not be identified.
OC, Kadma , RD Singh, contacted the family members
at the medical college morgue for identification of the
body, but the family members initially denied the body to be that
of Anshik.

Significantly, Rajat Kamal was a student of DAV Public School in Bistupur and was missing from Monday afternoon

One the other hand, Anshik Banerjee, class XI student of DBMS English School , Kadma had gone missing from the city since Monday afternoon. Anshik Banerjee, did not return home till late in the night on Monday. Sensing trouble his father Durga Das Banerjee, an employee of an industrial unit at Adityapur, lodged a missing report with the Kadma police station.
According to information, Anshik a student of Commerce stream had not gone to the school on Monday and had instead gone for moving around at some place along with three of his classmates.

One of his classmates, Abhinav Sharma, who is a resident of Mango later told Anshik’s mother that they had dropped him at the Sakchi auto-stand at about 1.30 pm on Monday for catching an auto-rickshaw for reaching his Sidhgora home.

Anshik’s mother Pompa Banerjee said that Anshik is her only son and they are worried over his missing.

Anshik Banerjee

” We are in state of shocking as there has been no reports of him. When I returned home at 5 pm, I did not find him, I informed my husband who was on duty. He went to the school and later we searched the cellnumber of Anshik’s friends and ultimately could contact with Abhinav who claimed to have drop the boy at the Sakchi auto-stand at around 1.30 pm,” said Pompa Banerjee .

The woman further said that when she contacted Abhinav he first claimed to have dropped Anshik at the Sakchi auto-stand. The other two students who had gone with Anshik were Ankit Kumar and S. Siddharth, both residents of Adityapur.
Meanwhile, a team of police officials went over to the Sakchi auto-stand for looking into the CCTV footages.

OC, Kadma police station, RD Singh had earlier said that they had started searching for the missing DBMS English School student after getting a complaint late last night.

Earlier, Singh said, “It is too early to comment whereabouts of missing student. A police team scanned the CCTV footages of the Sakchi auto-stand, but there was no any image of two or three students dropping Anshik at the auto-stand,” said Singh.

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