Saturday, February 4, 2023

Jewellers shut down shutters at Mango to protest murder of shopkeeper


Demand high level probe
: In protest against the murder of a jewellers from Mango, the jewellery shops here closed their shutters seeking high level probe.

Under the banner of Swarnkar Vikash Manch the jewellers led yb senior functionaries Ranjit Kumar Burman and Kishore Kumar Burman met SSP and demanded investigation.

It may be mentioned that the mutilated body of 27-year-old jeweller Santosh Kumar Verma, was found lying at a lone place known as Pakipani under Bodam police station area of Patamda on Friday.

The body was later identified as that of the owner of Alankaar Jewellers of Mango. Officer-in-charge, Bodam police station NK Mandal confirmed it to be a murder.

A resident of Dimna Road Santosh used to run his jewellery shop at Mango Chowk. He was missing from his shop from yesterday evening, one of his friends, lodged a missing report with the Mango police station.

Sources informed that the police are scanning his cell phone so to find a clue related to the gruesome murder.

The traders also demanded adequate security to prevent repetition of such incident. The SSP assured them the culprits would be booked soon and that action would be taken against them.

“It is the duty of the administration to create an environment favorable for the traders.

We will also agitate to provide security to the traders and industrialists,” noted Burman.

“In Jharkhand, businessmen are looted and killed. They are rarely arrested. Businesses can not function under the fear of criminals,” he said. ‘If the situation worsens then businessmen and traders will take to streets to safeguard their interests,” noted a trader.

“Our city is gripped with criminal activities. We condemn the attack on innocent people in past one month or so. We have gathered here today to express out anger against the police administration,” said Burman.

Nonetheless the rising cases of crime in the city have forced the business community to raise voice against the detracting law and order situation for additional security arrangements.

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