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Featured Image: Representational photo of a policeman inspecting a suspicious trolley bag. 

By A Newsman

Hooghly, 10 September: A COURT in Hooghly’s Serampore on Thursday has sent arrested bank manager Samaresh Sarkar to 14-days jail custody in the sensational Corpse Trolley murder of a woman and her daughter in late August.

No lawyer at the Serampore court came forward to defend Samaresh and hence, there was no plea for bail for the 47-year old man, who was posted as a manager in the Central Bank of India Mamra Bazar branch in Durgpaur till his arrest on 29 August.

He is a native of Titagarh in North 24-Pargans district and has been married with two teenage children.

Samaresh was arrested on 29 August from Seoraphuli in Hooghly, 20 km off Kolkata, after he disposed of corpse-loaded four travel bags that included two trolley bags, in the Hooghly river while travelling by a motor-boat.

Fellow passengers had caught him on the basis of suspicion and then handed over to the police, leading to the revelation of a bone-chilling double murder of a mother-daughter duo. He was remanded to 12 days police custody by the Serampore court on 30 August.

During the interrogation by police, Samaresh confessed to having killed Sucheta Chakraborty (32) of Bidhannagar Housing in Durgapur, with whom he had developed an extramarital relationship. Samaresh said he killed Sucheta, who was staying away from her husband since 2011, as she was pressurising him for marriage.

But Samaresh is maintaining that he did not kill Sucheta’s daughter Deepanjana (05) although he chopped up the corpses of the mother-daughter duo and had loaded them into four travel bags for disposal.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PAST 12 DAYS:

  1. Samaresh shows the wash-tub at Sucheta’s Durgapur house in which he had killed Sucheta by drowning her head.
  2. Intestines of Sucheta and her daughter recovered from the septic tank of her Durgapur house.
  3. Two gamchas (soft towels) and a chopper are found in Sucheta’s house. Samaresh had used the items to cut the two dead bodies.  
  4. Samaresh takes police to the Durgapur shop from where he had bought a large trolley bag used to dispose the dead bodies.
  5. Police find the drivers in whose hired cars Samaresh had travelled from Durgapur to Burdwan and Burdwan to Seoraphuli with the four bags loaded with corpses.
  6. Police find that Samaresh’s mother is the nominee for the fixed deposits that Sucheta had at the Central Bank Mamra Bazar branch.
  7. Sucheta’s estranged husband Srutinath Mukherjee identifies the body of their daughter at Serampore Walsh Hospital morgue.
  8. Samples from Sucheta’s body and blood from her maternal uncle Prabhat Pathak sent for DNA test to reaffirm the identity of the mutilated corpse as the severed head could not be found.

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