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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 23 July: A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death during a friend’s birthday bash in a posh residential apartment at Ballygunge in south Kolkata today evening.

Aabesh Dasgupta, a student of Cambridge High School in the city, had gone to the multi-storey apartment 6 Sunny Park at Ballygunge early in the evening to attend the birthday celebrations of a classmate-friend. Several other friends of Aabesh had also turned up for the event.


Around 08 pm, all the friends descended from the high-rise and assembled at the lawn located on the ground floor of the apartment premises. As they were chatting, an argument broke out between Aabesh and a male friend.

In the process, the latter picked up an empty soft-drink bottle, broke it partially, and stabbed Aabesh in the chest with it. An injured Aabesh tried to escape by rushing into the nearby parking lot of the building but collapsed on the ground due to grievous injury.

Following this, all his friends fled from the spot, including the one who stabbed him. Private security guards spotted Aabesh lying in a pool of blood, and called up the Ballygunge police station.

A police team soon rushed in and took Aabesh to a famed private nursing home at nearby Dhakuria, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. In preliminary observation, doctors have assigned excessive blood secretion and shock as the reason for his death. A post-mortem will be conducted on his body tomorrow to ascertain the cause of death in more specifics.

Police have detained another teenager, who is said to have stabbed Aabesh. This after other friends called up police informing about his complicity.

Preliminary report suggests that the detained teenager and his victim friend were in love with a same girl of their age. An argument broke out between them over this, during which he stabbed Aabesh to death.

Police are talking to his other friends and are scanning the CCTV camera footages from the apartment to learn about the exact turn of events and to ascertain whether any other friend was involved in the crime.

A team from Kolkata Police’s homicide department, forensic and finger print experts, and senior police officials are at the crime scene now carrying out investigation. The detained teenager is being questioned at the Ballygunge police station.



  1. This is tragic for everyone involved. These young people who know this boy will never forget this and will live with the memory that they abandoned him in a time of need. They should come forward and tell the truth so they can at least not be haunted for covering up for the perpetrator.

    My heart especially goes out to Aabesh’s mother, who lost her husband only a few months ago. The story reported here sounds more plausible than the one put out in the Times of India article.


    The Times of India reporting is so completely different in its spin. It’s almost like the Times is giving the young people an alibi for abandoning a bleeding friend. There’s something horribly fishy about why the Times is putting out these kinds of details that are so different from the Newsmen article above. The logic in the Times article does not make sense.

    There are many questions we should ask:

    How does a young man fall on a glass bottle and cut one’s self under the armpit so severely as to bleed to death. See photo in the Times article attached. The photo and Times story does not make sense.

    What kind of “friends” would leave a bleeding human being and think it is ok?

    Who really reported the incident?

    I hope the security guards and police involved are not bribed into silence.

    The truth is what is needed here.


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