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Midnapore: A young sub-inspector (SI) of police, who did not report to duties since 2016, has been found dead by a railway track in West Midnapore district.

The deceased has been identified as Sudipta Dawn, 35, who was a native of Burdwan. He was posted as an SI at Jhargram in 2016 when he stopped reporting to duties reportedly without intimating his superiors.

Sudipta, however, did not tell his parents about this. Rather, he used to visit his home in Burdwan occasionally on the pretext of being on leave.

On 5 August, police found an identified dead body by the railway track at Kasai Halt on Kharagpur-Bankura railway route.

A suicide note found on the dead body and apparently penned by Sudipta read that nobody is responsible for his death. It also mentioned that his bag is kept in the Ram temple near Girimaidan station that falls on the same rail route.

Taking this as a cue, police went there yesterday 6 August and found the bag. Inside was found Sudipta’s identity card.

This took the investigators to Jhargram police station, only to be told that he had been absent from duty since 2016.

Taking his address from the police records, the investigators then contacted his family back in Burdwan. The family told police that they had no clue about Sudipta skipping duty for the last nearly three years.

The investigators are now trying to find out that since Sudipta was not attending to duties and not lodging in official accommodation, where exactly was he living for the last three years and what was he doing for livelihood.

At this point, it is also not clear as to why the young man has committed suicide, if it is a suicide at all.