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Hooghly: A youth has been stabbed to death in broad day at Baidyabati railway station in Hooghly. The incident took place today at platform no 1.

The deceased has been identified as Jayprakash Das, a resident of Champdani also in Hooghly. Police have so far arrested two persons in this connection.

According to eyewitnesses, around 3 pm Jayprakash had heated arguments with two youths who appeared to be known to him. In the course of this, one youth took out a knife and stabbed him in the upper abdomen. Jayprakash at once collapsed on the platform.

On stabbing him, the two youths fled from the spot by jumping over the railway tracks. On being alerted by the Baidyabari station master, a team from Seoraphuli Government Railway Police (GRP) station came and sent the dead body to Walsh Hospital at Serampore for post-mortem.

Subsequently, based on source information, GRP arrested Promod Das and Raju Das on the suspicion of being involved in the murder. Preliminary probe suggests that Promod’s wife was into an extra-marital affair with Jayprakash and the murder could be an outcome of this.