Niloy Sengupta,from Guwahati, Assam, wanted to be a drummer and everything was going the way he would have liked. He was a second-year student of Bachelor of Music at the renowned Swarnabhumi Academy of Music in Cheyyur Taluk and was marching towards realizing towards his dreams. Alas it was not to be.
Events leading to his death
On September 4, Niloy along with 42 other students, seven faculty, and staff members had gone to the Blue Bay beach resort near Mahabalipuram to attend a party organized by the college. Two days later on September 6, the body of the 20-year-old was washed ashore at a Mahabalipuram beach, after he reportedly went missing from a resort at the popular beach town. Even though the post-mortem termed it a case of drowning, his family suspects murder.
“Niloy went missing on Sunday night around 7:30 pm, but neither the college administration nor the resort management took the initiative to inform police that night. They filed a simple missing report on Monday 11 am at the Mamallapuram Police Station,” said Sushanta Sengupta, uncle of the deceased.
“We want to know why no one informed the police that night itself. We think it’s a case of pre-planned murder and not a case of drowning,” he added. “We didn’t get the post-mortem report in our hands yet, but as per the initial confirmation from LS Changsan, Commissioner, and Secretary, Home, and Political department, Government of Assam she has received a message from DGP, Tamil Nadu that it is a case of drowning. The forensic report is yet to come,” Sengupta said.
The uncle of the deceased further pointed out that how he was only wearing underwear when he was last seen wearing a yellow vest and boxers and sought an explanation on how did his rings go missing.
Issues with roommate
Father Jayanta Sengupta alleged Niloy was having issues with his roommate and it was decided that the college authority will change Niloy’s room within two to three days. Vinay Prabhakar, academic director at the academy, told “At this point, we can’t give any comments on the incident, until the investigation is complete.” Chiranjeevi, Inspector of Mamallapuram Police station said that they’re awaiting the post-mortem report for the investigation to start.
The kin of the deceased has also sought help from Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Assam Police and Robin Hibu, Inspector General of Police and the Nodal Officer for North East People in Delhi. A plea along with the photographs and other relevant documents has been handed over to the Chief Secretary of Assam by Niloy’s father on September 9 demanding an independent inquiry by CBI. The family from Guwahati meanwhile will organise a rally in New Delhi on Sunday seeking justice for their son.