Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee sought a fresh, detailed report into the events leading to the cremation of a 19-year-old engineering student whose body had been lying unclaimed for 15 days in a city hospital morgue and about which his parents were in the dark.
The initial report submitted is sketchy so a fresh one was sought, Mr. Bhattacharjee said here on Thursday.
A student of a private engineering college in the city, Atish Sen Gupta had been reported missing when he did not return home in the city’s Kasba area on August 30.
His family was unaware that his body was found along the railway tracks between Jadavpur and Dhakuria stations in south Kolkata by the Railway Police later that night.
They only got to know on Wednesday that he had died and that his body had been cremated, after the GRP at Jadavpur showed them two rings that they identified as those of Atish. The family was reportedly told that the body had been cremated according to the rules as no one had turned up to claim it.
The Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, has been asked to ascertain why the parents of the teenager could not be informed of the developments on time, State Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen said.