For 20 days, a mother sitting in Kolkata to take her son’s remains to Assam

Rehana Ahmed, mother of IIT Kharagpur student Faizan Ahmed, waiting to take her son's body back to Assam

Kolkata: It is 9 pm, but Rehana Ahmed, mother of Faizan Ahmed, the IIT Kharagpur student, who has been murdered inside the campus is sitting at the office of her lawyers in Kolkata.

She was asking her lawyers, why there is delay in taking back her son’s remains to Assam?

23-year-old Faizan Ahmed, a resident of Tinsukia, Assam and third year student at IIT Kharagpur was found dead at his hostel on October 14, 2022. IIT authorities had claimed that Faizan was in depression and committed suicide. The first post mortem conducted at Midnapur Medical College and Hospital however, did not have any concrete reason for the death. The parents- Rehana and Salim Ahmed who were claiming that their only child was murdered moved to Calcutta High Court for justice. The court appointed retired forensic expert Dr Ajay Kumar Gupta to find out the cause of the death. Dr Gupta after going through video clippings of the first autopsy, requested the high court to conduct a second post mortem. And that to conduct it at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. For this purpose, the body of Faizan was exhumed from Dibrugarh on May 22, and brought to Kolkata. Where fresh autopsy was conducted on May 27.

On the basis of the findings of the second postmortem, in its order on June 6, the Calcutta High Court declared that the death was a ‘homicidal of murder‘. The court of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha also ordered Kharagpur police to take the remains back to Assam. There were some typing mistakes in the order, so a fresh order was passed on June 9.

The same day, lawyers of Rehana Ahmed mailed it to the Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, but there has been no action from the police.

Aniruddha Mitra, advocate told eNewsroom, “It has been four days, but there is no communication from Kharagpur police to any of us. Neither they contacted us nor the family members. There is no initiation at all from the police.”

“I do not understand what is going on, I want to go back to Assam and make my son rest in peace,” Rehana Ahmed told eNewsroom.

The grieving mother has also a question to the only women chief minister of West Bengal, “Does Didi (Mamata Banerjee) don’t know Faizan’s case yet that there is no instruction to police from her?. Earlier police did not do a fair investigation and now are not complying with the High Court order.”

Shahnawaz Akhtar

is Founder of eNewsroom. He loves doing human interest, political and environment related stories.

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