Friday, November 7, 2014
Chit-fund agent accused of killing depositor in Kaliachak
Malda, 16 October, 2014: After a depositor of a ponzi scheme Dipak Mandal (30) demanded maturity amount on his investment, a chit-fund agent Manik Mandal and his henchmen allegedly beat him to death at Bhimtola village in Kaliachak police station on Wednesday night.
SP, Malda Prasun Banerjee said that receiving a written complaint from the deceased’s wife Bandana Mandal, police have initiated a probe. The prime accused has been absconding but police are trying to arrest him shortly.
Bandana Mandal informed police that her husband deposited Rs 15,000 in three yearly installments to Rose Valley chit-fund company through its certified agen Manik Mandal. The depositor was promised a double return after five years. On Wednesday morning Dipak, a daily wage earner demanded the due amount back from Manik and a ruckus followed between them, she said.
According to her last night Manik and some others took out Dipak around 9 pm last night. As he did not return till 11, his worried wife went to Manik’s house where Dipak was allegedly beaten black and blue by Manik and his group.
Recovering her husband in a critical condition Bandana rushed him to Malda Medical College Hospital where Dipak succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning.
Local said that Manik Mandal collected a large amount from many villagers as deposit to Rose Valley but many of those depositors were allegedly harassed at the time of getting back the maturity amount.