Kolkata, Aug 24 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) : A soft drink outlet owner was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a minor worker at his shop in Kolkata’s twin town Howrah, police said.
Thirteen-year-old Bikash Ram wanted to go home for Rakhi festival in Bihar, but owner Babu Chandra Chowrasia, objected and refused to give salary and grant the leave.
As the boy insisted on the leave to go home on Rakhi Purnima, as he did every year to celebrate the occasion with his sister,
Chowrasia allegedly beat him black and blue in rage and left the boy alone inside the shop whole night.
When the shop, located near 56 bus stand in Howrah, was opened, local people found the boy was frothing at the mouth. They shifted him to a local hospital where he succummed to his injuries this afternoon, police added.
Police lodged an unnatural death case and arrested the owner under murder charge.