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Silence of death in Kuludihi village

August 14, 2004 06:49 IST

It was a very dark night in Kuludihi village of West Bengal. When Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who grew up in this village, was executed in Kolkata's Alipore jail on Saturday 0430 IST, there was deathly silence in the village.

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Cordoned off by the police, nobody was allowed to enter or leave the village in the night.

Dhananjoy's father, Bangshidhar, mother Belarani and wife Poornima were visited by their neighbours to comfort them, the police said.

The family had stood behind Dhananjoy, the rapist-killer of schoolgirl Hetal Parekh in 1990, all through his 14-year-long legal battle.

Dhananjoy, asecurity guard at Anand Apartments at Bhowanipore, had fled to his village after raping and murdering Hetal.

After he was arrested, the family fought back, selling the land they possessed to meet the legal expenses.

It was Purnima's petition in the Supreme Court after a mercy plea was made to the President in 1994 that temporarily saved Dhananjoy from the gallows on February 24 that year.

Villagers of Kuludihi also stood by the Chatterjees in their hour of distress. Bus loads of them had arrived in Kolkata to sit on a hunger strike before the earlier scheduled date of hanging this year.

Dhananjoy, who had married Purnima by falsely claiming that he was employed with the Border Security Force, had advised her to remarry. She seemed is no mood to tie the knot again when she last spoke to journalists.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: d

was it rt to hang him so long after the crime.

Posted by mandy

Sub: dhananjay hanged

hanging is not solution , the death of thoughts in mind is nessessary . crimes brithplase is mind , and may be hang by spiritual ...

Posted by sdm -more

Sub: Unbelievable!

Is Dhananjoy some national hero? It is disgusting to see rediff devoting so many mega bytes of space to him. He is a criminal who ...

Posted by AA

Sub: what is the media trying to do......

i don't understand why the media is trying to make this Dhananjoy a heroic person or a man who needs so much of emotional support. ...

Posted by yani

Sub: dhananjoy chaterjee hanged

it is too long time after his crime, this long time makes a mercy on that person, but good judgement. This will be lesson to ...

Posted by Sureshkhanna K.J



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