Writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen reacts to Student’s Federation of India Sudipto Gupta’s death
I am shocked and dumbfounded.
Having taught young people for years, I am used to seeing passion and fervour in their eyes. I am not used to seeing such untimely deaths.
Students’ Federation of India leader Sudipto Gupta’s death shook our very existence.
Where are we heading to? I feel so very uncertain about our future.
I have seen Sudipto’s photographs in newspapers and on television. His eyes were so kind and gentle.
He could have been my grandson, son, nephew or my student. I would have loved to have him as a family member.
Is this the poriborton (change) Bengal had sought? Will this violence ever end?
I appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to initiate a probe at the earliest and bring the offenders to book. That is the minimum respect one can pay to Sudipto’s soul.
My heart goes out to his family members.
I just pray that we don’t lose such dynamic young minds to dirty politics.
As told to Indrani Roy