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The News Minute| July 5, 2014| 11:00 pm IST Kolkata: A college student's body, chopped to pieces, was found beside the railway track in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district Saturday, police said, with his family and local residents alleging he was murdered for protesting criminal activities in the area. The crime evoked disgust across the state and opposition parties attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress for not checking crime. Sourav Chowdhury was missing since Friday night, said his family. An empty cartridge shell was also found at the spot. "We have filed a murder case. We are investigating the matter. I can't say anything more now," said North 24 Parganas' Superintendent of Police Tanmay Roy Chowdhury. The body parts, lying scattered along the tracks between Duttapukur and Bamangachi stations, were discovered early Saturday. Angry local residents set up road and railway blockades from time to time through the day demanding arrest of culprits. Police chased protestors with batons when the busy Jessore Road was blockaded. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour shutdown at Bamangachi area in protest against the killing of the second year student. A state BJP team led by its chief Rahul Sinha will visit the area Sunday. The victim's brother said Sourav, who protested against anti-social activities in the Bamangachi area, was abducted from near his residence by some people late Friday night. With IANS

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