4 DECEMBER 2006, PATNA – PATNADAILY.COM
Patna University Teachers, on Monday, stayed away from their classes and instead sat on a silent Dharna at the Patna University office to express their protest against the brutal killing of one of their own colleagues, Papiya Ghosh, a History Professor who, along with her maid, was stabbed to death at her residence in Pataliputra Colony sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Demanding a full CBI probe and adequate monetary compensation for the victims’ families, the teachers said if the killers were not apprehended soon, they would be forced to go on a prolonged strike that may well disrupt the entire University functioning.
“Dr. Ghosh was a well-loved teacher and had the admiration of her peers as well as the students who had the opportunity to study under her,” Patna University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) president U. K. Sinha said.
Meanwhile, the Police struggle to get any lead in the case that might result in the arrest of Dr. Papiya Ghosh and her 70-year old maid Malti Devi’s killers.
“We just aren’t sure if this was a random act of crime or Dr. Ghosh was a victim of a well-conceived plan hatched by someone with some motive,” a senior Police Officer said on Monday.
The Police are attempting to contact some labourers who were engaged in some renovation work of the building in which Dr. Ghosh lived.
They are also searching for two other individuals who used to come see Malti Devi on a regular basis, sources said.
A Maruti car, a computer, and an air-conditioner, besides some other items, were stolen during the murder-robbery attack.