Kolkata: Local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Tapas Mallick was arrested today from Bamangachhi, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal in the case of the murder of ITI student Kaushik Purkait, who was lynched to death by a mob three days ago on the suspicion of being a cattle smuggler.
On May 9, Purkait who was out for an evening stroll was captured and confined in a local club and was brutally thrashed people on the suspicion that he was a part of the gang involved in smuggling of cattle in the area. He later was announced brought dead on arrival at the hospital. Police have so far arrested four people, including a woman, in the case. Mallick, the prime accused was on the large.