Jalandhar youth stabbed in Glasgow

Jalandhar youth stabbed in Glasgow
Thu, Apr 2 03:34 AM

A 30-year-old merchant navy officer from Jalandhar, Kunal Mohanty, was stabbed to death in Glasgow in Scotland, on March 27.

On Monday, after a lapse of over 48 hours, the British Police called Kunal’s family in Jalandhar to inform them about their son’s tragic demise. Narrating the sequence of events, a shattered Dr DK Mohanty, Kunal’s father who is a retired DIG (Medical) from BSF, said he had received a call from one Gary Thomson, who identified himself as an officer from British Police, though the reason of his son’s death was not disclosed.

It was only after intensive internet search that Dr Mohanty could know that his son was stabbed on Friday evening at 9.30 pm near Citizen Cinema on Bedford Street when he, along with three of his friends, had gone for a walk.

An injured Kunal, said his father, was taken to the nearby Victoria Hospital, where he breathed his last.

Dr Mohanty learnt from the internet that one person had been arrested in the case, who was produced in the court on March 29.

Kunal, whose family stays in Punjab Avenue in Jalandhar, had left for the UK on March 1 to appear in nautical examination scheduled for March 30 and advance his career prospects in merchant navy. He was scheduled to be back in India on April 10, though his father had told him, when the two talked over phone on March 26, that he should come back on April 2 immediately after the exams to take care of his pregnant wife.

Kunal was married around a year and a half ago, and Mohanty feared that his daughter-in-law’s health may worsen because of the lack of information about her husband’s mortal remains.

Dr Mohanty, however, is in touch with the officers of Indian consulate in Birmingham – acting consul general Srinivasan and consul PC Biswas – to expedite the process.

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