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Murder in the City: Twelve Incredible Case Files of the Kolkata Police


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AuthorSupratim Sarkar (Translated by Swati Sengupta)
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2018
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
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SKU: ST-348 Categories: ,


?A riveting book on real-life crimes and how the police solve them. We sleep in peace in a world made safer by these supermen and women in white.??Sourav Ganguly, cricketer

Brother kills brother using the plague bacteria as a murder weapon.

A man is killed in his sleep and his body walled up in the house.

A seemingly docile housewife masterminds a gruesome twin murder?

The Kolkata Police is one of the oldest and most illustrious police forces in the country. In Murder in the City, Supratim Sarkar digs deep into their archives and chooses twelve astonishing cases to recount, bringing investigators, criminals and indeed the city to life in startling detail. Among the cases described in these pages are one where the method of ?photographic superimposition? was used for the first time ever in India to identify a body; another, where a single word led the police to a ruthless killer?s hideout; and an extraordinary case of a kidnap and murder that was solved even though the body was never found.

Initially written in Bengali for the Kolkata Police Facebook page and website, these stories went viral and were shared widely when they appeared online for the first time. Here, they have been translated and compiled into a book that is as utterly gripping as it is fascinating.

About the author
Supratim Sarkar, a 1997 batch officer of the Indian Police Service, is presently Additional Commissioner of Police, Kolkata. A voracious reader and an erstwhile journalist, his passions include cricket and ancient history. He is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata. He lives in Kolkata with his wife and two children.Swati Sengupta (Translator) is an author and journalist based in Kolkata. Her published books are Out of War (Speaking Tiger, 2016), Half the Field Is Mine (Scholastic, 2014), Guns on My Red Earth (Red Turtle, Rupa, 2013) and The Talking Bird (Tulika Books, 2014). Swati worked as a journalist for fourteen years for various newspapers in Kolkata. She runs a workshop on gender for the young called Elephant in the Room and spearheaded the much talked about Dear Boys project in Kolkata schools supported by the Kolkata Police.

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