Debashree Chatterjee, Kolkata Police’s First Woman Officer-In-Charge Dies In Road Accident
Debashree Chatterjee, first woman officer-in-charge of Kolkata police, died today in a car accident along with two other officials, her driver and her official guard. The accident took place on the Durgapur Expressway on Friday morning. They were travelling in a vehicle which reportedly rammed into a stationary truck loaded with sand. In 2010, Debashree took over as North Port PS as OC. She did appreciable work in the Women Grievance Cell in Kolkata.
We deeply mourn the untimely demise of Smt Debashree Chatterjee, DC of KP, working on deputation in WBP as CO, 12th Bn, her driver and security guard in a tragic car accident in Hooghly this morning. Deepest condolences to the bereaved families #RIP pic.twitter.com/3ETyQrZE6K
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) September 11, 2020
Armed Battalion Commandant Debashree Chatterjee, her official guard Tapas Burman, and the driver Manoj Saha died on the spot. They were immediately taken to Imambara Hospital in Chinsura where they were declared brought dead by the attending doctor. A post mortem will be conducted today.
According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle’s driver was allegedly speeding when it hit the truck. Officials of Hooghly district police reported that the driver may have lost control after dozing off on the wheel.
The trio was returning to Kolkata from Siliguri by road. They started their return journey on Thursday night after Debashree visited an armed battalion unit there.
After hearing about the accident, Hooghly Superintendent of Police Tathagata Basu visited the hospital at Chinsura.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Police department and Kolkata Police tweeted offering condolences to the families of the deceased ones.
With profound sorrow, we offer a final salute to Debashree Chatterjee, Commandant, 12th Battalion, SAP, who passed away in a road accident earlier today. Hon’ble CM Mamata Banerjee joins us in mourning the untimely demise of one of our finest officers pic.twitter.com/7UVknhfXP2
— West Bengal Police (@WBPolice) September 11, 2020
Deeply grieved to hear about the demise of Debashree Chatterjee, CO 12th Bn in an unfortunate road accident on Durgapur Expressway. She was a KP officer posted on deputation to WB Police. The driver & her guard also died in the mishap. My condolences to the family of the deceased
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 11, 2020
Grieving about Debashree’s demise, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “the 45-year old officer had reached her post with her dedication, sincerity and hard work. She had done commendable work to prevent human trafficking and got international recognition.”
Debashree Chatterjee’s Accomplishments
Chatterjee joined the West Bengal Police as a Sub-Inspector. Recently, she was posted as CO 12 Battalion. During her 32-year-long service, with Kolkata Police, Chatterjee served in various divisions, including the women’s grievance cell, cybercrime, immoral trafficking wing, etc.
Picture Credit: Twitter/ Kolkata Police
Khushi Gupta is an intern at SheThePeople.TV