Slain ASIís daughter joins office

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As she entered the Security Branch (main office) on her first day at work, Tanusree Choudhury, the 19-year-old daughter of slain ASI Tapas Choudhury, was emotional. "I always wanted a good job but never against the life of my father. I wish I could swap the job for my father," she said.

She arrived at 11 am in an office car and was given a warm welcome. "I don't know what my work is and who my colleagues are. Today they all gathered around me and assured me of support. They asked me to concentrate on work and not worry about anything," she said.

A first-year BA student of Vivekananda College, she will be continuing with her studies too. "I had a word with my college authorities who assured that there would be no problem sitting for tests. My college friends said they would provide me all the class notes. I will just have to put in some extra effort after office and take the tests," Tanusree said.

She said her mother was still in shock. "Initially she thought I would get a job like my father's and she was against it. Later it was explained to her that my job was more clerical. That relieved her a bit," said Tanusree.

She left office around 2.30 pm and returned home with her uncles. She has been asked to come in at 11 am tomorrow.

"It is a new chapter in my life. It seems a lot of responsibilities have been thrust on my shoulders. I will make my father proud with my actions," she said.

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