Pramod Ranjan Choudhury
Martyr Pramod Ranjan Choudhury.jpg
Born1904 (1904)
Died28 September 1926(1926-09-28) (aged 21–22)
OccupationBengali Indian independence movement activist
Known forRevolutionary
Criminal charge(s)Assassination of Bhupen Chatterjee
Criminal penaltyCapital punishment
Criminal statusExecuted
Parent(s)
  • Ishan Chandra Choudhury (father)

Pramod Ranjan Choudhury (1904 – 28 September 1926) was a Bengali activist for the Indian independence movement who was hanged for the assassination of police officer Bhupen Chatterjee.

Early life

Pramod Ranjan was born at Kelishahar, Chittagong District in British India. His father's name was Ishan Chandra Choudhury.[1]

Revolutionary activities

Choudhury joined the Anushilan Samiti group at Chattogram. In 1921 he took part in the non-cooperation movement. He was arrested at Dakshineswar for his connections with the Dakshineswar Conspiracy Case and sent to prison.[1][2] On 28 May 1926 Choudhury and other fellow revolutionary inmates killed Bhupen Chatterjee with an iron rod. Chatterjee was a deputy superintendent of the Police Intelligence Branch who spied on inmates and tried to destroy the mental strength of political prisoners.[1]

Death

The trial of the killers began on 15 June 1926 and a sentence of capital punishment was handed down on 21 June. Choudhury and Anantahari Mitra were hanged on 28 September 1926 in the Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata.[3][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Vol - I, Subodh S. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 311. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  2. ^ a b Part I, Arun Chandra Guha. Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946. ISBN 9788123022741. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ Volume 1, Śrīkr̥shṇa Sarala (January 1999). Indian Revolutionaries A Comprehensive Study, 1757-1961. ISBN 9788187100164. Retrieved 26 November 2017.