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26 Nov 2017

Kolkata Police shares true crime stories on its Facebook page

Kolkata Police enthralls readers with old true-crime stories

Since July, the Kolkata Police has been posting true crime stories on their Facebook page and it has true-crime aficionados hooked.

This trend was started after the department accepted requests of Facebook followers to provide information about old and sensational cases. The department took it a step further and started presenting the same as stories.

But it doesn't end there.

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Kolkata Police enthralls readers with old true-crime stories

Rahasya Robibar

'Rahasya Robibar' gets an overwhelming response

The Kolkata Police dubbed their weekly installment of true-crime stories as 'Rahasya Robibar' (literally meaning Mystery Sunday).

The first story posted was about a 1994 murder which got over 250 shares and elicited as many comments.

By the sixth story, which was on a 1933 case of 'individual bio-terrorism', the page was getting tremendous response. The story was shared over 1,200 times.

Purano Sei Diner Kotha

Kolkata Police start yet another story series

In October, the Kolkata Police announced that it would be taking a temporary break from Rahasya Robibar.

However, the move was met with stiff opposition.

Buckling under pressure of its readership, the Kolkata Police started a new series called 'Purano Sei Diner Kotha' (Tales from Olden Times) wherein it started narrating stories of freedom fighters from crime files.

Even this series gained instant popularity.

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