Landlord beaten to death
Naxalites held
Airport arrest

 
 
LANDLORD BEATEN TO DEATH 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Sept. 15: 
Durga Singh, a 72-year-old landlord, was beaten to death this morning by the illegal occupant of his house, Jamuna Roy.

Narkeldanga police have arrested Roy, a local hoodlum. Police said Singh had locked his groundfloor house before leaving for his hometown in Uttar Pradesh last month.

After returning from his vacation today, Singh found the locks missing and the door locked from inside.

Roy, a neighbour who had wanted to move into the house forcibly for a long time, had thrown out Singh’s belongings. “I will stay here from now on. Why don’t you leave the house instead?” Roy asked the landlord.

“This house belongs to me and you have no right to stay here,” Singh retorted and tried to throw out Roy’s belongings.

Roy, who had the backing of some local hoodlums, turned violent when Singh tried to drag him out. Police said the illegal occupant then started punching the landlord.

Soon, Singh slumped senseless on the floor. Local residents rushed him to the Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital where the doctor declared him dead.

Officials from Narkeldanga police station rushed to the spot. Based on information from local residents, police raided several places in the area and arrested Roy, who had sensed trouble and fled soon after the altercation.

   

 
 
NAXALITES HELD 
 
 
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
 
Siliguri, Sept. 15: 
Police arrested 66 members of the former underground youth and students’ wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) from different hotels in and around Siliguri on alleged charges of conspiracy against the state, reports our correspondent.    

 
 
AIRPORT ARREST 
 
 
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
 
Calcutta, Sept. 15: 
Security personnel at the Calcutta airport today arrested a Pakistani national, Haridas Kukreja, for concealing his nationality, reports our correspondent.

Airport officials said Kukreja held a valid Pakistan passport and visa. He was about to board a flight to Kathmandu when immigration authorities arrested him. Police officials said Kukreja did not have a visa for Nepal and was going there as an Indian national.

   
 

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