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Man batters mother to death

Mohammad Wasim, 35, battered mother Saleha Begum, 60, to death in their third-floor apartment in Harinbari Lane, Bowbazar, on Sunday. “Wasim is mentally unstable and undergoing psychiatric treatment,” said deputy commissioner of police, central, P. Ravi. Wasim admitted that he had hit his mother with a hammer while she was asleep at about 3 am. He sat beside the body for a couple of hours and then called the police from a phone booth to inform them about the killing. Bowbazar police took Saleha to National Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared her dead. “Wasim’s elder brother suffered from depression, too, and had committed suicide only a few months ago,” said neighbour Mohammed Jahid. Wasim, who worked in an incense-stick factory in central Calcutta, had married recently but his wife lived separately. Wasim will be produced in court on Monday, police said.

Six in hospital with malaria

Six men and children, suffering from malignant malaria, have been admitted to Assembly of God Church Hospital and a local nursing home. They live in Elliot Lane and Anjuman Mofidul Islam Lane. Civic health clinic officials said the supply of medicines for viral fever and malaria has become irregular of late.

Fire in godown

A fire broke out in a plastic godown in Lala Babu Lane, Cossipore, on Sunday. Fire brigade sources said the fire started around 11.17 am and four engines doused the flames around 12.45 pm. No casualty has been reported.

Hungerstrike

Protesting government apathy towards Calcutta Madarsa College, West Bengal Madarsa Students’ Union will hold a daylong hungerstrike at the main gate on Monday, the 224th foundation day of the college, said a press release.

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