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The City Diary

Woman hacked to death by son-in-law

lA 45-year-old woman was hacked to death by her son-in-law on Monday at Titagarh, on the city’s northern fringes. According to police, Ruma Chanda, the victim, was stabbed after she refused money to her son-in-law, Tarun Chakraborty. The suspect is absconding. Residents took Ruma Chanda to BN Bose Hospital, where the doctors pronounced her dead.

Body found in lockgate canal

A 50-year-old man was found dead in the waters of Lockgate canal near Alipore Road on Monday. Police said Ganga Jadav, the victim, slipped and fell into the canal. Local residents pulled him out of the waters and rushed him to SSKM Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

Youth run over

A 27-year-old youth was killed when a speeding truck, owned by Food Corporation of India, knocked him down in Serampore on Monday morning. According to police, the incident occurred when Ganesh Shashmal was crossing the road. As the news of the mishap spread, residents squatted on GT Road and blocked traffic movement for over an hour. Later, the demonstrators lifted the blockade when policemen arrived at the spot. The driver of the killer truck was arrested and the vehicle impounded.

Murder at Habra

Sattar Mandal, 28, was gunned down at Habra in North 24-Parganas when miscreants shot him from point-blank range. According to police, three gangsters riding a motorcycle stopped Mandal and fired four shots at him. Mandal died on the spot as two of the bullets pierced his chest and neck. Police said the killing was a sequel to a long-standing rivalry between two groups of local criminals. No arrest has been carried out so far. A police picket has been posted in the area.

Officer dies

A 49-year-old IPS officer, Pabitra Das, commandant of State Armed Police (Purulia), died of a cardiac arrest in a city nursing home on Sunday. He had gone to Ganga Sagar Island on official duty where he was taken unwell and brought back to his south Calcutta residence. Das was admitted to a nursing home on Saturday where he died. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Road blockade

Chhatra Parishad supporters of Rishra Bidhan College put up a blockade on Monday on GT Road for over an hour-and-a-half to protest the “sudden cancellation” of students’ union elections, which were scheduled to be held on Tuesday. The college authorities, in a notice on Monday, announced that the election would not be held because of law-and-order problems on the college premises. No fresh date for the elections was mentioned in the notice. The Chhatra Parishad supporters announced an “indefinite strike” to protest the authorities’ “arbitrary decision”.

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