Mograhat (South 24-Parganas) May 26: A dozen armed dacoits looted nearly Rs 3 lakh in cash and jewellery from at least 20 houses in Dhamua near here last night.
Residents, including women, were assaulted when they tried to resist. Among the victims were families of panchayat members Abdul Mannan of Trinamul Congress and an Independent.
Woman found dead
A woman’s body was found hanging from the ceiling of a private office in Salt Lake today. Police said she appeared to be in her late twenties.