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Youth shot dead on Phariapukur street

Criminals shot an unidentified youth, aged around 25, at Phariapukur on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at 4.30 pm, at the Shibdas Bhaduri Street-Kirti Mitra Lane crossing in the Shyampukur police station area. The youth was taken to RG Kar Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to witnesses, the youth was wearing black bermudas and a blue T-shirt. He was walking from the direction of Bidhan Sarani along with four persons. They were quarrelling along the way when one of the four took out a revolver and shot him from behind. As the youth collapsed, they walked away in groups of two in opposite directions. Police said: “We have not been able to identify the youth yet as he is not a familiar face in the locality. He has a tattoo on his right arm marked MK.” The body was sent for post-mortem.

Salt Lake flyover plans

The state urban development and public works departments will jointly take up the construction of a flyover from the Nicco Park area to Baguiati Joramandir. Urban development and municipal affairs minister Ashok Bhattacharya said on Thursday that the Salt Lake Bypass project would require Rs 100 crore and discussions would be held with the chief minister and the finance minister about raising the funds. Work on the Lake Gardens flyover would be completed by March 2004, Bhattacharya added.

Saha death case

Justice G.C. De of Calcutta High Court ordered on Thursday that the appeal filed by US-based doctor Kunal Saha in the Anuradha Saha death case would be heard from July 11. Saha challenged the order passed by the sub-divisional judicial magistrate, Alipore, seeking enhancement of the punishment of the guilty doctors, Sukumar Mukherjee and Baidyanath Haldar, and conviction of another doctor Abani Roy Chowdhury.

Suicide

A businessman committed suicide in Jorabagan on Wednesday night. Police said Radheshyam Saha, a 52-year-old resident of Baishnab Seth First Lane, hanged himself from the ceiling of his room. Saha, a dealer in corrugated tin sheets, was facing financial trouble. His body was sent for post-mortem and an unnatural death case has been started, police said.

Tree falls on man

A man was seriously injured after a banyan tree fell on him on Thursday afternoon in the BBD Bag area. Police said Amit Basu, 35, a resident of Girish Mukherjee Road, was hurt when the tree got uprooted and fell on his head at India Exchange Place. He was admitted to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital.

Train services hit

Train services on Eastern Railway’s Sealdah (South) division were disrupted after the breakdown of a loaded lorry on the tracks to the west of Bondel Gate level crossing between Park Circus and Ballygunge on Thursday morning.

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TO Youth Welfare Services and the State Council for Technical Education for presenting Rs 10,000 to Soumyajit De, who secured 788 out of 800 in Madhyamik 2003


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