Calcutta, Aug. 10: Mamata Banerjee, who was injured when the dais from which she was addressing a rally in West Midnapore collapsed yesterday, has fractured the second and third ribs on her right.
Orthopaedic S.P. Das said X-rays have also shown an “internal derangement” of her right knee. “She has headache, neck pain and respiratory distress,” said the administrator of the south Calcutta nursing home where Mamata is recuperating.
Ranaghat (Nadia): Shibu Bayne, the vice-chairman of the Congress-run Coopers Camp municipality, about 60 km from Calcutta, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping and cheating a woman. Jharna Roy, 30, told police that Bayne had promised marriage and forced a physical relationship.