Calcutta, Oct. 30: Residents in Bally today found the body of a phone booth owner lying in a pool of blood inside his kiosk.
Fifty-year-old Mohan Chamaria's throat had been slit and he was left to die in the booth at Bajrangbali market.
Police have learnt a middle-aged man, identified as Feroze Ahmed, was seen leaving the booth around 11.30 pm after pulling the shutters down. 'We have a strong suspicion Ahmed is the killer because he is absconding... We will trace him as early as possible,' a police official said.
Inquiries revealed Ahmed was once a tenant in Chamaria's house on GT Road. They used to have regular quarrels over rent and Chamaria had thrown Ahmed out two years ago.
Jute mill trouble
Agitated workers of the Ladlo Jute Mill in Bauria, Howrah, beat up several senior officers and set the office of the mill manager on fire after a worker, Sanyasi Das, was killed this evening when a jute bale fell on him from a crane.