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Prison order

Calcutta, May 11: Calcutta High Court has asked the superintendent of Presidency Jail to explain why he did not carry out it’s order of releasing Kallol Bhattacharya, who has been languishing in prison for the last 21 years.

On May 4, the court had directed the superintendent to set free Bhattacharya, who was convicted and sentenced to life for murdering his father-in-law in 1983. He was sent to prison a year later.

Dowry charge

Howrah: A 19-year-old pregnant housewife was allegedly burnt to death at her in-laws’ house in Howrah district following a dispute over dowry. The woman’s family lodged an FIR accusing her husband and his parents of killing her. The three are absconding.

Couple dies

Suri: A couple committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping in front a running train as the boy’s family was opposed to their marriage. Police said childhood sweethearts Tanu Ankur and Jhuruna Ankur leapt to their death near Kendua railway station in Birbhum district, 260 km from Calcutta.

Engel ERS

Calcutta: Employees of Engel India will soon be offered a fresh opportunity to apply for the early retirement scheme, commerce and industries minister Nirupam Sen said. The loss making state-owned PSU is set for restructuring through joint venture with Megatherm consortium.

Man robbed

Calcutta: A man was robbed of nearly Rs 1 lakh at Golabari in Howrah. He was on an autorickshaw when co-passengers dragged him out and snatched the money.


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