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The City Diary

Serious burns from stove fire

Ruma Khilari, 31, a resident of Ramkanai Adhikari Lane, in the Amherst Street police station area, suffered severe burns after her clothes caught fire while she was cooking on a stove. She has been admitted to NRS Hospital. According to police, Rumaís neighbours rushed to her help but by the time the flames were doused, she was severely burnt.

Rafi garden

The city civic authorities have named a roadside garden near Watgunge police station after singer Mohammad Rafi. A fibreglass bust of Rafi has been erected there. Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya unveiled the statue on Monday evening. Mayoral council member Faiyaz Ahmed Khan said Rs 15 lakh has been spent to beautify the garden.

Cheat in net

Soumen Chatterjee, 22, was arrested by a team from Jadavpur police station for duping several college girls and forcibly collecting money from them. According to the officers, Chatterjeeís parents, both doctors residing in Chetla, used to give him a lot of pocket money. But Chatterjee was not satisfied. He would develop a friendship with affluent girls and extort money from them. The parents of one such girl lodged a complaint with Jadavpur police station.

Duo arrested

Lake Town police arrested two criminals, Dipu Rajbangshi and Mantu Sarkar, in the Dum Dum Park area on Sunday night while they were plotting to carry out a dacoity in the area. The duo were hiding behind a bus in the terminus of route 12C/2 when police netted them.
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