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Cop killed by truck
A constable of Howrah bridge traffic guard was run over by a truck at the Brabourne Road-MG Road crossing on Thursday morning. Debasish Roy, 42, was heading for duty when a truck coming from Posta hit him. The police said the driver lost control of the vehicle while turning towards MG Road. The Sodepur resident was taken to Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared dead. The driver has been arrested and the vehicle impounded.
Auto Industries, a car manufacturing and repairing unit, was gutted in Kasba on Thursday afternoon. The fire also destroyed the staff quarters of an adjacent saw mill. Eight fire engines took an hour to douse the flames. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. An FIR was lodged with Kasba police station against the owner as the factory had no fire-fighting arrangements.
The body of a day-old girl was found on the pavement at Nayabad in Sonarpur on Thursday morning. The body was wrapped in a plastic bag.
The first Air India Haj flight of the season took off for Medina from Calcutta airport with 409 pilgrims at 8pm on Thursday. Earlier in the day, two flights arrived from Patna with pilgrims. One Haj flight will take off every day till December 2, an airline official said.
Dudh Kumar Sardar, 40, killed himself by consuming poison at his Baruipur residence. Police said the trader was suffering from depression.
Kausar Sheikh, 35, a Bangladeshi national and associate of Bangladeshi goon Subrata Bayen, was arrested from Natun Pally in Nadia on Thursday. Kausar was living in a rented house with wife Jamina, who is absconding. Bayen was arrested two weeks ago from a flat in Palm Avenue.
Debu Das, 42, a resident of Ramkrishna Nagar in Sonarpur, was electrocuted on Wednesday night. He was walking down the road when he came in contact with a live wire. He was taken to MR Bangur Hospital, where he was declared dead.
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