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Stinking body in emergency

The body of a 60-year-old woman, who died at Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday evening, was left in the emergency observation room till Thursday afternoon.

Patients and visitors alleged that the unidentified body, which had started emitting foul smell, was removed only after they protested. Police officers said the woman was admitted to the hospital by cops on December 16. Anup Roy, the hospital superintendent, said the body was not removed as there was no claimant.

• Foundation stone: The foundation stone of a 50-bed multi-speciality hospital was laid at Kalikapur, on the southern fringes of the city, on Thursday. The hospital is expected to function from March 2011. The Rs 5-crore project will be funded by the SAIL Employees Co-operative Society Ltd.

• Accident: Kuntal Saha, 40, and his brother Arup were injured when a vehicle hit the motorcycle they were riding near the Hudco crossing on Thursday. The duo were admitted to a nursing home. The brothers alleged they were hit by a police van, but officers of Maniktala police station claimed a car had rammed into their two-wheeler.

• Shots fired: Six rounds of shots were fired by two groups of criminals who clashed near Calcutta Leather Complex in Bantala on Thursday evening. No one was injured. Shopkeepers told police that one of the gang members was from Rajarhat. No one has been arrested.

• Touts nabbed: Three touts allegedly involved in ferrying 32 Myanmarese nationals to Calcutta railway station were arrested on Wednesday in Basirhat. Samir Biswas, Sukur Ali Molla and Babloo Das — all in their late 30s — have been remanded in police custody for seven days.

• Driver held: Bhojban Prasad, 30, the driver of a car, was arrested on Thursday on the charge of rash driving after he hit an army officer’s car. The incident took place at the crossing of Clyde Row and St Georges’ Gate Road around 10.30am

• Xmas Eve arrests: Sixty people were arrested on Christmas Eve in central Calcutta for disorderly conduct. Over 2,500 policemen were deployed across the city.

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