Man shot dead in New Town
A 40-year-old man was shot dead near a building under construction at Akandakesari in New Town early on Monday. Police said Tapan Biswas, who worked as a building sub-contractor in Rajarhat, was sleeping in a tent near the building when he was shot. Other workers came out hearing gunshots and found Biswas lying in a pool of blood. They took him to RG Kar hospital where he was declared dead. Police suspect the murder was the fallout of a business rivalry.
Boy hurt in taxi collision
A six-year-old boy suffered head and leg injuries when the taxi he was travelling in with his family lost control and rammed into another taxi on the opposite flank on Red Road around 4.40pm on Monday. The boy, Dhananjoy Ghosh, and the drivers of both taxis were admitted to SSKM Hospital. Dhananjoy’s family members sustained minor injuries. Police impounded both taxis.
Three cellphones and Rs 2,000 went missing on Sunday from a players’ changing room at the Eden Gardens that was being used by a Visva-Bharati team. The visitors were playing against a Rabindra Bharati University team.
One person died and another was injured in two mishaps in the city on Monday. Tarak Saha, 46, a cyclevan-puller, was knocked down by an unidentified lorry on Dum Dum Road on Monday morning. He was taken to RG Kar hospital, where he was declared dead. Later in the day, Mohammad Riaz, 16, who was riding a bicycle, was injured after a goods vehicle hit him near Jinjira Bazar on Taratala Road. He was taken to Vidyasagar Hospital with chest and leg injuries. The driver has been arrested.
Four persons who scuttled a kidnap bid on a six-year-old schoolgirl in Salt Lake on May 3 were felicitated on Monday by North 24-Parganas police. Badal Karmakar, a barber, Surinder Chowdhary, a laundryman, Bablu Bera, who runs a roadside eatery, and Suman Singh, a worker at the eatery, were gifted a watch, a memento and Rs 750 each for saving Satyiki Chakraborty.
A homemaker in her early 20s died of burns at SSKM Hospital on Monday. Pakeeza Begum was brought in by husband Sijaul Rahman after he reportedly found her unconscious in their Ekbalpore home. Police detained Rahman but released him later. No suicide note was found.
A number of damaged oil paintings restored by artist Jogen Chowdhury were unveiled at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation by mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya on Monday. The paintings include those of Rabindranath Tagore, CR Das, Subhash Chandra Bose, Jatindra Mohan Sengupta and some British administrators of the corporation. The restoration cost Rs 2.5 lakh, said municipal commissioner Arnab Roy.
Around 600 employees of Calcutta Tramways Company launched a 72-hour demonstration in front of their RN Mukherjee Road office on Monday demanding resumption of tram services suspended for “development” works. Services have been halted between Galiff Street and Esplanade, Rajabazar and BBD Bag, Ballygunge and Esplanade, Joka and Esplanade, Tollygunge and Esplanade, Kalighat and Howrah, and Ballygunge and Tollygunge.
A collection agent of a cellphone service provider was arrested on Monday for stealing money collected from subscribers. Police said Rahul Saha, 29, had lodged a complaint on April 23 alleging that he had been robbed of Rs 41,296 at Nayapatti box bridge. A probe revealed he had faked the robbery.
TO CALCUTTA PARK STREET LADIES CIRCLE 46 for providing mid-day meals to challenged residents of Chetna at Bodhipeeth