Elephant kills guard
Siliguri, June 8: Kaziman Chhetri, a forest guard, was killed by an elephant at Punding in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary today.
The elephant lifted the 47-year-old guard, posted in Wildlife Division I, with its trunk and flung him away. He died on way to hospital. Chhetri was patrolling the forest when the attack took place. The body was sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem and foresters are keeping a close watch over the movement of the killer animal.
Malda: Three persons were killed when an ambulance carrying a patient collided head-on with a mini-truck at Pandua in Gajole on Tuesday afternoon. Police said one of the deceased was the ambulance driver, Abdus Salam, and the other two victims were yet to be identified.
Siliguri: Siliguri Municipal Corporation authorities evicted hawkers from the pavements along Kutcheri Road on Tuesday. The eviction was carried out in the section stretching from Court More to Siliguri District Hospital. Krishna Pal, the chairperson of the borough committee III, said encroachments often led to traffic congestion and hampered the movement of commuters. He added that such drives would continue to clear the roads.
Siliguri: Nantu Paul, the Siliguri deputy mayor, on Tuesday requested medicine shopowners here to keep their stores open at night. He told representatives of the Siliguri zonal committee of the Bengal Chemists’ and Druggists’ Association that he would ask police to provide necessary security to shop-owners at night.
Ellora Singh, a Trinamul Congress councillor from Cooch Behar, is the daughter of Bhushan Singh. The Telegraph had in Tuesday’s edition identified her as Singh’s wife. We apologise for the mistake.