Branded thief and lynched
Jalpaiguri, Sept. 28: A 30-year-old man, who had gone to a friend’s house along with four others, was lynched by a group of people suspecting him to be a thief at Basusuba near Mainaguri last night.
Jhulan Chakraborty, a resident of Sahidgarh, also near Mainaguri, was beaten up by the villagers, who were patrolling Basusuba to prevent robberies. Although the patrolling team had suspected that Jhulan and his four friends were robbers, they could catch only him. Jhulan, who was into decoration business, died on the spot. Mainaguri police have started a probe. Many youths fled Basusuba after the murder.
Jail van crash
Siliguri: Six under-trials and three policemen were injured when the van they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree while avoiding collision with a taxi coming from the opposite direction near Gorumara National Park on Tuesday. The prison van was going from Banarhat to Jalpaiguri when the accident occurred. The injured were taken to a local health centre in Mangalbari and later shifted to Jalpaiguri District Hospital. All of them are in stable condition, hospital sources said.
Islampur: Students of Islampur High School blocked NH31 for three hours on Tuesday to demand more Hindi and Urdu teachers and to protest alleged irregularities at the institution.
Jaigaon: The carcass of an adult gaur (Indian bison) was recovered from Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary in Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Forest guards of Chulsa range said the animal might have died because of old age ailment.
Burdwan: Anik Dutta, the 22-year-old son of former CPM councillor of Burdwan Municipality, was found hanging at a hostel near Priyadarshini College of Engineering in Nagpur, where he was studying, on Monday evening. The boy’s family said they were clueless about the possible reason for the death.