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Toddler run over
A four-year-old girl died after being hit by a speeding lorry on Hyde Road near Taratala on Tuesday morning. Police said Khushbu Thakur, a resident of Bibi Hall on Sonai Road, was playing by the roadside when the mishap occurred. The driver fled the spot. Residents tried to set the truck on fire and later set up a roadblock, which was lifted after 40 minutes.
Madhyamik examinee Regina Khatun, who had jumped off a moving train at Bisharpara station in North 24-Parganas on Monday so that she could reach the exam centre in time, was stable, said doctors. The student of Fatallapur Adarsha High School in Nimta, who had mistakenly boarded a train that does not stop at Bisharpara, the station closest to her exam centre, will need multiple surgeries. Her jump had left her with a fractured jaw. She is being treated at a nursing home in Baguiati.
An iron safe in the finance section of Bhatpara State General Hospital in North 24-Parganas was broken open on Monday night and Rs 11 lakh stolen. The money was meant for paying the salaries of employees and anganwadi workers. Robbers cut an iron grille to enter the room.
Eastern Railway will run a weekly superfast special train from Calcutta to Kamakhya in Guwahati from March 8 to June 28 to cope with the summer holiday rush. The train will leave Calcutta station at 9.40pm every Tuesday and reach Kamakhya at 3.30pm the next day. The return train will leave Kamakhya station at 9.10pm and reach Calcutta station at 3pm the next day.
Sreejita Dey, a 13-year-old who lives at Sapuipara in Bally, Howrah, went missing after leaving Bally Banga Sishu Balika Vidyalaya after attending the day’s classes on Tuesday. Sreejita’s father Dipankar, an employee of a private firm at Singur, lodged a missing diary with Bally police station.
Madhab Chandra Roy, 40, a traffic constable, was hit by a car on Red Road on Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to stop it for exceeding the speed limit. Roy, who was carrying a speed gun, was admitted to a nursing home with a leg injury.
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