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Two dead, four hurt in mishaps

Two persons died and four were injured in two accidents in the city since Thursday night. An 18-year-old cyclist, Noor Ali, was killed and four men were injured when a Matador hit them on Akra Road in Metiabruz on Friday evening. Police said the driver of the Matador lost control and hit two men on a cycle before running into two pedestrians around 5.30pm. Residents caught and assualted the driver, who was rescued by police. The injured were admitted to SSKM Hospital, where Noor later died. round 9pm on Thursday, a motorcycle hit Kanu Barik, 56, an employee of Calcutta Mint, on Taratala Road. Barik died at hospital.

Power cut alert

Power supply may be disrupted in the Kashi Dutta Street, Nimtolla Ghat, Strand Bank Road, Strand Road, Posta Bazar and adjacent areas between 11.30am and 1pm on Saturday. he supply may also be hit in the Gour Laha Street, Rabindra Kanan, Beadon Street and adjacent areas between 2pm and 3.30pm and in the Maharshi Debendra Road, KK Tagore Street, Ahiritola and adjacent areas between 4pm and 5.30pm on Saturday because of maintenance by CESC.

Theft

A laptop, cellphone and Rs 1.2 lakh were stolen from the first-floor room of IBM employee Deepanwita Basu in Salt Lake’s HA block early on Friday. Police suspect the thieves had climbed the parapet and pulled the laptop bag containing the articles through the window with the help of an iron rod. ccording to the complaint filed by Basu, she had kept the laptop, cellphone and the money in a bag and slept with the windows open. “When I woke up around 6.30am, the bag was gone. Probably they had sprayed something, as we did not hear any sound,” said Basu, who lives in the house with her husband and in-laws. fficers of Bidhannagar South police station said they had found footprints in the backyard of the house that suggest three persons had climbed the wall.

Youth arrested

An 18-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 19-year-old deaf, mute and mentally-challenged girl. Police sources said the accused, Dipankar Dutta, a resident of Kathmar Bagan in Burtolla, attempted to rape his neighbour on Thursday night. But the girl managed to flee. Her father lodged a complaint with Burtolla police station. Dutta has been booked under IPC sections 376 and 511.

Agitation

Nearly a thousand workers of a match factory in Dakshineswar demonstrated outside the gate of the unit on Friday morning after the authorities put up a “suspension of work” notice. The agitating workers alleged that the factory had been opened only three months ago as an eyewash before the election and was shut down right after. The agitation ended after officers of Belghoria police station intervened.

Jail inquiry

The department of jail and correctional services started an inquiry on Friday against two assistant controllers of Dum Dum Central jail for allegedly failing to notice two bullets hidden in the trousers of a prisoner, Sushanta Sutra, during his entry into the jail on April 26. The inspector-general, jail and correctional services, B.D. Sharma, said action would be taken after the inquiry report was submitted.

Found dead

An unidentified youth was found hanging from the branch of a tree near Bose Institute on APC Road early on Friday. A preliminary probe suggests the youth had committed suicide. No injury marks were found on the body, said police.

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