Robbed by train ‘friends’
Jaigaon, May 17: A 20-year-old man has alleged that he was pushed from a moving train near Carron station last night by four men who robbed him of his cellphone and Rs 3,000.
Bubai Saha, a resident of Old Malda, said he worked as a mason in Guwahati and had boarded the Guwahati-bound Mahananda Express yesterday to go there. He said four persons had befriended him on the train. Around 9pm the four youths asked Bubai to accompany them to the door because they were about to get off. When Bubai reached the door, he was pushed out of the moving train and the youths, who got off after that, dragged him into a nearby tea garden and took away his cellphone and wallet that had Rs 3,000. Bubai managed to walk to Carron station and lodged a complaint with the stationmaster. He was admitted to Loksan primary health centre in Nagrakata.
Alipurduar: Two persons, who were involved in looting a jewellery shop in Falakata on May 10, were arrested on Tuesday. The police said Jalil Ahmed who had masterminded the burglary was picked up from his house in Banarhat on Monday. After interrogating him, two more persons were picked up on Tuesday.
Alipurduar: Madarihat police recovered three crude bombs from near Holong Bridge on NH31C on Tuesday. The police said local people spotted the explosives and informed them. Nobody has been arrested.
Jalpaiguri: Residents of Gosaihat near Dhupguri rescued a barking deer from the village on Tuesday. The villagers saw the three-year-old animal roaming around in the area and informed the staff of Khuttimari beat. The foresters later took away the deer.
Balurghat/Islampur: Two unnatural deaths have been reported in Balurghat and Islampur in the past 24 hours. Rintu Ghosh, 36, of Raghumatpur in Balurghat, hanged herself near her house on Tuesday. Rashida Khatun, 49, a resident of Ramganj in Islampur, committed suicide by consuming poison on Monday.