Teenager body found
Malda, June 29: The body of a 17-year-old girl was found beside the railway tracks near Malahar station this afternoon.
Prabir Das, the inspector in charge of the GRP in Malda, said the girl had been identified as Nasrin Khatun, a resident of Kandaran near Ratua. He said the teenager was a Class X student of Chadua Damaipur High Madarsa. Nasrinís school bag was also recovered from the spot, 65km from here. GRP officials said the driver of the Malda-bound NJP-Malda Passenger, which passes through the stretch where the body was found, had reported to the station manager of Malda that a girl had jumped in front of the train between Malahar and Ratua stations. Officials suspect Nasrin had committed suicide.
Islampur: Residents of Goalpokhor II locked the block development office on Wednesday to protest the bad condition of roads in the area. Forward Bloc leaders, who led the agitation, said they appealed to the rural bodies to repair the roads several times but nothing had been done. Kishormohan Biswas, the BDO, said he had taken up the matter with the higher authorities.
Jaigaon: A herd of five elephants damaged a hut and destroyed paddy saplings on about 50 bigha of land on Caron Tea Estate in Nagrakata block on Tuesday night. Foresters of the Diana range steered the animals back to the nearby Diana forest on Wednesday morning.
Siliguri: The SFI submitted a memorandum to Saurav Pahari, the subdivisional officer of Siliguri, through deputy magistrate N.D. Dherpa on Wednesday demanding the arrest of those accused in ragging Raju Sarkar. Raju, a second-year post-graduate student of the North Bengal University, had filed an FIR at the Matigara police station on Sunday alleging that he had been ragged by his juniors.