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Woman kills husband

Malda, Sept. 14: A woman allegedly murdered her husband at Bagbari near Englishbazar this morning during an altercation after he accused her of having an extra-marital affair with a local youth.

Mithun Sheikh, 26, a farmer, had married Sultana Biwi eight years back. He suspected Sultana to be in a relationship with their neighbour Rafiqul Islam for past the three-four months. This morning Mithun had an argument with Sultana over the alleged affair. During the altercation Sultana stabbed Mithun with a dagger killing him on the spot. Police said Sultana has been arrested but Rafiqul is absconding.


Himul meet

Siliguri: Members of Himul Milk Sales Agents’ Association held a meeting at the entrance of the Himul plant at Matigara near here on Wednesday demanding more financial assistance from the government to revive the unit. The members also demanded regular and increased supply of quality milk and introduction of new dairy products for the plant.


Four dead

Siliguri/Islampur/ Malda: Four unnatural deaths have been reported in Siliguri, Islampur and Malda in the past 24 hours. Prasenjit Das, 18, a resident of Patiramjote in Matigara near Siliguri allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Tuesday night. Swapan Das, 25, was found hanging in his house at Ramkrishnajote near Matigara on Tuesday. In another incident, Asgar Ali, a 25-year-old youth from Kalugach in Islampur, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. Harishchandrapur police recovered the decomposed body of a woman from Bhaluka forest, 55km from Malda, on Wednesday. Police suspect the woman was murdered.


Wage demand

Jaigaon: Members of the Progressive Tea Workers’ Union, the trade union wing of the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad, held meetings at the entrances of all tea estates in the Dooars on Wednesday demanding immediate revision of wages. On Thursday the union members will submit a memorandum to the representatives of a planters’ association at Binnaguri with the same demand.


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