1 killed in jumbo raid
Alipurduar, Oct. 3: A 32-year-old woman was trampled to death by a tusker that raided Nurpur village near Samukhtala last night.
The elephant attacked Chameli Oraon and her son when they tried to run out of their hut. While Chameli was trampled to death, her son was injured and he has been admitted to the Samukhtala health centre. Foresters said the animal had strayed out of the nearby Buxa Tiger Reserve and it was chased back into the forest this morning.
Siliguri: Members of Animal, a Siliguri-based NGO, will observe the World Animal Day by releasing birds at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in Sukna on Tuesday. An awareness programme will be inaugurated during the event.
Malda: The district administration has restricted movement of all vehicles in Englishbazar area from 3pm to 1am from October 3 to 5. District police chief Jayanta Pal said the step was taken for the convenience of pandal hoppers.
Islampur: A resident of Manikgram near Chopra committed suicide by consuming poison at his house on Sunday night. Police said Md Bairuddin was in the midst of some financial problems that made him take the step.
Itanagar, (PTI): Five women and a child are feared dead after an under-construction suspension bridge over the Tawang Chu river in Tawang district bordering Bhutan collapsed, police said. A junior engineer in charge of the bridge has been taken into custody and a magisterial probe ordered.
Jorhat: Raju Deka was electrocuted while working in Harijan Colony Puja pandal on Monday.
Kokrajhar: The BTC forest department, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India took out a cycle rally to create an awareness about the golden langur and its habitat, in Kokrajhar on Monday.