Teacher found dead
Burdwan, Oct. 27: A 26-year-old schoolteacher was found dead in her Burdwan home, with her father alleging that she had been strangled to death by her husband and in-laws who tried to “pass off the murder as suicide”.
Kalna resident Sangita Ghosh’s husband Tanmoy, in-laws Biswanath and Bhagabati, brother-in-law Swarup and his wife Chandana were arrested yesterday after her father lodged a police complaint. Father Sourendranath alleged that the accused used to torture Sangita since the marriage in August last year over unfulfilled dowry demands. “She was throttled to death because I could not meet the dowry demands,” said the father. He said Tanmoy told him that Sangita had hanged herself with a dupatta.
Malda: Baishnabnagar police and the BSF jawans seized fake Indian notes with a face value of Rs 2 lakh from PTS More here on Thursday. Hajikul Alam, a resident of Mahadevnagar in Murshidabad district, and Shefali Mondal, of Char Sujapur, have been arrested.
Islampur: One person died and another was injured after two motorcycles collided on NH31 at Srikrishnapur on Wednesday night. Police said Arup Das, 21, died on the spot. The injured has been admitted to the subdivisional hospital here.
Jaigaon: Charku Oraon, 50, a resident of Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate in Malbazar was killed in a fire on Wednesday. Police said Charku had left a kerosene lamp burning in a room and his hut caught fire.
Siliguri: Foresters of Sukna wildlife squad recovered a King Cobra from Longview Tea Estate in Garidhura on Wednesday. The 11-feet-long snake was released in the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary on Thursday.
Siliguri: Sri Sri Chhat Puja Seva Samiti said the Sikkim governor would inaugurate a number of facilities at Lalmohan Moulik Ghat of the Mahananda here on November 1.