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Brother hacked to death

Malda, Nov. 8: A 45-year-old man was hacked to death allegedly by his younger brother at Sambalpur village near Ratua last night.

Jardis Ali used to stay in Chanchal and he had gone to Sambalpur yesterday to celebrate Id with his brothers Tufani and Nurul Sheikh. During the celebrations, Tufani’s pet goat entered Nurul’s kitchen which spurred an argument between the brothers. When Jardis tried to intervene, Nurul hacked him with a sickle. Later, Jardish’s son allegedly attacked Nurul. He has been admitted to the district hospital.


KPP meeting

Siliguri: Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP) will hold a meeting with other political outfits at Shivmandir on the outskirts of Siliguri on Wednesday to plan a joint movement to demand a Kamtapur state and the recognition of Kamtapuri language. Members of the Progressive Peoples’ Party, Greater Cooch Behar Peoples’ Association and CPI(ML) will attend the meeting.


Rooms gutted

Jaigaon: Four rooms of a house in Jaigaon were gutted in a fire on Tuesday. Two fire engines from Phuentsholling and one from Hamiltonganj doused the flames. Officials said short circuit was the cause of the blaze.


Firing

Jalpaiguri: Three persons, who had been arrested for allegedly firing at a wedding party in Siliguri on Sunday night, were remanded in police custody for 14 days. Abhijit Bera, Palash Burman and Nitai Burman, residents of Raiganj, were produced in the chief judicial magistrate’s court here on Tuesday. A firearm and four rounds of live cartridges had been recovered from them.


House burgled

Alipurduar: Robbers broke into a house at Netaji Road on Tuesday evening and took away ornaments and cash worth around Rs 3 lakh. Police said an investigation had started.


One killed

Jorhat: One person was killed at Koliapani Moriagaon near Teok on Tuesday. Mujirath Khan allegedly killed Badar Ali, 22, during an argument.


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