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1 killed, 3 hurt by animals

Jaigaon, Dec. 1: One person was killed and three others were injured in animal attacks across the Dooars in the past 24 hours.

Kaley Chhetri, 45, a resident of Kumarpara near Lataguri, died when an elephant took him by the tusks and flung him away last evening. Kaley was returning home from a field when the animal attacked him. In another incident, Bunty Kharia, a resident of Mujnai Tea Estate, was mauled by a leopard on Thursday. Kharia has been admitted to the local health centre. In a separate incident, Jagadish and Pana Oraon of Sonali Tea Estate in Malbazar were attacked by a tusker on Wednesday. Both have been admitted at Malbazar subdivisional hospital.


Bench demand

Siliguri: The Siliguri Bar Association has demanded the establishment of a permanent bench of the state consumer disputes redressal commission and at least three other tribunals here. Dilip Kumar Roy, the Siliguri Bar Association secretary, said: “We want the state commission to set up a permanent bench in Siliguri to provide redressal mechanism to the litigants here. People from here need to go to Calcutta if the cases are over Rs 20 lakh.” The association also demanded the establishment of permanent benches of the state, land and central administrative tribunal here.


Attacker held

Siliguri: Pradhannagar police arrested one person on Thursday for attacking a woman with a blade. Police said Kumar Rana, a resident of Diesel Colony, had attacked a 20-year-old woman on Wednesday evening after she turned down his marriage proposal. She is under treatment at the Siliguri district hospital.


New building

Jalpaiguri: Minister for north Bengal development Gautam Deb inaugurated a building for Rajganj College in Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. Deb has promised to give Rs 3.5 crore for the development of the institution. Although the institution was established in 2009, the students used to attend classes at Saradamoni High School in Fatapukur as the college had no building of its own.