Behrampore, Dec. 12: Sanjit Marjit, the driver of the Tata Sumo that rolled into the Bhagirathi in Murshidabad on Saturday, was arrested today.
Marjit surrendered at Behrampore police station. He has been remanded in three days police custody. He had parked his car on the edge of the river and it rolled into the water after a child nudged its gear.
I had fled because I feared I would be lynched by the public. I tried to stop the car from falling into the river but the weight and momentum was too much. I swam across to the other side and fled to my home in Khargram, he said.
The body of Joydeb Majumdar has been found but his wife and son are still missing. Search operation in the river will resume tomorrow.
Tamluk: Over 100 first-year students of the Haldia Institute of Technology, a college run by an NGO linked to CPM leader Lakshman Seth, have left the hostel because of alleged ragging by seniors. Many students are either travelling from places as far as Calcutta to attend college while others have hired hotel rooms.
Behrampore: A Class V student was sexually assaulted and strangled allegedly by a senior in Murshidabad. The senior, a Class IX boy, has been arrested.
Bolpur: A youth was arrested on Monday morning when he was attempting to steal cash from an ATM in Birbhum's Bolpur. William Das had broken the ATM machine. He has been remanded in 14 days judicial custody.
Burdwan: The Asansol-bound Coalfield Express took the loop-line instead of the main line by mistake at Burdwans Khana junction on Monday evening, holding up several trains such as the Kalka Mail and the Howrah-Asansol Intercity Express for over two hours. An engine pulled the train back to the main line.
Burdwan: The manager of a Paschim Banga Grameen Bank branch in Katwa and two enforcement branch personnel were allegedly beaten up by five members of a family when the trio went to take possession of their house for not repaying a loan of Rs 7.6 lakh.