Bangla team on jail reforms
The Bangladesh government has sent a team to Bengal to study prison reforms in the state and implement them while improving jail administration there. The nine-member team — led by Khan Muhammad Asraful Islam, Bangladesh’s inspector-general (prisons) — will visit Alipore Central Correctional Home and Alipore Women’s Correctional Home on Wednesday. Senior officials from the external affairs and home ministries of Bangladesh will be part of the delegation.
Dhaka is impressed by the prison reforms in Bengal in the past decade and wants to know more about the functioning of correctional homes in our state,” said an official in the state’s correctional services department.
Raj Kumar Gro, 25, an assistant central intelligence officer of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau, killed himself on Tuesday by jumping from the 15th floor of a building at Nizam Palace in south Calcutta. He crashed through the windscreen of a parked SUV and died on the spot. Police said Gro, originally from Rajasthan, was posted in Bongaon.
Sujit Mondal, 15, was run over by a speeding truck at Nodakhali on the southern fringes of the city on Tuesday morning while he was riding a bicycle. He was declared dead in hospital. The truck driver has fled.
One person was killed in a fight between neighbours at Baishnabghata late on Monday. Police said Prabhat Das and Gopi Jana got into a fight, in which Das was killed. Jana has been arrested.