Arm severed in road accident
The left arm of Sukumar Roy, 40, was severed when a bus he was travelling in rammed into a tram near Jagat cinema in Sealdah at 4.45pm on Wednesday. Roy, a hotel employee, was taken to NRS hospital. His arm was carried there separately by a cart-puller in a taxi. Roy’s wife and daughter later shifted him to SSKM Hospital.
round 10.15am, Parthasarathi Mazumder, 60, fell off a bus near Avishikta apartments on the EM Bypass. The rear wheels of the bus crushed the Garfa resident’s right leg. He was taken to a private hospital on the Bypass. The driver was detained and the bus impounded. Around the same time, 46-year-old Srikanta Dhar fell down while trying to board a bus in Behala and injured his legs. He was admitted to Vidyasagar Hospital. The driver was detained and the vehicle impounded. On Ultadanga Main Road, Dipti Das, 50, was hit by a police van and had to be admitted to RG Kar hospital. The vehicle and driver were taken to Maniktala police station.
n Tuesday night, a lorry hit a motorcycle on Tollygunge Circular Road. The motorcyclist was declared dead at MR Bangur Hospital. The driver fled the spot.
Blaze in godowns
A fire broke out on the first floor of a two-storeyed building in Santoshpur on Wednesday afternoon. The fire started in a room filled with cartons that served as an office and godown of a medical company. Three tenders brought the fire under control around 3.15pm. An 89-year-old man, Jagadish Jana, was rescued from the building by residents of the area. Earlier in the day, a fire broke out in a godown of Rishop Jute Mill at Shyamnagar near Barrackpore. Four tenders took about two hours to put out the blaze.
An inspector-in-charge and a sub-inspector of Malipanchghara police station in Howrah were arrested on the direction of the second magistrate of Howrah District Court on Wednesday. Inspector Wasif Ali and sub-inspector Nazrul Islam had sought bail in a case lodged by trader Punit Singh accusing them of selling three trucks of scrap iron belonging to him last month. According to Singh, the cops were acting on behalf of his landlord against whom he had lodged a civil case.