Cuffs on ex-cop
Tamluk, Feb. 19: A retired assistant sub-inspector of police was arrested this evening for allegedly beating up a 60-year-old woman with a stick after she thrashed his one-month-old puppy in an East Midnapore village earlier in the day.
The lady, who was unconscious till late this evening in Tamluk district hospital, will undergo a CT scan tomorrow.
Malda: The Congress and the CPM in Malda have lodged complaints accusing Trinamul workers of destroying nearly 100 banners and posters of their candidates for the February 23 Englishbazar bypoll. Trinamul denied the allegation, saying the rival parties destroyed their own posters.
Jalpaiguri: Police and the state excise department set on fire opium plants worth around Rs 2 crore near Jalpaiguri on Tuesday, saying residents were planning to sell the contraband item.
Burdwan: The body of a 30-year-old woman was found with her throat slit along the Damodar in a Burdwan village on Tuesday. Police said the woman could have been murdered by the father-in-law of a youth with whom she allegedly had an affair.
Santiniketan: A 50-year-old man in Santiniketan has lodged a police complaint that private guards of Visva-Bharati pinned him to the ground and beat him up over a plot. Calls to the varsity’s security officer went unanswered.
Burdwan: A group of 70 students in a Burdwan school ransacked the office of the headmaster on Tuesday alleging that he did not organise a feast on Saraswati Puja despite taking Rs 45 from each of them.
Haldia: A 50-year-old worker of a Haldia factory was run over by a truck on Tuesday.