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Since 1st March, 1999
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Four deaths overnight leave cops in a spot

Four persons died under different circumstances in the city over the past 24 hours, throwing the police into a tizzy.

A youth’s body was found with several stab wounds on his chest and neck in an abandoned police barrack in the Watgunge area on Monday morning.

Deputy commissioner of police (port) H.P. Singh said the youth had been partying with friends on Sunday night. The barrack is on the banks of Tolly’s Nullah, off Dahighat. “He was brutally stabbed. We fear a brawl had broken out,’’ Singh said. The victim was identified as Suraj Dhanu, of Mahestala.

Also on Monday morning, the body of a Pune businessman, Karan Sharma, was found in a central Calcutta hotel. Sharma had reached the city on March 7. “On Monday morning, a waiter noticed water flowing out from under his door,’’ said deputy commissioner (detective department) Soumen Mitra. Police broke the door open to find Sharma lying in bed. “We recovered a bottle of insecticide from the room. He had consumed the insecticide,’’ Mitra added. The sleuths also found a suicide note, apparently written by Sharma.

At Udaynarayanpur, in Howrah, Gopal Mondal, 42, killed his neighbour Buddhadeb Mondol by hitting him on the head with a sharp weapon. Gopal, a fisherman, suspected Buddhadeb of having an affair with his wife.

A 36-year-old man, Anchan Chakraborty, is suspected to have killed himself after a quarrel with his family in his D.L. Roy Street home, in the Amherst Street police station area, on Monday morning. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

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