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Teen dies of burns

Howrah, Dec. 4: A 17-year-old girl, Nilufar, married 11 months ago, was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws today.

Police have arrested three persons, including Nilufar's husband, Mohammad Sayeed, on the basis of a complaint lodged by the deceased's mother Hossain Begum. She alleged that her daughter was tortured at her in-laws' house.

Gastro alarm

Barrackpore: At least 150 people residing in several areas of north Dum Dum have been admitted to hospitals in Panihati after a gastroenteritis outbreak. People are being alerted against drinking contaminated water, municipal officials said. Supply of piped water in the Panihati municipal area has been suspended. Engineers are working to find the source of the leak that might have led to the contamination.

Medico stir

Siliguri: Over 400 students of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Saturday called off their four-day-old strike. The students were demanding more security on the campus after a spate of trespasses into the women's hostel recently. The strike was called off after assurances from the urban development and municipal affairs minister Asok Bhattacharya to provide funds for construction of a boundary wall for the women's hostel.

Child missing

Howrah: Police have launched a search to trace a four-and-a-half-year-old child, Ganesh Palodhy, who went missing on Friday from Bauria, about 30 km from Calcutta. The search was launched after Ganesh's father, Buro, informed the police on Saturday.

Road mishap

Howrah: A tanker containing liquefied petroleum gas overturned at the Bally-National Highway 6 crossing in Howrah on Saturday morning. Fire brigade officials cordoned off the area.

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