Dead son back
Barasat, Dec. 25: A teenager who had died in 2004 returned home this afternoon.
Soumen Banerjees mother had seen a corpse and identified her son, who went missing after he left home with friends for a soiree in Ranaghat, Nadia, 65km from his house in North 24-Parganas Khardah.
The corpse was found on railway tracks near Ranaghat. After a post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family and cremated.
Soumen, now 21, walked into his home, 30km from Calcutta, this afternoon. Relatives said he was in a daze and said he went to Mumbai that night. An elated but stunned mother Krishna said: The body I saw was similar to that of Soumen in height and build. The clothes were also similar. I couldnt look at the face.
Calcutta: Twelve Christmas revellers, including two children, were injured when parts of an electric Ferris wheel collapsed at a fair ground in South 24-Parganas Moujpur village. Police said the condition of four was critical.
Karimpur: Three residents of Hogolberia, about 190km from Calcutta, have been arrested for cultivating can- nabis. Police said they owned about an acre.