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The City Diary

La Martiniere to move apex court

La Martiniere for Boys will file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging Calcutta High Court’s order to the school to re-admit and promote Srijan Banerjee, a student of Class IV, said Supriyo Dhar, the secretary to the board of governors of the school. On October 4, a high court division bench had ordered the school to admit Srijan to Class V immediately. According to a complaint lodged by the boy’s father, La Martiniere teacher Sanjay Smart had allegedly sought a laptop as bribe to supply the “questions” set by him for the Class IV annual examination to ensure the boy’s promotion.

Smoke scare on train

The Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express was stranded at Balichak station, near Kharagpur, for nearly an hour on Monday after smoke started coming out of an unreserved compartment around 4.20pm. The passengers were evacuated from the train. Preliminary probe revealed a part of a bag that a passenger had kept atop a ceiling fan got entangled with the blades, causing the smoke.

Dupe arrest

Tapan Chatterjee, a 58-year-old trader, was arrested on Monday for allegedly duping advocate Ganesh Das of Rs 2.5 lakh. According to a complaint lodged by Das, Chatterjee had taken the money as advance payment for a flat in Kalighat.

Museum suicide

Ramesh Garai, a housekeeping employee of the Indian Museum, was found hanging from the ceiling above the staircase leading to the first floor of the museum. The man in his 30s had not been reporting for work regularly for the past month.

Fatal mishaps

Two men died and three were injured in three accidents in the city and its suburbs on Monday. Mrinmoy Malakar, 43, died after he fell off a bus at Sinthee crossing on Monday morning. He was declared dead at RG Kar hospital. Sheikh Sabir, 20, died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck on Mahishrekha bridge in Bagnan on NH6. Two of his friends who were riding pillion were injured. In Howrah, traffic cop Bholanath Roy was injured when a goods vehicle hit him near Bagnan Library on Monday afternoon.

Passenger death

Sukhdeb Singh, 62, a resident of Samastipur in Bihar, was found unconscious on a train from south India that reached Howrah on Monday afternoon. Singh was taken to Howrah District Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Fake lighters

More than 1,000 cigarette lighters with fake labels were seized from a Canning Street godown on Sunday afternoon. Three men — D. Chotu, Hasan Ali and Md Ladla — were arrested.

Woman attacked

Biswanath Naskar, 40, hit Shyamali Bhattacharya, a 64-year-old Chandernagore resident, on her head with a gas burner wrapped in a plastic packet while she was coming out of a bank on Hazra Road on Monday afternoon. Pedestrians handed over Naskar to police. He has failed to explain why he had hit Bhattacharya, said an officer. Bhattacharya was treated at SSKM Hospital and discharged.

Girl slashed

A Class X student, Kiran Yadav, was injured after a motorcyclist slashed her hand and neck at Jagaddal on Monday afternoon.

Teacher gherao

Parents of students of Nabakamargachhi Primary School in Sodepur gheraoed teachers on Monday to protest “poor quality” of mid-day meals.

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