Jeweller son missing
Malda, Dec. 14: The 12-year-old son of a jeweller from Jadupur has been missing since yesterday afternoon.
Joy Sarkar, a Class VII student of Bibhuti Bhusan High School, had returned home after writing his Bengali exam. “He came home around noon but left the house without informing anyone. He does not even know our phone numbers,” said father Prantosh Sarkar. Mother Anita, who works in a private financial company, said: “We checked with our relatives and friends. We also looked for him at the railway station and the bus stands but could not find him. He could have been abducted.”
Alipurduar: A female leopard was trapped at Satali Tea Estate near Nilpara range of wildlife III division on Monday night. The foresters had set up a cage in the garden after three cubs were spotted few days ago. The animal was released in a reserve forest on Tuesday.
Islampur: Two persons, suspected to be car thieves, were arrested from an eatery along NH31 near here on Tuesday. Police said the duo had failed to produce documents of the car which was with them.
Siliguri: SFI representatives collected nomination forms for the student’s union elections at Surya Sen College on Tuesday. College sources said the last day for submitting nominations would be Wednesday. The elections are scheduled for December 23.
Siliguri: Members of the Kawakhali Porajhar Bhumi Raksha Committee, an association of people who lost land in Kawakhali where a township has been proposed, demonstrated at the construction site on Tuesday. Paresh Kirtania, secretary of the committee, said the land losers would not allow any construction unless the SJDA met all the commitments mentioned in their rehabilitation package.