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The City Diary

Fatal mishaps

Three people, including a child, died in two accidents in the city on Friday. Paromita Guha, 21, a first-year student at Motijheel College in Dum Dum, died after the bike on which she was riding pillion was hit by a municipality garbage truck on RN Guha Road at 12.45pm. Guha was returning from college when the accident occurred. She was declared dead at RG Kar hospital. Guha’s companion was injured. n another accident, Salauddin Mondol, 45, a van-rickshaw puller, and his helper Suraj Kumar Ram, 12, were run over by a lorry on No. 4 bridge on the Park Circus connector around 6am. The duo were declared dead on arrival at National Medical College and Hospital.

Boy jump complaint

The family of the Class VIII student of Nopany High School, who jumped from the third floor of the school building on April 20 but survived, lodged a complaint against three teachers of the school on Friday. In the complaint, the family held principal Sraboni Sinha, economics teacher Dipa Saha and class teacher Ashok Singh responsible for driving the 13-year-old boy to jump.

Power cut alert

Power supply to the Netaji Subhas Road, Jamunalal Bajaj Street, Sovabazar and Harachand Mullick Street areas may be disrupted between noon and 1.30pm on Saturday because of repairs.

Debit card arrest

Two youths were arrested on Thursday night for allegedly trying to buy a cellphone with someone else’s debit card. The youths later claimed that they had found the card abandoned on Lee Road. olice said the youths had gone to a Bhowanipore cellphone showroom and got the card swiped for buying a phone. When they were asked to sign on the receipt, the youths panicked. The shopkeeper grew suspicious and called the cops.

Snatch bid

A 26-year-old youth was arrested for snatching a gold chain from a woman in front of Purna cinema on Friday. Dimple Seth, a local resident, was getting off a bus around 12.30pm when the youth, Dev Kumar Halder, snatched the chain and tried to speed away on a bicycle. Seth raised an alarm and local people intercepted Halder. He was later handed over to police.

Negligence death

Chittaranjan Halder, a worker of a tyre-manufacturing factory in Jagaddal, on the northern fringes, died after he was allegedly injected an expired medicine at the factory clinic on Friday.
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