Bus runs over two in Malda
Malda, April 11: Two persons were killed when a private bus ran over them before hitting two others and ramming into a shop along the Samsi-Malda state highway in Bagua More near Ratua this morning.
Police said Sayed Ali, 35, and Md Mustafa, 45, residents of Chandimahespur and Kushadanga respectively, were standing near the road when the bus went over them. The vehicle then hit Zakir Sheikh and Zahir Sheikh and smashed into a shop. The injured were taken to the Malatipur primary health centre and released after first aid. After the accident, local people blocked the highway for two hours demanding compensation for the families of the deceased. The protest was lifted around 10am after police arrival. The bus has been seized but the driver managed to escape.
Siliguri: The body of Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, one of the seven shot dead at an Oakland university by a gunman on rampage earlier this month, reached Geysing in Sikkim on Wednesday evening. His last rites will be performed on Friday.
Cooch Behar: The LPG Workers’ Union here stopped delivering cylinders across town from Wednesday after a resident allegedly assaulted one of its members on Tuesday. Police said Kaushik Dutta Roy, a resident of Pancharangi, allegedly thrashed LPG delivery man Satyanarayan Ghosh for not distributing cylinder on time. Ghosh, who has been admitted to MJN Hospital, has filed a police complaint against Dutta Roy. Ratan Das, the secretary of the union, said they had submitted a memorandum to the subdivisional officer of Cooch Behar demanding the arrest of the accused. He added that they would not resume the services until the person was picked up.
Balurghat: The state conference of the RSP began in Tapan near here on Wednesday. At the meeting, the party leaders criticised the government’s failure to curb infant mortality rate and farmer suicides across the state. The conference will end on April 13.