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The City Diary

Suicide attempt disrupts Metro

Metro services were disrupted for around 40 minutes on Tuesday after a 50-year-old man tried to kill himself by jumping on the tracks at Jatin Das Park station. Trains ran between Dum Dum and Maidan stations, and between Kavi Subhash (New Garia) and Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge) stations from 7.12pm till 7.50pm, when normality resumed. Officials said Shyam Sundar Mukherjee jumped in front of a Kavi Subhash-bound train. “The train had slowed down by then and the man suffered head and shoulder injuries. He was admitted to SSKM Hospital,” said an official.

Two held for fraud

Two persons have been arrested for cheating people of Rs 7 lakh by promising them membership of a fake missionary society in Belur. Monojit Biswas and Shilpi Dhar charged Rs 2,500 from each person who wanted to be a member of the society. The promised incentive was free medical treatment from renowned hospitals. Sima Mondal, a resident of Amherst Street, lodged a cheating complaint against the duo in February. Monojit was arrested from the city on Monday and Shilpi was picked up from Titagarh on Tuesday.

Two held for fraud

A 16-year-old girl kidnapped from her house in Bally on Monday evening was rescued from the Girish Park area around midnight. Nimesh Singh, 19, a resident of Burrabazar, and nine others have been arrested. The girl’s family owns a house and a workshop in Burrabazar. n Monday, the girl was alone at their Nischinda home in Bally as her parents had gone to visit an ailing relative in Girish Park. In the evening, they learnt from their neighbours in Bally that the girl was missing. Following a complaint lodged with Bally police station, the cops raided the Burrabazar house of one of Nimesh’s friends and rescued the girl. Police sources said Nimesh knew the girl and had apparently served her a spiked drink before kidnapping her.

Betting racket

Two persons were arrested near Park Street on Monday night for allegedly being involved in a cricket betting racket. Police recovered four mobile phones and a laptop from them. “They were caught while placing bets for the IPL match in Delhi between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils on Monday,” said an officer.

Arms found

An improvised revolver and four cartridges were recovered from a house in Baruipur on Tuesday afternoon. Police raided the house following a tip-off. The owner, allegedly involved in a number of dacoity and snatching cases, could not be traced.

Bomb scare

An unclaimed suitcase triggered a bomb scare at Uluberia railway station on Tuesday. The railway staff alerted the Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) after spotting the suitcase on platform 3 around 9.30am. The police cordoned off the spot. Members of the bomb disposal squad later found some garments in the box.


A woman and her four-year-old daughter had a narrow escape when they fell while trying to board a moving train at Sheoraphuli station in Hooghly on Tuesday afternoon. Zareena Begum, 32, and Raima Khatoon were trying to board the last compartment of the Tarakeswar-bound local but the mother fell on the platform and fractured her legs. The daughter managed to board the train but slipped seconds later and fell on the tracks. She suffered cuts all over her body. The two have been admitted to Serampore Walsh Hospital.

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ToCalcutta Park Street Ladies Circle 46 for distributing umbrellas and slippers to underprivileged school students.