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Tuesday , January 15 , 2013
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The City Diary

Lynch accused

An arms and cartridge manufacturing unit was allegedly run at the house of Mohammad Abdul, alias Zaru, who was arrested on Saturday along with nine others on the charge of lynching a woman after branding her a child-lifter and torching two police vehicles in Tiljala last month. We found the arms unit on the roof of the Tiljala Road house,” said P.K. Ghosh, joint commissioner, crime. Two more men were arrested on Monday in connection with the lynching and rioting.

Student death

A 19-year-old college student was crushed under the rear wheels of a 3C/1 bus after apparently slipping while getting off the front gate of the vehicle on the Rashbehari connector on Monday morning. Police said that Rajdeep Bhattacharya, a BCom student at Shyamaprasad College, was on his way to a store where he worked for a few hours daily. The bus driver fled.

Pinki case

A high court division bench on Monday asked the Alipore court judge hearing the Pinki Pramanik case to order a probe into the alleged leak of an MMS clip of the athlete’s gender test. The bench also asked the judge to take action against those found guilty of the leak.


Air Asia may increase the number of flights between Calcutta and Kuala Lumpur. “Air Asia currently has three flights a week between these two cities. If all goes well, they may look at daily service,” said Zulkifly Md Said of Tourism Malaysia. He was in town to attend a travel and tourism exchange programme.