The Telegraph
Monday , June 30 , 2014
The City Diary

Lightning kills two, injures 1

Lightning killed a teenager and a man in Hooghly on Sunday evening. Satyaprakash Saroj, 15, of Bansberia, was playing football when the lightning struck. He was killed while friend Anil Prasad Ram got injured. In Tarakeswar, lightning killed Prabhat Samanta, 35.

Shot dead

The body of a man was found with gunshot wounds in BS Park, off Grand Trunk Road, in Baidyabati, Hooghly, on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Ajit Das, 30. Police have detained a man who had allegedly been seen with Das shortly before he was killed.

Arms haul

Gouranga Das, 19, of Murshidabad, was arrested near the Majerhat mint on Sunday with a gun, cartridges and a fake arms licence.


A man went missing while another got hurt on Sunday after they went down a manhole in Mahestala to clean it. Chandan Hari, 45, one of the cleaners, was rescued by the residents of the area.