The Telegraph
Thursday , August 10 , 2017

Fatal escape bid after lewd act in girls' school

Aug. 9: A mason entered a girls school in central Calcutta yesterday, made indecent gestures at some students, and fell to his death from a mango tree while trying to flee.

Manish Rai, 37, entered the school, apparently to visit a renovation site on the campus, around 1.10pm, police said.

He made inappropriate gestures at some girls who were coming down the stairs during lunch break and fled.

The girls complained to teachers and the school authorities summoned the contractor in charge of the renovation work on the premises, the police said.

The contractor called all the masons and asked the girls to identify the person who had gestured at them.

The girls identified Rai and he confessed to the wrongdoing. When he was told that he would be taken to the police, Rai, a resident of Liluah, ran up the stairs to the rooftop.

"He tried to flee by jumping on to a mango tree but slipped and fell to the ground," an officer of Muchipara police station said.

Cops found him in a pool of blood with head injuries. He died in hospital around 8.30pm. The police said there was no foul play.

Some students said no renovation work was on yesterday when the incident occurred.

Parents protested today, demanding an explanation from the school authorities.

Cops suspended

Two policemen have been suspended on the charge of taking bribe from a goods vehicle.

A video clip on Facebook showing two uniformed cops on a bike taking a currency note from a vehicle's helper prompted an inquiry and the subsequent suspension of the two.

One is an assistant sub-inspector and the other a constable. Both are posted in a police station in the central division.

Girl dead

A 17-year-old girl, who worked as a domestic help, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room on the top floor of a building in Jhamapukur Lane today.

There were no injury marks on the body and no suicide note has been found, the police said. Her employer lives in the building, the police said.

The girl's family members in Burdwan haven't filed any police complaint till tonight.

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