A biker, Rahul Ghosh, a resident of Garfa in south Kolkata, succumbed to his injuries after his two-wheeler lost control and hit a divider on VIP Road and skidded away. The pillion rider, Ramprasad Gharami, also sustained serious head injuries. Both of them were not wearing helmets and they were “in an inebriated condition”, the police said.
The locals rushed to the spot and informed the police and soon Rahul and Ramprasad were shifted to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital where Rahul was declared brought dead.
Poem case: HC directs police to submit investigation report by Nov 17
Ramprasad is undergoing treatment and his condition is stated to be serious.
Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Detective Department, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, to submit a comprehensive report on an investigation into a complaint against poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for a 2017 poem that allegedly hurt Hindu sentiments. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha directed that the report be submitted by November 17 when the matter comes up for the next hearing.
Petitioner Biplab Kumar Chowdhury had lodged a complaint against Bandyopadhyay at the Bidhannagar Police Station around March 21, 2017, for a poem about placing a condom on a Trishul. The Trishul is considered holy by Hindus, particularly Shaivites. After the police refused to take any step, the petitioner moved the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Barrackpore who directed the Inspector-in-Charge of Airport Police Station on April 1, 2017, to treat the complaint as an FIR and file a compliance report within 24 hours.