The City Diary 20-11-2013

Lady cop ‘harassed’ Dowry suicide Correction

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 20.11.13

Lady cop ‘harassed’

A lady constable was transferred to the reserve force a day after she complained of harassment by the officer-in-charge of her police station under Bidhannagar City Police. She has alleged that the OC passed indecent remarks when she asked for leave. She will have to report to the Purta Bhavan office from Wednesday. “The decision was taken for the lady’s security,” said Subrata Bandopadhyay, deputy commissioner (headquarters).

Dowry suicide

Suchitra Pal, a homemaker, committed suicide at Anandanagar in Bali, Howrah, on Tuesday. Her husband and in-laws have been arrested on the charge of abetting suicide. Suchitra got married to Lakshmikanta Pal a year ago and was allegedly being tortured for dowry since. She recently lodged a complaint with the local police station. The body has been sent for post-mortem.


The lady in the photograph — published with an article on Mihir Sen, “Man who swam against the tide”, in Metro on November 16 — is Dhanvanthi Rama Rau, and not Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, as mentioned in the caption. The error is regretted.