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Electrocution
West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.22

Curb use of sound boxes, plead NGOs

Voluntary organisations and NGOs gave a memorandum to the inspector-general of police of north Bengal on Wednesday, seeking stern steps to restrict the use of sound boxes and sound mixers to prevent e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

News  /  Published 06.07.22

Man electrocuted during firefighting at Tangra eatery

An eatery owner in Tangra in east Kolkata was electrocuted after he touched the iron shutter of his shop while trying to douse a fire in the kitchen on Tuesday morning. Police suspect the insulation ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Tangra

News  /  Published 05.07.22

35-year-old man electrocuted to death in Tangra

A 35-year-old man died after getting electrocuted at an eatery on Gobindo Khatick Road, Tangra, that caught a minor fire on Tuesday morning. While trying to escape from the fire, Bunty Halder, the ow...
By PTI

News  /  Published 04.07.22

Narkeldanga boy Farzan Ansari was expert on phone, say family members

Farzan’s father, Fakruddin Ansari, 48, has been working as a car mechanic in Saudi Arabia for four years. He came to Kolkata about 20 days back on a four-month holiday. The boy’s mother,...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.07.22

Week on, probe into Haridevpur boy Nitish Yadav’s death by electrocution continues

“We are waiting for a report from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), which is running an investigation to identify the cause of death,” an officer said.    At Narkeld...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 04.07.22

KMC blames illegal drawing of water with pilfered power for Narkeldanga boy electrocution

A youth who was in the rescue team said there was no pump there when Farzan was electrocuted. KMC engineers said a tap of the civic body is located next to the electric pole, which the residents said ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

News  /  Published 03.07.22

Pole-shift plan to make room for vehicles

Several traffic guards across Behala and Thakurpukur, covering parts of Diamond Harbour Road and Haridevpur in the southern suburbs, have been instructed to identify iron poles — including those...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Pole with KMC light that electrocuted boy was not earthed, says report

The pole in Haridevpur on the city’s southern fringes that 11-year-old Nitish Yadav touched and got electrocuted on Sunday evening was not earthed, the state power department has said in a repor...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Boy electrocution prompts KMC to advance installation of drainage pumps

The civic body began moving pumps to waterlogging-prone pockets on Monday — a day after an 11-year-old boy got electrocuted after touching a pole on a flooded road in Haridevpur on the city&rsqu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Electrocuted boy Nitish dreamt of making it big in life

“We have not got any complaint from the family. We have started an unnatural death case. In future, if there is any need for any information sharing, we will contact the other agencies,” s...
By Subhajoy Roy, Shabina Akhtar in Kolkata


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