Man shot at by kin over loan repayment
A person in his early thirties was allegedly shot at by his brother-in-law when he asked the latter to repay a loan.
The incident occurred at 16th Mile area under Baishnabnagar police station on Saturday afternoon.
Om Prakash Quilya, the injured youth, was rushed to the local rural hospital and sent to Malda Medical College and Hospital where he is under treatment.
Sources said that a few months back, Quilya had lent Rs 10,000 to his brother-in-law Gopal Ghosh.
On Saturday, when Quilya asked Ghosh to repay the loan, an altercation ensued, said sources, and suddenly, Ghosh took out a firearm and shot at him. The bullet hit Quilya on his right leg.
Other relatives took Quilya to the hospital. Police have arrested Ghosh based on a complaint filed by relatives of the injured and a probe has started, said a police officer.
A woman from Milanpally of Siliguri was fleeced by two persons who posed as policemen and took away gold ornaments worth around Rs 8 lakh from her on Saturday.
Police sources said she was walking through Punjabipara area of the city when the duo approached on a motorcycle and told her that she was wearing excess gold ornaments and could be fined up to Rs 5,000.
They suggested she carry her ornaments in a bag. With their help, the lady took off the ornaments which the duo wrapped in paper and handed over to her.
When she reached home, she found iron pieces wrapped in the paper. A complaint has been filed with Siliguri Metropolitan Police.