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Jewellery, cash stolen Flight Murdered Bail granted Road death Hospital row

The Telegraph Online   |     |   Published 08.02.07, 12:00 AM

Jewellery, cash stolen

Burglars broke into the house of Shyamali Ghose, 60, in Ballygunje Place and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 40,000 on Wednesday afternoon. Police said Ghose, a widow, had gone to her see her relative. She returned at 5 pm and found the door of the house broken, the almirah open and the valuables missing. Police said a local gang might have been involved in the crime. No one has been arrested.

Flight

An Air Deccan flight from Calcutta to Ranchi had to return on Wednesday morning because of bad weather at the destination. The flight was cancelled.

Murdered

Siv Kumar Bajaj, 28, a businessman, was found murdered in a garden in Barasat, on the northern fringes of the city, on Thursday morning. The body bore several bullet injuries. Police suspect Bajaj, a local resident, was killed by a gang of extortionists. No one was arrested.

Bail granted

A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Biswajit Das, 26, who has been accused, along with his parents, of torturing wife Joyeeta, 20. Biswajit, a resident of Sonarpur, on the southern fringes of the city, married Joyeeta two years ago.

Road death

Debabrata Dutta, 17, who was knocked down by a private bus at the crossing of Aurobinda Sarani and Jatindra Mohan Avenue on Tuesday, died at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning. The killer vehicle is yet to be traced.

Hospital row

Trouble broke out at a private hospital in south Calcutta on Wednesday morning over non-payment of bills by the relatives of a patient who died the night before. The hospital billed Rs 2 lakh for the treatment of Dilip Bhattacharjee, 60, who was provided a pacemaker and had been on dialysis. His relatives refused to pay the amount and later staged a demonstration alleging that the hospital was not releasing the body. The authorities finally agreed to release the body against a payment of Rs 35,000.
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