Siliguri: 50-year-old patient found hanging in hospital washroom
A 50-year-old patient at the Siliguri district hospital was found dead, hanging from a washroom of the building on Tuesday morning.
Police suspect that Swarojit Chakraborty committed suicide and are waiting for his post-mortem report.
Sources said Chakraborty was a resident of Jamuribhita, a locality under New Jalpaiguri police station. “He was admitted to the male medical ward on December 18 with acute stomach pain and was still under treatment. This morning (Tuesday), his body was found hanging from the ward’s washroom,” said a source.
Hospital authorities informed Siliguri police. A police team recovered the body.
Safikul Islam of Bansihari in South Dinajpur was arrested by New Jalpaiguri police and a team of Haryana police, from Fulbari, on the south end of Siliguri. Haryana police said Islam used to work in Gurgaon and had an affair with a girl also from Bengal but who stayed there. When she asked him to marry her, Islam started avoiding her and allegedly killed her in August. He fled and hid in Fulbari.
Two US nationals of Nepali origin were arrested in Siliguri subdivision on Monday. Sources said Kapil Adhiakri and Bhawani Prasad Subedi, who are US citizens, were intercepted by Sashastra Seema Bal at Panitanki on the India-Nepal border, some 35km from here, when they were trying to enter Nepal. They were handed over to Kharibari police. The duo reached Nepal from the US on December 9 with a visa, but entered India allegedly without visa and visited Darjeeling.
While returning to Nepal again, they were intercepted.
Surajit Das of Siliguri was arrested on Monday by Pradhannagar police for duping Haryana businessman Ajay Sharma of Rs 5 lakh. Police sources said Sharma's car had gone missing in Siliguri. He came in contact with Das who assured Sharma of finding the car. Das took Rs 5 lakh from Sharma and then avoided Sharma’s phone calls. Sharma finally filed a police complaint.