Stray bullet injures 10-year-old boy in North Dinajpur
A 10-year-old boy was injured by a bullet when he was caught between two groups that clashed over the possession of a tea plantation in Islampur, North Dinajpur, on Friday.
Mohammad Shahnawaz was rushed to Islampur subdivisional hospital and then to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri.
Shahnawaz was playing with other children when a stray bullet hit his abdomen.
A person has been detained.
Sources said Kamrul Haque and Mohammad Huda of Gathiatole, a locality in Burijagir village, Islampur, and their aides were clashing with weapons over a vacant plot marked for tea plantation. The warring groups fled when the bullet hit the boy.
In Kalimpong’s Teesta Bazar, plumber Ranjit Biswas, 31, and mason Choton Sarkar, 26, tenants of one Prabal Pradhan, died trying to save him from the dagger attack of his friend Raju Kumar Subba.
Prabal is hospitalised while Raju is arrested. Police are probing why Raju attacked Prabal.
In East Burdwan’s Bhatar, a couple and their son were injured and their home damaged in Baneswarpur village when crude bombs allegedly stockpiled at their home exploded early on Friday.
Both Trinamul and the BJP have denied links with the family.