‘Sold’ girl rescued

Malda, July 29: Harishchandrapur police today brought back a 13-year-old girl who had been trafficked to Mumbai by her neighbour Sabir Ali on July 17. Ali, 38, has been arrested.

Motiur Rahman of Tejpura in Harishchandrapur had lodged a complaint on July 18 saying that his daughter had been kidnapped. Police learnt that Ali and his men had lured away the Class VI student to Mumbai with the promise of a job.

A police team was sent to Mumbai which rescued the girl. The girl was handed over to her parents through the court. Ali had sold off the girl to a brothel. “We are interrogating him to find out the names of the others involved in the trafficking,” an officer said.

Prisoner flees

Siliguri: Punit Tamang, an undertrial prisoner from Banarhat in Jalpaiguri district, escaped from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. Matigara police said Tamang had been arrested for a theft and admitted to the hospital on July 25 with a stomach ailment. A search is on.

Bund demand

Siliguri: Congress workers submitted a memorandum to the sabhadhipati of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad on Thursday, demanding embankments on the Panchanoi river at Debidanga, Methibari and Salbari areas under Champasari gram panchayat. The protesters have threatened to start a movement if no steps are taken.

One injured

Jaigaon: A resident of Mainaguri was injured in a road accident near Lataguri on Thursday. Officials at Metelli police station said Gana Chaki while going to Chulsa on a motorcycle rammed into a bus that was parked beside NH31C. He has been sent to NBMCH for treatment.

Repair plea

Jalpaiguri: The DYFI’s district committee submitted a memorandum to the subdivisional officer (sadar) here on Thursday, demanding immediate repair of national and state highways.


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