Youth kills father

Gangtok, Aug. 9: A 25-year-old man, suspected to be mentally unstable, hacked his father and a woman to death and injured another person at Rabi Chondong village in Namok near Mangan yesterday.

Police said Dawa Tshering Bhutia attacked Pema Bhutia, aged around 35 years, with a bamphok (a sharp weapon). Pema was hacked on the neck and she died on the spot. Another woman, Hissey Doma Bhutia, was injured when she tried to save Pema. Hissey is undergoing treatment at the STNM hospital here. Later Dawa attacked his father Phugo Bhutia with the weapon. The 52-year-old monk also died on the spot. Senior superintendent of police (north) B.K. Tamang said an FIR had been lodged against the youth by the local panchayat and a case under section 302/326 of the IPC registered at the Mangan police station.

Realtor death

Siliguri: The forensic department of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital handed over the forensic report of Tapas Jha, the realtor whose body was found with a bullet injury at a hotel on Sevoke road on August 5, to police on Monday. The cause of death mentioned in the report is ante-mortem homicidal in nature. The police said they suspected a few people, including the hotel owner, in the death and an investigation was on.

Science event

Siliguri: North Bengal Science Centre and Darjeeling district committee of Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha will organise a district level students’ science seminar at the centre on August 11. Ananda Mukhopadhyay, the dean of science at North Bengal University, will inaugurate the event.

Special class

Siliguri: A remedial coaching session for financially backward children studying in Classes IX and X will be conducted at 25 schools in Siliguri subdivision by the Sarva Siksha Mission from August 15. Three teachers will be appointed for each institution and they will provide coaching in mathematics, science and English.


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