BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
Murder after girl delivery
Islampur, Sept 20: A 19-year-old housewife was allegedly beaten to death at Fukrabari near here after she delivered a girl on Sunday.
Rinki Malakar’s father Sachindra Malakar alleged that she had been murdered by her husband and parents-in-law. She was married to Partha Malakar about a year ago. Partha regularly tortured her, demanding a motorcycle from her parents. After Rinki gave birth to a girl, she was killed by Partha, alleged her father.
Jaigaon: Three persons were killed and 10 others were injured when a mini bus and a truck collided at Beach Tea Estate near here on Monday evening. Jaigaon police said the injured had been admitted to Hasimara Industries Central Hospital.
Islampur: Fifteen people were injured in a series of clashes between the supporters of the Congress and the CPM in different areas of Islampur subdivision on Monday. The clashes took place at Nilajihat, Bhujgaon and Bhardakalihat. North Dinajpur superintendent of police Milon Kanti Das said 12 people had been detained and additional forces deployed in the violence-hit areas.
Islampur: The SFI has called an indefinite strike at Islampur College to protest against “unexpected bad results” in Part I exams of BA, BSc and BCom. Secretary of the college staff council Anita Chowdhury alleged that the students had been heckling teachers since the results were published on Saturday and they were feeling insecure. The SFI, has however, denied the charge.
Darjeeling: Rajen Mukhia, a former strong man of the GNLF at Panighatta, was made the new vice-president of the ABGL and was given the charge of the organisation in Kurseong and Mirik. Mukhia joined the ABGL on Saturday.