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Bus kills one at Bhowanipore, 144 arrested during Puja raids

A total of 15 children were deposited with the Kolkata Police missing person squad, during the four days of ‘Bandhu Kolkata’ initiative, out of whom 13 children were handed over to their guardian and another two were deposited at a shelter home for their safe custody.

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

A bus ran over a middle aged person in Bhowanipore last night while police are looking for the driver and bus conductor who had fled the spot. Another youth fell off a bus while de-boarding at Jugdes Road in Alipore this morning, and have been admitted to SSKM hospital with head injuries. Meanwhile, different sections under the detective department of the Kolkata Police, had conducted raids during the puja and arrested 144 persons.

This morning at around 8:30, Bijoy Kumar (20), fell off a bus that was bound for Behala. It is reportedly learnt that Kumar slipped and fell down at Judges Road in Alipore. The youth was rescued by personnel of Bhowanipore police traffic guard and was shifted to SSKM Hospital. It was also learnt that the youth, who originally hails from Bihar, has received injuries at the back of his head.

Last night, another person was run over by a private bus which was moving backwards near DN Mitra Square in Bhowanipore. It was reported that the person was behind the bus when it was moving backwards, and fell under the tyres. Police reports claimed the person was inebriated and was an immersion processionist. The injured person was taken to the SSKM hospital where he was declared dead. Meanwhile, the driver and the conductor of the bus who fled the spot are absconding. The police have begun investigation and a search to nab the persons concerned. Meanwhile, during the Durga Puja, between 2 and 7 October, the police conducted raids and the anti rowdy section arrested a total of 144 persons for disorderly conduct. As per police reports, the anti burglary squad arrested two persons in specific cases and four mobile phones were recovered.

A total of 15 children were deposited with the Kolkata Police missing person squad, during the four days of ‘Bandhu Kolkata’ initiative, out of whom 13 children were handed over to their guardian and another two were deposited at a shelter home for their safe custody. Seven adults were also admitted at several hospitals and nursing homes.

Also, the watch section of the detective department of the Kolkata Police, arrested a total of 16 persons including two female from different Puja complexes and the metro network.

Twelve mobile phones have been recovered.