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Gruesome Behala murder shocks Kolkata




A 45-year-old woman and her 13-year-old son were found murdered in their house in a posh area of Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata.

It was on Monday night that the crime in Parnasree was discovered. The Detective Department has detained the husband of the woman and his interrogation is underway.

According to the police, the body of Sushmita Mondal was found in a pool of blood in her master bedroom with her throat slit. Her son Tamajit was found dead in a similar manner but his body was in a sitting position

“It is assumed that Tamajit was doing his online classes when the miscreants entered the house and killed the duo,” a senior police officer of the detective department said.

The murder came to light at around 10.30 p.m., when police go a call on Dial-100 from the husband Tapan Mondal. Police immediately rushed to the spot and sent the body for post mortem.

“We have detained the husband and are interrogating him. There are some links that might give a crucial breakthrough in the case,” the officer said.

Primarily the sleuths are of opinion that the murder has been committed by one or more than one person who were known to the family because questioning the neighbours police have come to know that the woman didn’t open the door without knowing the identity of the person.

The police is also sure that Tamajit was doing his online class when he was killed because he was in his school dress but the police is yet the recover the murder weapon and the mobile that was being used during the class,” the officer said.

Tapan Mondal, who is a bank employee, said in his statement that he was not getting his wife over the phone from 5 p.m. onwards and he was worried when at night he returned home and found the main door open. “I entered only to find the two lying dead. I immediately called the police and informed them about the murder,” Tapan told the media.

Police have also come to know that Tamajit’s private tutor came to teach him around 5.30 p.m. but as none opened the door so he had to leave. Police have reasons to believe the when the private tutor came the miscreants were inside the house and so they didn’t open the door and he had to leave.

Police will be interrogating the private tutor.

“We have send the bodies for autopsy and once the autopsy report comes we will know the exact time of the murders and the type of weapon used to kill the mother and the son,” another officer said.


Mumbai: Minor boy detained for raping 5-year-old girl in Nagpada; victim to get free education till 10th std




A minor boy was detained for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in Nagpada and sent to a juvenile correction centre.

He was detained within six hours of the crime.

Free education till 10th standard for victim

The Nagpada police officials have collected Rs 1.10 lakh for the victim and have made provisions for giving her free education till the 10th standard.

A case has been registered under sections of IPC and POCSO.

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Teachers scam: WhatsApp chat hinting question paper leak recovered




 The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore teachers’ recruitment scam, has recovered WhatsApp chats hinting at possible advance leaking of question papers to select candidates who took the written examination for primary teachers’ posts in West Bengal in 2016.

Sources said that the selective leaking of question papers were mainly done by the youth Trinamool Congress leader, Kuntal Ghosh, who was arrested by the ED from his residence on January 21.

The probe agency has also recovered Whatsapp chats indicating that Ghosh enjoyed the patronage of former state education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee.

From the documents seized from Ghosh’s residence, the central agency officials have also recovered copies of the admit cards of certain candidates who appeared for the recruitment examination for primary teachers in 2016.

The ED sleuths have come across the names of 35 individuals who secured jobs as teachers in state- run schools by paying money to the arrested youth leader and all of them are currently employed with different schools. Each and every one of them will be questioned to take the investigation forward.

“The recruitment scam seems to be in multiple layers, which again have sub-layers involving multiple players and multiple angles. The uncovering of one layer is leading to other layers. That’s why the investigation process is getting prolonged,” said a legal associate of ED.

The fact that question papers were leaked to select candidates was established after the ED sleuths noticed that some extremely below-average candidates, as per their academic records, scored exorbitantly in the recruitment examination.

Sources said that the marks secured in their academic examinations did not justify their scores in their optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets.

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Israeli fighter jets strike Gaza in response to rockets firing




Israeli fighter jets on Friday carried out a series of airstrikes on facilities belonging to militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the coastal enclave, witnesses said.

Israeli army drones and fighter jets were heard buzzing in the air, and several explosions were heard in central Gaza Strip, the witnesses told Xinhua news agency.

They added that more than 14 missiles were fired at a military post that belonged to Gaza militant groups.

Palestinian medical sources said that no injuries were reported during the strikes that mainly targeted posts and facilities that belong to the Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

The airstrikes were in response to the firing of two rockets at southern Israel, said a spokesman from the Jewish state’s army.

No group has claimed responsibility for firing the rockets, which was a response to the killing of nine Palestinians during an Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp, deemed to be the most deadly in nearly two decades.

During the Israeli airstrikes on Friday, militants in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave also fired at least five rockets at southern Israeli communities close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and anti-craft missiles were fired at Israeli fighter jets by Hamas militants, sources close to Hamas security told Xinhua.

Media outlets in Gaza quoted an Egyptian source as saying that Egyptian intelligence is in intensive contact with the Palestinian factions to prevent an escalation in Gaza.

More than 170 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank in 2022, and at least 29 have been killed in January this year, according to figures from the Palestinian Health Ministry.

According to the UN, 2022 was the deadliest year for Palestinians since 2006.

The tensions have been further aggravated since Israel’s most right-wing government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, took office last month.

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