Man scales Howrah Bridge, brought down

3 Apr 2018

A man, reported to be mentally deranged, today climbed on the Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly river but was brought down by police and fire brigade personnel shortly afterwards. A Kolkata police official said patrolling cops spotted the unidentified middle-aged man scaling the bridge at around 3:30 pm. He was brought down with the help of a ladder by personnel of the fire brigade and a team from Golabari police station of Howrah Police Commissionerate, the official said. The man, reported to be a vagrant, was admitted to a Howrah hospital by the police. (PTI)