Report by: 
Port Blair
19 Mar 2017

Lab. tech duped

 In another case of online fraud, unidentified person(s) debited more than Rs 90,000 from the savings bank account of an employee of the Health Department. In the statement to the police, Joytsna Ganguly, 43, a laboratory technician attached to Community Health Centre, Diglipur, said that she received a phone call from a person on March 14, who identified himself as an official of the State Bank of India. The caller said that the ATM card of the victim will be blocked soon and asked her to the provide 6-digit number received as SMS. The caller asked for the 6-digit number on more than a couple of occasions. The victim, later, approached the branch manager of SBI Diglipur and found that an amount of Rs 92,897 has been debited from her account for online shopping. The police have  registered a case under section 419/420 IPC.

Senior citizen commits suicide

Depressed over prolonged illness, an 84 year old resident of Khudirampur in Diglipur committed suicide. The deceased, Bagawati Biswas, took the extreme step by consuming poison at his residence when all other members were asleep at around 11.30 pm. Niranjan Biswas, son of the deceased, said that his father was under medical treatment for the past few months. He was immediately rushed to the CHC Diglipur where Bagawati Biswas died during the course of  treatment. A case under section 174 CrPC has been registered.

Fire mishaps

Fire fighters averted a major fire at Bakultala on March14. The fire fighting team rushed to Chappa Tikrey where fire was reported from a house at around 8 pm. The blaze, caused due to careless smoking, was brought under control by the fire fighters causing loss to the tune of Rs 1500. On that day, the Fire Station Aberdeen doused a grass fire near Defence Tower at around 12.30 pm.