Scribe hurt in scuffle with cops

In a scuffle that occurred between police personnel and some journalists who had gone to cover a suicide incident at a private hospital at Broad street, a reporter of a Bengali television channel was severely beaten and was admitted to a hospital.

Following the incident, the media persons complained to the Commissioner of the Kolkata Police R K Pachnanda, who assured action against the guilty police personnel.

A police complaint was also filed at the Karaya police station against the police.

The incident happened when Arabinda Chakraborty, an aged psychiatric patient admitted in a private nursing home at Broad street, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the balcony of the hospital room. Chakraborty was taken to SSKM hospital where he was declared dead, said police.

It is learnt a police personnel of the Karaya police station was suspended in the evening for his involvement in the incident.

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