December 1, 2008

Two from West Bengal killed in Mumbai terror attacks

Kolkata, Nov 28, 2008: Two people, including a 66-year old woman, from West Bengal were among those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks, an official said Friday.
”We heard the information that a youth from Boriya police station area in Murshidabad district was killed in the ongoing terror attack in Mumbai. But we’ve not received any further details of the victim,” Murshidabad district police superintendent Basab Dasgupta told Friday.

He said the district police had not yet received the name of the person. “We’re now trying to get all the details of the victim,” Dasgupta said.

According to police, Meera Chatterjee, 66, of Hooghly district’s Singur was also killed in a firing Wednesday night while waiting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to catch a train home.

She went from West Bengal’s Singur to the country’s commercial capital to be with her son who had just lost his job and was in a state of serious depression. A terrorist walked up to Chatterjee and shot her at pointblank range.
Media reports said, her two sons - Ardhendu and Purnendu - had gone to get some food for their mother at the platform and escaped the terrorist’s bullets by minutes. They heard the gunshots but could not realise that it was their mother who was killed in the firing.

When both the brothers ran back they could only find bulletmarks and bloodstains all over the place. Their search for their mother ended at a nearby hospital’s morgue two hours later.

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