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Mamata asks police to step strong measures to quicken

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
In the backdrop of incidents of murder of elderly persons in their homes in the city, West Bengal Chief Minister Wednesday ordered the police to take strong measures to quicken investigation into them.
She also asked the panchayats and the municipalities in the state to work in tandem to curb the growing menance.
The guilty in such incidents will not be spared, Banerjee, who also looks after the home portfolio, told newsmen.
"On Tuesday two couples were killed - one in Sonarpur and another in Netaji Nagar in the southern part of Kolkata. I have asked the police to conduct investigations very seriously to find out in detail what actually transpired and take strong action against the culprits.
"If some people think that they can encroach the land of old people who stay alone or have no one to look after them, it will not be easy," she said.
The busts of the old couple killed at Netaji Nagar would be put up there so that the land cannot be taken away, she said adding "The locals must ensure it".
Banerjee said, "I will request both panchayat and the municipalities to work under one umbrella in such cases".
Two double murders were reported on Tuesday at Netaji Nagar in the southern part of Kolkata and Narendrapur located in its southern fringes.
The body of a 75-year-old woman was found at her house in Behala last week.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 9:05 PM IST

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