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Student arrested for trying to supply drugs to boyfriend

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A second-year college student was arrested for allegedly trying to supply banned drugs to her boyfriend during a visit to Correctional Home, in the northern fringes of the city, officials said today.

The college student was caught red-handed when she tried to supply heroin to her boyfriend yesterday, a senior official of the state Correctional Home department said.

Yesterday was the woman's second visit to meet her boyfriend, an under-trial prisoner.

"Guards were suspicious while the woman was handing over a case containing talcum powder to the inmate. When challenged her they found about 200 grams of heroin was found inside the powder case," the said.

The jail authorities immediately contacted the Police station and cops arrested her.

When contacted state minister, said the matter would be dealt "very seriously".

The woman was booked under various charges including supply of narcotics. She was granted bail by a court at Barasat.

On June 8, a doctor working at Alipore Correctional Home in Kolkata was arrested for allegedly supplying drugs, alcohol and to inmates.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:40 IST