Governor Wolf Congratulates Row Officers on Swearing-In Day

SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 17, 2017 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf congratulated Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they took the oath of office:“Today, I would like to congratulate Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they take their oath of office and commit themselves to the public service of the commonwealth. By working together, we can continue to challenge Harrisburg’s status quo to give Pennsylvanians a government they deserve.“I have full confidence that Auditor General DePasquale, Attorney General Shapiro, and Treasurer Torsella will use their experience and expertise to fulfill the duties of their office with dignity and honor. Our row officers will serve Pennsylvanians well by standing by their principles and pursing all efforts with openness and transparency. I look forward to working with them in giving Pennsylvanians a reason to trust their government.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Congratulates Row Officers on Swearing-In Day read more

North Dearborn’s Jim Lyttle Among Indiana Basketball HOF 56th Induction Class

first_imgIncluding three members of state championship teams, two members of NCAA national champion teams, four with noted coaching careers, multiple NCAA All-Americans, a basketball historian, a coach/astronomer and two players joining elite company in first year eligibility induction, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 56th men’s induction class.Of note, Alan Henderson and Glenn Robinson are inducted in their first year eligible (26 years after high school graduation), joining a select group of just nine players previously inducted into the Hall in their first year of eligibility (Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Kent Benson, Larry Bird, Dave Colescott, Kyle Macy, George McGinnis, Rick Mount and Oscar Robertson).Jim Lyttle was a remarkable multi-sport athlete who left his mark in Southeastern Indiana.  A four-sport athlete at North Dearborn High School (now East Central H.S.), he totaled a school-record 1,072 career points, leading the Vikings to a 57-13 record and the first three sectional championships in school history in his three seasons.  He was named all-conference, all-sectional and all-regional each three times, while also earning widespread acclaim in baseball.  A scholarship to Florida State University presented an opportunity to play basketball and baseball – he averaged 14.1 points as a freshman and 12.4 points as a sophomore – scoring in double figures in 20 of 26 games – before earning 1st team All-American baseball honors and being selected by the New York Yankees’ with the 10th pick in the 1st round of the 1966 amateur draft.  He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball followed by seven seasons of professional baseball in Japan.  His coaching career included coaching basketball at Boca Academy in Florida, along with numerous baseball coaching stops, including Florida Atlantic University.  He resides in Boca Raton, Florida.Edward “Jingles” Engelhart is noted for his playing and coaching career.  The leading scorer on the Washington Hatchets’ 1930 state championship team and their 1929 state finalist squad as well, Engelhart was a two-time 1st team all-state selection teaming with fellow HOF inductee Dave DeJernett and HOF coach Burl Friddle to guide the Hatchets to a 31-1 record his senior year. A four-year starter at Central Normal College in Danville, he twice earned Indiana Collegiate all-state honors.  Over his high school and college playing career, his teams were 130-29 (.818).  A 23-year coach and 20-year athletic director at Merrillville High School, Engelhart won 307 games as coach from 1937 – 1960.  His teams recorded 17 consecutive winning seasons and in 1957, Merrillville High School named their basketball facility Engelhart Gymnasium.  Following retirement as a teacher and athletic director in 1972, he died in 1987.Bill Hampton was a part of one of Indiana’s all-time great high school basketball teams and dynasties.  A senior starter on Crispus Attucks’ 30-1 1955 state championship squad under HOF coach Ray Crowe, Hampton earned all-sectional, all-regional and all-state honors amongst a cast of three other teammates who are also Indiana Basketball HOF inductees (Oscar Robertson, Willie Merriweather and Bill Scott).  Over his junior and senior seasons, Attucks was 51-5 with Hampton in the starting lineup.  A two-time all-conference player at Indiana Central College, he averaged 18.1 points per game in 1956-57 for the NAIA Regional Champions, scoring 20 or more points in nine of 20 games.  Employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s department for 11 years, a district regional manager in insurance as well as owner of Hampton Janitorial Service, he is retired and resides in Indianapolis.Alan Henderson is recognized for one of the greatest all-around careers in Indiana basketball history.  Setting numerous records in his career at Brebeuf Preparatory, he averaged 27.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Brebeuf to a state runner-up finish and earning Henderson 1st team All-American honors.  Totaling 2,419 career points, he graduated as the all-time leading scorer in Marion County history and 5th in IHSAA history.  In a record-breaking career at Indiana University, he set the career blocks record (213) and remains the program’s all-time leading rebounder (1,091).  He is the only player in IU history to rank in the top five in career points (1,979), rebounds, blocks and steals (148), was named a 1995 NCAA All-American and was selected as one of 15 players on IU’s All-Century Team.  A 1995 1st round NBA Draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks, he played 12 seasons in the NBA and was named the 1998 NBA Most Improved Player.  Since his NBA retirement in 2007, he now resides in Indianapolis.Phil Isenbarger averaged 19.8 points and 18 rebounds per game as a senior at Muncie North High School, earning a scholarship to Indiana University.  Under HOF coach Myron Dickerson, Isenbarger led the Titans to a 57-11 stretch in three seasons, including sectional and conference championships and earning all-conference and all-state honors.  A four-year player at Indiana University, he was a part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT tournament champions and was a senior co-captain of the Hoosiers’ 1981 NCAA National Champion squad.  Heavily involved in coaching youth sports beyond his playing career, he has been a recipient of the Lionel Dubay Award for contributions to Zionsville youth sports and has served as an assistant boys and girls basketball coach at Zionsville High School for over 20 years.  A partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll Law Firm in Indianapolis, he resides in Zionsville.From a long line of basketball greats in Grant County, Herb McPherson was a standout at Mississinewa High School and beyond.  Scoring 1,736 points for a career scoring average of 21.2 points per game, he set a Grant County record with 697 career field goals made and remains the 3rd leading scorer in county history.  A four-year player for the Indians, McPherson averaged 28.8 points per game as a senior.  Continuing to showcase his scoring prowess at Murray State University, he was a three-time team MVP who totaled 1,513 points in three varsity seasons.  Averaging more than 21 points per game as a junior and senior, he set a single-game school record with 44 points during his junior campaign.  Named to the Kentucky College All-Star team, he was MVP in both games against the Indiana squad, scoring a combined 54 points.  McPherson was a 5th round pick of the 1967 NBA Draft to the San Diego Rockets.  His coaching career included head coaching stints at Mississinewa and North Posey high schools and varsity assistant at Marion High School.  Retired, he lives in Marion.Bob Reinhart emerged from small-town Southern Indiana to make a lifelong impact in basketball at the high school, college and professional levels.  A point guard for Dale High School (now a part of Heritage Hills H.S.), Reinhart led the team in assists and was the 2nd leading scorer (to fellow Indiana Basketball HOF inductee, Roger Kaiser) for the Golden Aces’ 1956 and 1957 sectional champions.  A member of teams that were 54-12, Reinhart was named twice all-conference, twice all-sectional and twice all-regional.  A two-sport athlete at Indiana University, he played basketball under Branch McCracken before excelling as a member of the Hoosiers’ baseball program – he was captain of the 1961 team that set the best single-season winning percentage in program history.  His coaching career included a stop at Oakland City H.S. (now Wood Memorial H.S.) before a path to greatness in Georgia.  As head coach at Decatur H.S. in suburban Atlanta from 1970-84, his teams were 305-63 (.829), winning three state championships and twice more finishing as state runner-up.  Among over 23 Coach of the Year honors, he was named Georgia high school Coach of the Year three times.  In 1984, he jumped from Decatur to a spot on the Atlanta Hawks bench under Mike Fratello, before taking over the head coaching position at Georgia State University in 1986.  Leading Georgia State from 1986-1993, he became the winningest coach in school history and led them to an appearance in the 1991 NCAA Tournament.  Since 1993, he has been an NBA scout for six teams, currently with the Miami Heat since 2008.  He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.Steve Risley set numerous career records at Lawrence Central to become part of an NCAA National Championship team.  Averaging a double-double over three years at L.C., he averaged 24.4 points and 12.4 rebounds for their sectional champions as a junior and averaged 24.5 points and 12.1 rebounds as a senior, leading the Bears to a regional championship, in addition to two Marion County titles.  In all, his 1,690 points and 1,172 rebounds were school records, in addition to records for steals and blocked shots.  Following selection as a 1977 Indiana All-Star, he enrolled at Indiana University, where he was part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT champions and 1981 NCAA National Championship team.  Following a professional career in Italy, he served in the office of then- U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, followed by a 24-year career with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  He lives in Fishers.Earning induction in his first year of eligibility, Glenn Robinson is an Indiana high school and college legend with a lengthy pro career.  The 1991 Indiana Mr. Basketball after leading Gary Roosevelt to a state championship victory, he was a two-year 1st team all-state selection after scoring 1,710 career points (21.6 career HS ppg).  Scoring another 1,706 points in just two seasons at Purdue University, he set the Big Ten single-season scoring record with 1,030 points leading the Boilers to the NCAA Elite Eight as a sophomore (30.3 ppg), leading to unanimous selection as 1994 Big Ten Player of the Year and being named 1994 NCAA National Player of the Year as winner of the Naismith Award, Wooden Award and USBWA Player of the Year honors.  The #1 draft pick of the 1994 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson scored over 14,000 points in an 11-year career with four franchises.  The 2nd all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks team history (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), he was also a member of the 2005 World Champion San Antonio Spurs.  Retired, he lives in Roswell, Georgia.Dave Sanders set scoring records in Central Indiana, first at Sheridan High School and later at Butler University.  Playing under HOF coach Larry Hobbs, Sanders led the Blackhawks to a sectional championship his junior year and followed it up as the Hamilton County scoring champ his senior year, averaging 24.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game.  Along the way, he set the school single-game scoring record of 36 points.  At Butler, he averaged 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior and capped his career with averages of 20.6 points and 8.9 rebounds as a senior, setting Butler records for single-season scoring (536) and single-season field goals made (228) and totaling 1,103 career points with the Bulldogs.  In 2003, he was inducted into the Butler Athletics Hall of Fame.  Receiving a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University, he rose to become Associate Vice President of Research and Development at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation in a 35-year career there.Over the course of more than 50 years, the name Al Tucker has been made synonymous with Cloverdale High School basketball.  A 1957 graduate of Patricksburg High School (now Owen Valley H.S.), he served in the U.S. Navy before enrolling as a student at Indiana State University.  Hired as JV coach at Cloverdale in 1964, he was on staff with HOF coach Jim Miller for their 1965 regional champion and 1966 state finalist teams before taking over the program in 1967.  Over a 17-year span, his teams established consistent success, winning 256 games, seven sectional championships, one regional title and five 20+ win seasons.  He led his team to the 1982 Hall of Fame Classic and coached Indiana All-Stars Rick Ford and Chad Tucker.  An agent with State Farm Insurance for 23 years, he has been recognized by Indiana State University as a recipient of their “Coaching Alumnus of the Year” award and in 2015, Cloverdale named their floor “Tucker Court”.  Retired, he resides in Cloverdale.Matt Waddell filled up the stat sheets at Tipton High School before helping the Purdue Boilermakers to two Big Ten titles.  Setting 12 school records at Tipton under HOF coach Larry Angle – including 1,677 career points, 674 assists, 576 rebounds and 332 steals – he averaged 32.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior, leading to selection as a 1990 Indiana All-Star.  A starter for Purdue’s 1994 and 1995 Big Ten champions and their 1994 NCAA Elite Eight squad, he scored 1,170 career points and ranks among the leaders in program history in assists (460), steals (124), three-point field goals (109) and percentage (40.2%), and free throw percentage (82.6%).  Employed with Eli Lilly & Company, he resides in Carmel.The recipient of this year’s Indiana Pacers Silver Medal award, which includes Hall of Fame induction, is former Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame executive director, Ron Newlin.   The Silver Medal – given to someone for outstanding contribution to Indiana high school basketball other than as an Indiana high school basketball player or coach – is presented to Newlin, who served as executive director of the HOF from 1987 through 1995.  His most public involvement during his tenure came as the organization constructed and opened their current museum in New Castle in June 1990.  The project was heavily influenced by Newlin and his background, previously having served as assistant director at the Indiana State Museum.  Newlin also oversaw a $1.7 million statewide capital campaign to help fund construction of the museum, as well as grow the organization’s membership and donor base and create its’ Indiana Basketball History quarterly magazine, before departing the organization five years after the museum’s opening.  A sophomore at Akron High School during its’ 1974 sectional championship season, he graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1976 following consolidation.  He holds a degree in history from Ball State University.  Employed with Bloomerang, a start-up fund-raising software company, he resides in Indianapolis.Edwin Hubble receives the Centennial Award, created to recognize those who contributed to Indiana high school basketball more than 100 years ago.  As the coach at New Albany High School, he led the team to an undefeated regular season in 1913-14 and deep into the state tournament.  Trouncing their opponents in the regular season, they thrashed rivals like Jeffersonville (40-3), Scottsburg (100-5), Salem (38-8) and Lexington (KY) (50-12), before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the 32-team state finals in Bloomington.  A noted athlete himself, he was highly regarded at Wheaton Central (IL) H.S., where he graduated in 1906 and at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of their 1908 mythical national championship basketball team.  His coaching tenure at New Albany came early in his career, before excelling in science.  A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and earning a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Chicago, he made numerous discoveries and contributions to astronomy from the Mount Wilson Observatory in California before his death in 1953.  Renowned and respected for his contributions to astronomy, he was the namesake of the Hubble Telescope launched into space in 1990.The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 56th annual Men’s Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The day’s events will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.Reservations are available online now or through mail order in early 2017.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit www.hoopshall.com or email info@hoopshall.com for more information.last_img read more

St. Louis fourth graders celebrate a ‘Hoosier birthday’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Happy Birthday, Indiana! By: Lucy Meyer, 4th grade student, St. Louis SchoolFourth Grade SLS students do fun activities to celebrate Indiana’s statehood!  On December 11, 2018, the 4th grade students participated by making play dough sculptures of Indiana. We also made a tin punch of Indiana, stamp drawing, pin the star on Indianapolis, and a Kahoot! about facts of Indiana. Parents came to help with the party too! The cross stitch was many kids’ favorite. Leigh Walmsley said that her favorite station was the tin punch because it was loud! A large amount of people liked making whirly gigs and had fun playing with them. It was a great day for a celebration! **This content was provided completely by St. Louis Catholic School students Photo: (L-R) Griffin Koester, Carson Hartwell, Andrea Meyer (parent helper), Avery Austin, Grace Gutzwiller, and Leigh Walmsleylast_img read more

Cabinet approves ordinance for amendments of insolvency and bankruptcy code

first_imgThe President, Vice President and Prime Minister with the newly inducted Ministers after a Swearing-in Ceremony at Rashtrapati BhavanTwitter/PIBThe Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the amendments of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which prevents wilful defaulters from bidding for stressed assets.Earlier the finance ministry notified banks to prevent willful defaulters from taking part in bidding any stress assets called for insolvency proceedings.The ordinance for amending the bankruptcy code will be presented in the coming winter session of Parliament.With the number of cases under the IBC is rising hence, a 14-member panel was set up to identify and suggest ways to address issues faced in implementation of the law, Moneycontrol reported.Given that the resolution process is moving along, it was important to clarify the stance of erstwhile promoters being allowed to participate in the resolution process.The IBC is also likely to streamline the process of selecting buyers for stressed assets. However, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley refrained from sharing any further details since the proposals have been sent to President’s assent.Currently, the quantum of NPAs in the banking system is around Rs 10 lakh crore. Earlier in June, the central bank directed banks to start bankruptcy proceedings against 12 identified loan defaulters. The 12 accounts constituted about 25 percent of the overall gross non-performing assets (NPAs) in the country’s banking system.Later, the central bank came out with a second list with another 30-40 companies. The RBI set December 31 deadline for banks to come up with a resolution plan, if it fails firms will be sent for bankruptcy proceedings.last_img read more

Investigative Story Analyzes Data On Deaths Of St Lukes Liver And Lung

first_img Share A senior editor with ProPublica talked to Houston Matters Tuesday about a recent investigative story that media outlet has worked on, along with the Houston Chronicle, regarding deaths of patients who received liver and lung transplants at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suspended Medicare reimbursements for the heart transplant program at St. Luke’s after another Houston Chronicle and ProPublica investigative story.ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein said the data analyzed in the story indicate that, of 85 patients who received a liver transplant at St. Luke’s in 2017, at least 15 died within a year. According to ProPublica’s analysis of preliminary data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, that represents an increase in deaths of this kind of patients compared to previous years.As for lung transplants and also in 2017, at least seven of the hospital’s 54 lung recipients died within a year of their transplants. According to ProPublica’s reporting, that is double the mortality rate at the hospital during the previous two and a half years.In ProPublica’s story, Marilyn Gerry, a spokesperson for the hospital, said it is “misleading” to focus on a single year of data from 2017, rather than the entire two and a half year timeframe examined by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. The hospital said in a statement its level of transplantation care “is in line with or better than national benchmarks and other regional hospitals.”Nonetheless, Ornstein said that “when you talk to patients’ family members what you hear are complaints that are quite similar to what you heard with the survivors of heart transplant recipients who died.” He specified there have been complaints about “nursing care” and “unusual things happening.”Baylor St. Luke’s Medical CenterBaylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.Ornstein detailed the case of a female patient who had the transplanted lung flipping over after the procedure, which the reporter categorized as an “extraordinarily rare complication.” Subsequently, after a second transplant and medical complications, the woman died.Ornstein also mentioned the case of a male patient who developed a hole in his respiratory tract where the transplant surgeon had connected the donor lungs to the patient’s passageway. That caused major complications for the patient and he ultimately died.Ornstein also said the data analyzed in the article don’t pose a threat to St. Luke’s federal funding because they only cover a timeframe of one year, “but what we raise is that the most recent numbers show that the trend is, at least with the liver program, beginning to look below national averages.”On behalf of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Gerry said in a statement the hospital is “disappointed that the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica did not include the stories of many patients who have publicly praised our transplant programs for their care.”The statement noted the media outlets “interviewed two patients who had successful outcomes at Baylor St. Luke’s and failed to tell their stories” and added the hospital treats “many critically ill patients every year who are facing end-stage organ failure and are turned away elsewhere.”The hospital also highlighted that Dr. John Goss, director of liver transplantation at St. Luke’s, has completed almost 2,000 transplants during his 20-year career in Houston and added that Dr. Gabriel Loor, who is surgical director of the lung transplant program, has completed more than 300 lung transplants.last_img read more

Activists Demanding More Input

first_imgThe moot court of The David Clark Law School at the University of the District of Columbia filled to capacity Nov. 30 as concerned residents voiced opposition to continued control of the District’s criminal justice system by federal authorities. Participants made it clear that with two vacant posts, the U.S. Parole Commission, which is manned by a five member body appointed by the president of the United States, could suffer critical damage under President Donald J. Trump’s leadership.“No D.C. agency has any authority to influence decisions of the U.S. Parole Commission. The mayor, the D.C. Council, have no authority,” Tammy Seltzer, director of University Legal Services with the Jail and Prison Advocacy Project said. “We have more than 5,000 D.C. residents housed within federal prisons across the country – scattered to the wind – and we really don’t have a good sense of what is happening to them because they are as far away as California or Texas and their families can not visit them.”According to Seltzer, the city managed its own criminal justice system until 1997 when, under financial duress and in exchange for financial solvency, the city relinquished control through the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997. Coupled with the Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency, the U.S. Parole Commission managed pre-trial, probation, and parole services for D.C. residents convicted of a felony and sentenced to more than one year in prison.“The U.S. Parole Commission grants paroles and deals with parole revocation, which in most cases involves technical violations, such as failure to meet with parole officers, failing drug tests, or committing a new crime,” Seltzer said. “And without D.C. residents, this would be a small and insignificant office since roughly 83 percent of the cases before the U.S. Parole Commission are D.C. offenders.”Avis Buchanan, director for Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia, told attendees that having outsiders manage the District’s criminal justice system places residents and their families at a disadvantage. “D.C. officials should be making decisions about D.C. residents, rather than under a federal agency that we have no control over and with which there is no transparency,” Buchannan said. “The city had already recognized the public defender’s function and the importance of providing attorneys for people who needed them. D.C. was already ahead of the game with its mentality. There is a stark contrast between before 1997 when the Revitalization Act was passed and the situation now. Before pre-trial function, the parole, probation, the prison functions were all local . . . none are now.”Buchanan pointed out that the U.S. Parole Commissioners serve as presidential appointees, and with two vacancies and no regulations requiring appointees have any connections with the District, the president’s choices could spell disaster.“One commissioner (Charles T. Massarone) spent years working as a police officer and parole officer in Kentucky, where corrections officials recently reinstated contracts for private, for-profit prisons,” Ellis Morrow, a Ward 7 returning citizen and forum attendee told the AFRO. “Trump has been about bringing industry back to poor White communities and an industry of housing incarcerated Black bodies could mean keeping D.C. prisoners up for parole locked up longer, potentially violating their civil rights, and neglecting to keep their families and communities involved in their rehabilitation.”Louis Sawyer Jr., chair of the D.C. Reentry Task Force within the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, told forum participants that a three-pronged approach to regaining control of the D.C. criminal justice system was to educate, agitate, and legislate. “We need to educate the masses, agitate lawmakers and council members, and demand that they legislate on our behalf. Something that the residents of this city wanted, they organized, took a moment and turned it into a movement in order legalize marijuana, so why can’t those of you impacted by the incarceration of someone in this city go down to your councilmember and mayor and do the same?”Legislatively, re-establishing control of the criminal justice system for D.C. residents would include a two-fold process – one federal that petitions the president’s representative and would require Congress to sign off on doing it, and locally, instituting legislation to operate and fund local management. Given the Republican control of both the Senate and the House, as well as the presidency, the chances of this happening are low.last_img read more

Club members molest two women kill local youth at Baruipur

first_imgKolkata: A youth was allegedly killed by some members of a local club at Baruipur in South 24-Parganas. The youth, identified as Arun Biswas (28), was admitted at M R Bangur Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday night.According to locals, on February 14 two young women who were friends of Biswas went to his home at Kalyanpur in Baruipur. But they find him home. As they could not meet Biswas, they returned from there. All of a sudden, some youths blocked their way and started hurling expletives at them. Before the women could react, the accused youths allegedly dragged them inside a room of a local club and molested them. Meanwhile, Biswas reached home and came to know about the incident from local residents. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe immediately rushed to the club and protested against the harassment of his friends. Following this, the accused persons started beating up Biswas. He was tied to a lamppost outside the club and thrashed badly. The accused youths also demanded money from Biswas. While the others were beating Biswas, one of them brought some poison and forced him to consume it. Later, they left Biswas on the road and fled from the spot. Biswas somehow managed to get back home but fell sick after reaching his house. He was rushed to M R Bangur Hospital where doctors had been treating him since February 14. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHowever, his condition deteriorated day by day and he died at the hospital on Wednesday. Later, his mother lodged a complaint against the members of the local club, where Biswas and the two women were confined, beaten and abused. Locals alleged that the members of the said club are connected with antisocial activities in the area. It has also been alleged that after the area gets dark, several unknown persons can be seen entering the club who are not from the locality. They even consume alcohol inside the club and gamble. Women in the area are also teased by them. Based on the complaint lodged at Baruipur police station, an FIR has been initiated on charges of murder, abetment to suicide, wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing grievous hurt. No one has been arrested in this connection till Thursday night.last_img read more