Howrah: The driver of a private bus allegedly tried to kill the helper with a screwdriver in an inebriated state on Saturday night at Dasnagar in Howrah.
The helper Nathu Giri (35) suffered serious injuries behind his ear and was admitted to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital.
Police sources said that after parking the bus at Dasnagar stand, the duo were having country liquor when they picked up a quarrel and started hurling abuses at each other. Suddenly, in a fit of rage, the driver of the vehicle hit Giri with the screwdriver.
"We have initiated a case of attempt to murder under Section 304 of IPC. The accused is absconding," an officer of Dasnagar police station said.