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OC severely injured in mob attack, admitted to ICU

Kolkata: Officer-in-Charge of Shyampur police station in Howrah was critically injured after being attacked by miscreants at Garchumuk area on Friday night.
OC Suman Das along with a team of policemen had gone to the spot after hearing that two groups of people were clashing against each other over a property dispute. Das has been admitted to ICU of a private hospital in Minto Park with serious head injuries. The police have arrested seven persons for the attack which also led to injuries to seven other cops including an ASI who had accompanied him.
It was around 1.30 am on Friday night when an information was received at the police station that there was a clash between two rival groups over a plot of land. Das accompanied by a handful of officers of the police station went to the spot for executing a warrant of the court related to the disputed land.
Suddenly, the OC and his team found themselves surrounded by more than a dozen miscreants armed with rods and sticks.
Das and his team were attacked immediately and when he fell to the ground adjacent to a pond in the area and was assaulted brutally with a piece of bamboo stick.
Soon, a large police force rushed to his rescue and with severe head injuries, he was brought to a private hospital in Minto Park.
Das has been admitted to the ICU and is presently under ventilatory support. CT Scan revealed a deep injury on the back side of his head with a haemorrhage.
Doctors have decided to keep him under observation for 72 hours and though a minor plastic surgery needs to be conducted, he is presently not in a position to bear the pain of the operation.
"We have formed a medical board of nine doctors from various disciplines. The patient is under sedition and still continues to be in critical stage," a spokesperson of the hospital said.
A Sub-Inspector of 2000 batch, Das is a resident of Chatterjeehat in Howrah. "We have already arrested seven persons from a hideout in Uluberia. Raids are on to nab the other accused," Gourav Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Howrah (Rural), said.
A large police force along with RAF have been deployed at the spot to prevent further tension in the area.
Howrah City Police commissioner D P Singh visited the spot and also went to the private hospital to enquire about the health condition of Das.
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