The fire had broken out on December 9, 2011. Police filed a case against 16 members of the hospital staff on several grounds of negligence; among the charges was culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Praveen Kumar Rajak, a sepoy in Rashtriya Rifles, had come to his native place at Rishra in Hooghly on May 3 to begin construction of his house. At present, Praveen’s family stays at a rented house in Rishra.
As per local sources, the sand from the river in Labhpur is “excellent” in terms of quality and demand. They claim the sand is transported to places like Rajarhat New Town, Murshidabad, Asansol and Durgapur.