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By Our Newsmen

Cooch Behar / Kolkata, 25 September: A SEPTUAGENARIAN woman, who used to live on her own with the support of a maid, was found dead in her house in Cooch Behar town on Friday evening.

Manashi Banerjee’s body was soaked in blood and was discovered by her grandchild who came to visit her. Police said that preliminary probe suggests that the woman was hacked to death.

The maid, who used to stay with her, has gone missing and neighbours said that they saw her the last time two days ago. Police have launched a hunt looking for the maid.

In an unrelated incident, a youth who was recently arrested by police in an illegal arms case, died at the R G Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Friday evening.

The deceased, Bhushan Deshmukh, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after he fell ill while in the custody of the Burtola Police station in north Kolkata.