Cooch Behar, 22nd August: Montu Mandal, the Councillor of Ward No. 4 in Mekhliganj municipality in Cooch Behar district, tried to commit suicide after failing to repay the third installment of the cut-money that he had previously taken.
Montu Mandal informed the residents that he had returned the entire money he had taken and had no more money left to repay. On hearing the statement, the agitated residents of the locality tried to attack him by pulling the collar of his T-shirt. Unable to handle the situation, he entered his house under pressure and attempted suicide.
He was then immediately admitted to the Mekhliganj Sub Divisional Hospital and was later referred to the Jalpaiguri Superspeciality Hospital.