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Spanish piano player cleared in noise case

PUIGCERDA, Spain, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A Spanish court acquitted a concert pianist who could have faced prison for posing a noise nuisance to a neighbor.

The Puigcerda woman, identified in court papers as Laia M., was cleared of charges, including posing a noise nuisance, crim

KOLKATA: A couple – one of them a heart patient – was allegedly assaulted by members of a club for protesting against blaring microphones and bursting of fire crackers at South 24-Parganas’ Kakdwip on Monday.

The victims said they get no help on dialing 100. Later, however, police recorded their complaint and took them to hospital.

Srikanta Diolui, 56, was discharged from hospital recently. The bangle trader and his wife Sovarani fled to Diamond Harbour after the assault. Dolui has been admitted to the subdivisional hospital there.

They lodged a complaint on Sunday with Kakdwip police. But this only escalated their trouble. The club members allegedly kept assaulting them. Finally, they fled and took refuge in the house of a relative in Diamond Habour.

Dolui’s wife Sovarani said they kept calling 100, but no one took the calls. Eventually, police got in touch with them, recorded a complaint against 16 club members, including the secretary. They couple was taken to hospital, where Dolui’s condition deteriorated. He was shifted to Diamond Harbour Subdivisional Hospital.

inal offenses against the environment and inflicting psychological trauma, thinkSpain reported Wednesday.
A woman in a neighboring apartment had complained of suffering “psychological damage,” including panic attacks, anxiety and sleep disorders because of Laia’s heavy piano practice schedule.
However, the court sided with the 36-year-old pianist, who told the court she and her family had taken steps to soundproof Laia’s practice room and there was no evidence of any connection between the piano music and the neighbor’s health issues.
The court’s ruling said noise complaints had “gone too far” in this instance and slammed the state prosecution service’s proposed 7 1/2-year jail sentence as “out of proportion.”
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