Nation news in brief
School bus conductor held for student’s murder
Gurugram, Sep. 8 (IANS): Police have arrested a bus conductor of Ryan International School for the murder of a seven-year-old student who was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school in Bhondsi area near here. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Simardeep Singh, who is also officiating Commissioner of Police in Gurugram, late on Friday night disclosed that Ashok Kumar, bus conductor of Ryan International School, has been arrested. Though DCP Singh didn’t disclose the motive behind the killing, sources said Kumar killed the child after failing to sexually assault him.
Eighteen injured in clash over eve-teasing in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar, Sep. 8 (PTI): A clash between members of two castes over an alleged eve-teasing incident in a village here left 18 people injured, police said today. SP (Rural) Ajay Sehdev said a 17-year-old girl was allegedly harassed by some men belonging to another caste. Members of the girl’s caste confronted them and a clash ensued. They threw stones at each other. Two persons have been detained, the SP said.
Two policemen injured, police vehicle torched in Anantnag
Srinagar, Sep. 8 (IANS): Two policemen were injured on Friday as security forces tried to control a mob of youths pelting stones in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town, who also torched a police vehicle. The protest broke out after the Friday prayers on the issue of alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. When security forces tried to break the protest, angry youths clashed with them.
Seven killed in tanker-car crash in UP
Lucknow, Sep. 8 (IANS): Seven persons, including a woman and two children believed to be from Nepal, were killed in a head-on collision between a tanker and a car in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said. The crash occurred on the Gorakhpur-Sunauli road near Devpur village in Maharajganj district, near the Nepal border, around 2 p.m. One seriously injured man has been sent to the Community Health Centre in Bankati, a police official told IANS. His condition remains critical.
Woman killed for silver anklets in MP
Rajgarh (MP), Sep. 8 (PTI): A 40-year-old woman was killed allegedly by unidentified persons, who slit her throat and chopped-off her feet for silver anklets, weighing 500 grams at an agriculture field in a village here while she had gone out to answer nature’s call, police said today. The incident occurred at Mahabal village under Kalipeeth police station limits last evening when the victim ventured out to relieve herself, in absence of a toilet at her house.
‘Refusal’ to treat HIV+ woman: Notices to 10 hospital staffers
Tikamgarh (MP), Sep. 8 (PTI): The Madhya Pradesh health department today issued show-cause notices to ten staffers of the district hospital here, including two doctors, after an HIV positive pregnant woman was allegedly denied treatment there, leading to the death of her newborn twins. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government on this issue and sought a detailed report within four weeks terming the incident as the “worst example of cruelty”.
Delhi Police rescue mother-child from man who conned 14 women
New Delhi, Sep. 8 (IANS): Delhi Police on Thursday rescued a woman and her minor son and arrested a man who duped more than 14 women of nearly Rs 50 lakh on the pretext of marrying them. According to police, 34-year-old Yogesh Garg — a resident of Bawana Industrial Area — was arrested from New Delhi Railway Station while trying to flee to Mumbai, along with the victim and her minor son. “During interrogation, Yogesh Garg told police that he was inspired by the movie ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Behl’. He would approach victims through various matrimonial sites and project himself as an ultra-rich person and son of a retired IAS officer,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said. He would first earn the trust of the victims and then make their videos. Later, he would blackmail them by threatening them to post the videos on social media sites.
Thirteen Jharkhand Armed Police personnel suspended for selling moonshine
Ranchi, Sep. 8 (IANS): Thirteen Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel have been suspended for their involvement in selling illicit liquor that caused death of several persons, officials said on Friday. In Ranchi, 16 persons including two JAP personnel have died this week after consuming spurious liquor. Police have conducted many raids and destroyed several shops selling liquor illegally and seized hundreds of liquor bottles. An internal enquiry was also conducted by the JAP officials. The seized liquor bottles had sticker that read “sale for paramilitary forces for Jharkhand only”. The government has also issued toll free number on which anyone can inform regarding the illegal sale of liquor. The Jharkhand Congress has called Ranchi shutdown on Saturday to protest the death of 16 persons.
Two killed, 5 injured in Aligarh blast
Lucknow, Sep. 8 (IANS): Two persons were killed and five others injured, two of them seriously, in an explosion in Aligarh town of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said. Many houses in the vicinity were damaged following the explosion in a house in Beema Nagar locality. Senior district and police officials rushed to the spot to oversee rescue operations as several persons whose houses collapsed were reported to be trapped under the debris. Police said it appeared that the explosion was triggered by a leaking cooking gas cylinder, but they were probing all angles.
102 expecting mothers rescued by NDRF
Patna, Sep. 8 (PTI): National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) engaged in rescuing flood hit people of Bihar has so far rescued 102 expecting mothers while three babies were born on the force’s boat. The NDRF teams so far have safely shifted 102 expecting mothers from their flood-hit villages to nearby hospitals, he said. The 28 teams of NDRF have so far evacuated 48,486 people and 292 livestock from marooned areas to safer places since start of flood condition on August 12. NDRF medical teams are also providing help to the needy in flood affected villages with the help of river ambulances, the commandant said.