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By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2017 11:04 pm


Student drowns while taking selfie in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep. 25 (IANS): A Class 12 student drowned in a waterfall in Jharkhand on Monday after he slipped while taking a selfie, police said. Harshit Pandey, a resident of Daltanganj, had gone to the Suggabandh waterfall in Latehar district along with six friends, according to police. Harshit and three more boys went in the fall to take a bath. Harshit was taking selfie on a elevated portion of the waterfall when he lost balance and fell in the water and drowned. His friends somehow managed to fish out his body, police said.

Girl burnt to death; jilted lover, his father detained
Jaipur, Sep. 25 (PTI): An 18-year-old girl, who was allegedly thrashed by her jilted lover and his father and then set ablaze, has succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Udaipur, the police said today. The incident took place in Isarwal village. The girl was returning home on Saturday evening, when she was stopped by Ravi, who allegedly slapped her. Ravi’s father Chandu also joined him, SHO, Sadar police station, Manish Charan said. In her statement, the victim had said Ravi then poured kerosene on her but she could not identify the person who set her ablaze, the police officer said, adding the girl once had an affair with Ravi.

Women beaten to death on suspicion of being witch
Jaipur, Sep. 25 (PTI): A 70-year-old widow was allegedly beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district by her neighbour, who accused her of being a witch, the police said today. Champa Devi was working in her field in Kali Ghati village yesterday, when the family of her neighbour allegedly abused her and beat her up with sticks leading to her death, a police official said. According to SHO of Semari police stattion Yogendra Kumar Vyas, the family thought the woman was using witchcraft against their son, and was the cause for his illness. On a complaint lodged by the victim’s son Mohan Lal, a case has been registered against the accused and investigation into the matter is on, the police said.

Court acquits all 17 accused in former SL Prez kin attack case
Rameswaram(TN) Sep. 25 (PTI): A court here today acquitted all the 17 persons involved in the case relating to the alleged attack on a close relative of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here in 2012. After hearing the witnesses on behalf of the prosecution, Judicial Magistrate Prabhakaran observed that the case had not been proved by the prosecution. Suspected MDMK and Naam Tamizhar Iyakkam activists had on January 10, 2012 allegedly barged into the house of the Ramanathaswamy temple priest here and threw stones and slippers when a relative of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was about to perform a ‘pooja.’

Two women found dead at north Delhi home
New Delhi, Sep. 25 (PTI): The bodies of two young women were found with their throats slit at a house in north Delhi’s Timarpur today, police said. Premlata and Sonia, both in their 20s and relatives, were found in a pool of blood in the building in Wazirabad area. The police suspect Premlata’s husband Mohit could have a role in the killings. He has been missing since the matter was reported to them. It is suspected that Mohit had a fight with his wife last night and killed her, said a police official, adding that it could be possible that when Sonia tried to intervene he killed her too.

Class I student thrashed for stammering, dies
Ludhiana, Sep. 25 (PTI): An eight-year-old boy died after he was thrashed by a school teacher for stammering during a lesson in Phullanwal village, police said today.
The boy was identified as Bindu Ram alias Guddu. Bindu’s family has alleged that a lady teacher on Saturday dragged him by hair and harshly pulled his ears, Dugri Police Station SHO said today. Guddu, a class I student at Government Primary School here, fell ill after the incident. He was admitted to a private hospital where he succumbed to the injuries yesterday, Singh said.

Seven killed as truck collides with jeep in MP
Sagar (MP), Sep. 25 (PTI): At least seven persons, including six women, were killed and 12 others were injured today when a truck collided with their jeep near here, police said. The truck collided head-on with the jeep on a road connecting Bakswaha and Hirapur towns under Shahgarh police station area at around 11 am, Superintendent of Police Vikram Singh said. The truck was heading to Chhatarpur, he said, adding the jeep occupants were on their way to Bagajmata temple in Tikamgarh district. Four persons died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries in the district hospital at Sagar, the SP said.

J&K CM asks DGP to set up special team to probe hair chopping cases
Srinagar, Sep. 25 (PTI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed the Director General of Police to constitute a special team to probe the mysterious hair snipping incidents reported in the state.
“The chief minister directed the DGP to constitute a special team to identify and bring to justice those behind the mysterious hair chopping incidents which came to the fore in Kulgam district and other places in the state,” an official said.

Ghaziabad builder commits suicide
Ghaziabad, Sep. 25 (IANS): A builder committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a licensed revolver in Ghaziabad city of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. Sanjay Singhal, 48, shot himself at his Shastri Nagar residence after he was dropped home around Sunday midnight by his driver. His wife rushed to his room after hearing the gunshot, and rushed him to nearby Sarvodaya Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body has been sent to a mortuary and the revolver seized, police said.

Protest shutdown affects normal life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Sep. 25 (IANS): Normal life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Monday by a protest shutdown called by separatists and traders. Shops, other businesses and public transport remained closed in Srinagar and other major cities and towns as authorities imposed restrictions to maintain law and order. The protest was called against the summoning of Muhammad Yasin Khan, President of the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2017 11:04:33 pm