18042017-LT-01.qxd 4/18/2017 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 18 APRIL 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Ex-PAU VC’s concern Accidental fire Rule the ramp Govt is setting up more agri universities while the existing ones do not have enough funds. P2 To check loss of wheat crop, farmers and organisations have taken proactive measures. P3 A fashion show was held on the last day of Ludhiana Fashion Week at Guru Nanak Bhawan. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAXIMUM 44°C MINIMUM 25°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.57 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.54 AM Boy electrocuted, another hospitalised SNIPPETS Baba rapes woman who visited him to seek his blessings They touched metal ladder left under high-tension lines on Omaxe playground Tribune News Service A “baba” allegedly raped a married woman, who had visited him along with her husband for seeking a solution to their problem. Two children of the couple, residents of New Madhopuri, died soon after birth. They visited the “baba”, who resided in the Sanjay Gandhi Colony area, on April 13. He gave them ‘prasad’ and asked them to come again. The couple visited the “baba” again on April 15. As a solution to their problem, he asked the husband to go and throw a coconut in Buddha Nullah. While the husband was away, the “baba” raped the woman. The women’s cell has booked the “baba”, Firoza Ram on charge of rape. TNS Ludhiana, April 17 An 18-year-old youngster was electrocuted under high-tension lines near the Omaxe residential complex, Pakhowal Road, last evening. Children were playing on the main ground of the residential complex. Two teenagers suffered a severe shock when they touched a ladder, which was in contact with the high-tension lines passing over the ground. One of the boys was rushed to the DMC, but he died on the way. The other was taken to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. The deceased has been identified as Hardik Kumar. He was a Class XII student of DAV School, Sarabha Nagar. Kanav (19) has been admitted to the hospital. Residents of the complex gathered at the Dugri police station to lodge an FIR against the owner and the manager of the complex. Three-year-old girl, man killed in hit-and-run accidents Two persons were killed in hit-and-run accidents in Ludhiana. A scooterist was hit by a speeding car in the Kandiana Khurd area. He was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. The deceased has been identified as Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Kandiala Kalan village. In another accident, Ravi (3) was killed when a rashly driven SUV hit the car she was travelling in near Zimidara Dhaba in the Sahnewal area. All other occupants of the car were injured. TNS Two awarded 10-year jail for possessing narcotics Court of Additional Sessions Judge Mandip Bedi has convicted two persons on charges of possessing narcotics. They have been ordered to undergo imprisonment for 10 years each and pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh each. Those convicted are Sammi Kumar of new Shastri Nagat, Basti Jodhewal, and Shama, alias Bunty, of Bindra Colony, Salem Tabri. The police have claimed to have recovered 100-gm intoxicating powder each from both accused. A case under Section 22 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused on November 11, 2013, at the Salem Tabri police station. OC Residents blame management The police speak to a relative of the deceased at the Omaxe residential complex; and (right) the ladder which was left carelessly under the high-tension lines. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN The residents alleged negligence on the part of the residential complex management, saying that the high-tension lines should not be passing over the ground at such a low height. They also blamed the service provider, Facility Plus, as its worker carelessly left the ladder in the playground. They alleged that the boy died due to utter negligence on the part of the owner of the residential complex and its facility manager. They alleged that the floodlights at the playground had been non-function for the saying that the high-tension lines should not be passing over the ground at such a low height. They also blamed the service provider, Facility Plus, as its worker carelessly left the ladder in the playground. Neeraj Chadha, a resident, past few days. A worker of Facility Plus had come to repair the floodlights. After finishing the job he left the metal ladder in the ground around three days ago. The top of the ladder was touching the high-tension lines. Tribune News Service Husband killed his estranged wife Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Phagwara: Six occupants of a Ludhiana-bound car, including three women and two children, suffered severe injuries when the car was hit by a speeding truck at Sugar Mills Chowk here on Monday. The injured residents of Ludhiana, Mandeep Singh and members of his family Harjinder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Sharanjit Kaur, and two children, were admitted to local Civil Hospital. The truck driver fled the spot leaving the truck behind. OC Ludhiana, April 17 The police have claimed to have solved the mystery shrouding a missing woman. The police say the woman was strangled to death by her husband and his parents on the night of February 13. Kamaldeep Singh and Priya Sharma, who had been working at a telecom company, got married seven years ago. They have a daughter. The couple separated after a year and a half of their marriage due to alleged infidelity of the husband. They had remained separated for four years. They finally reached a settlement through Panchayat and started living together again. On the night of December 31, Priya caught her husband red-handed with another woman. She came back to her parental home at Laxmi Nagar, Haibowal, on February 11. It is free for all on the Jalandhar bypass. A biker takes the wrong side, posing a grave risk to other commuters. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA P4 Valentine’s Day lure On February 13, Kamaldeep called her up and apologised. He requested her to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. But when she came over, Kamaldeep allegedly strangled her to death with the help of his parents. They allegedly dumped the body in the canal. Before dumping the body, they removed her jewellery, including the silver anklets. On February 13, Kamaldeep called her up and apologised. He requested her to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. But when she came over, Kamaldeep allegedly strangled her to death with the help of his parents. They allegedly dumped the body in the canal. Before dumping the body, they removed her jewellery, including the silver anklets. Kamaldeep, who lives in Shimlapuri, operates threewheelers apart from working at a telecom company. He lodged a missing complaint with the police. The ACP North, Sachin Gupta, said the accused had been continuously misleading the police after lodging the complaint. “But we got hold of technical evidences in the case and started intense questioning of Kamaldeep. Finally, Kamaldeep revealed that he, along with his parents, strangled his wife and dumped the body,” he said. The ACP said the direct role of Kamaldeep’s girlfriend and two of his four sisters was also suspected in the case. The accused has been arrested and the police has launched a manhunt to arrest his parents, who have absconded. The police have registered a case against the accused on charges of murder, causing disappearance of evidence and wrongful confinement. It took a lot of intensive work to solve the case as the victim’s body had not been found, Gupta said. NEGLECT OF THE HAEMOPHILIC State govt fails to extend a helping hand There is no haemophilia unit and specialists at government hospitals Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 17 Today is World Haemophilia Day and patients suffering from the disease are unhappy with the state government as it has failed to address the issues concerning them. Patients from Ludhiana are left with no other option but to visit private hospitals since the state government has failed to extend a helping hand to them. Haemophilia patients bleed easily as their blood takes longer time to clot. There can be spontaneous or internal bleeding leading to painful and swollen joints. The main treatment for haemophilia is called replacement therapy. Concentrates of clotting factor VIII (for haemophilia A) or alleged that with high-tension lines at such a low height, it was evident that construction had not been done according to the norms. The Dugri police have registered a case of causing death by negligence. Mystery shrouding Man shoots himself , dies missing woman solved Six Ludhiana residents injured in accident at Phagwara Manav Mander While the children were playing in the ground last evening, two of them accidentally touched the ladder, and suffered a severe shock. The residents alleged negligence on the part of the residential complex management, Civil Surgeon’s take Patients’ demands Dr Rajiv Bhalla, Civil Surgeon, said blood bank was running 24x7 at Civil Hospital and haemophilia patients can take blood from there anytime. When asked if there was any specialist or dedicated unit for haemophilia, he said: “No, there is no specialist or different unit for the haemophilic since ours is a civil hospital and a separate unit attributed to the cause can only be developed at a medical college”. ■ Make anti-haemophilic factor clotting factor IX (for haemophilia B) are slowly dripped or injected into vein. These infusions help replace the clotting factor that’s missing or low. Many NGOs and societies (AHF) available free at all public or district hospitals ■ Make prenatal screening for haemophilia compulsory ■ Establish a dedicated care and support centre for patients in all cities with facilities like pathological laboratory, physiotherapy, etc are working towards the cause of the patients and one such NGO is the Haemophilia Federation of India (HFI). Established in 1983, the federation is a self-help NGO run by persons with haemophilia, with help from the medical fraternity. There are 200 patients that are registered from Ludhiana with the HFI. Joginder Kumar, secretary of the Ludhiana chapter of HFI said 200 patients were registered with them and the actual number in the city might be higher. “There is no haemophilia unit and specialists at the government hospitals. Our federation has also filed a case against the state government and demanded free treatment of haemophilia as in other states,” he said. “A haemophilic has to be injected with the clotting factor injection regularly to help him survive. Each injection costs around Rs 10,000. Replacement therapy of a c m y b deficient coagulation of factor VIII and IX are the safest available treatment options. We have been demanding free diagnosis and free treatment for patients with haemophilia at the government-run hospitals and only through the support of the government will we be able to mitigate the patients’ suffering,” he said. “Treatment includes replacement of the missing factors along with physiotherapy and pain management therapy. In both cases, it is too expensive. So, it is out of reach of economically weaker sections of society. The government should make diagnosis and treatment of this disease free of cost,” said a patient at a private hospital. Ludhiana, April 17 A man allegedly shot himself in the head under mysterious circumstances in the Model Town area on Monday. Simarjit Singh (32) allegedly shot himself with his licensed revolver in his room in the afternoon. His sister Sukhpreet Kaur said they owned a restaurant in the Model Town area and they had opened a new branch on Sunday. She said Continued on page 2 Relatives of the victim at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN
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