11092017-CT-01.qxd 9/11/2017 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Senate meet Passengers risk lives Princy in main draw Before the start of the Senate meeting, PUTA members protest the central status for the PU. P2 Passengers boarding a bus in the middle of the road is a regular feature in Zirakpur. P4 Beats Amreen Sidhu 6-1, 6-0 in the Super Series Tennis Tournament. P6 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.33 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.05 AM Boy rapes 8-yr-old girl 12-year-old juvenile confesses to crime; cops await girl’s medical report Satinder Pal Singh COPS ACCUSED OF SHODDY BEHAVIOUR Dhakoli, September 10 Highlighting the sorry state of child safety in the tricity region, an incident was reported from Dhakoli, near Zirakpur town, where an eightyear-old girl was raped by a 12year-old boy this morning. The boy, who hails from UP and at present lives at Dhakoli, has been charged under the Indian Penal Code as well as the POCSO Act following a complaint by the victim’s father, who is a migrant labourer. He has confessed to the crime before the Dhakoli police. The police said the incident happened at around 8 am when the victim, who is a student of Government Elemen- The mother of the eight-year-old girl has slammed the police for their shoddy behaviour, alleging that they did not believe their story even when her daughter was bleeding at the police station. She alleged that the police kept them waiting and were hesitant to lodge an FIR against the boy. However, Jagjeet Singh, in charge of the Dhakoli police chowki, refuted the allegations. He said they needed to crosscheck whether the suspect was a juvenile, so a police team visited the boy's house to confirm his age. A police woman was called from Ropar, so the girl’s medical examination could be conducted. He said a case had been registered under various sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act. PARENTS WRITE TO EDU SECY TO ENSURE STUDENTS’ SAFETY PAGE 2 tary School, Dhakoli, went to a grocery shop to fetch a packet of milk. The boy, who lives in the same locality, was playing with his friends. When he saw the minor girl walking alone, he forcibly took her to a nearby secluded spot and raped her. Later, the victim narrated the incident before her parents, who found her bleeding. They approached the police. The victim was subjected to medical tests and a complaint was registered against the boy. Jagjeet Singh, in charge of the Dhakoli police chowki, said a case had been registered against the boy on a complaint by the victim’s family. He confessed to the crime. Jagjeet Singh said the girl's medical reports were awaited. Meanwhile, sources in the hospital where medical tests on the victim were done, said the victim had injuries on her private parts and was bleeding little bit when she was brought to the hospital. The doctors said the minor was in a state of shock earlier. She was counselled for an hour, following which she responded positively. Earlier, a minor girl, who was returning home after taking part in the Independence Day function at her school, was raped by somebody at a park in Sector 23, Chandigarh. Youth held for stalking girl, kidnapping bid Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 10 An employee of a call centre was allegedly stalked and an attempt to kidnap her was made by an inebriated youth in Sector 22, who was arrested by the police. The incident took place during the wee hours on September 9. Sources said the victim, who worked at a call centre in Sector 35, was returning home in Sector 15 on a scooter during the wee hours when the incident took place. The police said the victim worked in a night shift which ends at 7 am. However, on the day of incident, she left the office for home at 3 am. The suspect, who was riding an I 20 car, saw the victim going alone on a scooter near Sector 22 and started following her. He made the victim stop her scooter and tried to kidnap her on the road opposite the bus stand in Sector 17. The DSP Central, Ram , Gopal, said the victim managed to inform the police, following which a police team nabbed the youth from the spot. "The accused was drunk at the time of incident," the DSP added. The youth, identified as Tushar Virk, a resident of Sector 23, was arrested and his car impounded. A case has been registered against the youth at the Sector 17 police station and investigation initiated. POWER SHUTDOWN WADALI MESMERISES: Sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali performs at the 9th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival in Tagore Theatre on Sunday evening. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR SEE PAGE 2 Temple set afire at Daun village A man shows broken windowpanes at the Sheetla Mata temple in Daun village, Mohali, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU Tribune News Service Mohali, September 10 With an apparent motive to create disturbance in the area, mischievous elements set a temple on fire at Daun village late last night. They also threw the tail of a cow, a photo of Gurmeet Ram Rahim and pages of a holy book in front of the locked entrance of the Sheetla Mata temple. According to an eyewitness, who is a resident of the village, the incident occurred at around 2 am when he saw smoke emanating from the temple. After he raised the alarm, the temple priest, along with other residents, reached the temple. The village sarpanch, Avtar Gosal, said the mischievous elements first broke windowpanes of the temple and then threw diesel inside it. “The residents, who reached the spot, found a holy picture, musical instru- ments, a table and a harmonium burnt down. They also found objectionable material lying around at the main entrance,” said the sarpanch, adding that the fire also damaged walls and roof of the temple. However, there was no damage to the idols. The residents claimed there was a trail of diesel on the road, which indicated that the mischievous elements went to the other side of the village after setting the temple on fire. The sarpanch said the police were immediately informed about the incident, following which senior officials, including DSP Deep Kamal, reached the spot. After recovering the objectionable material, the police called painters and got the temple walls and roof whitewashed. According to a resident of the village, the painters were seen doing the job at around 5.30 am. continued on page 5 c m y b CHANDIGARH 10 am to 3 pm: Parts of Sec18 and 19 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 20 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sec 8 11-storey building to come up in Sec17 Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 10 An 11-storey building envisaged by Le Corbusier will become a reality, as the administration has included the project in the rejuvenation plan for Sector 17. Sources said the Heritage Conservation Committee had recently given its nod to the plan. The building will be the tallest structure in the city after the 10storey Punjab and Haryana Secretariat building. The proposed 11-storey building, which will come up on vacant land near the main post office building, will be a major landmark as no other building in Sector 17 is taller than a four-storey structure. Le Corbusier envisaged the building with the aim of making Sector 17 the most vibrant sector of the city. But the plan never materialised due to the absence of consensus on the project. Le Corbusier had planned the building for the Post and Telegraph Department. The idea of the building came in his mind in 1959. continued on page 4 Le Corbusier’s plan revived after 59 years as UT approves rejuvenation plan for the sector 11 STOREY PROPOSED BUILDING There will be restaurants on the top two floors. Other floors will house banks and other commercial establishments ARTIST’S IMPRESSION OF THE PROPOSED BUILDING FORECAST 10 STOREY PUNJAB AND HARYANA SECRETARIAT BUILDING Punjab and Haryana Secretariat building is the tallest structure in Chandigarh at present. GRAPHIC: VISHAL PRASHAR Water supply to Mohali, Chandigarh to be hit today, tomorrow Mohali: Water supply to certain parts of Mohali and Chandigarh would be affected as the Phase 3 and 4 pipelines of Kajuali Waterworks would be shut down for repairs on Monday. While in Chandigarh water supply would be curtailed for half an hour in the morning as per the Chandigarh MC officials, the Mohali areas, including Sector 70, 71, Phase 9, 10, 11 and Industrial area Phase 1 to 5, Mataur and Shahimajra, would witness low pressure in the morning and evening. The officials said there would be no water supply in the afternoon in Mohali. The water supply would also remain affected on Tuesday. “There would be lowpressurred supply in the morning and the water supply would remain suspended in the afternoon in Mohali on Tuesday also,” said the officials, adding that leakage was noticed in the Phase 3 pipeline. “It will take around 15 hours to repair the fault,” said the officials concerned.
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