30092017-CT-01.qxd 9/30/2017 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH SIT fails to crack murder Godmen’s effigy Abhishek wins U-19 title High-powered SIT fails to make any headway in the Mohali double murder case. P2 After corruption and terrorism, it is now the turn of babas’ effigy to be burnt at Dasehra in Mohali. P3 Abhishek wins boys’ U-19 final against Lalit Dhaiya in badminton meet. P10 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 24.3°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.09 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.15 AM Two children drown in Pick dog poop, or pay up water treatment plant Municipal Corporation to charge ~5,500 fine for littering park premises No compensation for dog bite Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 29 Two children drowned in a water treatment plant of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) at Chonki village near Panchkula’s Sector 1 this afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Tushar (13), a student of Class VI, and Jatin (14), a student of Class VII. Both were residents of Bir Ghaggar village and were students of Government High School in the same village. Chandimandir police station SHO Lalit Kumar said after their examination got over, these children went to the water reservoir at HUDA’s water treatment plant along with three other students. Though there was a fencing of 4 ft around the reservoir, these two children entered it to take a bath and later drowned. The police have initiated a probe under Section 174 of the CrPC, he said. The HUDA plant was constructed two years ago for cleaning raw water from Kaushalya Dam in Pinjore continued on page 9 Family members console the mother of one of the deceased, Tushar, at the Civil Hospital in Panchkula on Friday. RAVI KUMAR ‘Negligence by HUDA’ Tushar and (right) Jatin Tushar was only son Tushar, who drowned in the water reservoir, was the only son of his parents. Tushar’s father Ravi Kumar runs a meat shop at Bir Ghaggar village. After seeing his son’s body, he felt unconscious. Jatin’s father is bedridden due to lung infection for the past several months. His grandfather Jai Parkash said their family was facing a tough time. Now another tragedy had struck their family. Area councillor Vinod Kumar alleged that the tragedy took place only because of negligence of HUDA officials. He, along with the family members of the deceased, would lodge a complaint against HUDA with the District Administration. Warning ignored The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had even installed a warning signboard at the site asking people not to enter the water reservoir. The students still ignored the warning board and entered the reservoir to take bathe. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 29 Pet lovers beware and think twice before taking your dog out for a walk in a neighbourhood park as the Municipal Corporation is keeping a close watch and has decided to charge Rs 5,500 for littering the park premises. In its General House meeting today, Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal said: “People taking their pet dogs for walk and littering public places should be held accountable. We have issued these directions earlier as well. Those who are not taking polythene along should be fined for ‘pet littering’ with Rs 5,500. Start issuing challans.” Besides, former mayor and councillor Arun Sood proposed to have three more ILLUSTRATION: SANDEEP JOSHI Had gone to bathe in the reservoir after exam anti-rabies clinics in the city. As per the department’s record, as many as 980 dogbite cases are reported in Chandigarh clinics from the tricity every day. At present, the MC has anti-rabies civil dispensaries in Sector 19 and Sector 38 and seeing the number of patients, there is a The MC House on Friday dismissed the agenda of compensation for dog-bite victims. Maheshinder Singh Sidhu said: “When we are already providing free treatment, vaccination and serum to dog-bite victims, there is no need for compensation.” The councillors were also of the view that it would not be easy to identify whether a pet or a stray dog has bitten a particular person. need for more clinics. The MC plans to have one at Mani Majra-based dispensary and another at Sector 47. Councillor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu also raised the issue of need for tagging vaccinated dogs so that they can be identified. The agency hired by the MC claims that it has sterilised and vaccinated 9,113 stray dogs from April 2015 till 30 June this year. Councillor Devinder Singh Babla demanded that pet dogs be registered. “To implement this, we ask hospitals and clinics not to treat dogs whose owners have no tagging number,” he said. Jilted lover stabs 17-year-old girl to death Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 29 In a broad daylight murder, a 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her jilted lover at the Grain Market in Sector 26 here this afternoon. The victim has been identi- c m y b fied as Pooja, a resitoday and asked her to dent of Sector 56. She accompany him. Howevwas a vegetable vendor er, the girl refused to go, at the grain market. which led to an altercaSources said the tion between them. Folaccused, Sunil (19), a lowing this, the accused Pooja resident of EWS pulled out a knife from Colony, Dhanas, came to the his pocket and stabbed the vicvictim’s stall around 12.30 pm tim on her neck. The accused then fled the spot. After getting information, police teams reached the spot and found the victim in a pool of blood. The girl was immediately taken to the PGI where she later succumbed to her injuries. continued on page 10 Youth found murdered in Mani Majra Chandigarh, September 29 A youth, who was working as a salesman at a shop in Mani Majra here, was found murdered in the forest area near Bitto petrol pump, Mani Majra. The victim’s father-in-law has been arrested for his murder. The victim was missing since yesterday. Sources said the victim, identified as Rafat Ali, was working at a grocery store near Rana Haveli. On Thursday, the victim was at the shop when his fatherin-law, Saudagar, came there and asked Rafat to accompany him. continued on page 9 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 AM to 4 PM: Part of Sector 9 and Housing Board Building
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