04102017-LT-01.qxd 10/3/2017 11:16 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Khamano Nagar Panchayat MC staff up in arms CBSE athletics meet Inderjit Singh Romi has been elected Vice-President of the Khamano civic body. P3 The civic body staff are protesting non-payment of salaries for August and September. P4 Spark to win remained ignited on the third day of the CBSE Cluster XVIth Athletics Meet. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.08 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:22 AM Ritu’s relatives protest Missing youth’s kin allege police inaction outside in-laws’ house Say cops under pressure from influential suspects Say post-mortem report reveals injury marks on the body Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 A day after the death of a private college lecturer under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws’ house, her kin today protested outside the house on the Bindravan road by keeping her body on the road. The deceased’s relatives claimed the body had some injury marks which showed that she was thrashed by her husband and others before being poisoned, and that the police should register a murder case against her in-laws. Yesterday, the police registered a dowry death case under Section 304 B of the IPC against the deceased’s husband Gaurav Adya, her father-in-law Praveen Adya, mother-in-law Kamlesh Adya, brother-in-law Daksh Adya and four others, including Dr Navjeevan Bhalla, his son Abhinav Sharma and one Anil Kumar. So far, the police have arrested only Gaurav and his father Praveen. The others are evading arrest. The deceased’s kin protest on the Bindravan road on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN a ❝Now, we want the police to registerpaymurdertocase against all accused, and if they do not heed our demand, we will intensify our protest. We also demand immediate arrest of the remaining six accused in the case PARVEEN, Uncle of the deceased ❞ Today, after collecting the body from Civil Hospital, the relatives took out a march from the Kailash cinema chowk to the house of the deceased’s in-laws. The protest lasted for over three hours. The protesters were demanding the arrest of the rest of the accused. During a post-mortem examination, grievous injury marks were found on the body which indicated a deliberate murder, alleged the woman’s kin. “Ritu’s Continued on page 3 c m y b Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 Family of a missing boy today held a protest outside the Division No. 2 police station, alleging police inaction in the case. The family of the boy, who has been missing since August 13, has blamed the relatives of the girl, with whom the boy had an affair, for his disappearance. The protest lasted for over two hours. They called off the agitation after senior police officials assured them that suspected persons would be strictly questioned. Neetu, sister of the missing boy, Sajan Arora, a resident of Islam Ganj, alleged that on August 13, her brother left home, saying that he was going to the market. But he never returned. She suspected that he was kept under illegal confinement by the family of the girl with whom he had an affair. “My brother had an affair with a girl of New Tagore Nagar. Her family is opposed to their relationship. When my brother did not budge, the girl’s family allegedly Kin of Sajan Arora, who has been missing since August 13, stage a protest in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN kidnapped him. They have kept my brother at some undisclosed location. We have been telling the police to include the names of the girl’s kin in the FIR but they are dilly-dallying the matter on one pretext or the other,” Neetu said. She alleged that despite her brother going missing on August 13, the police registered an FIR on August 21. “We are sure that the girl’s family has links in the Police Department due to which no action is being taken against them. If the police do not include names of the girl’s kin in the FIR, we will block the main roads of the city,” she alleged. She asserted that their suspicion against the girl’s kin strengthened when they saw them at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi where her brother was also spotted by someone. Division No. 2 SHO Ashok Kumar said the police had already called the girl’s kin for questioning and now they would again be called. 4 snatchers held, 18 stolen mobiles recovered Ludhiana, October 3 The Jamalpur police today nabbed four snatchers and recovered 18 mobile phones, two motorcycles and sharp weapons from them. They have been identified as Jagdeep Singh of LIG Colony, Ramandeep Singh of Ashok Vihar, Gagandeep Singh of Jain Enclave and Bachan Singh of Baba Sri Chand Colony. On a tip-off, the police conducted a raid and nabbed the snatchers, said SHO Avtar Singh. The SHO said the arrested persons had recently formed a gang and they mainly targeted migrant labourers. The gang had committed several snatchings in the recent past. They used their motorcycles in the crime. TNS SNIPPETS Body found Doraha: The body of a youth was found at the Gurthali pull over the Sirhind Canal on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Simranjeet Singh, son of Harbans Singh of Salabatpur Kheri village in Chamkaur Sahib. He was 28 years old. The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained. OC
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