13102017-CT-01.qxd 10/13/2017 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Sweets for soldiers Black Day Jeev T-71 on Day 1 Rotary Club sends sweets for soldiers on the border on the occasion of Diwali. P3 Private schools in Chandigarh observe Black Day as part of a nationwide protest. P6 Slow start for Jeev Milkha Singh at TAKE Open, cards 3-over 75 in the opening round. P7 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.6°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.54 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.23 AM 0001 fetches ~4.10 lakh The muchsought-after number 0001 was sold for Rs 4,10,000 in the e-auction of vehicle registration numbers of the CH 01 BP series, which concluded this evening. In the last auction, the same number was sold for Rs 5,01,000. The RLA earned nearly Rs 54 lakh from the auction of the 218 numbers. A businessman, Joginder Pal Sharma, has gifted the 0001 number to continued on page 2 CHANDIGARH: POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sectors 7 and 8, and Kaimbwala village MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Phase IV (residential), Fatehullahpur, Desu Majra, Sunny View Complex and nearby areas 22-year-old youth ❝ stabbed to death ‘Save me, I am dying’ Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 12 A 22-year-old youth, working as a salesman at Elante Mall, was stabbed multiple times by unidentified assailants, leading to his death, near the Poultry Farm roundabout on Wednesday night. The victim, identified as Abhishek Shukla, a resident of Hallo Majra, was returning home on foot when the incident took place. The police said the victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest and the stomach. His wrist was also slit by the accused. The police suspect there were more than two assailants. Sources said the spot where the victim was attacked was hardly a few meters away from the national highway. However, nobody came to the rescue of the victim. The victim kept lying on the road in a pool of blood till a PCR vehicle arrived at the spot. The victim, who was bleeding profusely, was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where he suc- Children’s compassion can Some states take 10 years to dispose of child sexual abuse unite the whole world. Let cases, many take 40 to 50 years. I do not want to name them. us globalise compassion. What a shame! We demand an exclusive court for children. Victim’s last words to his father Abhishek Shukla, the victim cumbed to his injuries. DSP (East) Satish Kumar said it was a blind murder and they were investigating the matter. The victim had two mobile phones ,which were recovered by the police along with his purse. “Personal rivalry seems to be the reason behind the murder,” the sources said. The victim is survived by his parents and three younger sisters. The family hails from Balrampur district in Uttar Pradesh. A murder case against unknown persons has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. The postmortem was conducted today and the body handed over to the family. Chandigarh: “Save me, I am dying.” These were the last words of Abhishek Shukla to his father KV Shukla. The victim’s father said his son called him from the GMCH asking him to save his life. “He pleaded me to save his life,” Shukla said with moist eyes. The victim’s father said the phone then got disconnected and he rushed to the hospital. The victim underwent a surgery. However, he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s father, who works in a courier company in Sector 47, said he and his son did not have any rivalry with anyone. “We have been living in this city for the past 14 years and we never had any dispute with anyone,” he said. Abhishek was unmarried and wanted to get his two younger sisters, who are unmarried, settled. One of his sisters, who is 20-year-old, is married. The two younger sisters are aged 18 and 15. TNS KV SHUKLA, VICTIM’S FATHER c m y b MANOJ MAHAJAN FORECAST Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and volunteers during the ‘Bharat Yatra’ at Panjab University on Thursday. SEE ALSO PAGE2 Four Ps in danger, says Satyarthi Nobel Laureate stresses need to focus on people, planet, profit & peace Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 12 “It is said a person retires after getting the Nobel prize and frequently goes to the USA. The Nobel Peace Prize is just a comma, not a full stop in my life. The freedom of millions of children gives me peace and I am not going to stop here,” said Kailash Satyarthi, who was at Panjab University for the sixth foundation day lecture today. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and is the Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair Professor at the university. Regarding his “Bharat Yatra” against child abuse, which will cover over 11,000 km across 22 states, he said, “I have received 42,000 invi- tations from 70 to 75 countries. It will take 125 to 150 years to all attend these functions. So, I thought I will go without an invitation. The invitation is from ‘silence’, invisible because the Indian youth are suffering. Child sexual abuse has become an epidemic. It is killing the souls of children. As many as 70 per cent of the accused are from among family members.” He talked about four Ps being in danger. “The first P is people who are displaced. Twenty-three crore children are affected by insurgency and wars, and their health, including mental, is affected. As many as 13 crore children are directly affected by war, 15 crore children are in continued on page 2
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