01122017-CT-01.qxd 12/1/2017 1:03 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Pvt schools hike fee Dispensary cries for care Bhupender in final Most private schools in the city hike the fee for admissions to entry-level classes by 8-10%. P2 Dry leaves and piles of garbage dot the surrounding of government dispensary in Sector 20. P5 Second seed Bhupender Dahiya enters the final of tennis tournament. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.5°C MIN 8.3°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.22 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.01 AM TRIBUNE PHOTO: PARDEEP TEWARI IN SYNC: Students perform during ‘Nav Chetna’, the annual presentation of Tribune Model School, at Tagore Theatre on Thursday. Two get 20 yrs in jail for minor’s rape Chandigarh, November 30 A local court today sentenced two persons to 20 years in jail for raping a minor in July last year. Two juveniles booked in the case were sentenced to six years in jail for outraging her modesty. Yet another accused in the case is yet to be arrested and has been declared a PO. Ashok (20) and Lucky (19), residents of Sector 52, along with Baldev, the PO, and two juveniles had kidnapped the Two juveniles awarded six-year imprisonment for outraging victim’s modesty 16-year-old from Sector 50 on July 19. The victim, a domestic help, was on her way back home when a car stopped near her and its occupants pulled her inside the car. A cloth was placed on the victim’s mouth and she lost consciousness. When she woke up, Lucky was splashing water on her face and she was then taken to Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula. She was threatened and taken inside the temple where she was made to click a picture with one of the juveniles with a smile on her face. Later, her clothes were forcibly removed in the car and her photograph taken. The victim stated that she was raped in a forest area nearby. On July 27, Lucky, along with Ashok and Baldev, took her to Ashok’s house where she was raped by the trio. She narrated the incident to her mother, who took her to the police. The two juveniles were also booked for rape but charges could not be proved against them. They were awarded sixyear jail for outraging her modesty and told to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 each. A fine of Rs 50,000 each has been imposed on the other two convicts. — TNS Kirron Kher trolled for blaming rape victim Chandigarh, November 30 MP Kirron Kher drew condemnation from various quarters a day after she stated that the 22-year-old gang-rape victim should not have boarded the auto-rickshaw with three men already sitting in it. While speaking to mediapersons yesterday, Kher had said the girl allegedly raped by three men, including an auto-rickshaw driver, should not have sat in the vehicle when she saw three men in it. “We should make the city so secure that a girl should feel safe even if 10 persons, let alone three, are sitting in a vehicle. The MP should not have said what she did yesterday. Rather efforts should be made to make Chandigarh safe,” said former MP and BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan. Expressing displeasure over the BJP leader’s statement, former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal said, “One is aghast to hear such a statement from a responsible person like an MP . Gang rape is a very serious matter which deserves serious consideration. Instead of judging the victim’s decision of boarding an auto occupied by three men, one expected a serious response from her.” KHER CLARIFIES “…my statement about the gang rape in Chandigarh, was taken out of context, selectively reported, and gravely politicised — all of which distracted from the real message I wanted to send out to the girls, as a woman, as a mother and as their representative in the Parliament…” “She should have instead informed about what discussions she has had with the authorities over the security of women in Chandigarh and what steps are proposed to make Chandigarh a crime-free city, which might include better lighting of all roads, greater mobility of PCR vehicles and taking steps to instill fear in the minds of potential miscreants,” added the Congress leader. Facebook user Varsha Dasgupta posted, “I used to look up to you. But now, I am so damn disappointed with you.” “Basically, she meant is if I board an auto-rickshaw alone with three men already in it, I am giving them an excuse to rape me?...,” added Paromita Chatterjee. However, there were some who said her statement was not presented in a right way and she did not mean it. Meanwhile, the MP took to Facebook to clarify her yesterday’s statement, claiming that it was taken out of context, selectively reported, and gravely politicised. She suggested that the girl should have taken the service of a PCR instead of going in the auto with three men already sitting in it. — TNS ts Ploring nea ssion se Pos c m y b Three booked for violating 21-yr-old Lalru woman Lalru, November 30 Three persons have been booked for abducting and gangraping a 21-year-old woman of Lehli village on the night intervening November 13 and 14. The incident came to light on November 28 when the victim complained of stomach ache. She was taken to a hospital where she narrated the incident to her family members and the doctor attending to her. The BA student had given a written complaint to the police, following which an FIR was registered and investigations started. In her complaint, the victim alleged that on November 13, she was continued on page 5 ROAD CLOSED Chandigarh: The road from the Sector 16/17 light point towards Matka Chowk will remain closed for traffic on December 2 and 3 due to construction of an underpass between Sector 17 and Rose Garden. A storm water line is being laid on the road necessitating its closure for two days. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Parts of Sector 22, 32, 34, 35, 36, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52, 61, 63 and Kajheri village
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