28012018-CT-01.qxd 1/28/2018 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 28 JANUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Reliving school memories Petrol dealers end strike Happy with SRH Students of the 1968-batch at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, assemble for alumni meet. P2 Petrol dealers of Punjab end strike on Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s assurance. P4 Money does not matter if you are in playing squad, says Siddarth Kaul, picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for ~3.8 cr. P5 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 15.2°C MIN 8.5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.15 AM Man found dead with stab wounds Braving the chill TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Mohali, January 27 A man was found murdered at the Industrial Area in Phase VII here today. According to the police, the deceased seems to be a middleaged migrant from West Bengal. The body, which could not be identified yet, was found lying adjacent to a vacant plot in the Industrial Area. The incident came to light when a PCR vehicle on routine patrol found the body of the man lying on a plot. On further checking, the police found stab marks on the body. Soon, the PCR officials alerted the chowki in-charge concerned about the incident. The unidentified body was found lying near a vacant plot in the Industrial Area, Mohali Bakshish Singh, chowki incharge, Phase VIII Industrial Area, said the body was found in the afternoon. “We could not find any documents or a wallet which could help us to identify him. A case has been registered against unknown person(s) under Section 302 of the IPC at the Phase I police station,” said Bakshish. Senior police officials said the body had stab wounds on the head and the chest, inflicted with a sharp weapon. The body has been kept in the mortuary at the Civil Hospital in Phase VI for identification. The police said further investigation in the case was on. If nobody will turn up to claim the body for 72 hours, the police will conduct the postmortem examination of the victim and dispose of the body. Love triangle led to killing; another accomplice held; body yet to be recovered Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service IG Tajender Singh Luthra (left) and UT Adviser Parimal Rai attend the Republic Day celebrations at the Sector 17 parade ground in Chandigarh on Friday. SEE ALSO PAGE 3, 6 Overseas edu consultant loses ~32 lakh to hackers Commission was being diverted to bank accounts abroad since 2016 Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 27 A city-based overseas education consultant has been duped of more than Rs 32 lakh by hackers. The accused used her email ID to communicate with colleges abroad and diverted her commission on admissions to their bank accounts. The fraud was being committed since December 2016 but the 39-year-old victim, who has her office in Sector 17 here, realised it after she had lost 62,000 Canadian dollars. In her letter to the UT SSP , the complainant, Minakshi Barthwal, proprietor of MH Admission Overseas, Sector 17, stated that she worked as an education consultant and her job involved sending Indian students to the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She earned commission on admitting and enrolling students in colleges abroad. She stated that she was following up with the colleges about her commission related to admissions since mid2016. Recently, the colleges informed her that they had already transferred her commission to her bank account. The victim checked with her bank and found that money never reached her account. Barthwal’s investigation revealed that her email ID was hacked in December 2016. Since then, the hackers had been communicating with the colleges using her email ID and getting the commission in another bank account. She found that there had been unusual logins and activities in her email account. The hackers had put up fake invoices and got her commission money in banks in Germany and Belarus. They made changes in the domain and used duplicate email IDs. continued on page 4 MC to auction 51 sites for car bazar, yet again Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 27 After two failed attempts, the local Municipal Corporation is going to conduct auction to allot 51 spaces at the new car bazar in Hallo Majra here soon. ❝There are no basic amenities and the reserve price is high. The auction has failed twice earlier. This time too, there will be no takers. ❞ RAJESH GUPTA, councillor & vice-president, Car Dealers Assn The previous two auctions were held for the market when it was set up in Sector 7. The market was shifted from Sector 7 sometime ago. P’kula lawyer, woman friend arrested for wife’s murder Those interested in takeing part in the auction have been asked to submit applications by February 9. Rs 3 lakh has been fixed as reserve price for spaces where 10 vehicles can be parked while Rs 3.60 lakh annual is the reserve price for a space where 12 vehicles can be accommodated. At present, the MC issues payment slips to traders. The latter oppose the practice claiming that the site was not ready and lacked basic amenities. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered shifting the car bazar from Sector 7 following a petition by the owners of showrooms in Sector 7, who contended that the car bazar, held every Sunday in the parking space in front of the showrooms, was adversely affecting their business. TWO DRUNK YOUTHS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING RICKSHAW PULLER PAGE 4 c m y b Panchkula, January 27 The Panchkula police have arrested Manmohan Singh, an advocate by profession, along with his woman friend Monica and her brother-inlaw Sandeep, for allegedly killing his wife Rajni Bala. While Monica and Sandeep were arrested on January 25 night, the advocate was arrested near Suraj Theatre, Sector 1, Panchkula, late this evening. The police said Manmohan Singh was the key conspirator while Monica executed the murder. Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh said Monica and Sandeep were sent to seven-day police remand. The victim’s husband was the key conspirator, he said. Rajni had gone missing on January 16. Her body is yet to be recovered. Sources said Rajni was murdered on January 16 by Monica and Sandeep. While Monica killed Rajni, Sandeep helped Monica in disposing of the body at the dumping ground in Panchkula. The sources added that after murdering Rajni, Monica had even informed the advocate. Monica wanted to marry Manmohan and they hatched a conspiracy to eliminate his wife. She executed the plan. Monica roped in Sandeep to eliminate Rajni by assuring him a sum of Rs 2 lakh. Examining the call records of the deceased, the police found that Rajni had made the last call to Monica. The lead ultimately led to the arrest of all three accused. Monica in custody and (inset) Manmohan Singh, the victim’s husband and the key conspirator. MONICA STRANGLED RAJNI BALA DECEASED’S FOOTWEAR WAS FOUND NEAR CRIME SPOT Sources said Monica and Sandeep kept their mobile phones with one of their acquaintances in Mani Majra and reached Sector 19, Panchkula. They used the mobile phone of a vendor to call Rajni there. Later, three of them went to the dumping ground in Sector 25 in a car. Monica allegedly strangled Rajni to death in the car, the sources added. HUSBAND HAD LODGED MISSING COMPLAINT Manmohan Singh had lodged a complaint with the police about his wife Rajni Bala going missing. In the complaint, he had stated that on January 16, he had left for court and at that time, his wife was at home. When the children returned from school in the afternoon, they informed him that their mother was missing. Later, he, along with other relatives, started searching for Rajni. They even looked for her at hospitals, but to no avail. On January 20, the police had got information that the body of the missing woman, Rajni Bala, was found in the dumping ground in Sector 25. The police found the victim’s footwear there, which was identified by her husband. Surprisingly, after digging around three feet, the police found the carcass of a dog. TIMELINE January 16: Rajni goes missing January 16: Husband Manmohan Singh lodges a missing complaint with police January 20: Police find Rajni’s footwear at dumping ground in Sector 25. Carry out digging exercise but end up finding a dog carcass January 25: Monica and Sandeep arrested for Rajni’s murder January 26: Both sent to seven-day police remand January 27: The victim’s husband Manmohan arrested
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