23072018-CT-01.qxd 7/23/2018 1:00 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 23 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Decision condemned Contaminated water Daksh wins twin titles PGI staff union condemns Prof Anil Kumar Gupta’s decision on medicines, to go on strike. P2 Kumbhra village residents hold protest over contaminated water supply for the past few days. P4 Daksh outplays Sachit to win the final of combined U-10 category of tennis tournament. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.1°C MIN 26.1°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.23 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.36 AM More pain for couple, told to vacate house MORNI GANG RAPE Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 22 While the Morni gang rape victim and her husband are yet to overcome the trauma of the horrific incident, the owner of the house they live in has asked them to vacate the house and search for a new rented accommodation. Sharing his pain with Chandigarh Tribune on the telephone, the victim’s husband said as a number of policemen and journalists were visiting their house daily, the house owner, who lives in the opposite lane in Mani Majra, had asked them to vacate the house. The house owner had given them some time to search for a new rented accommodation, he said. The victim and her husband are living in a one-room set in Mani Majra. They had shifted here around four months ago and were paying Rs 3,000 as monthly rent. The victim’s husband even requested policemen, who visited his house in uniform, and journalists, especially the electronic media, not to visit their house. “With policemen and journalists coming to our house, everybody in the locality will come to know about the gang rape of my wife. We are already suffering and it will be difficult for us to search for a new house,” he said. STILL IN PAIN, SAYS VICTIM The victim said she was still in pain and was not able to walk properly. “My husband had to take me to the toilet. There is swelling in different parts of my body and it pains a lot”. 7 MORE ACCUSED IN POLICE NET Seven more persons were arrested in the gang rape case on Sunday. The SIT arrested Raipur Rani resident Sahib Singh. He was the driver of the main accused, Sunny. The police said his duty was to bring women to Lovely Guest House in Morni. They are investigating whether besides the victim, there were more women in the guest house. The accused was produced in the Panchkula court, which remanded him in two-day police custody. Later, six more accused, Sukhwinder Singh, Karan Sharma, Manjit Singh, Vikash, alias Vicky, Shadi Ram and Ajay Kumar, all residents of Ambala district, were arrested in the case. They will be produced in the Panchkula court on Monday. So far, nine accused have been arrested in the case, two by the UT police and seven by the Panchkula police. VICTIM NOT WELL, HUSBAND CAN’T GO FOR WORK As the victim is not medically fit, her husband has not been able to go for work. “I have a temporary job of a tailor. Since July 18, I have not been able to go for my work as my wife is not well. I have to take her to the hospital for a medical examination daily. There is no financial support from anyone,” he said. JBT teacher ends her life in hotel Chandigarh, July 22 A woman JBT teacher reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in the washroom of a hotel in Sector 22. The police said the victim, Jyoti, who was working as a JBT teacher at a school in Shangi village, Rohtak, Haryana, had taken a room on rent at a hotel on Saturday. The victim was supposed to check out on Sunday afternoon. However, she did not open the door. After repeated knocks when the victim did not open the door, the hotel staff tried calling on her mobile, but it was found switched off. The police were informed after which a police team reached the spot. The police tried to open the door with duplicate keys, but the door was bolted from inside. The door was then broken and the victim was found hanging in the washroom. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 6 am to 8 pm: Parts of the Industrial Area, Phase 1 TANDON ASKED TO LEAVE GOLF CLUB PAGE 3 on ~50 note with victim’s lipstick Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 22 The 21-year-old woman, who was gangraped in the Morni area two days ago, was given a Rs 50 note by one of the two offenders, believed to be a cop, who wrote his cellphone number on it with the victim’s lipstick. A photo of the note, recovered by the victim’s husband while washing clothes, is with the Panchkula police. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, he said cops investigating the case had visited their residence and taken a photo of the note. “The original one is with me. I found it with my wife’s clothes.” The victim recalled: “When I told Sunny (the key accused and owner of Lovely Guest BRAZEN ACT: The ~50 note that was allegedly given to the gang rape victim by a Dera Bassi policeman. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH House) that I would approach the police, he threatened me with dire consequences. He introduced me to three persons. He said they were with the Dera Bassi police. Two of them raped me. Thereafter, they made me board a bus. One of them gave me a Rs 50 note and used my lipstick to One of the accused being produced in a P’kula court. Panchkula, July 22 A 26-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a Sector 20 resident. On a complaint of the victim, a resident of Baltana, an FIR was lodged in this regard at the women police station, Sector 5, Panchkula. The complainant submitted that the accused, Vishal, 36-year-old man killed, 5 hurt as Fortuner, pick-up collide Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 22 A 36-year-old man was killed while five others were injured, one of them seriously, after a Fortuner and a Mahindra pick-up met with an accident at the Sector 46/47/48/49 light point on the intervening night of July 21 and 22. Four youths, natives of Jalandhar, were travelling in the Fortuner when it met with an accident with the jeep, that had two occupants. The accident took place around 2.30 am. While the youths were on their way back to Jalandhar, two cousins riding the jeep, one of whom died, were The PCR vehicle that was involved in the mishap. Chased by cops, motorcyclist dies The Fortuner and the pick-up that were involved in the mishap at the Sec 46/47/48/49 light point parked at the Sec 49 police station. VICKY returning to Ferozepur after unloading vegetables at the grain market in Sector 26. The deceased has been identified as Rajwinder Singh (36). He was sitting next to his cousin Sukhchain, who was driving the jeep when the accident took place. Those who were in the Fortuner have been identified as Shivash Khanna, Hainsh and Tushar, students of a private college in Jalandhar, and another youth, Sahil, who continued on page 6 Chandigarh, July 22 A 25-year-old youth was killed while another one was injured when they met with an accident near the Hallo Majra light point while being chased by a PCR vehicle on Sunday night. It is being alleged that their motorcycle was hit by the PCR vehicle after which the motorcycle rider lost control, leading to the accident. Sources said the motorcyclists, who were heading continued on page 6 Over 50 hospitals, schools lack fire safety Glaring shortcomings found during inspection; notices being issued Ramkrishan Upadhyay HOSPITALS CHECKED Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 22 Over 50 hospitals and schools are on the radar of the Fire Department after inspection teams found lack of the mandatory fire safety arrangements in the buildings. Sources said the department had now started sending notices to them to remove the shortcomings or face action as per law. Anil Kumar Garg, Chief write his mobile number on it. I want justice. The culprits should be immediately arrested.” Chandigarh Tribune called on the mobile number several times, but the phone was switched off. In the Truecaller app, the number was registered as “VV” from Haryana. Another woman drugged, raped NO SECURITY COVER FOR COUPLE No security cover has been provided to the victim and her husband. The victim’s husband takes her to the hospital on his second-hand motorcycle daily. Sources close to family suspect a threat to the life of the couple as they have named cops as accused in the case. Shift case back to Offender wrote phone number UT police: Victim Says can’t trust Haryana Police ■ GMCH, Sector 32 ■ Civil Hospital, Sector 22 ■ Civil dispensaries at Ram SCHOOLS INSPECTED ■ All government high and senior secondary schools ■ Aurobindo School, Sector 27 ■ Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15 ■ RIMT World School, Mani Majra ■ Gyandeep Smart School, Sector 20 Darbar, Sector 49, Sector 45, Sarangpur, Sector 29, Sector 46, Sector 47 and Sector 11 PRIVATE ONES ■ Mukut Hospital ■ Dogra Nursing Home ■ Santokh Hospital, Sector 38 ■ Healing Hospital, Sector 34 ■ Arya Hospital, Mani Majra c m y b Fire Officer of the MC, said the hospital and school authorities had been asked to complete the fire safety arrangements on their premises at the earliest. Fire brigade officials would inspect the site again to check whether the arrangements were in place or not. In case it was found that the arrangements had not been made, action, including sealing of the buildings, would be taken against the defaulters. continued on page 6 took her to his residence in Sector 20, Panchkula. There, the accused spiked her cold drink with sedatives and raped her. The accused threatened her with dire consequences if she approached the police, she said. —TNS Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 22 Unhappy with the Haryana Police probe, the 21-year-old Morni gang rape victim and her husband have now demanded that the case be transferred back to the Chandigarh Police. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune on Sunday at her residence in Mani Majra, the victim said, “I have no trust in the Haryana Police. The very first day when my husband and I approached them to lodge an FIR against Sunny, the main accused and owner of Lovely Guest House in Morni, and the other 40-50 accused, they did not entertain our complaint. The Haryana Police rather sent us to the Mani Majra police station.” The victim added, “I have full trust in the Chandigarh Police and the Mani Majra police station, who immediately lodged an FIR. I will now approach the High Court and will also meet the UT DGP requesting them to take over the investigation from the Haryana Police.” The victim’s husband said, “On the fateful day when the Panchkula Police refused to IT’S A FAIR PROBE, SAY PANCHKULA POLICE Panchkula Police Commissioner Charu Bali said, “The Panchkula police are investigating the case and will continue to do so. The police are conducting a fair investigation.” VICTIM APPROACHED WOMEN POLICE STATION Initially, the victim and her husband had approached the Panchkula women police station, but they were asked to contact the Mani Majra police station. The Mani Majra police had lodged an FIR and had arrested two accused. Later, when the issue was highlighted in the media, the case was transferred to the Panchkula police. entertain us, it was the UT police who provided help to me and my wife. We have full trust in the UT police.” “We are fighting for justice and will knock every possible door, whether it is the judiciary or the police, to get justice. My wife and I will write to senior officials of the UT police and will request them to investigate the matter,” the victim’s husband added.
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