23072018-LT-01.qxd 7/22/2018 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 23 JULY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Now, ration through e-POS GST relief! ‘Sanju’ through app Distribution of ration through electronic point of sale (e-POS) machines starts in the district. P4 Traders happy, say slashing GST rates on 50 items will benefit the govt as well as consumers. P4 A visually impaired couple watches ‘Sanju’ in theatre, courtesy mobile app. P2 FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS | MAX 32°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7: 27 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5: 38 AM Ex-serviceman guns down wife Relations turning sour, not the first instance Used his licensed gun for committing crime | Was facing some serious health problem City witnessed 13 incidents this year This incident where an ex-serviceman killed his wife for no reason is not an isolated case. Ludhiana has witnessed many such incidents in the past, in which relatives have turned out to be killers. Just two days ago, a girl hired contract killers and conspired to kill her father along with her mother and on Sunday, a man killed his wife. Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana July 22 An ex-serviceman allegedly killed his wife with his licensed double-barrel gun at Jassian village, Haibowal, on Sunday. The accused is reportedly suffering from some serious health issues, due to which he was under depression. After the neighbours heard the gun shot sound, they arrived to inquire and found that the woman was lying in a pool of blood. She was immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital, where she was declared dead by doctors. The deceased has been identified as Baljit Kaur (55), while her husband has been identified as Darshan Lal (60). The ex-serviceman did not escape after killing his wife and when the police arrived, he was taken in custody. ACP (West) Gurpreet Singh said Darshan Lal got voluntary retirement about four years ago. Due to some serious kidney problem, he was undergoing dialysis twice a week. He had four daughters and a son, who is the youngest among the PAST INCIDENTS ■ July The inconsolable family members of the deceased woman Baljit Kaur (inset), who was shot dead by her husband in Jassian village on Sunday; and (right) a cop conducts probe at the crime spot. TRIBUNE PHOTO HIMANSHU MAHAJAN siblings. Two of the daughters are married. On Sunday morning, he asked his wife to give him his gun, as he wanted to clean it. Initially, his wife did not agree to hand him over the gun on the pretext that he was facing serious health issues and he could not handle the same. After his insistence, his wife SNIPPETS handed him over the gun and went to the kitchen to do household chores. “After cleaning his gun, Darshan went to the kitchen and aimed at his wife from close range. The bullet hit the woman and she fell down. The neighbours thought that some LPG cylinder had exploded at the ex-serviceman’s house. They immediately rushed inside the house to inquire and were stunned to see the woman lying in a pool of blood. They immediately took the woman to the hospital, but she was already dead,” the ACP said, adding that the accused was arrested and would be produced in court tomorrow. his gun, ❝After cleaningwife fromDarshan went to the kitchen and aimed at his close range. The bullet hit the woman and she fell down. The neighbours thought that some LPG cylinder had exploded at the ex-serviceman's house. They immediately rushed inside the house to inquire and were stunned to see the woman lying in a pool of blood. They immediately took the woman to the hospital, but she was already dead. GURPREET SINGH, ACP (West) Tête-à-tête DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK Ludhiana: The Jamalpur police have booked a man on the charge of raping a woman. The accused has been identified as Vikas Kumar, a resident of Jandiali village. Complainant, a resident of Ludhiana, told the police that she was working in a company, where she became friends with the accused. She accused him of raping her for the past over one year on the pretext of marrying her, adding that he was refusing to solemnise marriage now. The police are yet to arrest the accused. Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Student targeted by snatcher A bike-borne person targeted a girl pursuing IELTS course in the city and looted her mobile phone. Complainant Pooja Rani, a resident of Tibba Road, told the police that she, along with her friends Lovepreet Kaur and Jasdeep Kaur, was heading toward the IELTS centre in Model Town, when a bike-borne person suddenly snatched her mobile phone. She noted the bike’s number and informed the police. The police are yet to identify the snatcher. Woman booked for fraud A peacock and a myna sit atop a tree branch in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, July 22 Twentyfour cases of diarrhoea were reported from Chhoti Jawaddi on Sunday after the residents complained of contaminated water supply in the area. Of these, 22 cases are of mild diarrhoea, while two patients with severe diarrhoea symptoms have been referred to the Civil Hospital. Following the death of a 16year-old boy due to “diarrhoea” in the area on Friday, a total of 49 diarrhoea cases have been reported in the last three days. The deceased was identified as Sudhir. He used to stay at a rented accommodation in the area with his parents and siblings. Sudhir’s elder sister Sudha, who is also said to be suffering from OPEN HOUSE From Denmark to Punjab, for the love called bhangra Act strictly against parents of underage drivers Naina Mishra Residents say schools should not allow children to come on their own vehicle. They feel roadsafety lessons should be added in the curriculum. P2 Denmark-based Christine Meier, popularly known as the ‘Bhangra Queen’, is a constant traveller to Punjab Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 22 Denmark-based Christine Meier, popularly known as the ‘Bhangra Queen’, whose passion towards Punjabi folk dance made her travel to India for the first time in 2013, is a constant traveller to Punjab. A sensation on YouTube, Meier was in city for a bhangra workshop organised by Ecstasy The Dance Studio on Sunday. Meier has been doing bhangra for five years now. Her movements, synchronisation and vibe is no different than any Punjabi. She sings ‘Hoye Hoye’ while dancing with utter zeal just like any other Punjabi. Meier shares: “I coincidentally watched bhangra dance videos on YouTube and was awestruck. The rhythm of bhangra is enticing and I just couldn’t stop myself from exploring it further. I also learnt ballroom dancing and belly dancing, but the zeal was always missing. I am very much fond of Punjabi folk. Everything about the culture makes me happy, be it Punjabi people or the dance. You tend to enjoy yourself when you are in a happy place.” “I stayed in Chandigarh for some time and I am grateful ■ May 1: Varinder Arora killed his wife Nidhi Arora in Jamalpur. The accused presented it as a robbery incident by ransacking the entire house. However, his role was exposed later. ■ March 29: The Shimlapuri police arrested one Charanjit Singh for killing his live-in partner Pooja in Janta Nagar. ■ April 27: Patit Pawan (26), a native of Orissa, was killed by his wife Vandana (25) and her paramour Gautam (23). ■ March 16: One Abhishek Mishra killed his father Ram Mishra by strangling him in Haibowal. The accused killed his father as he was forcing him to shun drugs. ■ March 10: Rakesh of Bharti colony stabbed his paramour Heena to death. Heena’s mutilated body was found at the house of the accused. ■ February 20: In a case of honour killing, a man Gurmail Singh allegedly killed his daughter Balwinder Kaur (35), who had returned with her lover after five years to her parental house in Doaba Bhaini village in Koom Kalan. 24 more cases reported from Chhoti Jawaddi Man booked on rape charge The division number 8 police have booked a woman on the charge of duping a resident of ~11 lakh. The accused has been identified as Rupali, a resident of Jhansi Road, Ludhiana. Complainant Balwinder of Shah Colony, Pathankot, told the police that the accused took ~11 lakh from him to send his children abroad, but she failed to do so. She only returned ~4.50 lakh, but refused to return the remaining amount. The ccused is yet to be arrested. TNS ❞ 20: Suganda (18), along with her mother Geeta and paramour Tarun, hires contract killers to kill her father Kuldeep. ■ May 30: Guddu (19), stabs brother-in-law (sister’s husband) Bhim to death. ■ May 28-29: Surjit Kaur (65) murdered by her daughterin-law Jyoti on Tibba Road with the help of her friend Varsha and her lover Rajvir Kashyap. ■ May 21: Nanaki, 30, a native of UP, bludgeoned her husband Surinder Kumar (35) to death at Lal Bagh Colony, Rajguru Nagar. ■ May 7: A 24-year-old man Vicky, alias Rahul, accused of killing and sexually assaulting his 8-year-old nephew Chetan, was arrested. Chetan’s mutilated body was recovered from a vacant plot in Ashok Nagar on May 4. ■ May 4: Chotey Lal, in an inebriated state, allegedly killed his 2-year-old son Moti by hitting him with stones in Ashok Nagar near the railway crossing in Salem Tabri. to the love people showered upon me. I can count on my friends I made here. I know they will be a phone call away and it is a small thing, but that’s what matters right?” she adds. Meier is also teaching bhangra to people in Denmark. She says: “Danish people love bhangra, though they cannot understand the language. What is this music I am always asked, as it makes them dance, too! I have always wished for a closely knit multicultural society that we are not.” She started her own company ‘Bhangra by Christine’ in 2016 and since then, there has been no looking back. c m y b Christine Meier from Denmark dances to the tunes of bhangra during a workshop at Ecstasy The Dance Studio in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN diarrhoea, is under treatment at a private hospital. Area residents have blamed the Municipal Corporation for allegedly ignoring their complaints of contaminated water supply. Deceased’s father Kishan Kumar, who is a labourer, said: “We were getting contaminated water for the past few days. My elder daughter and son fell ill. My daughter has also been admitted to a hospital. She is unaware of the fact that her brother is no more now.” Mani, another resident, said: “Residents had complained to the MC about choked sewers and contaminated water supply in the area. MC workers visited the area and made an attempt to clear the choked sewers. However, no efforts were made to find out the actual fault behind the contaminated water supply.” continued on page 2 Man held with poppy husk Khanna, July 22 The Samrala police claimed to have arrested a man and recovered 10-kg poppy husk from him. The accused has been identified as Gurdev Singh of Machhiwara. The Samrala police signalled a motorcycleborne person to stop near Gurdwara Sahib Behlolpur. He was carrying a plastic bag with him. On being searched, the police recovered 10-kg poppy husk from him. Samrala SHO Bhupinder Singh said a case under the NDPS Act was registered against the accused and he was presented in court, from where he was sent in judicial custody for 14 days to Ludhiana jail.— OC
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