08082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/8/2018 1:27 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 8 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Delegation from UK Dishing out delicacies The truth comes out A UK delegation will visit various parts of state from Aug 7 to 16 under 'Connect with Your Roots' programme. P2 Women have made a mark that is getting indelible in food business. P3 I too face racism, sexism, says GoT star Nathalie Emmanuel. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 30°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.49 AM FIR lodged against school teacher for ‘beating’ student Child attempts suicide; SC commission member visits boy at hospital Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 7 The police have registered an FIR against a teacher of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Defence Colony, for allegedly beating up a Class VIII student, after he came to her with a complaint about fellow students allegedly making him drink urine in a water bottle. The incident had occurred on August 3 and later on the day after reaching home, the boy had tried to commit suicide by jumping off the third floor of his home and sustained multiple injuries and fracture. The police have registered a case under Sections 323, IPC, and 3(1) of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), 1989, against the teacher. Member of the Punjab State Commission for SCs Raj Kumar Hans visited a local hospital on Tuesday where the boy has been admitted. Hans said he had asked the police to complete the investigation till August 28 and then submit the report to the commission in Chandigarh. “I had met the school principal and asked about the incident, I really feel that the principal, being the head of the school, must be brought under the investigation,” he said. In a complaint lodged by Pooja, mother of the victim, SC Commission and police officials interact with the victim at a hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Finish probe by Aug 28, police told Member of the Punjab State Commission for SCs Raj Kumar Hans visited a local hospital on Tuesday where the boy has been admitted. Hans said he had asked the police to complete the investigation till August 28 and then submit the report to the commission in Chandigarh. with the police it was stated that the teacher didn’t listen to his son and after scolding him, took him to the principal. “I was then called to the school and the teacher complained to me about my son’s behaviour. When I asked my son and he told me about the whole incident, I told the teacher the whole story, but still nothing was done,” the complaint reads. She said her son was so traumatised by the incident that when he returned home, he jumped off the third floor. She said her son was an international player and he was scheduled to go to Australia next week. DS Buttar, ACP who had , also accompanied the SC commission member to the spot, said the investigation was going on. “The bottle has been sent to the forensic lab and after the inquiry, action will be taken accordingly,” he said, adding that the mother of the victim had approached the police on Monday. PRO, Jalandhar Diocese, Father Peter, said he had come to know about the incident on Tuesday only. “There was some misunderstanding among three students. They were just fooling around and that student took it seriously. He then told the incident to his parents after whom the parents rang up the principal and they were called, they were convinced after a meeting with the principal,” he said, adding that but the student jumped off the roof after reaching home. He said: “We will definitely see how we can solve the issue.” Youth arrested for girl’s death Our Correspondent Visitors have a look at exhibits during an art exhibition at Virsa Vihar in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH P2 Phagwara, August 7 The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested Manjinder Singh, a resident of Dosanjh Kalan village, under Section 302 of the IPC, on the charge of murdering Mamta (20), a resident of Masat Nagar, here. Her body was found near a rail track on Thursday evening. Gurbheij Singh, incharge, GRP Phagwara, said , the accused was produced before the Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday, who sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. The victim was a colleague of the accused youth. — OC Finally, dist gets CWC after four years Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 7 After a long delay of four years, the Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development has finally constituted District Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) and Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in every district of the state. Earlier, the CWC was constituted in 2011 and its tenure was ended in 2014 but its members were told to continue till the constitution of the new committee. As per the notification, new members of the CWC in Jalandhar include Satinder Mohan Singh Mahal (chairperson), Amarjit Singh Anand (member), Dr Sushma Chawla (member), Roshan Lal, and Sarita Arora. The JJ Board has Dr Deepali Luthra and Kundan Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 7 A 30-year-old man lost his life in a tragic accident here this morning near the DAV College flyover on the JalandharAmritsar highway. Sandeep Singh, a vegetable wholesaler, was returning home at 11 am after some work when his motorcycle was hit by a speeding truck from the rear. Ambulance fails to reach spot on time Love for art Rachna Khaira Man crushed to death by speeding truck The notification As per the notification, new members of the Child Welfare Committee in Jalandhar include Satinder Mohan Singh Mahal (chairperson), Amarjit Singh Anand (member), Dr Sushma Chawla (member), Roshan Lal, and Sarita Arora. The Juvenile Justice Board has Dr Deepali Luthra and Kundan Lal Barna as the members. Lal Barna as the members. As per the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (Rules 2016), state governments were required to set up a CWC and a JJ Board in each district under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). Though the Ministry of Women and Child Development had implemented the ICPS Scheme in 2009 under the JJ Act, 2000, the state could only implement it in 2011. Punjab began recruitment of officials in 2011. However, the constitution of both CWCs and JJ Boards were mired into controversy after some retired High Court judges challenged the constitution in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They also raised objections pertaining to the inclusion of government officials as CWC members. In Jalandhar, former members of the CWCs also failed to deliver results and in a major fiasco, were also allegedly found to have given children in adoption without a valid NOC from the Police Department. It was expected that due to this fiasco, many missing children too may have also been given in adoption to foreign countries. In a meeting held at the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) later, the CWC members even claimed helplessness to continue as CWC members and offered to resign. As per sources, these nonreluctant members were made to continue their jobs till the constitution of the new CWC but the majority of them resigned soon. Following this, the district administration had to face a lot of trouble in the rehabilitation of lost and abandoned children found in the city. District welfare officials had to run to either Hoshiarpur or Nawashehar to get rehabilitation orders of such children found on a daily basis in the city. c m y b Some passers-by called the ambulance service, but it reached the spot after 45 minutes of the mishap. Eyewitnesses said while he was taking a turn, the truck hit the motorcycle from the rear and crushed him to death. They said they immediately called the police and ambulance but they failed to reach the spot on time. He suffered serious injuries in the lower abdomen and legs. He was lying on the road in the rain till some commuters took him to the Civil Hos- The vehicles that were involved in the mishap in Jalandhar and Sandeep Singh (inset), the victim. TRIBUNE PHOTOS pital in an auto-rickshaw. Doctors said due to excessive blood loss, he succumbed to injuries within minutes after he was admitted to the Emergency Ward. They said had he been rushed to the hospital immediately after the mishap, his life could have been saved. The passers-by caught hold of the truck driver, who was reportedly drunk. Dikshit, an eyewitness, said they had called the 108 Ambulance service at 11.20 am but even after waiting for nearly 45 minutes, the ambulance did not arrive. However, one of the 108 Ambulance was deployed around 1 km away from the spot. After reaching the hospital, due to the unavailability of stretcher they had to pull the auto-rick- shaw seat to take him to t the Emergency Ward. The victim, a resident of Panj Peer Colony, is survived by his wife and a two-year-old daughter. He was the sole breadwinner of the family. The SHO, Police Station Division 1, said the truck driver failed to apply the brakes on time due to which the accident occurred. 2,200 litres of illicit liquor seized; 4 held Tribune News Service Kapurthala, August 7 The CIA Staff have arrested four persons and recovered 2,200 litres of illicit liquor during a naka near Hamira vil- lage on Tuesday. ASI Naveen Kumar said he had received a tip-off that some residents of Boot village were engaged in trading of illicit liquor. He said during a naka on Tuesday, he stopped two vehicles, Tata 407 and a Maruti car. The vehicles were going to Dhilwan from the Jalandhar side. While the car driven by Sukhwant Singh of Boot village had four cans of 50 litres of illicit liquor, the tempo driven by Narain Singh also of the same village was found to be carrying 10 drums of 200 litres of illicit liquor. Two others, Chatar Singh and Bohta Singh, seated in the truck were also arrested, besides the drivers of both vehicles.
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