23012019-CT-01.qxd 1/23/2019 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 23 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH CBI INVESTIGATING OFFICER REAL HERO: CHHATRAPATI’S SON PAGE 3 CBI SP Satish Dagar is the real hero of the story, says son of slain journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN ENDS HIS LIFE IN SEC 44 Chandigarh: A man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sector 44 on Tuesday. Sources said the victim, Ashwani Kumar (62), used a rope to hang himself from a ceiling fan. The police received information regarding the incident around 3 pm. A PCR vehicle reached the spot and rushed the victim to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where doctors declared him brought dead. The police have initiated inquest proceedings at the Sector 34 police station. TNS MAX 18°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 14.4°C | MIN 11.9°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.50 PM DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~67.39 ~62.76 PANCHKULA ~71.82 ~65.50 MOHALI ~77.08 ~66.58 WHAT’S ON Conference: National CME on cancer registries for cancer control at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI; 9 am. Lecture: Prof Aseem Z Ansari to deliver 4th Har Gobind Khorana Lecture at MGSIPA Auditorium, Sector 26, Chandigarh; 11 am. Apni Mandi: Apni Mandi will be held at Sec 46, 40 and 15 CU student dies as car hits bike Kharar, Jaunuary 22 Saurabh, a student of Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, was killed after a car reportedly hit his bike near Roorki Pukta village on the KhararMorinda road last evening. In his complaint to the police, Dalbir Singh of Salempur in Kaithal district stated that his younger son Saurabh, a BSc (Non-Medical) final-year student at the CU, was riding his motorcycle when a Swift car knocked him down. He was injured and taken to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, from where he was referred to the PGI, but he died on the way. The car driver escaped from the spot. A case has been registered under Sections 279, 427 and 304 A of the IPC against the unidentified driver of the car (DL 03 CBM 8958). — OC Ukraine’s Aleksander beats Satender Malik 7-0 to give Haryana Hammers their third straight win. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.18 AM Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 22 Penning an agonising account of how his six-yearold daughter, a student of Class 1-E at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, was allegedly “brutally beaten up” by her class teacher, Mohammad Sartaj Khan, an advocate for Estate Regulatory Authority, Punjab, complained to the Principal of the school, Louis Lopez. “My little daughter was brutally beaten up by her class teacher Amrita Chadha. She was slapped thrice on her face, and her nose was pulled so badly that it left scars on her face. As a result of this torture, she could have turned deaf. This has TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE Employee flats to cost more Rain, pain too CHB scheme MHA allows UT to allot land at collector rates Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Two cars that were damaged after branches of a tree fell on them during rain in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. The city recorded 6.7 mm of rainfall. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN P5 Zoo trespasser identified, was mentally unstable 34-year-old Jatashankar hailed from Uttar Pradesh Amarjot Kaur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 22 Following the leads in Chhatbir Zoo’s heart-wrenching incident in which a man was killed by lioness Shilpa and Yuvraj after he trespassed on the Lion Safari by scaling a 15-foot-high wall, SI Baljinder Singh of the Zirakpur police station, who is investigating the case, identified the deceased as 34-year-old Jatashankar, a resident of Bhuraveer Ghat, Motipur, Bahraich, UP . On looking at his medical sheet, he found that Jatashankar was mentally challenged and had been undergoing treatment at a Gorakhpur hospital. On Monday evening, Jatashankar’s nephew Salesh Morya, who works for an online sales company and lives in a rented accommodation at Ravindra Enclave, Baltana, had visited the Baltana police chowki to file a missing complaint about his maternal uncle. “He (Jatashankar) had gone missing from my house around 7 am on Sunday. We kept searching for him the entire day,” said Salesh. He was guided to visit the Zirakpur police station the following morning after he failed to recognise a photograph of his dead uncle. “I was shown a gory picture, but it was beyond recognition. In the morning, when I reached Zirakpur, the police took me to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital where I identified Chandigarh, January 22 Twenty days after the Union Cabinet approved a proposal to allot land to the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) for the construction of apartments for 3,930 allottees under the Self-Financing Housing Scheme-2008, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given its nod to the Chandigarh Administration to allot land on basis of the current collector rates of the area. The MHA communication reached the UT today. While the scheme was launched 10 years ago on a no-profit-no-loss basis and the land was to be allotted at concessional rates to the Motorcyclist succumbs to injuries Tribune News Service Victim’s nephew Salesh Morya (left) with his friend. TRIBUNE PHOTO ❝Jatashankarofwas a graduate and had knowledge computers. He had worked in Noida for three years before returning to the village after our father died in 2008. He had suffered nerve damage in his spine and was also JATASHANKAR undergoing mental treatment at Gorakhpur for five years. He was tense about his farming career and wanted a job. ❞ him. Following this, a consent letter was given by his blood relatives and the postmortem was conducted,” said his nephew. Divulging more details about his uncle, he said Jatashankar came visiting him in search of a job a week ago. He asked this correspondent to speak to his youngest brother, Rajnikant. On the phone, Rajnikant said, “Jatashankar was a graduate and had knowledge of computers. He had worked in Noida for three years before returning to the village after — Rajnikant, VICTIM’S BROTHER our father died in 2008. He had suffered nerve damage in his spine and was also undergoing mental treatment at Gorakhpur for five years. He was tense about his farming career and wanted a job.” Rajnikant said Jatashankar was married and had two kids — son Krishna, who was over seven years old, and sixyear-old daughter Nandini. “His wife is a homemaker. In the initial stage of his illness, he would wander into the jungle some 100 or 200 meters away from our house continued on p2 Panchkula, January 22 A 25-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident with another motorcycle in Raipur Rani. Sunil Kumar, along with his younger brother Gulab Singh, was going on his motorcycle on Sunday when the incident occurred. They were going from their home in Kakraali village to Mauli village in Raipur Rani block of Panchkula around 7.30 pm. Near a liquor shop on the Chajju Majra road, they collided with a Splendor motorcycle bearing a Punjab number. Both Sunil Kumar and Gulab fell on the road. Whiile Gulab fell on an unpaved area, Sunil received injuries on the head. The other motorcyclist fled from the spot. With the help of passersby, Sunil was shifted to the Community Health Centre, Raipur Rani, from where he was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday night. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC was registered against the unknown motorcycle rider at the Raipur Rani police station on Tuesday. 6-year-old ‘thrashed’ by teacher at city school Amarjot Kaur PAGE 6 PWL: HAMMERS CONTINUE WINNING STREAK The Punjab and Haryana HC asks Haryana DGP to remain present in court in the Morni gang rape case. TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL PAGE 5 MORNI GANG RAPE CASE: HC SUMMONS HARYANA DGP Refutes allegations, says just patted the kid on the back, regrets incident WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS issued the a ❝I have alreadyher secondteacherthewarning inam writing and this is year at school. I not very keen on her continuing at the school, but the ward’s father insisted that we don’t dismiss her. This is unacceptable and we will see to it that such an incident doesn’t happen again here ❞ Louis Lopez, PRINCIPAL, ST STEPHEN’S SCHOOL, SECTOR 45 not happened for the first time, instances of slapping and beating up children in your school have been happening in the recent past too. The little child is in great trauma and does not want to return to the school,” read an excerpt from the letter, mentioning that the incident transpired on the school premises on Monday. When this correspondent visited the girl at her residence in Sector 22, a blue mark on her nose spelled the gravity of the assault that the child had been subjected to. Her mother, Nazish Khan, suggested not much should be made of the matter as the school authorities had already apologised for the teacher’s behaviour and had also issued her a warning in writing. The girl, however, was keen to narrate the story, so Nazish allowed us to hear about it. “It was the fourth period and I, along with others students, was descending the staircase to get our class’ group picture clicked. A boy and his friend kept hitting me from behind and when I turned back, asking them to stop, they went and complained to Amrita ma’am. Without listening to my side of the story, she c m y b slapped me on the face thrice and pulled my nose while reprimanding me,” said the little girl, shedding light on the playground politics among schoolchildren. Shocked, and in pain, when the girl started crying, she was sent to her class on the second floor. “I kept crying in my class and then the boy was sent for me. When I refused to come down for the photograph, my teacher came to call me. She was sweet to me; so, I went. I like my teacher. Please don’t say anything to her,” she pleaded, innocently. Though Nazish couldn’t gauge her child’s plight when she returned home on Monday, she shared it was continued on p2 COST MAY INCREASE BY OVER 300% When the scheme was launched, the cost was calculated at around Rs 13.53 lakh for a one-bedroom flat, Rs 24.30 lakh for a two-bedroom flat and Rs 34.70 lakh for a three-bedroom flat. However, after the decision of allotting land on the basis of the current collector rates, the cost of the flats is likely to increase by up to 300 per cent, which will put an additional burden on the employees. CHB, the decision of the MHA is set to enhance the rates of the flats and bring these on a par with the market prices. The Self-Financing Housing Scheme of the CHB was launched in 2008 for which nearly 7,000 people had applied. The draw of lots for the scheme was held in November 2010. However, the scheme could not take off after the Centre expressed its inability to provide land for the project at concessional rates. Later, some successful allottees challenged the decision to scrap the project in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the matter is still pending with the court. An area of 73.3 acre was earmarked for the construction of 3,930 dwelling units for employees, of which 11.8 acre was already in the pos- session of the CHB, while the board will now have to pay for 61.5 acre to the Administration. Sources in the CHB said the decision of the MHA would be conveyed to the court as the CHB was the nodal agency for carrying out the project. An officer of the CHB said the land would now cost around Rs 36 crore per acre at the current collector rates, which was huge. He said if the employees were ready to pay the amount, the project would be implemented. He said other options such as constructing more flats in less area would also be explored to reduce the cost, but all this would be decided in consultation with the stakeholders. 27-year-old youth found murdered in Sector 25 Hands tied, victim’s body bore blunt injury marks Tribune News Service WAS A GARBAGE COLLECTOR Chandigarh, January 22 A 27-year-old youth was found murdered in Sector 25 this morning. The victim, with blunt injury marks on his body and his hands tied, was found lying near a public toilet by local residents, who informed the police. The victim has been identified as Sandeep, who was residing in a shanty in Sector 25 and worked as a garbage collector in Sector 18. Sources said the victim left the house last night around The victim has been identified as Sandeep, who was residing in a shanty in Sector 25 and worked as a garbage collector in Sector 18. Sources said the victim left the house on Monday night around 9.30 pm and went to Sector 38, where he reportedly took liquor. The victim then had an argument with a few persons, who are suspected to have murdered him. 9.30 pm and went to Sector 38, where he reportedly took liquor. The victim then had an argument with a few persons, who are suspected to have murdered him. The police received infor- mation around 7 am following which a PCR vehicle reached the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. continued on p4
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