31082021-JTR-01.qxd 8/30/2021 11:39 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE LAWN LOVE: A LUSCIOUS ‘HAVEN’ LOOKED AFTER BY 3 GENERATIONS! Try walking on the tender grass barefoot in their well-manicured lawn & one is likely to have a healing experience. FORECAST RAIN/THUNDERSTORM INBRIEF SIX BOOKED FOR SODOMISING BOY Hoshiarpur: The Chabbewal police have booked six persons for allegedly sodomising a 10year-old boy. The mother of the boy said her son, who is a student of Class IV, had been ill for the past few days. When she asked him the reason, he told that Sahil alias Sabi, Vishal, Hardeep Singh alias Tiddu, Mohit, Baljinder Kumar, all residents of Maili village and Puran Singh, a resident of Nagdipur, allegedly sodomised him and threatened of dire consequences. The police have booked a case against under Section 377 of the IPC and POCSO Act on the complaint of the victim’s mother. OC THREE BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Hoshiarpur: The Hariana police have booked three persons for attacking a Mahidipur village resident and forcibly putting intoxicating medicine in his mouth. The victim, Gurjit Singh, alleged that his wife, Manjeet Kaur, father-in-law and wife’s aunt attacked him when he went to his laws’ house on August 29 to collect his cheque book. His father-in-law allegedly hit him on the head with a stick. After that, his wife and her aunt allegedly caught hold of him and his father-in-law allegedly put a vial of intoxicating medicine into his mouth. OC ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED, 2 HELD Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested two persons, including a woman, and seized a huge quantity of illicit liquor. According to information, during a naka in the area, the Dasuya police seized 24,750 ml of liquor from Balwinder Kaur, a resident Himmatpur. The Mukerian police have arrested Chak Kalan resident Balwinder and recovered 15,000 ml liquor from him. OC SMALL INDUSTRIES DAY CELEBRATED Hoshiarpur: On the occasion of Small and Cottage Industries Day, a poster-making contest was organised at DAV College, Hoshiarpur, in association with National Small-Scale Industries Corporation, Jalandhar. In the event, students prepared posters on the theme ‘Importance of small-scale industries’. Parminder Singh, CEO, Handicraft Centre, Chhawni Kalan, were present on the occasion. OC PAGE 2 AVENGERS’ CO-STARS SCARLETT, CHRIS TO REUNITE FOR GHOSTED PAGE 3 SEASON 2 OF KOTA FACTORY TO PREMIERE ON NETFLIX ON SEPT 24 According to the latest buzz, the Marvel co-stars will reunite for an upcoming project titled Ghosted. MAX 31°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:52 PM It will follow the life of Vaibhav, a young student on his journey to Maheshwari, one of Kota’s leading training institutes. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:03 AM TUESDAY | 31 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Asked to undergo Covid test, man bangs his head on road Man attacks woman with acid after heated argument Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Victim suffers 40% burns | Both work in same factory Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 High drama was on Monday witnessed near Nakodar Chowk after a man, identified as Mahinder Rawat, banged his head over five times on the road after being asked to undergo Covid test. The incident was reported at around 12 noon near Lal Ratan Cinema at Nakodar Chowk in the district when a joint team of the police and the Health Department stopped a man and asked him go for an RT-PCR test before crossing the checkpoint. However, the man, a factory worker, insisted on not giving his sample as he had already been fully vaccinated. As per eyewitnesses, the police pressurised him to submit his swab sample to the health team. Upset over the behaviour of the police, the man banged his head on the road and injured himself in anger. The daily wage labour was riding a bicycle when the police stopped him. Later, he sat on the road, daring the policemen to move him from the spot. Mahinder Rawat, a resident of Avtar Nagar here, said he was heading to work when the policemen stopped him and asked him to undergo Covid test. However, he urged them to Mahinder Rawat, who banged his head on road after being asked to undergo Covid test, in Jalandhar. spare him as he had taken both the doses of vaccine. He also implored them that he did not have any symptoms. Besides, he was getting late for work. “Despite that the officials asked me to give my sample and took me to the health workers after pulling me off from my bicycle,” added Rawat, a native of Uttar Pradesh. Commuters said after a minor scuffle with the Health Department team and the policemen, the migrant worker hit his head on the road. As he started bleeding, the police team took him to the Civil Hospital. Meanwhile, a video of the whole incident went viral on social media, blaming the policemen for the development and forcing a migrant worker to undergo Covid test on the road. While giving clarifications on the issue, SHO, Police Division-4, Inspector Rajesh Kumar said the man hit himself on his own. The policemen did not cause any injury to him. However, the police would investigate the matter if anyone misbehaved with him. Cowshed operator attempts suicide, live streams on FB Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 A cowshed operator attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance live on Facebook here on Monday. Dharamaveer Dhamma, operator of the Govind Dham Gaushala, Lambra, posted pictures live streaming his suicide attempt and named several people for causing harassment to him. He named a Congress MLA, a police officer and several other persons saying they had made his life miserable by repeatedly threatening him and asking him to close his gaushala. In his FB live, Dharamveer alleged that after getting fed up with them, he was going to Blames Cong leader; no FIR yet as police say man unfit to give statement commit suicide. He also stated he had already consumed poison. The allegations that Dharamveer made during his FB live, were directed at a Congress MLA, a police officer among others who he named during his live stream. Responding to the attempted suicide case, Lambra police said since doctors had declared Dharamveer unfit to make a statement, they had not yet got his statement on the issue. The police said any action could be taken only after the statement was taken. Notably, Dharamveer is brother of a senior BJP leader, Mandeep Bakshi. Dharamveer has been admitted to a private hospital in Jalandhar. Meanwhile, Mandeep Bakshi could not be contacted despite repeated calls on his phone. SHO, Lambra, Sukhdev Singh said, “We have not been able to take the statement of Dharamaveer since doctors have declared him unfit to give a statement right now. An FIR has also not been registered against him yet because we cannot initiate any action until a statement is made. The allegations made by him have been noted but we can only take further action after we record his statement.” THE CASE ■ A factory worker, while cycling to his work, was stopped by policemen and stopped to undergo Covid test, but he insisted on not giving his sample as he had already been fully vaccinated. As per eyewitnesses, the police pressurised him to submit his swab sample to the health team. Upset over the behaviour of the police, the man banged his head on the road and injured himself in anger. The daily wage labourer was riding a cycle when the police stopped him. Jalandhar, August 30 A minor argument between a man and a woman turned ugly as the man threw acid on the woman here on Monday. The 47-year-old victim suffered 35-40 per cent burn injuries and was admitted to the Civil Hospital. Having suffered 30 per cent burns on the face and the rest on the knees and the hands, the woman was in a critical condition, briefed doctors at the hospital. Both the victim and the accused work in the same factory that manufactures nut and bolt. Identified as Raj Rani (47), the victim was rushed to a nearby private hospital with melting skin. The doctors there referred her to the Civil Hospital. Her son Monu (20), a resident of Sanjay Colony, Gandhi Nagar, said the incident took place at around 10.30am at Vijay Factory situated near the Focal Point when his mother got into an argument with the accused. “I took my mother to the hospital on my bike. She was having an unbearable pain. After a verbal spat with my mother, the accused attacked her with acid. He threw nearly 50 ml of acid on her face,” said Monu, who also works in the same factory. The acid attack victim at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Monday. Maneesha (19), daughter-inlaw of the victim, further added that the doctors told us that the acid also damaged her eyes and she was facing difficulty in opening her eyes. Her vision had also blurred. Meanwhile, the accused, identified as Sohal Lal (50), a resident of Ramnagar, was immediately grabbed by his coworkers who called the police. The police reached the factory Divine moment Tribune News Service Rurka Kalan, August 30 A 300-year-old banyan tree in the middle of Rurka Kalan village stands majestically near a newly built sath (a common area for villagers) in the middle of the village. Saths provide a shelter for travelers and village folks looking for a quiet place to take rest. The Rurka Kalan village plans to develop 12 such saths, all in Nankshahi style. Replete with old buildings, abandoned ornamental kothis and beautiful frescoed homes, the Rurka Kalan village is planning to preserve its legacy in order to get a facelift as a heritage village. The red bare-bricked structures emulated to look like old sarais (inns) and saths have already begun to give the village a vintage look. Five of the saths have already been constructed. In the evenings, they are lit up for effect. In the heart of the village is a rare frescoed house which has survived the ravages of time. Built in 1962, the house as ornamental mesh (jali) walls with Guru Nanak and his disciple Bhai Mardana with a Rabab and Bhai Bala with a fan in their hands. Villagers say earlier, beautiful fairies were built on the roof, but the statues were demolished by one of the owners. What managed to survive are beautiful walls bearing frescos of Guru Nanak Dev with his disciples. The fresco at the entrance bears Nanak with Bhai Mardana, a Hindu child ascetic Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 A brother of a 14-year-old girl has lodged a complaint with the police that a 20-year-old youth has abducted his sister on the pretext of marriage. Both the complainant and the accused are natives of Uttar Pradesh and have been working as labourers at Rahon in Nawanshahr. The police said the girl, whose parents have died, was living with her brothers. She is the youngest of her siblings (four brothers and three sisters). LITTLE KRISHNA A little boy is dressed as Lord Krishna during the Janmashtami celebrations at Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH VILLAGE PREPARES FOR A HERITAGE FACELIFT A house built in 1962 in the village still bears frescos of Guru Nanak Dev; and (right) the 1937-built house, which is commonly referred to as Relu da Chubara. and another disciple with folded hands and a Muslim follower looking on. Further up in the village is a c m y b and arrested the accused. ASI Madan Singh, investigating officer in the case, said while the exact reason of the attack was yet to be established, CCTVs on the factory premises were being checked. A case under Section 326-A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid) of the IPC has been registered against the accused at Police Division number 8. Youth booked for abducting 14-yr-old girl Fading frescos, crumbling havelisof Rurka Kalan to get a new life Aparna Banerji PAGE 4 haveli which was built by Nathu Ram, a British patron who was rewarded with 100 fields, over 100 years ago. It is built in small bricks and a wrought iron flag on top of the entrance gate which villagers say is a weather vane. Another building built in 1937 called Relu da Chubara is now used to store grains. It belonged to a Muslim family which left in 1947. Gurmangal Dass, village resident and founder of Rurka Kalan’s Youth Footbal Club said, “Jalandhar had a lot of frescoed buildings. They defaced with time. The saths were an idea to save villagers from scroching heat and provide a place of rest and gathering. We have plans to save the village’s historical legacy and build it as a tourist village. We have at least two 300-year-old banyans. We have many old havelis. The Relu Da Chubara was built in 1937. The date is imprinted on its floor. All older buildings will be preserved. As many as 12 saths are being built. They are constructed out of raw bricks with a polish. The idea is to recreate the lost legacy of Punjab. The saths are already a hit with village folk.” Gurmangal added, “An old pond of the village, which is also 100 years old will also be retained as a stadium. Its walls will be left as it is.” Kulwinder Kaur, village sarpanch, said: “The glory of the erstwhile havelis is almost lost. People have built their homes over older structures. But we want to preserve whatever is left.” Both complainant and accused are natives of Uttar Pradesh and have been working as labourers at Rahon in Nawanshahr “The family had an inkling of the relationship between the girl and the accused. Both fled three days ago, but the complaint was launched only on Sunday,” the police said. In the complaint, the brother stated that they tried to look out for both on their own for two days, but when they failed, they informed the police about the incident. The police have registered a case against the accused under Sections 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage) of the IPC. The police have started searching for them, but until now, no information has been received on the whereabouts of the girl and the accused. “It seems that they have gone to UP but investigation is on , and we will soon nab the accused,” said the investigating officer in the case.
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