14092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/14/2022 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 50 FARMERS BOOKED FOR ATTACKING PSPCL STAFF Jhabal police take action as villagers confine Powercom SDO and staff in their office for hours. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MUMBAI RESIDENT HELD FOR RAPE Amritsar: Over three months after a woman accused a Mumbai resident for allegedly raping her, the police have arrested the suspect, identified as Sanjay Sudama Manne, a resident of Vasant Complex in Khandvali, West Mumbai. The victim had alleged that he raped her on pretext of marriage. Maharashtra police had registered a zero FIR in the case which was forwarded to Amritsar city police. The victim said Sanjay Maane lured her with a marriage offer and established physical relations, but refused later. TNS 12 BOOKED FOR CLASH IN JAIL Kapurthala: As many as 12 inmates were booked after a clash took place between two groups in Kapurthala jail on Tuesday. The clash took place over a minor issue and the two groups used sharp weapons, made of iron sheets, to attack one another. Balwinder and Harvinder sustained injuries, said ASI Baldev Singh of the Kotwali police station. Both were admitted to the Civil Hospital. The accused have been booked on the complaint of Assistant Superintendent Gauravdeep Singh. TNS PAGE 2 SUCCESSION, TED LASSO TOP EMMYS, FIRST-TIMERS SHINE PAGE 3 Succession and Ted Lasso topped the Emmy Awards on Monday, during a ceremony in Los Angeles. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:38 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:14 AM Students used their SIMs to create panic and get exam cancelled Tribune News Service Police offer help to managements of schools for sensitising pupils to cybercrime. TRIBUNE PHOTO of the message. Though there was no technical lead, police officials worked hard to ascertain the origin of the message, said the Police Commissioner. During the investigation, it was found that two Class X students of the school had circulated the message. Their exams were going on and their motive was to get the same cancelled to get leave on that day. “We have booked Rohit Marwaha and Davinder Singh as their SIMs were used in the crime that led to panic among people. The two students study in the same school. Rohit and Davinder were arrested,” he said. A case was registered under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66-F (punishment for cyber terrorism) of the Information Technology Act. The Police Commissioner also offered help to schools who want to sensitise their students to cybercrime. Man opens fire after altercation Third arrest in Bhilowal over bike collision, one injured man’s murder case Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 A minor altercation over collision of two bikes in a narrow street turned ugly when a youth, along with his accomplices, started indiscriminate firing in the Joda Fatak area falling under the Mohkampura police station here on Monday night. A youth, identified as Shiva Kumar, was injured in the attack. He suffered a bullet injury on one of hips. He was rushed to a private hospital for treatment. The police have registered a case against Mohit Mahajan and his unidentified armed accomplices on charges of murder bid and the Arms Act. No arrest has been made till now. Shaminderjit Singh, SHO, said raids were on to arrest him. The entire incident was captured by a CCTV camera which was secured by the police. Investigations were A video grab of the firing incident in Joda Fatak area. ACCUSED ‘DRUNK’ Complainant says one Mohit Mahajan was drunk. After their bikes collided, both had a minor altercation and both left as passersby intervened. “Later, Mohit returned with his aides and opened fire,” the complainant adds. under progress to identify the suspects and their subsequent arrest. Palwinder Singh, a resident of Joda Phatak area, told the police that he was returning home after attending a birthday party of his friend. He said when he reached near Bhola Chaki Wala, Mohit Mahajan was passing through the street on his bike. He said due to being narrow their bikes collided with each other. He said Mohit who was heavily drunk started quarrelling with him. The police said at that time, people got them separated and they went home. Palwinder said after half an hour, Mohit Mahajan along with his unidentified accomplices returned and started firing indiscriminately. He said they had around five weapons. He said during firing, his mother escaped narrowly. Shaminderjit said the police had booked around 10 persons in the case and raids were on to nab the suspects. Amritsar, September 13 With the arrest of Jaswant Singh, alias Gopala of Dugh village, the Maqboolpura police have made third arrest in the killing of Gurjit Singh, alias Sonu, of Bhilowal village whose body was found near Ram Tirath area on September 6. Earlier, the police had arrested Kanwaljit Singh, alias Goldy, of New Gurnam Nagar area and Mandeep Singh, brother of the prime suspect Jyoti in the case. She is yet to be arrested, said Gurinder Singh, SHO, Maqboolpura police station here. He said Jaspal and Mandeep Singh had dumped the body in the victim’s SUV on the Ram Tirath road on September 1. Harpal Singh, brother of the victim, told the police that on August 30, his brother went to Amritsar for some work in his Innova car (PB03-G-0054). He said the next day he got information that Gurjit was lying unconscious in his car near Ram Tirath. He said he along with other family members immediately rushed to the spot where they found him dead. The Kamboh police took the body into their custody and registered zero FIR and forwarded it to the Maqboolpura police station for further action. Harpal said when they investigated they found that Gurjit was in relationship with Jyoti who worked with him in a cultural group. On August 30, he had gone to meet her in government residential flats in the Maqboolpura area near the Vallah railway crossing. He said they learnt that Jyoti and his brother had a quarrel. He alleged Jyoti called another person Goldy who along with his accomplices thrashed her brother. He alleged the accused gave him poison and later dumped his body on the Ram Tirath road and fled. Hindu College library opens its doors for everyone Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The library of Hindu College, which was accessible only to students and staff, has now been thrown open for people, especially research scholars. The college, which has been one of the oldest learning institutes in the city, houses rare books and manuscripts in its library, which is one of the oldest in the city. With a collection of more than 40,000 books, journals, newsletters, it also has a collection of ancient texts of Hindi, etc., that have been preserved with great care and security, the college states. Announcing the availability of the library for everyone, Anju Mahajan, library in- College faculty at the library which was earlier accessible only to students and staff. TRIBUNE PHOTO charge, said among the oldest collection in the library includes ancient manuscripts, rare scripts of Hindi, Punjabi and several first editions of famous books. “The college has maintained and preserved the treasure of books very well and we are constantly updating our staff and creating digital archives. We want to encourage people to take up reading, especially get familiar with the rare literature that we have here,” said Anju. Many books have been presented to the library by collectors and book enthusiasts, including Dr Shailendra Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya. “Most of the c m y b PAGE 4 Mockumentary series Wellington Paranormal is all set to air on Comedy Central from Monday to Friday. Parents of pupils behind school bomb scare held Amritsar, September 13 A day after a hoax message was circulated, claiming to bomb a prominent private school here, the police have booked parents of two Class X students for cyber terrorism, criminal intimidation through anonymous communication and other relevant sections of the IPC. They have been identified as Rohit Marwaha and Davinder Singh. The police said the parents' SIM cards had been used to create fake ID and send the message, which was later circulated on social media. Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh said the police got a tip-off that a screenshot was being circulated on social media threatening to bomb a school on September 16. The message created panic among people. Police teams were rushed immediately to Spring Dale Senior School on the Fatehgarh Churian road here for a probe to ascertain the source WELLINGTON PARANORMAL SET TO AIR ON COMEDY CENTRAL readers we get include students, who are preparing for competitive exams. Along with this, people of older age group, who like reading books, have also been reaching out to us. In such a situation, efforts are being made continuously to increase the book collection for them,” said Anju. The college boasts of having a long list of eminent alumni, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Army chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi, Madan Lal and Arjuna awardee badminton player Dinesh Khanna, among others. The library also has memorabilia of its famous alumni among its collection. WEDNESDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Punishment no solution, work on mental health, say experts Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 In five days, two incidents involving students circulating fake threatening messages to bomb schools have certainly stunned parents, teachers police personnel besides civil society. On September 7, two students of DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, were found behind the hoax bomb scare only to get the school shut down for the day to evade examinations. Five days later, similar case emerged from Spring Dale School. This time too, two students were found behind it to evade exam. Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh has reached out to different schools, who want to take the police help in make students aware of cybercrime. In case of the DAV school students, they were let off with a warning given they were juvenile. But the second incident has resulted in police filing FIR against the parents of students responsible for the act. DAV school management rusticated the students and Spring Dale School man- in most cases can be remedial. ❝Early interventionthe need for interventional programs Such cases indicate in schools, communities and even making counselling an integral part of school infra. Dr Priyanka Khot, PSYCHIATRIST ❞ agement too is set to take strict action against the students responsible. Dr Priyanka Khot, a psychiatrist who specialises in child and adolescent psychology, says multiple factors can be held accountable for children to behave or act out in a self-destructive or violent manner. “Punishment, in most of these cases, works only as a short-term solution, where the actual cause of such behaviour might get overlooked. While there is no specific answer as to why these students did such a thing, whether knowing or not knowing about its consequences, the issue really requires a collaborative intervention of police, administration, schools, teachers and parents.” Besides children, parents and teachers too need training in handling any emotional or psychological changes in children, she says, adding that one in seven kids aged between 10 and 17 years faces mental health issues. “One needs to identify and early intervention in most cases can be remedial. Several incidents like the Nuh killing of a student by a fellow student or another such incident in UP are all but , pointing towards the need to set up interventional programmes in schools, communities and even making counselling an integral part of school infrastructure. Training teachers in handling aggressive behaviour and defiant behavior might help in such extreme activities. Parents need to be told to seek expert help for their kids, identify for any defiant or violent behavior at home," she says. Dr JPS Bhatia, a neuropsychologist at Bhatia Hospital, says that technology detox and communication is the key to keep a track of the child’s behavioural changes. “Psycho-diagnostic evaluation and parentteacher training can help in long run to minimise such acts,” he adds. Woman dies of ‘poisoning’spouse booked , Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The Bhindi Saida police have booked a man for dowry death after a woman died of "poisoning" at Bhagupur Bait village here on Sunday. The deceased, Manjit Kaur (23), hailed from Bhagupur Bait village. Her accused Sonu Singh is yet to be arrested. A case under Section 304-B of IPC has been registered. The deceased's brother, Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Buta village in Kapurthala, said he got a call from someone in Bhagupur Bait village, informing about the death of his sister on Sunday. “Sonu Singh used to thrash Manjit Kaur over trivial issues. She wanted to visit her parents, but the accused did not allow her. He had been harassing her for dowry,” the family alleged. ASI Kuldeep Singh said efforts were on to nab Sonu.
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