Dowry death: Fed up with altercations and dowry demands, Harbir Kaur, alias Sonia, married in Dojhian Street here, ended her life on Tuesday night. She doused herself with diesel at the residence of her in-laws and set herself on fire. She died on the spot. Harbir Kaur who was married to Inderjit Singh in 1995 and was the mother of a son and a daughter. On the complaint of a brother of the deceased, Jatinder Pal of Patiala, a case had been registered against her husband Inderjit Singh and mother-in-law Mohinder Kaur.
Office bearers: A meeting of members of the Pathankot Citizen Consumer Protection Association was held here on Tuesday. The following were elected office-bearers: president — Mr Ram Rattan Sharma; vice-president — Mr P.C. Dogra; general secretary, Mr Anil Mehra; and treasurer — Mr J.S. Guleria.
2 houses gutted: Two houses were gutted in a fire in Karhyal village in Barot in Jogindernagar subdivision on Monday. The victims — Hari Ram and Brama Nand — rued that the administration had yet to give them assistance. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.
Judicial remand: The District and Sessions Court sent two persons from Kurukshetra, arrested under the NDPS Act by the Mandi police after it claimed to have recovered 6 kg charas from their possession near Pandoh last week, to 14 days’ judicial remand here on Monday.
Rs 30,000 stolen: A broad daylight theft was committed in the house of Mahinder Mehra on Tuesday at Nagni, near here. The thieves reportedly decamped with jewellery and cash worth Rs 30,000. The police has registered a theftcase.