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High drama follows as children find dumped foetus 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
In an unsuccessful bid to conceal her unwanted pregnancy, an unmarried woman got her seven months pregnancy terminated and dumped the foetus near the Institute for the Mentally Retarded Children in Sector 32 on Friday.

The foetus was found on Friday evening by children playing in the EWS Colony, Sector 32, who informed their parents. The police sent the body to the Sector 16 General Hospital.

The incident subsequently became the talk of the colony. But the truth remain hidden until today, when apparently in her guilt the "mother" let go of her identity, when she levelled allegations against another woman in the same colony of doing the crime of dumping the foetus. A heated alteration between the family members of the two girls led to the truth finally emerging. As tempers ran high among the families, neighbours called the police.

Interestingly, despite all the drama having taken place, the police was yet to register any case. They neither took the initiative to investigate or register a case on Friday when the foetus was found, nor have they initiated any proceedings today after a drama ensued. According to police officials, they would first want a DNA test to confirm who the mother was, before taking any action. 



St Johnís victorious in cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
St Johnís Cricket Academy (A) beat Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy by three wickets to win the first Hot St Johnís Cricket Academy finals held at St Johnís grounds, Sector 26 here, today.

The Vivek High team won the toss and elected to bat. The whole team was bowled out for a mere 57 runs. Karan Goyal took three wickets for six runs, while Balwinder took three wickets for 10 runs. Karan Khosla was the only batsman to reach double figures (15 runs).

In reply, the St Johnís team started well and at one stage were 22 for 1, when the top and middle order collapsed. At one stage, six wickets fell for just 34 runs. However, fine batting by Balwinder (12 n.o.) enabled the team to reach the target in 36th over. Agrim with 3 for 7 was the main wicket-taker.

Mr Inderjit Singh Sandhu, Director, Sports, gave away the prizes. Karan Goyal of St Johnís was declared the player of the tournament. Manan Vohra was the best batsman, Amandeep, the best bowler, Chirag Agnihotri, the best wicketkeeper , Balwinder, the best all-rounder (all from St. Johnís and Agrim, the best fielder (Vivek High).

Bike challenge

Saurabh Samuel and Abhishek Mishra emerged winners in the Castrol Power 1 Throttle Max Challenge held at Circus Ground, Sector 17, on Sunday.

Saurabh won the top honours in up to 125 cc - 4 stroke category, while Abhishek topped in 126 cc - 250cc - 4 stroke section. Now both will represent the city in the finals to be held in Jaipur on June 18.

More than 20 bikers participated in the event which tested the ridersí skill and control in three different events.

The other results are: up to 125cc - 4stroke: Saurabh Samuel 1, Rehan Khan 2, Jatinder Singh 3; and 126cc - 250cc - 4stroke: Abhishek Mishra 1, Akshay Singh 2, Sandeep 3.

Wrestling title

Parwanoo: International level wrestler Rakesh Kumar won the wrestling title organised by the Panchayat Committee Mela in Jagjit Nagar by defeating Dara of Dehli here on Saturday.

More than seven teams of wrestlers from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh participated in the wrestling contest.

The Panchayat Committee Mela is organized on May 27 every year.

Students of local schools and boys from surrounding areas also participated in different categories of the wrestling competitions.

Mr Raghu Raj, local MLA, inaugurated the wrestling competitions. Hundreds of sports lovers from the surrounding villages enjoyed the mela. An impressive cultural programme was also organised to mark this annual feature.

Cricket match

Mohali: Jalandhar beat Mohali on the basis of first innings lead in the Dhruv Pandove Trophy - Under-19 at PCA stadium here on Saturday.

Starting from their overnight score of 89 for 6 in 39 overs, Jalandhar were all out at 166 in 66.5 overs, taking the lead of 32 runs. In their second innings, Mohali could muster 139 for 5 in 53.4 overs and lost the match on the basis of first innings lead.

In the other match, Chandigarh thrashed Muktsar by an innings and 54 runs.

Chandigarh put on 238 runs in their first innings while Muktsar were wrapped up on 96 runs only.

Conceding the lead of 142 runs, the Muktsar team were bundled out for 88 runs, losing the match by an innings and 54 runs. Naresh Gogian played the key role in the thumping win by claiming 7 wickets for 17 runs. 


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