Six killed: Raju, alias Balkaran, died when a newspaper van he had boarded at Jalandhar, overturned near 59 GB village in the Sriganganagar area on Tuesday. Two boys were killed in an accident near Ganguwala village. Sucha Singh (65) of 3HH village was killed when his car collided head-on with a roadways bus near Chunavadh. Shanti Devi of Chhatargarh village was run over by a bus near Dhaba village. A beggar was found dead in the Suratgarh-bound passenger train. Vijay Kumar Soni (15) of Raziasar died when he jumped into a drinking water reservoir after failing in matriculation exam.
Arrested: The local police has arrested Suresh Kumar, alias Sunil Mitha of Nai Abadi, and seized 1,135 prohibited tablets, 235 capsules, 30 injections and nine bottles of cough syrups from his possession. He runs a PCO whereas his father owns a medicine shop.
Assault: 8 booked: Garhshankar police on Wednesday booked eight persons for assaulting two youths. Harmandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Jarnail Singh and Harjit Singh, all of Dagam village along with their four accomplices assaulted two persons with sharp-edged weapons and also fired shots in the air to threaten them.The victims, identified as Varinder Kumar and Baljinder Kumar, both belonging to Dagam village, were admitted to Garshankar hospital. According to sources, Varinder and Baljinder, were playing at Government Elementary School, when the accused suddenly appeared and attacked the duo. When the co-players retaliated, Harmandeep Singh fired three shots in the air from his licenced .32 bore revolver and fled along with other, leaving behind two motorbikes and some swords.
13-year-old inmate escapes: A 13-year-old inmate escaped from an Observation Home at Ram Colony Camp, here on Tuesday evening. Police said Sanjiv Kumar alias Kalu ran away after giving the ward servant a slip. Superintendent of Home Jagdish Mittar said it was Sarup Singh who informed the office regarding the incident. Kumar was an undertrial in a case registered against him under sections 457 and 380 of the IPC at Police Station Maksudan. Police has booked Kumar and the ward servant under sections 223 and 224 of the IPC.
Youth arrested for kidnapping teen: Dasuya police on Wednesday arrested Prem Lal of Mian Da Pind village for abducting a teenaged girl. According to police sources, Prem kidnapped Hardeep Kaur (15) of the same village. He was spotted by a villager who informed the police which swung into action and arrested the accused.
Bus falls into pit, 15 hurt: Nearly 15 persons were injured when the bus in which they travelling fell into a pit near Chal Sandhu on Wednesday. The Punjab Roadways (Nangal depot) bus was going to Amritsar. The accident took place as the driver lost control over the vehicle. The injured have been admitted to a local civil hospital.
Samagam held: A social organisation, Sahara Welfare Club, Khamano, organised a samagam at the smadh of Baba Sukha Singh at Khamano on Tuesday night in which a documentary about the life of Guru Arjan Dev was shown. According to club member Gurdeep Singh this programme was organised with the support of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Ludhiana. The importance of chhabeels was also discussed and club members informed those present that this tradition was started in the time of Guru Arjan Dev. Club members also decided to organise a chhabeel on June 22 near Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, on GT Road. Another documentary was also shown on the menace of drugs among the youths .