Dowry death: A case of dowry death was registered in the Assandh police station on the complaint of Man Chand who alleged that her daughter Mangeeta Devi (24), married to Praveen Kumar of Salvan village, was set on fire by her husband Praveen, father-in-law Ajiab Singh, mother-in-law Madnagla Devi, brother-in-law Azaad Singh on Wednesday. He said his daughter was being continuously tortured for dowry by her husband and in-laws. Mangeeta succumbed to burn injuries on Friday. The accused have been booked.
Scientist commits suicide: A scientist of the NDRI hanged himself at his residence in Sector 13 here on Saturday. Deceased Charan Singh Solanki, in his early sixties, was a patient of diabetes. A case has been registered.
20 villagers booked: The Kasaula police has booked Suresh Kumar, Bir Singh, Mangal Singh and seventeen others, all residents of Sangwari village, on charges of rioting, unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and disobedience to order promulgated by a senior public servant. A case has been registered against them in this regard. Seeking relief from persistently erratic water supply in Sangwari village, irate residents had resorted to blockade causing disruption of vehicular traffic on the Delhi-Jaipur highway on Friday.
CRPF jawan consumes poison,
dies: A CRPF
jawan, who allegedly consumed poison at his Kulian village
residence last night, died here today. Official sources said CRPF jawan Rakesh Kumar, who was posted in Assam, had returned home on leave. They added that Rakesh had a tiff with his mother over some family matter. Infuriated over heated arguments, he allegedly consumed some toxic substance that resulted in his death.
2 killed in forest fire: After the Pauri forest-fire incident that lead to death of as many as 7 persons, another two sisters died in a forest fire at Frasoli-Ghorakhal, 15 km from Nainital headquarters on Saturday. Victims Leela (20), who was eight months pregnant, and her sister Deepa were crossing the forest in the Frasoli Ghoarkhan area when the two got struck midway in a forest fire. While Leela died on the spot, Deepa succumbed to her injuries on the way to a hospital.