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Students ‘harassed’ at placement drive
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 4
Students participating in a placement drive held at Doaba Group of Colleges today alleged harassment.

Thousands of students from all over the state had converged on Doaba campus to participate in the placement drive of Accenture company, which is recruiting software engineers.

The tension started brewing in the evening when it was declared that placement drive would continue till late at night.

Most of the students had come from far off places and did not have any arrangement to stay at Kharar or surrounding areas. With weather getting worse in the evening, students started panicking. Many students had to resort to spending night at gurdwaras in Kharar and Mohali.

Students alleged that the college canteen started overcharging as there was no other place to have meals. Even the small roadside dhabas ran out of food.

Students alleged that the institute also did not have enough question papers. More papers were printed in the evening.

By late evening, the matter was reported to the institute administration. Administrator Jeet Singh said the institute had never anticipated such a huge response.

“We have not committed providing lodging facilities, but we are trying to adjust students in our hostels. The girl students are our priority. We are also running buses to Chandigarh for those who would like to go there,” he said.

Denying allegations of overcharging by the canteen workers, Jeet Singh said the canteen ran out of supplies. Around 9.30 pm, canteen workers were sent to fetch more food for students.



Admn to identify abandoned borewells
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 4
In the wake of the death of Dilnaz, a female child of Gurdaspur, by falling into a borewell, all abandoned borewells in the district will be covered soon.

Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Samir Pal Saro has constituted a committee of officers of irrigation, public health and agriculture departments to identify the open borewells in the district. The numberdars of the villages have also been directed to locate the abandoned borewells in their areas and inform the administration in this regard.

Saro said a number of borewells were lying abandoned in the district, which could lead to some serious mishaps.

He said the abandoned borewells of government departments would be auctioned. He added that strict action would be taken against those persons who left their abandoned borewell open.



Triangular Series
Cantt XI beat SDCA
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 4
The Cantt XI, Ambala, defeated SDCA, Delhi, by five wickets on the second day of the Triangular Series, which is underway at the BECC ground today.

Winning the toss and elected to bat first, SDCA was all out for 109 runs in 30 overs. Kuber (35) and Charanjeet (21) were the highest scorers for the SDCA. Anmol Jain took three wickets for 19 runs and Lakhvir took three wickets for 24 runs.

The Cantt XI chased the target in 23.2 overs after losing five wickets.



Rohtak lads drub Faridkot
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 4
The Rahtriya Cricket Academy, Rohtak, defeated Faridkot by eight wickets during the ongoing U-16 DWM Cup that is underway at the DMW Cricket ground today.

Losing the toss and put in to bat first, Faridkot lads were all out for 110 runs in 29 overs.

Nishu Malhotra (29) and Maninder Singh (24) were the highest scorers for Faridkot. He was well supported by Amrik Singh (13).

Jatin Kadyan was the pick of the bowlers for Rohtak.

He claimed four wickets for 16 runs. He was supported by Tanish Gill who took two wickets for 10 runs.

In reply, Rohtak achieved the target in 17.3 overs with eight wickets in hand. Ashish Sihag led the chase with 38 not out.

He was supported by Aman Ahlawat (21) and Taj Mohammad (17).

Amninder Singh claimed one wicket for 24 runs.



Man convicted for killing wife
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 4
A local court here today convicted a man of harassing and murdering his wife for dowry in December, 2007. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced tomorrow.

Chandan, a resident of Sector 7, has been found guilty under Sections 302 (murder) and 498-A (harassment for dowry) of the IPC.

District and Sessions Judge PL Ahuja, while holding Chandan guilty, acquitted his parents, Inder Mohan and Manorma as the prosecution failed to prove sufficient evidences against them.

Chandan, who runs an air-conditioner repair shop, was arrested on December 21 for allegedly murdering Ritu Bala (29), who hailed from Ludhiana. Ritu was allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws on December 19, 2007.

Ritu, who was married to Chandan in 1999, was found dead in the bathroom of her house early in the morning, after which the police had booked her in-laws and husband.

A board of doctors at the PGI, Rohtak, had said the marks on the mouth and nose of the deceased indicated that she was smothered to death. During the investigation, it was also found that there were no signs of breaking the door or latch, as stated by the accused.

Chandan had claimed that his wife Ritu had died of suffocation when she went to take a bath in the morning. When she did not come out of the bathroom he knocked at the door and after getting no reply he broke open the door. Ritu was lying on the floor and had possibly slipped while taking bath, he claimed.

However, Avinash Rai Monga, father of the victim, alleged that their daughter was murdered as her in-laws were not happy with her as she did not have any son. They also alleged that her in-laws did not even bother to inform them about the death and it was the neighbours who informed about the incident when the victim was being taken to the hospital.



Unidentified body found in Industrial Area
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 4
An unidentified man in his early thirties was murdered and his naked body found dumped near the Poultry Farm Chowk at Phase I, Industrial Area, here this morning.

The body bore stab injuries on the head, which apparently was bludgeoned with some heavy object. There were no other visible injuries on the body.

The blood marks were apparently wiped by the killer(s) before the body was dumped near a fountain adjacent to the boundary wall of an industrial plot.

The victim’s blood-soaked jeans and torn T-shirt and vest were found lying near the body. The body was wrapped in a tattered and blood-splattered quilt.

The body had started stiffening and ants were found on the body. The body was not emitting any foul smell, indicating that the victim was done to death not long back, said a police officer.

The body was detected around 11 am, when Shubham, a caretaker of the fountain, spotted the body. He informed the police control room and a police team reached the spot.

Shubam said he worked at the fountain from 9 am to 5 pm and did not spot the body yesterday. The police searched the body and did not find anything which could help in establishing identity.

A rosary was found tied on the left wrist and a tattoo on the right forearm of the victim. The victim had some marks jotted on his right thigh and jeans with a pen.

The SHO of the Industrial Area police station, inspector Dilsher Singh Chandel, said a case under Sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code was registered. The SHO said the body was shifted to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, for post-mortem examination and efforts were on to identify the victim.



3 arrested for murdering property dealer
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 4
The police arrested three persons from Panipat for murdering a Kalka-based property dealer, who went missing about six months ago after he had left for the residence of Rajender Kumar, a resident of Panipat.

Anupam Aggarwal (37), a property dealer, had left his house on November 13, and after reaching Rajender’s house he informed his mother over phone that he has reached.

The police said the accused had hatched the conspiracy to eliminate Aggarwal, as there was some dispute between them over money. The accused had told the police that Aggarwal was not returning their Rs 7.5 lakh, which they had given to him for some deal.

The accused have been identified as Rajender Kumar and Rakesh Sharma, both residents of Panipat, and Arun Sharma, a resident of Saharanpur, (UP). The accused were produced before the court here today which remanded them in 14 days of judicial custody.

The police further said that the accused had taken Aggarwal in their car to Israna, a town near Panipat, and attacked him with sticks and iron rods. After this they tried to dump his body into a canal, but as the water level was very low they dumped it in an isolated area. They took off his clothes and put acid on his face to conceal the identity. After some days a social organisation cremated the body as they thought it was unclaimed, the police added.

The police’s inaction in this case is also under the scanner. The family members of the victim had alleged that they had complained to the police stating that accused were the suspects, but the police never initiated any action.

Finally, the Kalka police registered a case on March 22 when the family met SP Maneesh Chaudhary and the cops started investigation in this case.

Kalka SHO Mukesh Kumar said they had recovered the rod and the wire, which were used by the accused to kill Aggarwal. “We also recovered mobile phone, gold ring and bracelet of the deceased from the possession of accused,” he added.



Two held for theft

Panchkula, June 4
The police arrested two persons who had decamped with stolen laptops, LCDs and Rs 30 lakh cash after breaking the locks of a showroom in Sector 9 on November 20.

Those arrested have been identified as Satish Kumar, alias Sandeep (Fouji), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, and Arjun Lal, a resident of Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

The court has already sent Arjun Lal to police custody while Satish Kumar was produced in the court today, which remanded him in police custody till June 10.

The two accused had stolen 61 laptops, 36 LCDs and Rs 30 lakh in cash after breaking the locks of the shutters of SCO No. 332, Sector 9, last year during the night of November 20. — TNS



Youth booked for suicide bid

Chandigarh, June 4
The police today booked a Patiala resident on the charges of a suicide bid by banging his head against a wall at the Sector 39 police station here this afternoon.

The police said accused Vikar Kumar was arrested along with Sanjay Kumar, resident of Dadu Majra Colony, for creating ruckus in the locality. The police booked the duo taking preventive measures apprehending breach of peace by them.

Vikas, who originally hails from DMC had shifted to Patiala three years ago. He told the police that he had come to settle scores with Sanjay following an old feud between them. They were taken to the police station, where Vikas began banging his head into a mirror hanging on the wall. He managed to break himself free from the custody of a police officer and banged his head into a mirror hanging at the reception of the police station.

Sources said Vikas was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi Specialty Hospital. A case of attempt to suicide under Section 309 of the Indian Penal code has been registered against the accused. — TNS



Man booked for fraud

Chandigarh, June 4
The police booked Vijay Kumar, a resident of Bathinda, on the charges of cheating for taking away a car without making full payment to Pawan Kumar, a resident of Sector 40. Pawan Kumar reported to the police alleging that Vijay Kumar had taken away his Mitsubishi Lancer car (DL-3C-J-9173) on March 6 without making full payment.

Caught drinking

The police has arrested Vikrant Chauhan, alias Vicky, a resident of Sector 23, from Sector 23 market and Raj Kumar, a resident of Sector 20-C, from near the electricity office in Sector 20-B yesterday while they were allegedly consuming liquor at the public place. Two separate cases under the Excise Act have been registered.


Devinder Kumar, a resident of Mani Majra, reported to the police alleging that Sunil, a resident of Mori Gate, Mani Majra, had stolen his mobile phone and a wallet containing documents from his residence during the intervening night of June 2 and June 3.

The police has arrested the accused and recovered the stolen articles from him.

Car stolen

Amit Janeja, a resident of Sector 23, reported to the police alleging that his Maruti car (PB-15-A-0871) was stolen from Sector 15 on June 2. — TNS



Sachin, Shweta clinch titles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 4
In a heart throbbing three-hour long match, sixth seed Sachin Kumar hammered fifth seed Ranjeet Singh in the boys’ under-16 singles of AITA Talent Series Tournament here at the CLTA, Sector 10.

After losing the first set, Sachin came back strongly and outplayed his opponent to win the match by 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

In another two-and-a-half hour final of the boys’ under-12 category, fourth seed Paramveer Singh Bajwa of Punjab beat his top seed opponent Sumpit Pal Singh of Jammu and Kashmir by 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

However, in the doubles event, they both teamed up together and won the doubles title beating Param Pun and Nihit Rawal 5-3, 4-2.

Both girls’ singles finals were decided in straight sets as Shweta Sangwan upset Nikita 6-1, 6-2 and Nandini Sharma beat Saumya Saxena 6-1, 6-1.

In the boys’ under-16 doubles, Ranjeet Singh & Kamal Kihore Maderna defeated Mandeep Kumar & Uday Singh Mann by 5-3, 4-1.


Singles final (Boys U-16): Sachin Kumar (CHD) bt Ranjeet Singh (CHD) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Boys U-12: Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) bt 
Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Girls U-16: Shweta Sangwan (HAR) bt Nikita (CHD) 6-1, 6-2.

Girls U-12: Nandini Sharma (CHD) bt Saumya Saxena (CHD) 6-1, 6-11.

Doubles final (Boys U-16): Ranjeet Singh (CHD) & Kamal Kishore Maderna (RAJ) bt Mandeep Kumar (CHD) & Uday Singh Mann (CHD) 5-3, 4-1.

Boys U-12: Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) & Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) bt Param Pun (CHD) & Nihit Rawal (CHD) 5-3, 4-2.



Kunwar’s ton puts Patiala in winning position
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 4
Patiala’s Kunwar Raina wielded his willow to hit a century (188) against Ludhiana putting Patiala in a winning position on the third day of the final match of the Punjab under-22 Inter-District Tournament at the PCA Stadium here today.

After putting a good show with the ball (three wickets for 23) in the first innings, Kunwar Raina knocked a cracking century in the second innings.

His 188-run included 24 hits to fence and a huge six.

Earlier, the Ludhiana team with their overnight score of 179 for nine could manage to add only one run before losing their last wicket with the total score reading at 180.

Despite 225-run lead, Patiala skipper decided to bat again. The openers keeping their skipper’s trust scored 183-run partnership for the first wicket before Jeevanjot Singh got stumped by Gitansh Khera off Jashan Sidhu for 74.

Wicket keeper Perry Goel and opener Kunwar Raina scored a valuable 92-run partnership followed by a brilliant half century by Himanshu Chawla (59).

Kunwar Raina became victim of Jashan Sidhu. Amitoze (20) and Vikramdit (8) were at the crease with the score reading 403 for five at the end of the third day’s play.

For Ludhiana, Jashan Sidhu was the most impressive bowler, as he scalped four wickets for 123 runs.

Brief score:

Patiala (1st innings): 405 for all in 111.3 overs.

Ludhiana (1st innings): 180 for all out in 77.1 overs (Bharat Malhotra 50, Sunny Pandey 31, Gagandeep 30, Akhil Aggarwal 21, Kunwar Raina 3 for 23, Amaninder Singh 3 for 27, Robin Dhillon 2 for 43, Rajwinder Gollu 1 for 31).

Patiala (2nd innings): 403 for 5 in 91 overs: (Kunwar Raina 188, Jeevanjot 74, Perry Goel 37, Himanshu Chawla 56, Amitoze 20 n o and Vikramdit 8 n o, Jashan Sidhu 4 for 123, Bharat Malhotra 1 for 45.)



Cricket meet from June 9

Chandigarh, June 4
A league-cum-knockout cricket tournament in the U-10 category would be organised by the Stepping Stones Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, in association with the Fighter Cricket Club at the school grounds from June 9.

The players born after January 1, 1999 are eligible to participate in the tournament. — TNS



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