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Man kills pregnant wife
Concocts robbery story to cover up murder
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Accused Jagdeep Singh in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday and (below) A cop collects blood samples of Gurpreet, the murder victim
(Top) Accused Jagdeep Singh in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday and (below) A cop collects blood samples of Gurpreet, the murder victim. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, August 4
In a gruesome murder, a man choked his pregnant wife to death at his brother-in-law’s home in the city's Kidwai Nagar locality and later “ransacked” the house to give the appearance of a robbery on Thursday. The well planned drama unfolded during police interrogation and the suspect later confessed to the crime, admitting he had concocted a “fatal robbery” story to mislead the cops.

The turn of events shocked the deceased’s parents when they learned it was their son-in-law who had killed their daughter.

The incident came to light here in the morning when Gurpreet Kaur, 24, who was four months pregnant, was found unconscious at her brother-in-law’s home in Kidwai Nagar. There were injury marks on her head and scars on the neck that suggested she was beaten up and later strangled. Her husband, Jagpreet Singh, 30, took her to the Christian Medical College & Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

Earlier in the morning Jagpreet had claimed someone had trespassed into his brother-in-law’s home and strangled his wife. “The intruders also ransacked the house. As my brother-in-law was away, Gurpreet and I decided to stay in his house in their absence. Last night I came late and knocked the door, but no one responded. Thinking that my wife would be sound asleep, I decided to come in the morning. Even in the morning the door was locked from inside. I broke open the door and was shocked to find my wife lying unconscious on the bed. I rushed her to hospital along with the neighbours but she was declared brought dead," Jagpreet told the police.

However the cops found many missing links in Jagpreet's story. The truth began to emerge when the police acted tough and he confessed he had killed Gurpreet following a quarrel on Wednesday night.

“After strangling his wife he fled from the scene and today he concocted a fake story of a robbery to mislead the police”, said SHO Surinder Mohan.

The truth began unraveling when Gurpreet’s father, Balwant Singh, who is posted as an assistant subinspector in Amritsar, arrived in the city and told the local police Jagpreet was torturing his daughter ever since they got married.

“Jagpreet and Gurpreet met over the internet and fell in love. On February 2, 2011 they got married. Soon my daughter discovered that Jagpreet was married to a girl from the south and had two children and had deserted his wife before marrying her," said Balwant, breaking into tears.

“Jagpreet has been arrested on charges of murder and a case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been filed against him”, said Mohan.


Youth gets life term for killing friend
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 4
Sessions Judge SP Bangarh has convicted a local resident, Rohit Verma, of killing his friend Amanmeet Singh, alias Vicky, for money on February 21, 2007. Verma, a resident of Civil City, Haibowal, was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment and fined Rs 3,000.

Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution had successfully proved the guilt of the accused beyond any shadow of doubt. The chain of circumstances left no doubt that the crime had been committed by him, observed the court, while declining the plea of leniency raised by the accused.

Initially, it was a blind murder case registered at the Haibowal police station on February 21, 2007, following the statement of Jaspal Singh.

The complainant had stated that his neighbour Chander Pal had told him that he had seen someone assaulting a youth.

The complainant further stated that when he reached the scene, the attacker fled. While they were in the process of shifting the injured youth to the hospital with the help of the police, the victim died.

According to the prosecution, Amanmeet was celebrating his birthday on the fateful day. He had Rs 25,000 cash on him and wanted to purchase a second-hand motorcycle.

The accused took the victim to the Sandhu colony, near Chander Nagar, on the pretext of getting him a motorcycle.

He persuaded the victim to go along railway lines stating that it was a shorter route.

Taking advantage of the darkness, he assaulted Amanmeet with a sharp-edged weapon and took away Rs 25,000 from the victim’s pocket.

Later, the police recovered Rs 13,500 from the accused. It also recovered a new mobile phone purchased out of the stolen amount.

The accused had made an extrajudicial confession in this regard before Sarabjit Singh, president, Chhowni Mohalla, Ludhiana.

All for Rs 25,000

Rohit Verma had fatally wounded Amanmeet Singh alias Vicky who was celebrating his birthday and taken away ~25,000 that the victim was carrying in order to purchase a second-hand motorcycle.



NH-I blocked over traffic ticket
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
Challaning of a vehicle belonging to a close aide of MLA’s son led to a protest in the Jodhewal Basti area here this evening. The MLA’s son along with his supporters sat on a dharna and blocked traffic for nearly an hour on the NH-I.

The sit-in led to a traffic jam, with queues of vehicles stretching up to 10 km on both sides of the road.

According to sources, the incident took place around 6 pm when Amandeep Singh, posted as an ASI with the traffic wing, challaned the vehicle of Shiva, an aide of Money Bedi, son of MLA Harish Bedi. Shiva apparently tried to make the police official speak to the MLA’s son, but the cops refused to entertain his request.

The police official said the offender was challaned for plying the vehicle without documents.

In the meantime, Money along with his brother Honey reached the scene and argued over the fining of his aide’s vehicle.

ASI Amandeep and Honey Bedi had a heated argument, following which Bedi along with his aides held a sit-in outside the Jodhewal police station on the NH-I.

Honey’s supporters later lifted the dharna but demanded an apology from the police official for misconduct. Till the filing of the report, Honey and Money along with their supporters were raising slogans against the police. Both Honey and ASI Amandeep were not available for comments.



Increasing stress driving many cops to suicide
Unhealthy lifestyle, marital discord aggravate problems
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
An erratic lifestyle, long working hours, improper sleeping hours, no appreciation but reprimands by seniors and very little time for family is proving too much to handle for lower rung cops, some of whom have been driven to end their lives.

Getting embroiled in conjugal disputes is also a cause behind the increasing number of suicides among policemen. Sandeep Singh, 40, a constable who attempted to kill himself by consuming a poisonous substance following a marital tiff, is not alone. There have been scores of cases where cops have taken the extreme step.

In a recent incident Bhajan Singh, 50, a constable deployed at a bank, committed suicide by jumping in front of a passenger train at Gill railway station on July 30 after gunning down his paramour and her husband.

Last year a cop reportedly shot himself dead with his service gun at the Police Lines. However, the incident was later termed an accidental death as the cop’s family feared any mention of suicide would pose problems in the getting his pension and other funds.

In 2009 a policeman who was deployed at the house of the then superintendent of police Snehdeep Sharma shot himself with his service carbine. Similarly another cop opened fire at the Police Lines with his service weapon following which he was suspended. In yet another incident police station house officer Kulwant Chand Sharma, who was facing suspension, also ended his life by shooting himself at his Model Town home in 2009. Psychiatrists say a major factor behind the phenomenon is the rising level of hypertension among policemen. High blood pressure was found to be a common problem among lower rung cops during a recently conducted health camp.

According to psychiatrist Dr Rajiv Gupta and homeopath Mukhtinder Singh, the hectic lifestyle is driving many cops to suicide. "The condition of lower rung cops is deplorable. They are short staffed due to which they have to work nearly for 24 hours. Poor living condition and remaining away from family is also a major cause behind cops driving crazy. Another major factor is they are the favourite whipping boys for the public. Despite doing so much of hard work they don’t receive respect from city residents. All this leads to frustration among cops, which often triggers suicidal tendencies," said Gupta.



PPCB closure notice to 6 dyeing units
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
After six dyeing units failed to take membership of societies of their respective areas, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has served them closure notices.

Officials informed that these societies were to install common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) and the six units had failed to even take their memberships.

The units have been asked to explain their position individually within 15 days as to why the PPCB should not direct the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) authorities to disconnect their power connections without any further notice.

The PPCB officials told them that they should either take membership of the societies, else they would have to face action.

Karunesh Garg, senior environmental engineer, PPCB, said these dyeing units were situated in Focal Point, Tajpur Road and Tibba Road areas of the city.

“The dyeing unit societies in these areas are to install CETPs and for this purpose all unit owners are to take membership of these societies. But these six units failed to take their memberships,” claimed Garg.

This is not the first time that the PPCB has served closure notices to dyeing units in the city. Earlier, on July 21, the PPCB had served closure notices to 20 dyeing units situated on the Bahadurke Road area of the city. These notices were served notice after the dyeing unit owners failed to initiate the process of installing the CETPs.



Snake in emergency ward creates panic
Charanjit Singh Teja

Wild growth of weeds on the campus of the Ludhiana Civil Hopital
Wild growth of weeds on the campus of the Ludhiana Civil Hopital. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, August 4
It was a moment of added trauma for patients admitted in the emergency ward of Civil Hospital here when they sighted a snake around noon today.

As a patient shouted ‘‘snake’’, all presented in the ward panicked and started looking for the reptile that disappeared in the crevices of the walls.

This happened a few minutes before a group of social activists reached the hospital to kill mosquitoes. The NGO, Ann-Jaal Seva Trust, had to start a mosquito-killing campaign to prevent dengue. Patients and their care-takers seem shocked with this news but hospital employees appeared very casual.

Patients said snakes were often sighted in the hospital but nothing was done by the authorities.

Shiv Ram Saroye, president of the Ann-Jall Seva Trust, said, "Snakes are an everyday story in Civil Hospital. Not only snakes but rats, cockroaches and stray dogs are common in the hospital building", he added.

"I don't know anything about the snake, it is not in my notice and no one told me about this, " said Dr Subash Datta , Senior Medical Officer of Civil Hospital.

Meanwhile, the NGO activists mopped up the hospital floors with phenyl, sprayed insecticides, and operated the fogging machine. They, however, did not do anything about the water looged emergency ward.

"People are in panic due to the rising cases of dengue but the attitude of the authorities can be seen in Civil Hospital. We have been waiting for the promised JCB machine for hours. But the authorities have not bothered to send us one, ’’ said Saroye, adding that they had demanded a JCB to root out the weeds.



Lack of funds hits midday meal scheme
100 govt schools affected as cooks remain unpaid
Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
Thousands of students of over 100 government schools in the area were forced to go without food after school authorities expressed their inability to provide them with the obligatory midday meals.

Even though there was enough material to prepare food in some schools, the authorities refused to serve the meals on the plea that they had not received funds to pay wages to cooks.

Though none of the heads or principals of the schools concerned agreed to comment on the issue, teachers undertaking preparation and serving of meals said they had stopped the midday facility as they had not received funds after March 31.

The teachers claimed that they had been spending money from their own pocket to keep the scheme running for all these months. Now, they have decided to stop the facility till the funds arrive.

Admitting that the scheme had been suspended due to lack of funds, officials at various block primary education offices (BPEO) said they had apprised their seniors of the situation, which, they maintained, was no better in other blocks.

“The supply of food will be resumed as soon as funds are given to the in-charges,” they said.

The officials admitted that teachers undertaking preparation of meals had been spending thousands of rupees from their own pocket to sustain the scheme.

Investigations by The Tribune revealed that the authorities at government schools falling under the BPEOs of Sangrur and Ludhiana district had suspended the midday meal scheme at their schools on August 1.

As no formal announcement was made on the interruption of the facility, the students — most of whom belong to poor families — had to do without meals during these days.

Besides, there are many students whose parents do not prepare breakfast at home due to persistent penury and who come to school expecting a stomach-full of food.

A large number of teachers, who had spent amounts ranging between Rs 15,000 and Rs 25,000 were seen inquiring from banks if funds had arrived.

As the authorities had directed the school authorities to pay wages of cooks through bank accounts, they (cooks) were also visiting banks to enquire about their “salary”. They are being paid an honorarium of Rs 1,000 per month.

No funds since Mar 31

Teachers claimed that they had not received funds after March 31 and had been spending money from their own pocket to keep the scheme running for all these months. Now, they have decided to stop the facility till the funds arrive



PPCB to conduct checks on sale of polythene bags
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has set up a three member committee to conduct weekly searches at premises of the city’s traders and shopkeepers to check whether they were still using polythene carry bags. These were banned in the state from May 1 under provisions of the Punjab Plastic Bags (Manufacture, Usage & Disposal) Control Act, which prohibits manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags from virgin plastic of thickness of not less than 40 microns.

PPCB senior environmental engineer Karunesh Gargsaid the indiscriminate use of polythene, which is nonbiodegradable, was causing multiple problems.

“The municipal corporation has been complaining of sewage lines getting choked with polythene. The animal husbandry department also warned that a large number of stray cattle were dying after consuming waste polythene from dumping pits. That is why we decided to set up this committee, which will have two members from the MC and one from the PPCB,” Garg stated.

PPCB assistant environmental engineer Shiv Kumar has been appointed as a member of the panel and the board has written to the civic body to nominate its members.

“During the raids at premises of traders and shopkeepers if any one is found not complying with the regulations, we’ll take stringent action against him,” Garg warned.



Ludhiana scan


Twenty-one-year-old Jasbir Singh, a resident of Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana, has been regularly undergoing bi-weekly dialysis at the DMCH.

According to doctors, Jasbir is suffering from a chronic kidney disease with portal hypertension and has been on dialysis for the past six years.

The family has exhausted all financial resources for the dialysis treatment of Jasbir and on behalf of the family, the hospital authorities are making a fervent appeal to philanthropists of the city for monetary help by sending cheques/drafts in favour of “Dayanand Medical College & Hospital” with “Treatment for Jasbir” along with “CR number 114456” written on the backside of the cheques or drafts. For more information the public relations office of the DMCH could be contacted at 4687514, 4687510.


Nuffield farming scholar invited Malwinder Singh Malhi, manager of Seed Care Business, India, to attend the 2011 Nuffield International Conference and Study Tour from September 24 to October 1 in Adelaide. The theme of the conference is “Competing for human resources: the challenge for agriculture? Competing for land use and capital: the challenge for agriculture?”

This is a premier opportunity for scholars to be engaged in Australia’s vibrant and diverse farm sector and discuss the issues affecting global agriculture.

Declamation contest

The department of paediatrics, Ludhiana Academy of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Academy, organised a declamation contest on Thursday in the paediatrics seminar room as a part of the World Teenage Day celebrations. The theme for contest “Booze and Abuse -- either lose them or lose yourself” was introduced to the audience by professor & head of pediatrics HS Bains

The speakers, during the contest, highlighted about various social and physical issues related with alcohol use by adolescents. It was mentioned that adolescents between the age group of 12 years and 17 years, who consumed alcohol, were more likely to report many emotional and behavioural problems, including fighting, stealing, driving under the influence of alcohol, skipping school, feeling depressed, and deliberately trying to hurt or kill themselves.

The first, second and third prizes were bagged by Karandeep Singh, Tanya and Mandeeep Singh. — TNS



PAU notes

150 units of blood donated

Volunteers at a blood donation camp on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday
Volunteers at a blood donation camp on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana: A blood donation camp was organised by Lions Club Elite, Ludhiana, in collaboration with the PAU and Indian Red Cross Society, in the Faculty Club on Thursday. PAU Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon was the guest of honour at the camp.

Coming forward to donate blood was in tune with the slogan “not me, but you” of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The NSS unit of the constituent colleges of the PAU had been involved from time to time in various benevolent activities such as clean and green campus, creating awareness about AIDS/HIV, tree plantation, creating awareness against social vices such as drug abuse, female foeticide, etc, said Dhillon. He complimented the organisers of the camp for this noble cause.

Lion Rajesh Mahajan, president of the Lions Club Elite, Ludhiana, and Lion Aman Rai, project director, thanked the PAU for its cooperation in organising the event and informed that there was a huge response from the PAU students to donate blood. The students donated more than 150 units of blood on Thursday.

Capacity Building Scholarship Scheme

Suzanne Ross, senior development adviser, Food Security Office, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), American Embassy, New Delhi, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), on Thursday.

The purpose of her visit was to welcome Baah, O Theophilus P, the Liberian President’s special adviser to the minister of agriculture to India, who came to the university for joining MSc programme in agronomy under the ICCR, India Capacity Building Scholarship Scheme for African nationals.

In an interactive meeting with PAU Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon, Ross said there was a scope of collaboration in various sectors of agriculture, under the strategic partnership of Governments of India and the US, to work together bilaterally and in cooperation with other countries to achieve common goals in food security, increasing agricultural productivity and reduce malnutrition globally. The registrar, dean, postgraduate studies, director of research, director of students’ welfare and additional director of communication, also participated in the meeting.

UK delegates visit PAU

A two-member delegation from Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK, comprising of Bob Taylor, programme manager, and Melanie Edwardson, international recruitment officer, visited Punjab Agricultural University to explore areas of collaboration in agricultural education, including agri-business, intellectual property, rural economy, etc. The delegates were accompanied by Chandan Sharma, manager education, UK (North India), British Council Division of the British High Commission. During a session with PAU Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon, Bob Taylor said his group was impressed with the programmes operating at PAU. He added that there exist many possibilities of collaboration between RAC and PAU.

The faculty of the two institutes can have access to the new knowledge and technologies through a mutually beneficial collaboration. — TNS



Riot victims demand welfare board
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
The Riot Victims’ Welfare Society demanded a welfare board from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. In a meeting of society members led by Surjit Singh, all district presidents demanded a welfare board like other deprived communities. They suggested Surjit Singh as chairman of the board.



Open level crossing prompts driver to halt train
Our Correspondent

Khanna August 4
A major tragedy was averted when an alert driver of a goods train halted the train near Harbanspura village after noticing an open level crossing there last evening.

The driver informed the higher officials of the railway department. Station superintendent Jasmel Singh reached the scene and questioned the gangman posted at the level crossing. He was let off after a warning.

The goods train was coming from Ludhiana was heading towards Khanna when the driver noticed the level crossing open.

Gangman Amrik Singh said they did not have a proper system to send or receive messages about trains and often got these on their mobile phones.



People to be educated on visa fraud
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
To save people from holiday marriages and visa frauds, the Canadian Consulate in Chandigarh will organise a series of awareness campaigns in the state.

This was state by Scot Slessor, consul general of Canadian Consulate, Chandigarh, who had come to visit Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura at his camp office yesterday.

Slessor said they would hold seminars to educate people about such frauds.



suicide for love
Youth’s body found from canal
Girlfriend was rescued on August 2
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, August 4
The body of Lovedeep Singh, who had jumped into the Abohar branch canal near Akhara village, around 5 km from here, along with his girlfriend on August 2, was recovered today.

According to sources, Lovedeep’s body was found from the canal bridge near Dalla village this morning.

Jagraon city police station SHO Gurpreet Singh said a police team deployed on the bridge noticed the body in the canal around 10 am and informed senior officials about the matter.

Soon after, SHO Gurpreet Singh along with other officials reached the scene and pulled the body out with the help of some divers. The police identified the victim through an identity card recovered from his wallet.

Earlier, the victim’s family and relatives staged a dharna outside the local Civil Hospital on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway here over the failure of the police to recover the body.

The protesters blocked the highway for some time and raised slogans against the police for failing to recover the body even after two days of the tragedy.

However, the relatives ended the protest after police officials reached the venue and informed them about the recovery.

The body was later handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination at the local Civil Hospital.

Lovedeep had jumped into the canal along with his girlfriend Amandeep Kaur of Bardeke village on August 2.

Though the girl was rescued by some onlookers, the youth was feared drowned. The police then booked Amandeep Kaur for abetting suicide on the statement of youth’s mother Karamjeet Kaur.

Meanwhile, the police has sent Amandeep Kaur to the Nari Niketan, Jalandhar.



NRI who made it big in UK
Humble farmer’s son gets youngest entrepreneur award in the House of Commons
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 4
It’s almost a rags-to-riches story for a UK-based NRI who owned 2 acres of land at Barundi village of the district till the year 2002. He is now the owner of a company with an annual turnover of 10 million pounds.

Tejinder Singh Sekhon (31), hailing from a Jat Sikh family, has made the district proud after getting the Youngest Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award from the Indo-British Business Forum, UK, in the House of Commons on July 8.

“The function was presided over by MP Varinder Sharma, who is also the chairperson of the Indo-British Business Forum, and was attended by more than 100 top entrepreneurs of the UK. I never imagined that one day I would reach a level that I would be given an award in the House of Commons,” said Tejinder, who reached his ancestral village today.

Born in a family of farmers, Tejinder’s father Amarjit Singh owned 2 acres in Barundi village. Amarjit Singh passed away when Tejinder was just four years old.

“So early in my life, I had it in my mind that I would do something different so that I am able to lead an easy life,” said Tejinder, owner of the company named Redsky Wholesalers, which deals in wine, beer and other alcohol-based products.

He completed his schooling from his village and graduation from GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar, in 2000. For two years, he tried to do something in India, but failed. It was in 2002, when he decided to move abroad and took admission in an MBA course there.

“After getting my MBA degree, I wanted to do some business. So in 2004, I started the company Redsky Wholesalers. I was fortunate enough that I started making good contacts with people in this business and now the annual turnover of my company is 10 million pounds,” claimed Tejinder Singh Sekhon.

At first, Tejinder ran the business from a rented house, selling kegs of beer and spirits to pubs, delivering to customers by himself in an old van. Today, Redsky is a thriving business supplying beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks to over 1,000 pubs, clubs, restaurants and five-star hotels in London and the South-East.

“Soon we are setting up an office in Gurgaon, from where we would be supplying our products in the entire NCR region,” said Sekhon.

On reaching Ludhiana Railway Station, Sekhon was greeted by his friend Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, an Akali councillor. Later in the evening, he was honoured by his village residents.

Turn of fortune

Tejinder started the business from a rented house, selling kegs of beer and spirits to pubs, delivering to customers by himself in an old van. Today, his company Redsky Wholesalersis supplies beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks to over 1,000 pubs, clubs, restaurants and five-star hotels in London and the South-East



Man held with 91 bags of poppy husk
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, August 4
The Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested a man while ferrying 91 bags of poppy husk in a truck. The Sidhwan Bet police arrested the accused following a tip-off yesterday.

Addressing mediapersons here today, SSP Ludhiana (rural) Amar Singh Chahal said the estimated market value of the drug was Rs 40 lakh. The accused, Rajinder Singh, alias Bhola, is a resident of Bagha Purana.

The SSP said the police had received a tip-off that a truck carrying the contraband had entered the Sidhwan Bet area. A team led by SHO Rachpal Singh set up a check point on the Janetpura-Sadarpura link road.

“On seeing the police, the truck driver turned the vehicle around and tried to speed away but was overpowered after a chase. On search, the police found 91 bags of poppy husk from the truck. Driver’s accomplices fled the scene, taking advantage of the darkness,” he added.

A case under various sections of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sidhwan Bet police station.



3 killed in mishaps
Our Correspondent

Three persons were killed in three mishaps near here during the past 24 hours.

In the first mishap, Harbans Lal of nearby Mao-Sahib village was killed when his scooter was hit by a speeding bus near the village. The bus driver fled leaving the bus behind, which was damaged by an irate crowd. The protesters also blocked traffic.

In the second case, a motorcyclist, Rajesh Kumar, of Sahlo village was killed when his bike collided with a car near Kherra village last evening.

Also, an unidentified middle-aged man was run over by a train near the Phillaur railway station last night.

All bodies were sent to the Phillaur Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination.



laptop theft
Police suspects inside job

Ludhiana, August 4
The case of theft of laptops from the CMC hostel has got murkier, with the police hinting at the involvement of an insider behind the incident.

On Tuesday, Dr Abhishek Sunder, a resident doctor, had filed a complaint of theft of laptops belonging to him and a co-worker with the police. Division No. 3 police station SHO Raj Kumar said the hostel had round-the-clock security and it would not have been easy for an outsider to commit the theft. It might be the handiwork of an insider, he added.

The police was investigating the case from all angles, he said.-- TNS



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