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Undertrial who fled from hospital caught:
The Mansa police has arrested an undertrial who had fled from police custody on May 5. Yadwinder Singh alias Kala is a resident of Mansa. He had been lodged in the jail under the NDPS Act. He had escaped on the pretext of going to the toilet from the Civil Hospital. SSP Narinder Bhargav said the accused was nabbed at a naka near Dashmesh School.

24-yr-old commits suicide in shop:
A 24-year-old man employed at a chemist shop at Nihalsinghwala allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The dead body was recovered by the local police on Monday. The deceased, Balaur Singh alias Soni, opened the shop on Sunday afternoon and allegedly hanged himself to death in a restroom located inside the shop.

Three booked on rape charge:
The local police has booked three persons for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman here on Monday. While one of the accused, Ravi Kumar, has been arrested, his accomplice Ajay Kumar is absconding. The third accused was yet to be identified, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) SS Dhaliwal. The victim, a resident of Tanda, alleged she was waiting for a bus when one of the accused offered her a lift on a motorcycle. The accused instead took her to the bus stand where he along wth his accomplices raped her. 

Man booked for duping NRI:
The police has booked a currency exchange unit owner, Jagdish Chander, for allegedly duping an Australia-based NRI, Harpal Singh, of Rs 3.5 lakh. Harpal alleged that the accused took his Indian currency, which he wanted to convert into British pounds. A case has been registered.


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