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Three held in rape case
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 18
The Maheshnagar police has registered a case against three youths for allegedly raping a college girl student. SHO Ramesh Kumar said that all the three accused had been arrested.

The victim is a resident of Tangri colony, Ambala cantonment, and studying in BA (1st year). She had gone to the government college to appear in an examination. After the examination, when she was waiting for an auto- rickshaw near Ambala Cantt bus stand, three youths came and dragged her inside a car. The youths took her to a deserted place near Ramgarh Majra village near and raped her. The girl narrated the entire episode to her father Som Nath who later reported the matter to the police. The police took her to the Civil Hospital for medical examination. Her statement was also recorded before a judicial magistrate. A rape case has been registered against the accused.



Vanity numbers’ auction today

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 18
For the registration of new vehicles, a new series PB-23P is being started in Fatehgarh Sahib and the auction of vanity numbers for this series will held on June 19 at 10 am. This was stated by Mahesh Garg, District Transport Officer, today.

He said the reserve price for the auction of PB-23P-0001 is Rs 50,000. From 0002 to 0009, the reserve price is Rs 10,000 each and from 0010 to 0100, the reserve price is Rs 3,000. The price for the rest of the vanity numbers is Rs 1,000.—OC



Youth stabbed

Chandigarh, June 18
A 23-year-old youth was stabbed by two persons on a bike near the Sai Baba temple in Sector 29 late this evening. The incident occurred at 9 pm when Vinay Kumar was stabbed by persons who were riding a Pulsar bike. He has been admitted to the GMCH-32.

The police said an affair with a girl is stated to be the reason behind the attack. — TNS



Suicide case: Ex-husband arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
Two months after a 28-year-old woman, Lalita Rani, committed suicide by hanging herself at her Sector 23 residence, the police arrested her former husband Satish in a case of abetment to suicide yesterday. Lalita had blamed her estranged husband Satish for forcing her to take this step. The incident was reported on April 24 this year when Lalita was found hanging.

The police said Lalita had been under severe depression since she divorced her husband, a resident of Dhanas, two years ago. She was supposed to get remarried in September this year. A suicide note was recovered from the spot in which she had held her former husband responsible for her suicide.

Lalita was working in a private firm in Kolkata and had come to visit her parents a few days prior to the incident.

Lalita had reportedly called one of her friends and said she would be taking the extreme step, minutes before she committed suicide. The matter came to light after the police received a phone call from that friend in Kolkata that Lalita was not picking up her call and she could commit suicide. The accused has been arrested on the basis of the suicide note.



ATM theft foiled
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18
An ATM theft bid was foiled in Sector 44 by an alert watchman last night. Three persons with their faces muffled tried to barge into the ATM when the watchman raised an alarm.

The incident occurred in the wee hours when three persons made attempts to break-in the State Bank of India Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Sector 44. After being spotted by the watchman, the three fled the spot.

The police said the incident occurred when occupants of a car, with their faces covered, were about to enter the ATM. They were cited by the watchman of a jewellery shop, Ranjit Kumar, who raised an alarm. The watchman failed to notice the car number as it was dark.

ATM theft attempts

February 28: Someone had tried to break Axis Bank ATM situated at the inner market in Sector 7

March 31: Attempt was made to break in ATM of Punjab National Bank ATM in Sector 47

March 18: Attempts were made at ATM of Canara Bank situated in Sector 20-C. The CCTV cameras were found broken and the ATM machine was damaged.

April 13: Attempt was made to break in an ATM of Punjab National Bank in Sector 8 inner market. Windowpanes were smashed.



Nikhil storms into tennis finals
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 18
Tennis player Nikhil defeated Samart Rana to sail in the finals of boys (U-18) category, during the ongoing Swami Ram Tirath Total Tennis Championship, being held at Swami Ram Tirath School, Phase IV, here today.

Nikhil defeated his rival at 6-0. Akshit Chabbra cruised into the semifinals in both boys (U-12) and boys (U-14) category.

In the boys (U-12) category, Akshit trounced Manik Singh in a one-sided affair while in the boys (U-14) category, he defeated Sehajpreet in an easy encounter.

Earlier, in the quarterfinals of the same category, Siddarth downed his opponent Neel Singh in a nail-biting encounter that lasted for over 70 minutes. Siddarth grounded his opponent at 5-4 and 4-2.



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