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14-yr-old boy electrocuted:
Gulshan, a 14-year-old boy, was electrocuted in Rajiv Colony here this evening. The victim reportedly touched a bare electric wire at his house. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where doctors declared him brought dead. The police said investigations were on.

Workshop for expectant moms:
Dr Mangla Dogra, an obstetrician and gynaecologist from the city, addressed expectant mothers during a workshop conducted at a pre-natal care centre, Natal Wise, here today. A lecture on how to cope with child birth was also delivered.



3 die in bus-car collision:
Three persons were killed in a road mishap after the car they were travelling in collided with a Haryana Roadways bus near Changroad village on the Dadri road on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Ghanshyam, Rinku and Monu, all residents of Dadri . The car driver suddenly lost control over the vehicle and collided with the bus. The bus driver and other passengers helped the injured, but they died.

Minor saved from wedlock:
A minor girl of Khumber village in Fatehabad was saved from wedlock after Child Marriage Prohibition Officer Rekha Agarwal stopped the marriage. Agarwal received an anonymous call on Saturday, where she was told that a 16-year-old girl from Khumber village was being married to a boy from Haroli village of the district. She immediately went to the village with the police and informed the girl's family that the girl could not be wedded till she attained the age of 18. Head constable Rajni Bala and Saveena Rani from the Child Welfare Department also accompanied them. Both families gave an undertaking in writing that they would not organise the wedding unless the girl attained the marriageable age.

Man held for rape:
The police have arrested Manish of Mahra village who had allegedly eloped with a 15-year-old girl of the same village on June 1 this year. He was produced in court on Sunday after his medical. The court sent him in judicial custody. The girl's father said his daughter went missing on June 1, after which a case against an unidentified person was registered. A police team led by mahila police Sub-Inspector Sudesh Kumari traced the girl to Nawanshahar in Punjab on June 4. After her medical, her statement was recorded before a magistrate and a case of rape was registered against the accused.

Parole jumper arrested: Under its special campaign against parole and bail jumpers, the police arrested Rohtas of Kolashi village in Jhajjar district last evening from Kharkhoda area. Rohtas was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996 in a murder case. He was released on a four-week parole by the court in 2002, but did not return and went underground. A police spokesman said after registering another case against him under the Prisoners Act, the police had also announced a reward of Rs 10,000 on his arrest.


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