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Two persons assaulted, robbed:
Some unidentified armed assailants attacked and seriously injured a teacher at Chadha Market on Sunday night. The accused snatched a gold chain, a mobile phone and Rs 25,000 from him and fled. Kashmir Singh was attacked and seriously injured by some unidentified persons while he was out for evening walk at Khalwara village on Sunday night. The assailants took away his gold bracelet, a chain and a mobile phone.

Man commits suicide: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar resident Vijay Sharma committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence. His wife Kiran Sharma, who lived in a separate portion in the same house along with her three children due to a family dispute, noticed a foul smell emanating from the room of her husband. Later, she found him hanging from the ceiling fan. The police said perhaps the suicide was committed two-three days ago.

Train runs over man: Gurpreet Singh was run over by a train near Gobindpura level crossing on Sunday night. The accident occurred while Gurpreet was crossing the railway lines. In another case, Sita Ram reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his residence in Baba Gadhia locality on Sunday night. He was under stress for the past some days, the police said.

Purse snatched: Some unidentified motorcycle-borne accused snatched the purse of Mehli Gate resident Sangeeta while she was returning to her home in a rickshaw on Sunday night. The purse contained two mobile phones and Rs 50,000 in cash. A case has been registered.

Snakebite case: Surinder Singh, a resident of Husainpur village, was bitten by a snake on Monday. He was admitted to the Ropar Civil Hospital where his condition was said to be out of danger. Surinder worked as a gardener at the IIT here. He had gone to the fields to the answer call of nature when the incident took place.



6 teachers to be awarded:
The National Award to Teachers-2013 will be conferred on six teachers of the state by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Teachers’ Day. The selected teachers are Sunita Nandal, Aarti Sethi, Narender Goss, Dharam Singh, Ved Vati and Satbir Singh.

Rs 14.50 lakhs snatched:
Two motorcyclists snatched Rs 14.50 lakhs at pistol point from a manager of a local petrol pump on the Rohtak road. Police have registered a case and started investigations. Parvesh, a resident of Akalgarh village, who works as a manager at the Malik filing station, was going to State Bank of India when the incident took place.

Villagers protest:
Residents of Tatarpur village on Monday held a demonstration outside the office of Food and Supply Department at Dhaaruhera town to protest inordinate delay in preparing ration cards of eligible beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act. The authorities had filled forms of 380 eligible beneficiaries but ration card of merely 112 beneficiaries had been made so far, they said.



Villager dies after fall
: A villager died after he slipped and fell into a gorge near Kalhel on the Chamba-Tissa road on Saturday, according to a report received here yesterday. It said the deceased has been identified as Abdul Latif of Naila village. The body was handed over to his family after the post-mortem.

Police trace 23 missing persons
: During a special drive, the police traced 23 persons missing from the district. The police said the drive (from July 28 to August 31) was launched to trace missing children and adults. The 23 missing persons, including 17 women, girls, three men and three boys, were traced from different parts of the state. They were traced by the Mandi police in coordination with special teams and police stations.

Father, son get one-year RI
: Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Gaurav Mahajan sentenced a father-son duo to one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 5,000 each for subjecting his daughter-in-law to cruelty. As per the judgment pronounced last week, husband Manish Ghai, a teacher in a residential school, and his father, Surinder Ghai, had been harassing his wife for dowry. Surinder had also been found guilty of making sexual advances towards her. The woman was also harassed for giving birth to two daughters. She was forced to fulfil their financial and other demands. Though the husband had promised her family in 2012 that he would behave well with the victim, the father-son duo kept subjecting her to physical and mental trauma, compelling her to file a complaint in April 2012.



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