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Two minor girls raped

Two minor girls raped

Amritsar: A 16-year-old girl was raped on the pretext of marriage by a youth at a hotel three days ago. Gurpreet Singh of Bhinder colony was booked. Victim’s mother said her daughter went missing from the house on Friday and she failed to locate her. She said on Sunday they found the victim standing at a bus stop at Mehal Bukhari village. The victim said she had an affair and used to talk with Gurpreet. She said Gurpreet called her to Ajnala bus stand and took her to a hotel in Amritsar. She said the accused repeatedly raped her without her consent. The victim said he left her there saying that he would marry her later on. The police have registered a case under Sections 363, 366 and 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the POCSO Act. The medical examination of the girl was conducted while raids were on to nab the suspect. In another case, the Beas police booked Sajan of Rayya for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl. The victim’s mother said Sajan’s family, including his mother Parveen and cousin Raj, were also involved in the crime. She alleged that Sajan forcibly took her daughter to his house and raped her. A case under Sections 376 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act was registered. TNS

Awas Yojana: Rs90L to beneficiaries

Amritsar: The MC handed over the documents for transfer of Rs90 lakh into the accounts of 196 beneficiaries for raising their new houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. MC officials, led by Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, handed over the documents from the Amritsar Central Assembly constituency. He said the government approved the cases of 5,087 beneficiaries from the city. Of these 4,418 beneficiaries were given money for new construction and the remaining 669 beneficiaries for addition of rooms in their houses. Each of them is given Rs1.50 lakh in four instalments. TNS

Two snatchers arrested

Amritsar: The Beas police nabbed two snatchers — Ranjit Singh of Mehsampura and Mandeep Singh of Sathiala. They were held by the onlookers from near Baba Bakala sub-divisional court. Raman Kumar alleged that the

Bikers snatch woman’s earrings

Amritsar: Two unknown motorcycle-borne persons snatched earrings of Jasbir Kaur (55), a resident of Chawinda Devi village, here on Sunday. She was standing outside her house when the accused snatched her earrings. The police have registered a case under Section 379B of the IPC against unidentified persons. TNS

3 mobiles seized from inmates

Amritsar: The Central Jail authorities confiscated three mobile phones from three prisoners during a search operation on Sunday. The mobile phones were recovered from Sachin, Harwinder Singh Sandhu and Gurpartap Singh. They were lodged in room number 1 of barrack number 5. TNS

Miscreants thrash man

Amritsar: Three unidentified youth snatched a bike from Sunil Tiwari, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh, who was residing in Green Avenue area here. He said he was answering a phone call near the old Corporation office on Maqbool Road, when the accused thrashed him and snatched his bike. The city police have released the CCTV grab of the suspects in the case. TNS

uo snatched his mobile phone on the pretext of giving him a lift on their bike on July 15. He said he came from Jalandhar and alighted near Beas. From there, he took lift from the accused for Batala. However, the accused snatched his mobile phone on the way and left him stranded. The police recovered a toy pistol, mobile and bike from them. TNS

Two booked for molestation

Amritsar: A girl (15) was “sexually harassed” by two boys in Khasa area. They were identified as Amandeep Singh and Karandeep Singh. The victim’s father said he along with his wife had gone to work, when the accused entered the house and sexually harassed her. When she raised an alarm, they fled. She told her family who then lodged a complaint with Gharinda police. Case was registered. TNS\

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