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61-year-old Woman jumps to death in Dera Bassi

61-year-old Woman jumps to death in Dera Bassi

A 61-year-old woman reportedly jumped to death from the balcony of the sixth floor of her house in the Gulmohar City housing society in Dera Bassi around 2 am on Friday. - File photo

Dera Bassi: A 61-year-old woman reportedly jumped to death from the balcony of the sixth floor of her house in the Gulmohar City housing society in Dera Bassi around 2 am on Friday. The victim, Mukta Mahajan, was mentally disturbed. Neighbours woke up to a sound of thud and found the woman lying on the top of a car parked below. She was rushed to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital where doctors declared her dead. The police said the deceased had returned from Haridwar a day before. She was in a mentally disturbed state ever since the death of her husband a few years ago. Her brother Sharad Chandra Tyagi, a resident of Ghaziabad, said she was depressed. Her son, Dayanand (30), is also unwell. The police handed over the body to the victim’s kin after a postmortem. TNS

5 boxes of illicit liquor seized

Mohali: A car driver escaped from a joint naka of the Excise Department and the police in Phase 1 here. Five boxes of illicit liquor meant for sale in Chandigarh only were recovered from the vehicle. The police have seized the car. A case under the Excise Act and rash driving was registered at the Phase 1 police station. TNS

Policeman honoured

Chandigarh: Councillor Shakti Prakash Devshali and Mandal 10 president Satbir Singh Thakur Bodybuilder and Chandigarh Police felicitated Inspector Baldev Kumar, who recently won a bronze medal in the “World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship”. “He has made us proud with his hard work and dedication,” said Devshali. “If you are firm on your thoughts, you can achieve the desired goal. He exhorted the youth to actively participate in sports and physical competitions,” said Kumar. TNS

Mobike stolen from house

Chandigarh: Mukhtar Singh, a resident of Sector 20, reported that an unknown person stole his motorcycle parked near his house on the night of October 7. A case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. — TNS

Bike taken away in Sec 26

Chandigarh: Irshad, a resident of Mani Majra, alleged that a person, Lakhan, snatched his motorcycle near the BDC light point in Sector 26 here on Thursday. A case under Section 379-A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Sector 26 police station. — TNS

Bid to hit escort vehicle

Chandigarh: SI Balbir Singh reported that a car driversped away after attempting to hit a government vehicle near the road separating Sector 41 and 42 on Thursday. A case under section 279 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector-36 police station. TNS

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