Mohali: A 16-year-old boy and diehard fan of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide at his house in Nayagaon village on Wednesday. The victim was a student of Class XI at a private school in Chandigarh and resident of Adarsh Nagar in Nayagaon village here. Nayagaon SHO Ashok Kumar said, “Family members of the boy informed us that their child was a fan of Sushant Singh Rajput.” According to the victim’s parents, he was upset since the time the Bollywood actor committed suicide on June 14 at his house in Mumbai. When no one was present in the house, the boy hanged himself to death from a ceiling fan in his room. TNS
Youth held with 1 kg of opium
Mohali: The Nayagaon police arrested a youth with 1 kg of opium from the Nada bridge here on Tuesday night. The suspect has been identified as Saddam (19), a resident of Aonla in Uttar Pradesh. Saddam used to work as a barber in his native town. ASI Surjit Singh Pattar said, “The suspect was seen carrying a black carry bag in his hand. On suspicion, we stopped him and seized the drug.” A case has been registered against him at the Nayagaon police station. TNS
Man held with illicit liquor
Chandigarh: A resident of Mauli Jagran has been arrested by the crime branch of the Chandigarh police with 660 quarters of country-made liquor. The accused has been identified as Karan. The police said they received a tip-off that the accused was supplying liquor near the tubewell in scrap market of Mauli Jagran. The police reached the spot and nabbed the accused. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against the accused at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS
Muddy water supply continues
Chandigarh: The supply of muddy water continues in some parts of the city. “Earlier, it was too muddy, but things have imrproved a bit. However, it is still not drinkable. We have an RO installed,” said JJ Singh, RWA, president, Sector 48. While in Mani Majra, muddy and contaminated water supply system has been irking the residents. “There is imminent health hazard to thousands of residents of Modern Housing Complex due to the supply of muddy water,” wrote Colonel Gursewak Singh (Retd), president, RWA, to the UT Adviser. “Residents are now scared as with the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, they may get affected adversely by drinking contaminated water which may affect their immune system,” he added. TNS
Cong against e-conference
Chandigarh: City Congress councillors on Wednesday wrote to Mayor Raj Bala Malik criticising the move of the MC to hold House meeting through video-conferencing. “It has been brought to our notice that the upcoming Municipal Corporation meeting is going to be held again via video-conferencing. There is no work being done in the city and the ongoing works have also been stopped, We request you to call a meeting at the House,” stated Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla. TNS
Nomenclature of nursing staff
Chandigarh: To acknowledge the efforts of nursing staff, the UT Health Department has decided to change the nomenclature of staff nurses and nursing sister to nursing officers and senior nursing officers, respectively. The decision will be applicable to the employees working under the UT Health Department in Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and allied hospitals. The department is examining the same nomenclature for nurses working under the Department of Medical Education and Research in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. UT Health Secretary Arun Gupta said there would be no financial implications for the same. TNS
Two arrested in carjacking case
Mohali: The Hoshiarpur police today arrested two persons in a carjacking case that took place near Siswan village here on Monday. Harmanpreet Singh, Station House Officer, Mullanpur, said, “Both suspects have been arrested. They have also confessed to the crime. We will seek their production warrants soon. Their identities are not known to us yet.” According to the police, the victim, Ashok Kumar (35), a resident of Madawala village, was going home in his Brezza when the miscreants stopped and threatened him to hand over the car keys. Ashok handed over the keys to the miscreants following which the latter sped away with the vehicle. TNS
Sanitary napkins for just Re1
Chandigarh: As a social drive, Jan Aushadhi Suvidha sanitary napkin is being made available at a minimum price of Re1 per pad. The market price of similar napkins is around Rs3-Rs8 per pad. TNS
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