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‘Doctors cite ‘severe malnutrition’ as reason for deaths of 3 minor girls’

16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: Doctors have cited “severe malnutrition” as the reason behind the deaths of three minor girls in Mandawali in July this year, police sources said today.

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New Delhi, November 15

Doctors have cited “severe malnutrition” as the reason behind the deaths of three minor girls in Mandawali in July this year, police sources said today.

The family, hailing from West Bengal, was reportedly facing financial woes, and the doctors suspected that the three girls did not have food for days.

The girls, aged eight, four and two years, were brought to a hospital by their mother and their father’s friend where they were declared brought dead. The father of the girls has been missing since the incident, and police are on the lookout for him.

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Rohini, had submitted the viscera report to the Delhi Police which stated that “no external toxins” were found in the girls’ bodies, thus ruling out any foul play in their deaths, the sources said.

The FSL had also examined some medicines used to treat skin infection and some food items that were collected from the house where the girls were staying, but there were no toxins found in the collected items, they added.

GTB Hospital, in its final opinion, cited “severe malnutrition” as the cause of death.

A Delhi government magisterial probe report in July had sought “deeper investigation” into the conduct of the father of the girls, and had said he had given them some “unknown medicine”.

The report had also said that the “nutritional condition of the children was not quite well”. — PTI

Dancer turned criminal arrested for snatching from auto-rickshaw driver

16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

NEW DELHI: A dancer turned snatcher was chased and caught by ‘Raftar’ patrolling squad at midnight at Govindpuri. Snatcher Rohan Gill (21), a resident of Govindpuri, who was caught red-handed while he was fleeing after snatching money from an auto-rickshaw driver.

LG reviews police’s public grievance system

16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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Man killed after being hit by school van

16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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16 Nov 2018 | 12:01 AM

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15 Nov 2018 | 3:15 PM

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RERA: Delhi gets full-time real estate regulator

15 Nov 2018 | 2:40 PM

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15 Nov 2018 | 2:18 PM

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15 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

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Sprinter commits suicide at JLN stadium hostel

15 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Palender Chaudhary (18), a sprinter, who has represented India at international levels, allegedly committed suicide and was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room in the athletics academy at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, said additional DCP Vijayanta Arya, adding that no suicide note was found and the reason for committing suicide is being probed.

DMC prepares graveyards’ list encroached by govt, others

15 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

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Beat officer suspended for beating sr citizen

15 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: The DCP has suspended a beat officer Balbeer Yadav for allegedly beating a senior citizen, Ramprasad (60). On November 7 around 11 am, Yadav saw few people gambling inside a Mayur Vihar park. He went to catch them but they fled away.

India Intl Trade Fair begins

15 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister for Culture Rajendra Pal Gautam inaugurated the Delhi Pavilion in the India International Trade Fair that begun today.

Athlete commits suicide in hostel room

14 Nov 2018 | 3:45 PM

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old athlete allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in South Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

Traffic snarl caused by heavy rush of devoteesChhath Puja

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14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

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Man's body found dumped on roadside

14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A body of a man, Ragunath Mandal (62), a resident of Samaypur Badli, was found dumped by a road near some fields at Rohini’s Narela, a police official said.

Arms supplier held

14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

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14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

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Tillu gang’s sharp shooter held

14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI: Crime Branch has arrested Tillu Tajpuriya gang’s sharp shooter, Sonu Dhankar (27) and recovered a .315 bore pistol with two live rounds.

Suspects identified in doctor's murder

14 Nov 2018 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Police have identified some suspects who could be involved in the killing of the 57-year-old doctor at his residence in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri, said police.

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