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Nurmahal: Son, wife held for killing mother

Nurmahal: Son, wife held for killing mother

Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a man and his wife on the charge of murdering his mother. Station House Officer Gurindarjit Singh Nagra said the accused have been identified as Gagandip alias Gagi, a resident of Mohalla Ravidass Pura, Nurmahal, and his wife Gurprit Kaur. He said the accused murdered Vidiya (52), widow of Harmesh Lal. He said both the accused murdered the old woman with sharp weapons at her house on Sunday night where they were living and have confessed to their crime. Narindar Bhandal, a resident of Bhandal Himmat village and close relative of the deceased, complained to the police that he received a phone call early morning that Vidiya had died after being bitten by an insect. When he reached home, he found her body lying in a pool of blood with deep wounds on the neck. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. TNS

3 women among 7 smugglers held

Hoshiarpur: The police arrested seven drug smugglers, including three women, and seized a huge quantity of drugs. The Sadar police arrested Ajaypal alias Vinod, a resident of Roshi Ka Dera, Chabbewal, near the toll plaza on Chandigarh Road and seized 205 gram of opium from him. Other drug smugglers arrested have been identified as Sanjeev Hans alias Sanju, a resident of Khanpuri Gate, Hoshiarpur, who was nabbed with 72 gram of intoxicating powder; Paramjit Singh alias Pamma; Baljeet Kaur; Mana, Shabnam alias Mamta; Sukhveer Singh; Razi alias Moto, a resident of Chotala. OC

Thieves break ATM, fail to steal cash

Garhshankar: Unidentified robbers tried to break an ATM of the Punjab National Bank in Bakapur Guru village last night but failed to steal cash from it, the Garhshankar police said. The thieves first broke the shutter and then tried to break into the ATM to take away the cash. However, they failed to break the other lock of the chest in the ATM. The thieves fled after stealing batteries and some other items from there. Iqbal Singh, in charge of the Garhshankar police station, said on a complaint filed by bank manager Rohit Tas, a case has been registered against unidentified persons. OC

three held with illicit liquor

Hoshiarpur: The city police have arrested Sanjeev Kumar alias Sunny, a resident of Kamalpur, and seized 16,500 ml of illicit liquor from him. His Active was also impounded by the police. The Chabbewal police arrested Harjit Singh, a resident of Nangal Khidarian, and recovered 13,500-ml illicit liquor from him. The Hariana police arrested Balveer Kaur alias Jyoti, a resident of Googapir Mohalla and seized 13,500 ml of illicit liquor from her. Separate cases have been registered against the accused by the respective police stations. OC

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