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Two booked on murder charge

Two booked on murder charge

Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police have registered a case against two persons, one of them being Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Badhupur, for killing a youth. Neetu Bala, wife of Harmesh Kumar, a resident of Langah village in Mukerian, has lodged a complaint with the police saying that her brother-in-law Rohit Kumar runs a sanitary shop. She said Rohit came from the shop late Friday evening. She said the accused Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Badhupur, came running towards Rohit along with one of his companions having arms. Rohit ran to save himself. But the accused surrounded his brother-in-law Rohit in a field and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. Rohit was taken to the hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. OC

One arrested for molesting minor

Hoshiarpur: The Mahilpur police have arrested an accused for allegedly molesting a minor girl by calling her home. A 15-year-old resident of a Mahilpur block village has lodged a complaint with the police saying that she was going from home to the market when a resident of her village, Jatinderpal, alias Kala, allegedly called her to his house saying that his mother wanted to talk to her. She said when she reached the house of the accused, no one else was there and the accused allegedly molested her. The police have registered a case and he has been arrested. OC

One booked for abducting minor

Hoshiarpur: The Garhshankar police have registered a case against Satnam Singh, alias Santu, a resident of Khurali Bassi village, charging him of abducting a minor girl living in his neighbourhood. According to information, the victim’’s father told the police that Satnam Singh, alias Santu, who is their neighbour, abducted his minor daughter luring her on the pretext of marriage. The police have registered a case against the accused. OC

Seven arrested with narcotics

Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested seven persons, including a couple, and seized huge quantity of narcotics from them. The Bullowal police have arrested a couple during a naka near Sikri village and recovered 80 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The accused have been identified as Suraj Kumar and his wife Pooja resident of Chotala. Apart from this, the police have also arrested Tajinder Singh, alias Bhindi, a resident of Khadiala Sainiyan and Mandeep, alias Pandit, a resident of Dhoot Khurd from Nainowal Vaid village. OC

One held for illegal mining

Hoshiarpur: The Mehtiana police have booked an accused on the charge of illegal mining. A trolley filled with soil has also been taken into possession, while the accused escaped. According to the information, the police, during a naka in the area, stopped a trolley laden with soil. The driver left the tractor-trolley and fled. The accused has been identified as Dihana village resident Sawardeen, alias, Gama. OC

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