A 32-year-old biker was crushed under a container truck near Ballopur village in Lalru on Thursday night.
The victim, Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Hardev Nagar, Lalru Mandi, was on his way home from Malakpur village when the speeding truck hit his two-wheeler at around 9.30 pm.
In his complaint, Jatinder Kumar, the brother of the victim, who was tailing his brother on his bike, said Rajesh was crushed under the truck, and died on the spot. Meanwhile, the truck driver fled from the scene.
The body was handed over to the victim’s relatives after the post-mortem examination. The registration number of the truck has been noted, and efforts are on to arrest the absconding driver, investigating officer Nirbhay Singh said.
A case was registered against the unknown container driver under Sections 304A (death by negligence), 279 (rash driving), and 427 (damages) of the Indian Penal Code.
Each year, on September 5, Teachers’ Day, the UT education department honours government school principals and teachers for their achievements in the field of education. However, this year, the roll of honour will also include educators from the private sector. Teachers, principals, and heads of recognised private schools have been asked to send their nominations to the education department by August 30. Schools can only nominate one teacher.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned records pertaining to the Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, better known as Sippy Sidhu, in September 2015. The high court bench of justice Sureshwar Thakur passed the order after the CBI said it wished to present certain facts about the case before the court made a decision on the accused Kalyani Singh’s bail plea.
Sohana station house officer Gurjeet Singh was suspended on Thursday for misbehaving with an SP-rank officer in an inebriated state and refusing to obey his orders. Mohali senior superintendent of police Vivek Sheel Soni suspended inspector Gurjeet Singh on grounds of dereliction of duty. A police officer, who did not wish to be named, said this was not the first time that Gurjeet Singh had misbehaved with a senior officer in a drunken stupor.
A man was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous punishment for raping a four-year-old after luring her away with the promise of street food. The 50-year-old accused, Bhola Yadav, is a resident of Industrial Area, Chandigarh. Additional district judge Swati Sehgal convicted Yadav under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code, and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. It also slapped him with a ₹30,000 fine.
The army on Friday released a video on the three heavily armed Pakistani terrorists who were killed on the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Uri sector on Thursday. In a one-minute and 29-second video filmed by surveillance cameras, three infiltrators could be seen walking in the forest area close to the Line of Control while they were being watched by the army before engaging them.