Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Malerkotla shut down after 12-year-old-boy burnt alive

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Sangrur, October 01, 2013
First Published: 11:48 IST(1/10/2013) | Last Updated: 13:45 IST(1/10/2013)

Following the death of 12-year-old boy, who was burnt alive in Malerkotla after an argument on Monday, shopkeepers in most parts of the Sangrur district observed complete shut down on Tuesday.

Advertisement

The traders in Sunam, Sangrur, Malerkotla and Dhuri also participated in the shutdown while many schools declared holidays as a precautionary measure.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/9/Naveen.jpg

                                                            Victim: Vidhu Jain

According to reports, schools and markets remained closed in Barnala as well.

While protests erupted in Malerkotla as many organisations gathered to carry out march towards civil hospital mortuary where victim Vidhu Jain's body has been kept.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/9/Residents.jpg

        (Locals protest after the incident in Malerkotla on Monday. HT File Photo)

Heavy security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident. All entry points towards city are sealed.

Senior superintendent of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that heavy police forces are deployed to maintain law and order  across the district.

No arrest has been made so far.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Patiala

Fatehgarh Sahib SDM accuses Cong MLA Nagra of verbal abuse

Following a verbal spat between Congress MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra and Fatehgarh Sahib sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Pooja Syal Grewal at a meeting to discuss an anti-encroachment drive on Monday at the Sirhind municipal council office, the former lodged a complaint against the latter for using abusive language.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved