18 year old arrested for stealing neighbour’s car
A Class XII student of a well-known city school was arrested for allegedly stealing his neighbour’s car to fund his expenses, police said on Saturday.
The 18-year-old was arrested from Karol Bagh on Wednesday during a Republic Day checking, when he went there to sell the car which he had stolen from Alakananda.
“A young boy was coming in a Maruti Car and on seeing the police picket, the boy tried to reverse the vehicle in order to run away. This raised suspicion and the police team immediately apprehended him.
“He was asked to produce the ownership papers of the vehicle. However, he neither produced any document nor gave a satisfactory justification for possessing the vehicle. On verification, it was revealed that the car was stolen from Kalkaji,” a senior police official said.
The boy had thought of making some quick money after his parents refused to give him his pocket money, as he was a spendthrift. His father is a general manager at BHEL while his mother is a lecturer. He allegedly made a duplicate key of his neighbour’s car. “He chose the car as he had access to his neighbour’s house. He drove off with the car on Wednesday and tried to sell it,” the official said.
Traffic snarled in Delhi as the national capital welcomed the first monsoon showers on Thursday morning bringing much-needed respite from the heat and humidity. The India Meteorological Department announced the arrival of southwest monsoon in Delhi, which usually arrives in the national capital on June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Social media was flooded with photographs of waterlogged roads, with commuters complaining about the traffic and some seeking help from police.
Delhi received its first monsoon shower on Thursday, providing relief from the scorching heat. Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police said, “As per the India Meteorological Department report, Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly.” Barapullah, Ring Road and ITO were among several parts of Delhi that saw heavy traffic due to incessant rainfall.
In the first major spell this monsoon, intense rain for two hours during peak office hours on Thursday morning left Chandigarh and adjoining Panchkula and Mohali towns waterlogged, leading to traffic jams. The India Meteorological Department classifies rain between 64.5mm and 115.5mm as heavy. Till 11.30am, Yamunanagar recorded the highest rainfall in the region with 73mm followed by Chandigarh 68.2mm, Mohali 55mm, Panchkula 49.5mm, Patiala 23mm, Ambala 15 mm and trace rain in Ludhiana.
Three members of a family and their driver were found dead late on Wednesday in Mumbai's Kandivali West, which the police suspect was a deliberate act by the driver who allegedly killed the three before ending his life.
Students of a prominent college in Bihar's Munger city were allegedly allowed to write exams using their mobile phone torchlight. The incident was reported from RD & DJ College, Munger on Wednesday when the power had tripped due to inclement weather and the college generator was not functioning either. Another examinee without disclosing his identity said, “The college and university here are playing a cruel joke with students.”