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SHORT TAKES | 17 booked for chakka jam

POLICE REGISTERED cases against 17 people for beating a doctor, ransacking electricity office and resorting to ?chakka jam? in Shahdol on January 26 to protest the murder of Panchayat Secretary Chandrakala Shukla. Shukla was gunned down on January 25.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2006 12:21 IST
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POLICE REGISTERED cases against 17 people for beating a doctor, ransacking electricity office and resorting to ‘chakka jam’ in Shahdol on January 26 to protest the murder of Panchayat Secretary Chandrakala Shukla. Shukla was gunned down on January 25.

The agitators alleged that Shukla had been shot at and an attempt on her life had been made on March 9, 2005. A case was registered in this regard. The agitators argue that the killing could have been avoided had police acted upon it.Agencies

Rape case against scribe

NARSINGHPUR POLICE today booked a reporter on charges of raping a woman recently. According to police, reporter of a local daily Deepak Shrivastava assured a 30-year-old woman of providing her accident compensation of her husband. On this pretext, he took her to his friend Mahesh Meshram’s place where they both raped her. On woman’s complaint, police registered a rape case against both the persons and the search for them was on. Agencies

Three girls drown

THREE MINOR girls of tribal community drowned in a lake under Chanderi police station in Ashok Nagar district on Sunday. Guna Superintendent of Police Devendra Pratap Singh informed that three girls, Ramvati, Nitu and Arti, all aged 7, of Nayakhera village were taking bath in a lake. Soon Nitu started drowning and other two girls in their effort to save her also lost their lives, SP added. Agencies

Quack arrested

POLICE HAVE arrested a quack who had been treating patients without a valid degree at Boliya village in Garoth tehsil in Mandsaur district. Under its special drive, police arrested a person named Hakimddin who was treating patients in the village since long although he had no degree or documents to back his profession. The action was taken against him for alleged fraud under sections of Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Parishad Act. Agencies

Abducted engineer returns

A YOUNG engineer abducted by dacoits from Mehgaon near Gwalior two months ago returned home to Itarsi today after his father paid a ransom of Rs one lakh. Shailendra Dubey (22), an engineer in Samsung Company, Gwalior, hailing from Gandhinagar, Itarsi was abducted by dacoits from Mehgaon on November 28 last. Five dacoits who came in a Marshal jeep abducted him from Mehgaon bus stand.

Since then, dacoits kept calling his parents for ransom for his release. After a ransom of Rs one lakh was paid, the dacoits released Shailendra on January 25 and he reached home today. HTC, Itarsi

Blind murder solved

WITH THE arrest of three persons the Sagar district police claim to have solved the blind murder of a youth whose body was found in a sack two days back. The illicit relations between the deceased and a girl of the village are believed to be the motive behind the crime.

DSP Hotam Singh Dadoriya informed that on Saturday January 28, the Surkhi police seized the sack containing the body of the youth. Investigations revealed that the victim was having illegal relations with Yashoda Bai Raikwar resident of Nehanagar of village Makronia. She had two daughters who used to tie Rakhi to Ratiram. But the elder girl had stopped performing the ritual due to which the mother suspected that Ratiram must have been having illicit relations with her. After confirming this she hatched a plan to kill Ratiram. HTC

First Published: Jan 31, 2006 12:21 IST