10-yr-old boy sodomised, strangled to death in Kapurthala
A 10-year-old boy was sodomised before being strangulated to death at Laxmi Nagar locality of the city on Monday, police said.
Krishan Mohan Mandal, the deceased’s father and a native of Bihar, said in his complaint to the police that he went to work, leaving his son behind at their quarters at Laxmi Nagar on Monday afternoon.
“At around 8pm, my neighbour Sridhar Vijay informed me on the phone that someone had killed my son by strangulating him with a wire. When I reached home I found my son’s body was lying in a room. I informed the police about the incident,” he said.
A police team led by superintendent of police (SP investigation) Jagjit Singh Saroya rushed to the spot to carry out an investigation. “When we reached the spot we found that the victim’s private parts were bleeding,” Saroya said.
“We are investigating the matter and have got some vital clues in this connection. We have formed a police team and the accused will be arrested soon,” Saroya said.
The victim’s body has been handed over to the family after conducting post-mortem. A case under sections 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at city police station.
For the uninitiated, Dhan Mill Compound, a former granary and a cluster of warehouses, has morphed into the city’s modish food, fashion, design and lifestyle destination. Its streets are lined with art cafes, home décor outlets, ateliers, art galleries, pottery studios, dance halls and high-end boutiques, whose facades and interiors are as interesting and experimental as the wares they deal in. Interestingly, all of these fancy establishments are housed in re-purposed warehouse buildings, which still have metal roofs.
According to a Delhi government official, a break-up of the total jobs, including the list of employers and the number of people they hired, will be shared “in a couple of days”. Notably, the government portal was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2020, to help entry-level and blue-collar job seekers connect with employers at a time when the Covid-19 induced lockdown left many people unemployed.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.