Boy molests minor girl


Amritsar: The Gate Hakima police have detained a boy, said to be a minor, for allegedly doing lewd acts with a minor girl. According to information, the five-year-old girl, along with her mother, had gone to a religious programme in the area. The victim’s mother sent her along with the accused to bring something from her house. However, the accused started doing vulgar acts with the girl after removing her clothes. Meanwhile, her father reached home so the accused fled. The victim’s family has approached the police. The police recorded the statement of the girl’s father. Till the filing of this report, the case was not registered as the families of the girl and the accused had reached the police station and talks were on to reach a compromise, sources in the police station said. TNS

Smuggler gets 15-year jail

A local court has sentenced a drug smuggler, Sukhcharan Singh, to 15 years of imprisonment. Nine kg of heroin was seized from him around three years ago. A fine of Rs 2 lakh has also been imposed on him. If he fails to pay it, he will be have to spend two more years in jail. Four of his accomplices were acquitted by the court. The prime accused, Sukhcharan Singh, of Fazilka was arrested by the state special operation cell in September 2014 from New Amritsar area. TNS

Mobile snatched

Two motorcycle-borne persons snatched a mobile phone from a city resident. The victim has been identified as Rajesh Kumar of Chheharta. He was on foot and attending a call when the accused came from behind and snatched his phone. The police are investigating the case. TNS


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