Connect with us

Cities

Minor girl dies after being tied up and burnt by 2 boys in Bihar

Published

on

bihar-wefornews

Bihar, June 14: A Class 9 student was allegedly burnt to death by two neighbours in a Bihar village over a family dispute, sparking protests by residents demanding the arrest of the accused, officials said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday in Samastipur district when Akansha Kumari came out of her house in Harpur Bochha village and was grabbed by the two men in her neighbourhood, a police officer said.

They tied her hands and legs and poured kerosene on her and burnt her alive, he said.

“Akansha cried for help. Her family members tried to rescue her. But she had sustained serious burn injuries and was admitted in a hospital in Patna where she died Tuesday night.”

When her body reached her village on Wednesday, hundreds of residents staged a protest and blocked roads, demanding the arrest of the accused who are absconding.

The victim’s father Sunil Kumar Rai told police that his daughter was burnt alive by “Sumit and Amit Kumar as a revenge over a dispute”.

“Before her death, Akansha had told her family that Amit and Sumit burnt her alive,” police said.

 

IANS

Cities

After ‘Bhagwad Gita’, Haryana school kids to recite ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

Published

on

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the “Gayatri Mantra” during morning prayers.

Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Saturday that the state government is going to make recitation of Gayatri Mantra mandatory in morning prayers in schools.

“Haryana is the land of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ and the cow. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra will inculcate values among students,” Sharma told the media here.

The BJP government in Haryana led by former RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) ideologue, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, had in 2015 announced that lessons from Hindu holy book Bhagwad Gita would be part of the school curriculum. This was introduced in 2016.

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

The state has a BJP government since October 2014.

Continue Reading

Cities

Bihar: 9 killed, several others injures as a bolero van runs over School children in Muzaffarpur

Published

on

muzaffarpur
Muzaffarpur Accident (Photo-ANI)

Nine school students died in a road accident in Muzzafarpur of Bihar after a speeding SUV car hit them.

Almost 14 other are reported injured in a road accident at Minapur of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The students were crossing the road while a speeding bolero van hit them.

“All the injured said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical,” he said.

The MLA of the area has alleged that the driver of the van was drunk. Whereas Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Cities

Light rain, snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir

Published

on

cold wave jammu Kashmir snowfall
File Photo

Srinagar, Feb 24: Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.

Worries of an impending dry summer have been revisiting the people as no major snowfall occurred in the valley during this winter.

The minimum temperatures continued their rising trend across the state.

The minimum temperature was 5.8 in Srinagar, while it was 2.7 in Pahalgam and minus two in Gulmarg.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded minus three as the minimum.

Jammu city recorded 15.3, Katra 13.8, Batote 7.3, Banihal 7.2, Bhaderwah 6.4 and Udhampur 14 degrees Celsius.

IANS

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular