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Patient died after Haryana BJP leader blocked ambulance, says family



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Chandigarh, Aug 7 : Haryana Police are investigating a complaint from the family of a patient who died after the ambulance carrying him was allegedly stopped by a BJP leader in Fatehabad town following a minor accident.

The victim’s family alleged that nearly 30 minutes of precious time was lost after Fatehabad Municipal Council President Darshan Nagpal, who is from the ruling BJP in Haryana, stopped the ambulance to argue with the ambulance driver.

“The patient died before he could be rushed to the local hospital. Our pleas to the BJP leader to let us go went unheeded,” Arun Kumar, a relative of the deceased Naveen Kumar, told media in Fatehabad, around 225 km from here, on Monday.

The patient had cardio issues and was being rushed to a cardiologist.

Atma Ram, the in-charge of Fatehabad city police station, said the matter was being investigated.

The victim’s family alleged that the ambulance brushed Nagpal’s car which infuriated the BJP leader who chased the ambulance and stopped it.

The family alleged that the police was unwilling to register a case against the powerful local BJP leader.

Nagpal denied allegations that he stopped the ambulance.

He claimed that he followed the ambulance up to the hospital and confronted the driver there.


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Delhi: Roof of house collapses in Dwarka, 2 dead, 3 injured



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New Delhi, July 23: Two people have been killed and at least three have been injured after the roof of a house collapsed in Delhi. The incident took place in Harsh Vihar near Dwarka at around 1 am on Monday.

The incident comes hours after another five-storey under-construction building collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on Sunday. At least two people were killed and seven were injured in the mishap.

Read More: Five-storey building collapses in Ghaziabad, magisterial inquiry ordered

Earlier, just a week ago, a six-storey under-construction building had collapsed on another five-storey building in Shahberi village of Greater Noida bringing down both of the buildings, which claimed nine lives.


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Rains likely in Delhi-NCR



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New Delhi, July 23: It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, said the Met office.

“The sky will remain mostly cloudy with chances of moderate rain in the National Capital Region (NCR),” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Delhi has received 18.1 mm rain in the last 24 hours since Sunday, the official added.

The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 94 per cent.

Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 34.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above season’s average.


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Khuti gang-rape mastermind held in Jharkhand




Ranchi, July 23: The mastermind of the gang rape of five women in Khuti district of Jharkhand a month ago was arrested on Sunday in West Singhbhum district along with another accused, police said.

“Mastermind Junas Tudu was arrested along with Balram Samad from the Chakradharpur railway station. Junas had instigated the Maoists belonging to People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) to commit the crime,” Inspector General of Police Naveen Kumar told reporters in Khuti.

The five women — who were creating awareness against human trafficking — were abducted and gang-raped at Kochang village on June 21. Junas was absconding since then.

Police has already arrested PLFI member and main accused Baji Samad alias Takla, Roman Catholic Church father Alphons Aiad, and two others.

According to police, Samad has confessed that he and others gang-raped the women on the instigation of Junas and Balram. Based on his confession, police seized five rifles from a forest in Khuti district.

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