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Two BSF Jawans killed in Naxal Ambush in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, July 15: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured after Naxals ambushed a patrolling party in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district Sunday.

Naxals opened fire on a BSF platoon in Partapur police station limits in Kanker around 3.45 am today. The mortal remains of the jawans have been brought to 114 BSF Batallion HQ in Pakhanjor.

The killed jawans have been identified as constables Lokender Singh from Rajasthan and Mukdhiyar Singh from Punjab.

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday expressed grief over two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans losing their lives in a Naxal attack in the state.

Singh condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the grieving families.

Naxals attacked a team of BSF’s 114th battalion when they were returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation and subsequently gun-battle broke out between them in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits.

 

The BSF’s 114th battalion were returning back to camp after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation when they were attacked, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P told .

When the patrolling team was advancing through forest of Barkot village, located around 250 km from the state capital Raipur, it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals leading to the gun-battle between the two sides, he said.

 

After a brief exchange of fire, the ultras fled into core forest, he said. “Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight,” he said.

The bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said.

The injured jawan was being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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