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UP BJP MLA misbehaves with education officer, video goes viral
Ballia: BJP MLA Surendra Singh and some of his party’s leaders allegedly tried to misbehave with a district inspector of school (DIOS) at an official meeting. The incident, a video of which has gone viral, took place Saturday in presence of the district magistrate. In the video, the MLA is purportedly seen getting agitated with DIOS Narendra Dev Pandey and moving towards him, and the education officer being allegedly pushed by a BJP leader. The district magistrate, however, managed to control the situation. District Magistrate Bhawar Singh Khargaut said the DIOS during the meeting said that he was not afraid of anyone due to which the MLA and others got agitated. The MLA however, later, regretted for the incident. (PTI)

Man with HIV, kills two daughters, attempts suicide
Erode: A 37-year-old man with HIV allegedly killed his daughters by feeding them poison laced food before attempting suicide in the district on Sunday, police said. Sikkaran, a daily wage worker of Sengulam forest settlement in Anthiyur was tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) a few years back. He knew that death was imminent and had opted to end his life, police said adding he administered the posion laced food to his daughters before consuming it. On noticing the three lying conscious, the neighbours informed the police, who rushed to the spot and shifted them to Anthiyur Government Hospital. While both his daughter died on the way to hospital, Sikkaran is undergoing treatment in the hospital, where his condition is said to be critical, they said.Sikakran has been living with his two daughters aged 15 and 12, after his wife had walked out on the family seven years ago owing to some differences with him, they said. A case has been registered against Sikkaran and investigation is on. (PTI)

4 killed in two separate accidents in Ludhiana
Ludhiana: Four persons were killed in two separate road accidents here, police said on Sunday. Two men were killed when their car rammed into an electric pole on Sunday morning, they said. Another man, who was injured in the accident, has been admitted to a hospital, police said. All of them were in the age group of 20-22 years, they said. In another incident on Saturday, two persons were killed when their motorcycle was hit by a truck, police said. (PTI)

Estate worker trampled to death by elephant in Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore: A 60-year-old estate worker was trampled to death by an elephant near his house in Nilgiris District early on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred in the early hours when Samidas stepped out of his house in Kuttada estate on hearing the dogs barking, police said. Suddenly, a wild elephant emerged from behind the bush and trampled him, resulting in his death, they said. On information, police and forest department officials rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem. (PTI)

45-yr-old abducted by unknown gunmen in J&K’s Sopore
Srinagar: Unknown gunmen abducted a 45-year-old man from Sopore area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said Sunday. Mushtaq Ahmad Mir was abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night, a police official said. He said a case was registered and a search launched to rescue the abducted person. (PTI)

Undertrial dies in Jammu
Jammu: A 60-year-old undertrial, facing murder charges, died of heart attack at a hospital here, police said on Sunday. Rattan Singh, a resident of Gurha Salathia village of Samba, was lodged at Amphalla jail in Jammu since 2009, they said. The accused was suffering from Tuberculosis and was shifted to Government Medical College Saturday where he breathed his last after heart attack, they said. They said the body was handed over to his family for last rites after post-mortem. (PTI)

2 held with charas in HP
Dharamshala: Two persons were arrested on Sunday after 570 grams of charas was allegedly recovered from them in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Sunday, police said. Sixty-year-old Inder and Krishan Kumar (40) were held during patrolling near Baijnath town, said Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial. A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the SP added. (PTI)

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