Car gas leaks, man burnt alive

A physically-challenged man was burnt alive on Tuesday after gas, that had leaked from his vehicle, seeped into his house and caught fire when power was restored after a powercut. Chheharta SHO Kuldeep Singh said the victim, Jatinder Singh, couldn't move and was caught in the fire while wife Gurpreet Kaur, mother-in-law Gursharan Kaur and driver Panna also sustained injuries in the incident. The SHO said the fire was triggered following leakage of gas from the cylinder kit in Singh's vehicle.

22-year-old held for raping minor

Amritsar: Tarn Taran police have arrested 22-year-old Lakshdeep Singh Vicky, a resident of Valtoha village, for allegedly raping a minor on Monday evening. Police said that Vicky, who was out on bail for a theft case, was allegedly found raping a 16-year-old girl.

Measures for child protection in Haryana

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced that the state government has taken effective measures for protection of children from sexual offences. As part of the measures, the first additional district and session judge in each sessions division has been notified as a Special Court (Children) in the state, he added.

Gangrape accused produced in court

Chandigarh: The Haryana police on Tuesday arrested four people for the alleged gangrape of a woman in a Bhiwani village. Police also recorded the victim's statement on Tuesday. Of the four accused, two have been sent to Borstal jail in Hisar as they are minors. Police had registered a case on charges of rape and criminal trespass against six people following the victim's complaint. She alleged that the six barged into her house and then allegedly raped her.

Singal posted as ADGP, prisons

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has posted Y P Singal, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (administration) as ADGP (prisons) with immediate effect.

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