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A 65-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death and his son was injured by neighbours for listening to loud music in Jalandhar on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Updated: April 17, 2014 2:03 pm

Man ‘beaten to death’ for listening to loud music

JALANDHAR: A 65-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death and his son was injured by neighbours for listening to loud music in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Eye witnesses said Milkhi Ram,his wife and son barged into the factory-cum-residence of the deceased,Darshan Lal,and asked him to lower the volume of the music system. “My father was listening to religious songs. They entered into a heated discussion with him and hit my father in his chest,following which he fell down and collapsed,” said Parveen Kumar,who was allegedly injured in a bid to save his father. ACP Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu said a case had been registered and they were trying to nab the accused.

NRI body seeks report from ministry

Chandigarh: The NRI Commission on Wednesday sought a report from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs over efforts taken to send the body of Punjabi youth,who had died in Malaysia,back to India. A spokesman of the NRI Commission on Wednesday said the youth,Sunny,a resident of Labour Colony in Amritsar had gone to Malaysia about two and a half years ago but had passed away on February 13,2013. He added that the victim’s family has taken up the matter with the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian High Commissioner in New Delhi,who informed them that Sunny’s body would be sent back only after a postmortem report is prepared,which may take around two weeks.

Maluka to set up panel for awards

Chandigarh: Punjab Education and Language Minister Sikander Singh Maluka has been authorised to constitute a sub-committee to shortlist the names for the Shiromani Awards. The decision was taken at the maiden meeting of the newly constituted State Advisory Board of Language Department on Wednesday. It was also decided that the department should start a library membership plan on the pattern of Punjabi University,Patiala,to provide all its publications to its members at 50 per cent rebate.

Three killed after roof caves in due to rain

JALANDHAR: Three agricultural labourers were killed and two others sustained injuries when the roof of the room where they were sleeping caved in due to rainfall at Jalandhar’s Kohala village on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Mallo Masih (40),his son Samsun (20) and Hira Singh (19). Police said all five,who were residents of Amritsar,had moved to Kohala around 10 days ago for work. ASI Satwinder Singh of Lambra police station said a case had been registered.

Man honoured posthumously

CHANDIGARH: The Jind district administration on Wednesday awarded Rs 2 lakh to late Saurabh Garg’s father Chanderbhan Garg for his son’s efforts,which led to 11 lives being saved in December 2012. A fire had broken out in a house in Saurabh’s neighbourhood and many people were trapped. Saurabh entered the house and saved 11 people but lost his life.

Rohtak-Delhi rail journey for Rs 15

CHANDIGARH: Train journey between Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Rohtak will soon become faster and economical with the EMU service that will be inaugurated by Union Railways Minister Pawan Bansal and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on March 3 in Rohtak. “The train will be able to accommodate 7,500 passengers in one round trip. The EMU travel will only cost Rs 15,” said Congress MP Deepender Hooda.

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