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A resident of Jagatpura Colony in Phase XI,Mohali,Ram Rattan was found dead on Chandigarh-Mohali section of railway line near Jagatpura village this morning...

Man found dead on railway track

Mohali: A resident of Jagatpura Colony in Phase XI,Mohali,Ram Rattan was found dead on Chandigarh-Mohali section of railway line near Jagatpura village this morning but the jurisdiction wrangle between Mohali,Chandigarh and railway police kept the body on the track for the whole day. It was around 10 am that Rattan,in his mid-30s,was found dead with his body cut into two pieces on the railway track. The onlookers informed the local police,who passed the buck to their Chandigarh counterparts,who further attributed it to the jurisdiction of the Railway Police. With the officers of the three different wings of the police fighting and denying their jurisdiction,nobody even bothered to shift the body to the hospital. It was late in the evening that the Railway Police assumed the responsibility and initiated the inquest proceedings before shifting the body to Civil Hospital. In the absence of any eyewitness account or any suicide note,the exact cause of death could not be ascertained yet. Preliminary investigations revealed that the body was cut under Nangal-Ambala passenger train that passed from here around 10 am. Rattan,who was a labourer,is survived by wife Preeti,four minor daughters and a son.

Seven-year-old dies in road mishap

Zirakpur: Sanjit Ram (7),son of Sukha Ram,resident of Fatehpur Colony in Peer Muchhalla,Zirakpur,lost his life in a road accident that occurred in Peer Muchhalla village here on Sunday. According to the police,the accident took place when a truck coming from Sector 20,Panchkula,ran over the minor boy,who was crossing the road at Peer Muchhalla,leaving him dead on the spot. The accused truck driver managed to flee away from the spot after leaving behind his truck. Police have impounded the truck and booked the driver on the charges of causing death by rash and negligent driving. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after conducting the postmortem examination. Deceased’s father is a migrant labourer working at

Zirakpur.

Blaze in Hallomajra candle factory

Chandigarh: Fire broke out at a candle manufacturing unit in Hallomajra on Saturday night. Though the exact cause of fire is not known,sources say that fire broke out due to a cylinder burst. Owned by one Ashok Kumar,a resident of Sector 27,the fire broke around 1:30 am in the Anmol Candle Industry. After few local residents witnessed smoke emanating from the third floor of the industry,they called the firemen at 7:09 am on Sunday morning. Around eight to nine fire tenders reached the spot and took over two hours to douse the fire which reportedly has caused a loss of goods worth Rs 2.5 lakh. As per sources,eight to nine cylinders both domestic and commercial were recovered from the spot.