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School-girl raped and murdered in Shimla, naked dead body dumped in forest: Report

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Kotkhai girl rape and murder

SHIMLA– Cold-blooded murder of a minor school-girl after rape in Kotkhai Tehsil, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh, created stir among locals as well as administration. According to police, the official postmortem report of the body is yet to arrive; however, the doctor has confirmed rape before strangling her to death. 

A case has been registered under IPC Section 302, 376, and POSCO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offense) Act against unknown accused, and three special teams are formed to investigate the crime.

According to the ASI, Police Station, Kotkhai, Deep Chand, there is no trace of criminals yet, but police is collecting evidences from the spot along with recording statements of deceased girl’s classmates, school staff, and parents.

Not only people of Kotkhai are stunned at occurrence of this hideous crime, but the entire district is in shock. Locals said it was the first time such an act of brutal crime was reported from otherwise peaceful upper Shimla region.

The case came into light after a class 10th student, a resident of Taali Kholana (टाली खोलना) village in Balsan, went to school with her brother on July 4, but didn’t return home. On July 5, on failing to receive whereabouts of the girl, parents begin to search for the girl and inquired the relatives, on July 6, someone spotted the naked body of the girl in nearby Dandi forest, about 100 meters above a link road. The uniform of the girl was also found near the spot.

Hundreds of villagers gathered at the spot along with arrival of Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Theog. The dead body was taken into custody, and was sent for post-mortem on Friday. Team from Forensic Lab, Junga along with dog squad arrived at the spot, and entire area was sealed.

The girl was a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Mahasu. As per initial report, scratches were found on face of the girl, and a few bottles of liquor were also found on the spot.

Enraged over the incident, locals took out a march demanding swift investigation and arrest of culprits.  The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged a protest on Friday evening in Shimla hwile Student Federation of India will also organize a protest at 3:00 PM today in front of the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Shimla.

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HP Civil Supplies Selling Onion at Rs. 64 per kg

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HP Govt Onion Sale in Himachal PRadesh

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation has purchased 1200 quintals of imported onion from M/s NEFAD Delhi, which is being distributed through various godowns and fair price shops of the Corporation, to provide relief to the consumers from unexpected rise in onions prices.

A spokesperson of the corporation informed that the onion are being made available to the common public at rate of Rs. 64 per kilogram as per the directions of the State Government, which would be available to the public on ‘first come first buy’ basis. Till now, almost 800 quintal onion has been distributed and the remaining 400 quintal onion would be distributed within a period of seven to ten days.

He said that the State Government has bought the onion from imported stock of the Union Government. Spokesperson said that department is keeping strict vigil on hoarding of onion and if any such case is found, strict action would be taken against the defaulter.

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More Rain/Snow in Himachal Till Jan 22: HP Met

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Snow prediction for shimla 2020

Shimla-Shimla has received yet another spell of snow on Thursday, leading to road blockage and blackouts in some places. In Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri and Hatu Peak were covered in thick layer of snow. The traffic movement on National Highway-05 was hit in the upper region of Shimla. Hundreds of people including tourists were stranded in snow.

Local police had to carry out rescue work till late at night. With the help of machines, the road was opened for hundreds of stuck vehicles, buses, and tourists.  

Driving towards Kufri has become a dangerous task due to frozen roads. Therefore, the local police has urged tourists to avoid driving towards Kufri.

Other than Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, peaks of Kullu, and Kinnaur have also witnessed a fresh spell of snow, affecting daily life.

Following it, the state is reeling under a coldwave. Keylong was coldest at -10 Degree Celsius, followed by Kalpa at -4.2, and Kufri -1.8, Dalhousie at -0.8, and Shimla at 0.6.

The HP Meteorological Department has predicted more rain/snow till January 22 except on January 19. According to the Met, while plans/lower hills are likely to witness rain/thundershowers at isolated places, the middle and higher hills can receive scattered rain/snow.

The Met has predicted widespread rain/snow on January 21.

 

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Hamirpur’s Reena Among 100 Meritorious Students Invited to Watch Republic Day Parade from PM Box

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UHF Nauni Dr Reena Kumari

Solan-Dr Reena Kumari, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Vegetable Science at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been invited to watch Republic Day Parade 2020 from the Prime Minister’s Box at Rajpath, New Delhi.

She is among the 100 meritorious students selected from across the country by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India to witness the event. The travel and lodging expenses are being borne by the MHRD. 

Hailing from a small village Kashmir in District Hamirpur, Dr Reena was the topper of her school in class 10 +2 and joined UHF in the year 2009. She completed her master’s and doctorate in the discipline of Vegetable Science under the guidance of Dr Ramesh K Bhardwaj and has worked on improvement and development of new varieties in cucumber. Dr Reena has scored 88.00 and 86.60 % marks in MSc and PhD programme respectively with a gold medal in her PhD programme.

She was the university merit scholarship holder during her graduation and post- graduation programmes. Besides, she has also published eight research papers, one book chapter, review paper and popular article. Dr Reena has qualified various examinations like JRF and SRF.

An ecstatic Dr Reena thanked the MHRD and the university and for giving her the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the grand parade from the Prime Minister’s box. Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor, senior officers and students of the university congratulated Dr Reena on her selection.

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