Biological, foster parents of honour killing victim held
Body of deceased lying unclaimed, could be cremated by admn
The police have arrested the biological and foster parents of Mamta, the teenaged honour killing victim who was shot dead near the local Mini-secretariat on Wednesday. Karnal police SI Narender Kumar had also been shot dead.
Rohtak SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said Mamta’s foster parents Ramesh and Krishna as well as her biological parents Ramkesh and Sarita had been arrested and were being interrogated.
“While Mamta’s foster father Ramesh was present on the spot at the time of her murder, her biological father Ramkesh had conducted a recce of the area and her biological and foster mothers were involved in the murder conspiracy,” the SP said.
Ramesh of Shyam Colony in Rohtak had adopted Mamta, who was the daughter of his wife’s brother, Ramkesh of Gaddi Kheri village in the district.
Mamta’s body was still lying unclaimed. A local court had ordered that if nobody came forward to claim the body in the next 48 hours, it could be cremated by the local administration.
Haryana State Commission for Women chairperson Pratibha Suman asked the local police and administration not to hand over the girl’s body to her parents. She offered to get the last rites performed on behalf of the commission.
Dinesh, brother of Mamta’s husband Sombir, stated that they had not claimed her body as they were apprehensive of serious consequences in case they cremated her.
The family members of Sombir, the Dalit youth whom Mamta had married, maintained that they had warned Sombir against marrying the Jat girl as the consequences could be serious.
Sombir’s mother Saroj and Dinesh stated that they got to know about the affair of Sombir and Mamta the day before they eloped to get married. The family said Ramesh had been threatening them after their elopement.
Sombir of Singhpura village had married Mamta in August last year. The couple had then sought police protection. The scrutiny of their documents had revealed that Mamta’s Aadhaar card was forged and she was a minor at the time of her marriage.
The police said Mamta’s foster and biological parents had conspired to kill their daughter. Mamta’s cousin Mohit alias Manglu was also involved as he had called his accomplices from UP to murder the girl, the police said.
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2 school employees booked for rape
The Kundli police have booked two employees of a private school for allegedly raping a married peon on the school premises on August 1.
In her complaint to the police, the victim stated that during celebration of a programme in the school, she was taken to third floor of the school building and raped by the accused. She was also threatened by the accused not to disclose the matter to anyone.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Hitender said that after receiving a complaint, they registered a case against Global Vision School’s bus driver Satbir and receptionist Joginder at Kundli police station and they would be arrested soon.
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Haryana overtakes UP in exports, ranks 5th in country
Haryana is now among the top five states of the country in exports, replacing Uttar Pradesh by registering exports of $2,401 million in the first two months of the current financial year. Gujarat tops the list with exports of $13,780 million followed by Maharashtra ($12,622 million), Tamil Nadu ($4,858 million) and Karnataka ($2,566 million).
Major exports from Haryana include engineering goods, automobiles, handloom products, carpets and basmati. “The increase is mainly due to exports of automobiles and auto components from the state. Other sectors have also performed well,” said SC Ralhan, former president of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).
Haryana is the fifth largest exporter with 4.42% share in the pie during April-May 2018 as compared to 4.37% in 2017-18 and 3.88% in 2016-17. “Haryana has emerged as a major auto cluster with investments flown into the engineering, automobile and ancillary industries. The increase in exports is primarily due to auto and components exports,” said Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General and CEO of FIEO.
According to experts, the result of investments in electronics sector is expected to come soon that is expected to catapult Haryana into the fourth position as the gap between Haryana and Karnataka have narrowed to only $165 million. Haryana has been progressing consistently. It was at the sixth position in 2017-18 and seventh in the previous financial year.
This year, Haryana has taken a lead as compared to Uttar Pradesh, whose exports’ share has slipped from 4.55% in 2017-18 to 4.39% in the two months this year.
Haryana’s neighbour Punjab is far behind and does not figure even among top 10 exporting states. It is at the 13th position with total exports of $1,002 million. Its contribution in total exports has decreased from 1.91% in 2017-18 to 1.84% in the first two months of the current financial year.
Even in the GST collection, Haryana holds fifth position in the country after Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
Haryana is, however, far behind Gujarat and Maharashtra in terms of its contribution to India’s exports. Gujarat’s share in the national pie is 25.4% while Maharashtra’s share is 23.23%.
“It is important to note that it is export of manufactured goods and not of services. When services like software are exported, there is hardly any ancillary benefit, but when manufactured goods are exported, it helps several other sectors like transport and also provides employment to local people,” a state government official said.
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Panel for SIT probe into Rohtak ‘honour killing’
The Haryana State Commission for Women (HSCW) took suo motu notice of the murder of a woman and a policeman accompanying her in Rohtak. It also offered to carry out cremation of the alleged honour killing victim.
The panel recommended a probe preferably by a special investigation team and allowing the victim’s husband, in jail on rape charges and forgery, to attend the cremation.
In Rohtak, commission chairperson Pratibha Suman said the HSCW would recommend the death penalty.
The Rohtak SP said some persons, including members of the victim woman’s family, had been rounded up.
Meanwhile, the family members of the Dalit youth whom the victim had married maintained they had warned him against marrying the Jat girl as the consequences could be dire.
They said the girl’s father had been threatening them with dire consequences after the couple eloped.
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Can give governance tips to Khattar: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has stated that they could give tips on good governance to the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana without charging any fee.
“The BJP government in Haryana has spent almost four years in office, but has failed to perform on all fronts. It indicates that the state leadership either does not know how to work, or it has no intention to work,” Kejriwal said during a visit to Rohtak.
Kejriwal asserted that they had revolutionised the health and education sectors and streamlined the provision of water and electricity in Delhi, though it did not have full statehood and the Central leadership tried to create obstacles.
“If we could still perform in Delhi, why can’t the BJP regime perform in Haryana? We will contest the coming Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections in Haryana on the basis of the Delhi model of governance,” he stated.
On being asked about the grand alliance of the Opposition parties against the BJP government at the Centre, Kejriwal maintained that he did not believe in the politics of alliance, but in service of people.
Regarding the construction of SYL canal, he said AAP was of the view that both states should get justice and the Supreme Court could ensure this. He accused the BJP, the Congress and the INLD of playing politics over the issue.
The Delhi CM, who was accompanied by AAP Haryana president Naveen Jaihind, offered Gangajal and paid floral tributes at the state-level martyrs’ memorial here on Thursday.
He demanded that the Haryana Government should also give monetary compensation of Rs 1 crore to the families of the martyrs of the armed forces and the police.
On being asked about the chaos in the Punjab unit of the party, AAP leader said it was a matter of their family and would be sorted out.