Stray dogs attack, kill child in Gautam Nagar


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Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal In Gautam Nagar area, a one-and-half year-old child was dragged and killed by stray dogs on Wednesday morning. After receiving information about the incident, senior police and administrative officers and the local corporator reached the spot. According to the information received from the Gautam Nagar police, Imran lives in Dhar Wali Basti near PGBT College. His house is situated near nullah. Today morning, Imran’s one-and-half year-old son Raza Sheikh was playing near the house. He reached near the nullah while playing unnoticed by his family members. A pack of stray dogs near the nullah probably dragged the child inside the nullah. The dogs attacked and mauled the child leading to his death. A local youth saw the dogs attacking the child and saved the child from the clutches of the dogs. But it was too late by that time. The child had died by that time. Irate people created ruckus. Local people said the dogs have created terror in the area. They said complaints have been made to the municipal authorities but no action has been taken. ASP Rajesh Singh Bhadoria said the child had fallen into the nullah while playing. He was then attacked and killed by the dogs.

Class-10 student commits suicide

In Parwalia area, a Class-10 student committed suicide by hanging. Her family members had initially claimed that she was injured after she fell near her house. According to the information received from Parwalia police, 16-year-old Shivani, daughter of Premnarayan, was a class-10 student. On Wednesday afternoon she was brought to hospital by her kin for treatment. The girl’s family members had told doctors that the girl fell near her house after she felt dizzy. However, the girl died during treatment. But when the police quizzed the family members, they admitted the girl had committed suicide by hanging. Police have sent the body for post-mortem. It is not yet known what prompted the girl to take the extreme step. Investigations are on in the case.

STF arrests most wanted international turtle smuggler Murgesan

Forest Department STF team arrested international turtle smuggler Manivannam Murgesan from Chennai yesterday and today presented him before the Special Court of Sagar. The court has handed over Murgesan on 5-day remand to STF. Murgesan was wanted by STF, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, U.P STF Police and Interpol since a long time. Murgesan is ranked third in the world in the illegal trade of rare species of turtles. He is considered the kingpin of India’s illegal trade market. Murgesan’s name had surfaced for the first time during the interrogation of Ajay Chauhan of Agra for Red Crown Rooted Turtle. His name again surfaced during the interrogation of Mohd. Irfan who was arrested by State STF in Kolkata recently. A Singapore based businessman, Murgesan has illegal trade links in Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, China and Madagascar besides Singapore. His arrest will prove to be very significant in busting the international wildlife smuggling network.