Labourer falls off roof, dies

MALOUT: A 20-year-old labourer, who was working in an under construction house, died after falling off the roof here on Monday. The deceased, identified as Harvinder Singh, a resident of Aulakh village, was working on the second floor of the building when the mishap occurred. Sources said he lost his balance, leading to the mishap. He was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The police have started inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. TNS

Jawan dies of bullet injury

Malout: A Home Guard jawan in his early 50s died under mysterious circumstances after sustaining a bullet injury on Sun. The deceased, identified as Santokh Singh, was posted at the Lakhewali police station. Santokh’s son Lovepreet Singh said his father had never discussed any kind of problem with him. Lovepreet said his father might have died after the rifle fell down. The police have started an investigation into the incident. TNS 

Hit by vehicle, pedestrian killed

Bathinda: A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Skyland Resort on Ring Road on Sunday. Jaswant Singh, Station House Officer, Canal Colony police station, said: “We came to know about the incident around 4:00 pm. We are trying to identify the deceased, who sustained serious injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he breathed his last.” A case under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC has been registered against an unidentified person at the Canal Colony police station. TNS

22K tablets seized, 1 held

Barnala: The police have arrested a person after 22,000 habit-forming tablets were confiscated from him. The accused have been identified as Amritpal Singh. A case has been registered in this regard. — TNS 

Woman ends life 

Bathinda: Apparently under mental stress, a 30-year-old woman committed suicide at her residence in Parasram Nagar here on Monday. According to workers of an NGO, the deceased has been identified as Bela. They said the cloth that she used to hang self was tore apart as half of it was found hanging from the fan and the other half around her neck. The police are investigating the matter. — TNS

RELATED Man booked for labourer’s murder