‘Drug addict’ found dead, 3 arrested : The Tribune India

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Tarn Taran: The Verowal police arrested three residents of Nagoke village in connection with the death of a drug addict, a resident of Nagoke, who was found dead at the village cremation ground on June 27. The accused had been identified as Jarmanjit Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Dilbag Singh of Nagoke. The victim, who was identified as Jaskarabir Singh (21), had left home on his motorcycle on June 26 evening. As he did not return home at night, the family members started making inquiries and searching for him. They found his body at the village cremation ground on the morning of June 27. Amandeep Kaur, mother of the victim, in her statement to the police stated that the accused had delivered drugs to her son, who died due to drug overdose. Inspector Paramjit Singh, SHO, Verowal, said a case under Section 304-A of the IPC had been registered against the accused. The accused were produced in a court on Friday and sent to two-day police custody. okay

Leprosy awareness event organised

Amritsar: The district health department organized an event to create awareness about leprosy, its early diagnosis and treatment. District Nodal Officer for Leprosy Dr Vijay Gotwal said leprosy, if detected at an early stage, can prevent amputation of the limps. He said treatment is offered free of cost by the government. He also appealed to the general public to motivate any leprosy patient to come across to get the treatment from the government hospitals. TNS

Central Jail inmate admitted to hospital

Amritsar: Gurdeep Singh Khaira, a Sikh political prisoner, lodged in the Amritsar Central Jail, was admitted on Friday to the emergency ward of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital following chest and abdominal pain. Lodged in a prison in Karnataka for almost three decades, Khaira was transferred to the local jail a few years ago. Expressing dissatisfaction over the medical treatment to Khaira, Prof Baljinder Singh, member of Hawara Committee, in a tweet to CM Bhagwant Mann urged him to pay attention to this.

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