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Port Blair
16 Nov 2017

Truck crushes APWD DRM to death
In a tragic incident, a 26 year old daily rated worker of Andaman Public Works Department was crushed to death by a speeding cargo truck on Thursday. The victim has been identified as A Suresh Babu. The driver of the vehicle, Rupnus, 24, has been arrested and a case under section 279/304A has been registered at PS Pahargaon.
According to sources, the private truck was travelling downhill from Brichgunj when the driver lost control due to reported break fail and mowed the victim, who reported died on the spot. Further investigation is underway.

Woman attempts suicide
A 25 year old married woman, identified as Rabiya, resident of Junglighat, attempted suicide last night at her residence. Sources say that the woman was upset over frequent spats with her husband and even registered a complaint with the local Police Station accusing her husband, Anwar, a private worker, of having an extra marital affair. She reportedly poured kerosene and set herself on fire. She was rushed to GB Pant Hospital and is presently undergoing treatment in the Burns Ward. Police is investigating the matter.

Two govt. school teachers booked for molesting students
The Chatham Police has booked two teachers of a government school here under relevant sections of the POCSO Act for allegedly molesting two 15 year old and 12 year old students of the institution. The accused have been identified as Samson, 59. And Dayalan, 56, both GTTs of Govt. Sr. Sec. School (English and Tamil), Haddo. After registering a case under section section 9(f)/10 of POCSO Act, Police is conducting further investigation in matter.
Speaking to EOI, Senior Manager of PRAYAS, informed that the NGO received an unknown call on Child Helpline 1098 recently. “The caller informed about girl students being molested by the teachers of Haddo school and sought assistance. The NGO immediately conducted an awareness camp in the school and screened a movie, Anand, to generate awareness on Good Touch and Bad Touch among students following which some students came forward with their complaints. The NGO them submitted a report to the Child Welfare Commission following which CWC took up the matter with the Superintendent of Police, South Andaman and the Secretary (Education) demanding an investigation,” he said.