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52 inmates, 7 officials Covid positive in Tihar

Meanwhile, the Director General of Tihar, Sandeep Goel, said that the jail authority is trying to create isolation spaces within the prison. He told that the bi-weekly visit by families from outside has been suspended while the prisoners are being produced in courts only virtually.

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At least 52 inmates from Delhi’s Tihar jail have been tested positive for Coronavirus and 35 of them have been hospitalised in three different hospitals. Seven jail officials, including the prison doctor, have also contracted the virus. At present, Tihar has over 20,000 prisoners as against its capacity of around 10,000.

Until April 6, the jail had only 19 Covid positive prisoners and no jail staff was affected by the Coronavirus. Prison officers said the infection has spread swiftly as the administration was trying to create isolation spaces inside the country’s most populated prison complex.

The official told the media that three prisoners were critical and had to be admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital, 32 prisoners have been admitted as a precautionary measure at two different hospitals, 17 others are in self-isolation in the jail and 7 jail employees are isolating outside.

Another official informed the media that more than 20,000 prisoners are in Tihar now while the sanctioned capacity is only 10,026. In the last one week, more than 40 cases have been reported in Tihar. Another official told that the jail management is busy in finding ways to ensure social distancing but it is a challenge. The jail authority has fear that the infection will spread more quickly than last time.

Meanwhile, the Director General of Tihar, Sandeep Goel, said that the jail authority is trying to create isolation spaces within the prison. He told that the bi-weekly visit by families from outside has been suspended while the prisoners are being produced in courts only virtually.

On Sunday, around 200 eligible inmates of the three jails in the capital have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus so far, and none of them has reported any adverse events. A total of 326 inmates in Delhi’s jail are above 60 years, and over 300 in the 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities. These two categories are eligible for vaccination in the ongoing nationwide drive.

Earlier, the Delhi Prisons Department had set up a Covid-19 vaccination centre inside Tihar Jail to vaccinate the inmates. It was set up in the central jail hospital at jail number 3. Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said around 160 inmates in Tihar jail and around 40 in Rohini and Mandoli jails have been vaccinates so far.

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The vaccination drive for prison inmates started on March 18. The officials said that the jail management is sending inmates of Rohini and Mandoli jails to the nearest government vaccination centre under police protection for taking jabs.

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Uttar Pradesh: 19-year-old girl strangled to death after being raped in Mainpuri

It is being speculated that fearing that the girl student would complain, the accused raped, murdered the 19 year old and fled from the spot.

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The shocking news of rape has come to light from Bhogaon in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri. After raping the girl student on Wednesday, she was strangled to death and the body was later hanged.

On receiving information about the incident, the police-administration reached the spot and started the investigation in search of the accuse. Currently, the police has sent the body for post-mortem.

While interacting with the media and giving out information about this incident of rape and murder, Mainpuri SP Kamlesh Dixit said that, the police had received information about the rape and murder of the girl in Nagla Sheesham village. The police reached the spot and took immediate action in the matter. He also assured that the culprits will be arrested soon.

According to the information received to the police, a 19-year-old student of B.Sc. second year and resident of Nagla Sheesham village of Bhogaon police station area, was present at home along with her fifteen year old sister. Their parents had gone out for some work an around 3 o’clock in the evening, Pushpendra Lodhi (25), from the same village entered the house and forcibly raped the girl.

And the accused did not stop there he strangled the girl to death and later hanged the body on the noose. It is being speculated that fearing that the girl student would complain, the accused raped, murdered the 19 year old and fled from the spot.

However, the younger sister present in the house made noise and opened the door of the house, telling the people of the neighborhood about the whole incident. There was a stir in the village as soon as the information about the incident got spread. As soon as the information was received, the parents also hurriedly left for home. At present, the police is looking for the accused.

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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and zeal in India. From having good food to enjoying swings, people visit Dussehra fairs to mark this festival. But a horrific incident happened during International Kullu Dussehra Festival in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu when three people sustained injuries after a swing tyre fell on them on Wednesday at around 9 pm.

The video of the same is going viral on social media in which it can be seen that, as and when the woman stepped outside the swing, its tyre suddenly broke and fell on another woman standing nearby. During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

The good part was that the swing was not moving at that time, otherwise, a serious accident might have occurred if it had continued to swing. At the time of the incident, people were getting off the swing. When the girl left the swing, the tyre touched her head and landed on another girl who was standing close by, and she fainted.

The police rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information about the incident. After reaching, the authorities sealed the swing. The police are conducting research thoroughly to find the reason behind the mishap.

Speaking about the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Kullu Sagar Chandra said that the swing was sealed as soon as the information was received. The girl is undergoing treatment in the hospital as she has suffered a neck injury, while information about where the two tourists from Delhi went for treatment is not available.

A similar incident took place a few days ago in Punjab’s Mohali after a swing fell to the ground at the Dussehra fair, injuring around 20 people.

In another incident, an 80-foot effigy of Ravana fell on the ground in Haryana’s Yamunanagar during Ravana Dahan. The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet in which it can be seen that people were standing close to the nearly-burnt effigy of Ravana when it started falling.

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West Bengal: 8 people died by drowning in Mal river during visarjan | Watch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods.

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At least eight people drowned and several others are missing in flash floods that occurred during the immersion of idols of Goddess Durga in Mal river in Jalpaiguri district on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

A senior official said that at the time of the incident, hundreds of people had gathered on the banks of the Mal river for the visargan when the incident took place. Jalpaiguri District Magistrate Moumita Godara gave media update and said that people were washed away due to sudden intensification of water in the river. So far eight bodies have been recovered and 50 people have been rescued.

He further added that that 13 people with minor injuries have been admitted to a nearby hospital. And the search and rescue operation is being carried out by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) with the help of police and local administration.

State Backward Classes Welfare Minister Bulu Chik Baraik expressed his apprehension that the death toll will increase further. Baraik Mal is the MLA of the assembly constituency. He said that he was present at the spot when the accident happened. Several got washed away and the river’s current was very fast.

He said that hundreds of people were present there at the time of the incident and many are still missing. Baraik and several senior Trinamool Congress leaders reached the spot to take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly Shubhendu Adhikari expressed grief over the incident and requested the state administration to expedite the rescue work.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods. PM Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the accident that happened during Durga Puja festival in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones.”

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