Double tragedy for family

NEW DELHI: It was a double tragedy for the family of a 74-year-old retired professor at Dwarka in South-West Delhi on Wednesday. Kailash Chand Garg jumped from the eight floor of his apartment in the morning only to land on his middle-aged son who was trying to persuade him from below not to take the extreme step.

According to the police, Prof. Garg, who had been undergoing psychiatric treatment, locked himself up in his room around 8 a.m. and threatened to jump to his death from the balcony. His son Sudhir rushed to the ground floor to try and persuade his father not to take the extreme step. But the retired professor did not pay any heed and leapt off the balcony, falling on his son. While the professor died on the spot, Sudhir collapsed with a broken collarbone. He was rushed to nearby Ayushman Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

An engineer, Sudhir worked with the Power Grid Corporation and was posted at its Adhchini office in South Delhi. He is survived by his wife and two minor sons. While one of his brother lives in Rajasthan, the other lives with his family in the US. His father had retired from a Rajasthan college.

Maintenance work at airport

NEW DELHI: Power supply to the Indira Gandhi International Airport here will be disrupted on Thursday as private power distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited will embark on its annual maintenance work at the 66 kV Sub-Station at Palam.

As a result, commercial power supply to the airport would not be available from November 23 to 25 from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. However, to ensure that the operations are not hampered, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will provide power back-up using diesel generators.

"The time slot of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. has been selected as there are a very few flights during this period," said a DIAL spokesperson.