Around The City

Mainly clear sky forecast

NEW DELHI FEB. 26. The weatherman has forecast a mainly clear sky with the possibility of thundery developments in some areas during the day in the Capital on Friday. The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 14 degrees Celsius.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Thursday were 31.9 and 12.3 degrees Celsius respectively, while Palam recorded a maximum of 32.9 and a minimum of 13.4 degrees Celsius.

Safdarjung recorded a maximum humidity of 88 per cent and a minimum of 23 per cent. At Palam, the maximum and minimum humidity stood at 95 per cent and 34 per cent respectively.

Killed in brawl

NEW DELHI FEB. 26. A 40-year-old man was killed and his sons injured in a brawl between two families over a petty issue at Kotla Mubarakpur in South Delhi on Wednesday night.

According to the police, Rashid Khan, a resident of Gurdwara Road in Kotla Mubarakpur, and his sons, Khushu (17) and Azad (15) were beaten up by his neighbour, Yaad Ram, and his brothers-in-law Som, Raju, Babloo and Birender around 11-30 p.m. All the injured were taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences where Rashid was declared dead on arrival. His sons have been admitted with injuries.

Child assaulted

NEW DELHI FEB. 26. A seven-year-old girl was criminally assaulted by an unidentified person at Timarpur in North Delhi on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, the girl, daughter of a rickshaw puller, had ventured out of the house in the morning to fetch tea. When she came back, her parents found her in dishevelled state. The girl then told her parents that somebody had accosted her while she was on her way back and then assaulted her.

Family robbed

NEW DELHI FEB. 26. Four unidentified young men robbed the family of a retired government official of cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 1 lakh at Bhajanpura in North-East Delhi on Wednesday evening.

According to the police, the armed young men barged into the house of Deep Chand Bhatnagar, a retired registrar living at C-Block, Yamuna Vihar in Bhajanpura, and forced him, his sons - and other family members in a room at gunpoint and locked them from outside. They then managed to escape with Rs. 20,000 in cash and jewellery worth Rs. 1 lakh.


NEW DELHI FEB. 26. A woman was allegedly stabbed by her husband following a row over a petty issue at Gokulpuri in North-East Delhi on Wednesday evening.

According to the police, Ramji Lal (30), a resident of E-Block in Nehru Vihar, Gokulpuri, a sweetshop owner, stabbed his wife, Sharda, with a knife following an altercation over some family matter. have registered a case and are investigating further.