Around the City

Clear sky predicted

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, OCT. 7.OCT. 7.OCT. 7 The weatherman has forecast a mainly clear sky with the maximum and the minimum temperature hovering around 33 and 21 degrees Celsius respectively on Friday.

The maximum temperature recorded at Safdarjung on Thursday was 33.4 degrees Celsius and the minimum 21.2 degrees Celsius. Palam recorded a maximum of 32.9 and a minimum of 22.1 degrees Celsius temperature respectively.

The maximum humidity at Safdarjung and Palam was 86 per cent and 88 per cent respectively while the minimum relative humidity was 40 per cent and 41 per cent respectively.

Student goes missing

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, OCT. 7.OCT. 7.OCT. 7 A Class X student of St. Columba's School went missing under mysterious circumstances while he was on his way back home at Anand Vihar in East Delhi today.

Around 6-15 p.m., the police received a complaint from Rajnish, an employee with a private firm, alleging that his son, Ankit, had gone missing. He said Ankit had gone to his school this morning and was to return by 2-30 p.m. Enquiries from his friends residing in the locality revealed that he was last seen near a bus stop at Anand Vihar around 2-15 p.m.

Acting on the complaint, the police have registered a case and are trying to trace Ankit. His friends were also being questioned in this connection.

Held for robbery

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, OCT. 7.OCT. 7.OCT. 7 Four persons, who were allegedly involved in a robbery reported from Madhu Vihar about two months ago, were arrested by the East Delhi police on Wednesday. The police recovered stolen medicines worth Rs. 10 lakhs from their possession.

Acting on a tip-off that the culprits who had stolen medicines from a godown on August 23 were trying to dispose of the consignment, a police team conducted a raid and arrested four of the suspects while they were carrying the medicines. They were identified as Shailender, Vikas, Kamal and Gaggan Nagpal. During interrogation, they revealed that they had sold medicines worth Rs. 5 lakhs in Varanasi and Agra. Further investigations are on.

`Criminal' arrested

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, OCT. 7.OCT. 7.OCT. 7 The East Delhi police have arrested a Bulandshahr criminal carrying a reward of Rs. 10,000 on his head. A country-made firearm was recovered from his possession.

The accused was identified as Devraj. During interrogation, he revealed that he headed a gang of 13 criminals that was into extortion, robbery and dacoity. This July, he allegedly murdered a cable operator at Ashok Vihar in North-West Delhi. In that case, one of gang members named Rajesh Yadav was arrested but was gunned down by Mahender of the rival gang while being produced in a Tis Hazari court.

Case against hospital

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, OCT. 7.OCT. 7.OCT. 7 The police have registered a case of negligence against Balaji Nursing Home in North-West Delhi following the death of an 11-year-old boy on September 30.

The parents of Kamal Khatri, a student of Sachdeva Public School, told the police that their son had died from an overdose of anaesthesia while being operated upon at the nursing home in Mangolpuri. Kamal was admitted to the nursing home with breathing problems. The doctors claimed that he died of cardiac arrest.

Acting on the allegations, a board of doctors was formed to investigate the case. The board in its report said there were pre-surgery and post-surgery errors committed by the surgeon and the doctor due to which Kamal died. On the basis of the report, the police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against them and the nursing home management.