TAMIL Nesan reported that a 17-year-old boy was allegedly abducted, tortured and hanged by a group after being accused of stealing a handphone in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday.
The victim's distraught mother, Sunaina Jha, told police that her son was taken from their house at 8.30am and taken to the house of one of the abductors, Naeem, who had accused the boy of stealing his phone from his residence.
Police said Sunaina identified Naeem's wife Kousar as one of the other abductors.
The abductors have denied killing the boy and said he committed suicide.
Police have arrested four people and a hunt has been launched for several other suspects.
> The Barisan Nasional coordinator for the Kulim state constituency, Chua Teong Kee, told residents that even though the coalition lost Kedah in the last general election, it continued to serve the people, reported Makkal Osai.
“We have strived to resolve the problems faced by the people and I hope the Indian community will give their support to Barisan in the coming general election,” he said after attending a function organised by the Kulim Indian Welfare Organisation last Tuesday.
He said Kedah would have more economic growth if Barisan were given the opportunity to rule the state again.
> Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK party president M. Karunanidhi said he would wear only black shirt to protest against the current state government led by the AIADMK party, reported Malaysia Nanban.
He said his original plan was to wear a black shirt while participating in a human chain planned by the DMK to highlight the failure of the AIADMK government on all fronts yesterday.
However, since the state government had denied him permission for the protest, he decided to wear only black shirt permanently to express his opposition to the present regime.
He said that it was surprising that the state government had denied permission for the protest.
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