Drunk dad throws daughter out of train during quarrel

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014

A SPAT between a husband and wife took an ugly turn when the man threw his two-year-old daughter into the Chambal River from a moving train near Kota in Jaipur, North India.

Police have arrested the 23-year-old man on charges of murder after the body of the infant was recovered from the river, Makkal Osai reported.

Jaipur police said the accused and his 20-year-old wife were travelling from Chittorgarh to Bayana in the Neemach-Agra passenger train.

The accused is an alcoholic and this has been a major issue between the couple.

The wife had several times asked him to get rid of this habit and this always enraged him.

While travelling on Saturday night, the quarrel between the two took an ugly turn and it was alleged that the enraged man threw the child into the river.

> The request for the appointment of Indian officers in education offices in districts where there is a majority of Indians is under consideration by the Education Ministry, Tamil Nesan reported.

Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan gave this assurance at a dialogue session with Selangor Tamil school headmasters and deputy headmasters at the Selangor education office in Shah Alam on Saturday.

He said he had received complaints that many Indian parents had faced difficulty in solving their problems and getting guidance without an Indian officer.

He said Indian officers could also guide and help solve problems being faced by Indian students in national primary and secondary schools in their areas.

> Malaysia Nanban reported that one of the branches of the historical Bodhi tree in Sarnath, about 30km from Varanasi, North India, where Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon and set in motion the Dharma-Chakra, has fallen.

Mahabodhi Society of India chief priest Ven-Baddegama Nanda Thero said one of the branches of the Bodhi tree fell on Friday morning.

He said there was no damage to statues or the temple structures.

The Bodhi tree has great historical and spiritual significance in Buddhism. It is believed that around 2,500 years ago, Siddharta Gautama attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya after meditating for 49 days under a pipal tree (Ficus religiosa), which became known as Bodhi tree.

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