IN a case said to be related to “honour killing”, a 16-year-old student from Polagam village in Nagapattinam, about 75km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, had her throat slit by her father.
Malaysia Nanban reported that Ranjitha was having an affair with a 30-year-old man from the same village, something that her father was vehemently opposed to.
Ramakrishnan, 46, a farm worker from Polagam village, had warned Ranjitha repeatedly to end the affair, but she refused.
On Wednesday, Ramakrishnan sent his children, except Ranjitha, to his relative’s house in an adjacent village. Later that night, he brought the matter up with Ranjitha. When the girl stood her ground, an enraged Ramakrishnan pulled out a sickle and attacked Ranjitha.
> Divers and police in Kolkata, North India, frantically searched for a man last seen jumping into the Hooghly River, only to realise later that the “victim” was standing on the other said of the river watching in bewilderment.
Tamil Nesan reported that Mintu Sarkar, 35, had left home in a huff after a quarrel with his wife. At around 12.30am on Tuesday, a police officer saw a man jumping off Howrah Bridge. He alerted the disaster management team, which scoured the river for an hour.
It was then that a policeman saw Sarkar standing on the opposite riverbank, watching the operation. Police later said Sarkar was drunk and unaware the search was for him.
? Found in Translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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