Miscreant held, Sadhu killed in Jammu

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Jammu, Oct 10 (UNI) A miscreant was arrested by the police when he was allegedly planning to murder a member of a rival group, while a sadhu was crushed to death by a speeding truck in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, police reports here said.

''Based on specific information, a youth was intercepted by the police at a Nakka, who on seeing the police, tried to run but was apprehended,'' police sources told UNI.

During frisking, police recovered a country made weapon (Dessi Katta) of 315 bore and two live cartridges from his possession.

The accused has been identified as Babbo Kumar alias Gubb, resident of Nardni Raper, while a case against FIR No 265/08 under sections 3/25 Arms Act has been registered against him.

Meanwhile, a sadhu was crushed to death, when he was hit by a speedy truck late last night in R S Pura area on the city outskirts, police said.

Police have seized the truck and arrested the driver, while the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

In another incident, a teenaged boy was found hanging at his residence under mysterious circumstances.

''The family members noticed the body of the deceased hanging from a ceiling and shifted it to the hospital where doctors declared it brought dead,'' police added.

The deceased, was identified as Varun(17), resident of Talab Tillo, while inquiry has been initiated under section 174 CrPc.

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