Scolded by fa­ther, teenager climbs tree, hangs self

Bangla Sahib bans all plas­tic items

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New Delhi: Gur­d­wara Bangla Sahib has banned the use of all plas­tic items within the shrine com­plex to com­mem­o­rate the 550th birth an­niver­sary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Delhi Sikh Gu­rud­wara Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (DSGMC) pres­i­dent Man­jin­der Singh Sirsa said that plas­tic items such as dis­pos­able plates, glasses, spoons, other sin­gle-use plas­tic items and ther­mo­col cup-plates will hence­forth not be used at the big­gest Sikh shrine in the cap­i­tal. Wa­ter and ‘lan­gar’ (com­mu­nity meal) would now be served to the devo­tees in steel uten­sils.

He added that sev­eral other eco-friendly ini­tia­tives had been taken by the Sikh re­li­gious body at the gur­d­wara to achieve the sta­tus of the clean­est place in the cap­i­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by DSGMC, over 5,000 poly­bags and cup-plates made of ther­mo­col were be­ing used at the gur­d­wara to dis­trib­ute prasad to the devo­tees every day. “Be­gin­ning Oc­to­ber 2, eco-friendly jute bags and leaf bowls are be­ing used for the pur­pose at the shrine, which is con­sid­ered one of the most iconic places among re­li­gious in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try,” the state­ment said.

DSGMC has also set up a re­cy­cling plant to con­vert over two tonnes of flower and ‘lan­gar’ waste into or­ganic ma­nure and ver­mi­com­post. Apart from shift­ing to clean PNG for pre­par­ing lan­gar to around 35,000 peo­ple daily, the Sikh body has also in­stalled wa­ter-sav­ing ap­pli­ances and fix­tures and uses re­cy­cled wa­ter for gar­den­ing, floor-wash­ing, etc. New Delhi: A 16-year-old climbed a tree and hung him­self near the Okhla metro sta­tion af­ter al­legedly be­ing scolded by his fa­ther for hurt­ing him­self while rid­ing a bike. Po­lice found the youth’s body on Tues­day morn­ing with in­juries on his legs. It was found that his par­ents had asked him to go to a hos­pi­tal and get him­self treated. Cops might reg­is­ter a case of abet­ment of sui­cide against the par­ents.

Po­lice said that they re­ceived a call about the body of a teenager hang­ing from the tree near the Agra Canal drainage out­let in Ja­sola. The youth was found wear­ing a T-shirt and black trousers, and had in­juries on his limbs.

He was iden­ti­fied from the clothes. It was found that he was a res­i­dent of Abul Fazl En­clave. His par­ents told po­lice that on Mon­day night, the teenager had re­turned home with the in­juries. When his fa­ther con­fronted, he re­vealed that he had bor­rowed a bike from a neigh­bour and was try­ing to ride the ve­hi­cle, dur­ing which he fell.

This led to an ar­gu­ment be­tween the fa­ther and son, dur­ing which the fa­ther asked him to go to a hos­pi­tal and get him­self treated. The other fam­ily mem­bers also re­fused to ac­com­pany him. They said that he left with­out in­form­ing any­one. On Tues­day morn­ing, they found him hang­ing from the tree.

While they have al­leged foul play into his death, the cops said that they found blood marks on the tree in­di­cat­ing that the teenager had climbed on it and then hung him­self.

The body has been sent for au­topsy and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been ini­ti­ated to es­tab­lish the cause of sui­cide.

The teen had re­turned home with in­juries. When con­fronted, he told his fa­ther that he had bor­rowed a bike from a neigh­bour and fell while try­ing to ride it

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