Scolded by father, teenager climbs tree, hangs self
Bangla Sahib bans all plastic items
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