QAhmedabad: Bitcoin Trader Ends Life, Blames DySP & More 

Here is your roundup of the top stories from Ahmedabad.

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1. Bitcoin Trader Ends Life, Blames Dysp & Brother

On late Saturday night, 18 May, a 45-year-old man committed suicide in his house, leaving a suicide note blaming a DySP and his brother for his death. In the suicide note, the victim alleged that the cop and his brother had given five bitcoins to him for trading after he lost it during trading, both started harassing him.

The deceased has been identified as Bharat Patel, 45, a resident of Balram society located in Ranip area. As per police, Patel was working as a bitcoin trader and lived with his family. On Saturday night, he and his family member had gone to sleep at the terrace.

On Sunday morning, 19 May, at around 6 am when his family members came down, the door was locked from inside. Despite several times knocking at the door, Patel didn't respond and the family members had to break the door. As they entered the room they saw Patel was hanging from the ceiling.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)


2. Four Asphyxiate Inside AMC Pumping Station

Four workers were killed after they entered the tank of a pumping station, allegedly without any safety equipment, in the city. The incident has once again raised questions about the safety of workers associated with contractors of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

Police said that around 12:56 am on Sunday morning, 19 May, four workers were sitting close to a tank at the pumping station in Ambikanagar in Odhav when one of the workers fell into it. They said some sort of gas had likely emerged from the tank and knocked off one of the labourers. The other three probably might have jumped in to save their colleague but all four of them suffocated to death due to the poisonous gas.

The supervisor soon realised that something was amiss and called the fire brigade officials who fished out the bodies of the four labourers. The labourers were identified as Surjeet Sahani (26), Sunil Sahani (24), Ravji Chauhan (37), and Lalsinh Ravat (32). Two of them belonged to Rajasthan while the rest were from Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

3. Wasting Water in Dahod to Invite Fine This Summer

The civic body in Dahod city of Gujarat has decided to impose a fine on those found wasting water, an offical said on Sunday, 19 May.

Dahod, located around 160 km from here, is facing scarcity this summer as water levels of the Kadana dam and Pata Dungari lake supplying water to the city have gone down considerably.

Currently, drinking water is being supplied to the city residents on alternate days, Dahod civic body's water supply committee head Lakhan Rajgor told PTI over phone.

In view of the shortage, those found wasting water will be fined in the range of Rs 250 to Rs 500, he said.

"We have constituted nine ward committees and asked the officials to conduct a drive in their respective areas and issue challans to those indulging in water wastage," he said.

(Source: Business Standard)


4. 38-Year-Old Woman Harassed by Workplace In-Charge in Gomtipur

A complaint was lodged with Gomtipur police station on Saturday, 18 May, by a 38-year-old woman alleging that her workplace in-charge harassed her after she complained about his behaviour to her superiors.

According to police, the complaint was lodged by victim Heena (name changed), a resident of Ramol. She stated in her complaint that she got married in 2017 and was now living with her husband. She has been working with a private company from the past six months.

A couple of days ago, she had complained about her in-charge identified as Anirudh Roy, who works as the safety officer for leering and making comments on her in Gandhinagar. On Saturday afternoon, when she was at work the accused approached her and started shouting for complaining about him to the bosses.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)


5. Ahmedabad Airport Increases Immigration Counters

Passengers flying from the international terminal of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel International airport (SVPI) will have a quick clearance while travelling abroad. With two new additional immigration counters in place, a total of 14 passengers will be able to clear at one go.

The authorities have not only added new counters but have also changed the entire experience of immigration at the airport.

Speaking about the same, Manoj Gangal, Airport Director said, "We have recorded 45.14% of international passenger traffic growth. We are not only having more number of aircraft but also aircraft with larger capacity hence it becomes vital for us to improve the passenger experience.”

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)


6. Air India Flight Lands at Jamnagar IAF Base After Passenger Suffers Cardiac Arrest

An Air India flight from Delhi to Muscat was diverted to Jamnagar Air Force base on Sunday night, 19 May, after a 33-year-old passenger suffered a cardiac arrest onboard.

After landing at the Indian Air Force base, the patient was rushed to the Jamnagar civil hospital accompanied by an IAF doctor.

"AI 973 Delhi Muscat flt diverted to Jamnagar Air Force Base at 2230 with an Indian passenger aged 33 sufferng cardiac arrest in flight. IAF responded promptly. Diversion to civil airfield wd hv taken more time. Patient shifted to hospital accompanied by IAF doc," PRO Defence Gujarat Puneet Chadha said in a tweet late on Sunday night.

He later said patient was taken to Guru Govind Singh Hospital for treatment. Name of the patient was not know immediately.

(Source: Business Standard)

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