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QChennai: Nation Mourns Sujith’s Death; Probe Against MMT-Go, Oyo

Here is your roundup of the top stories from Chennai.

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Flowers laid on the mortal remains of Sujith Wilson.
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1. ‘Must Lives Be Lost For You to Act?’ HC to TN Govt on Sujith’s Death

Two-year-old Sujith Wilson (second from right), who was trapped in an abandoned borewell in Tamil Nadu since Friday, 25 October, has been reported dead.
Two-year-old Sujith Wilson (second from right), who was trapped in an abandoned borewell in Tamil Nadu since Friday, 25 October, has been reported dead.
(Photo: The News Minute)

As Tamil Nadu mourns the death of Sujith, a two-year-old boy who died on Tuesday, 29 October, four days after he fell into an abandoned borewell in Trichy district, the Madras HC has slammed the state government for being ‘bloodthirsty’.

The court also accused the government of not implementing Supreme Court guidelines on the digging of borewells. It was hearing a petition filed by V Ponraj, seeking the implementation of the Supreme Court order on borewells in the country. “It clearly shows that the government is not in a position to ascertain the ground reality and is not prepared or equipped with the rescue operations,” read the petition.

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2. CCI to Open Probe Against MMT-Go, Oyo

The Competition Commission has found a prima facie case for investigation against MakeMyTrip-Go and Oyo for alleged violation of the Competition Act, 2002. It has asked the Director General to investigate the matter and submit report within 150 days.

The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India had alleged malpractices including predatory pricing, charging of exorbitant commissions from hotels, providing on its platform illegal and unlicensed bed and breakfast and misrepresentation. It had also alleged that the companies charge excessive commissions from the hotel partners and provide deep discounts which have led to the destruction of competitive pricing in the market.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

3. Girl Drowns in Tub as Parents Watch Rescue Ops for Sujith on TV

A two-year-old girl drowned in a tub of water at her house while her parents were watching the operations to try and rescue the toddler Sujith Wilson on television.
A two-year-old girl drowned in a tub of water at her house while her parents were watching the operations to try and rescue the toddler Sujith Wilson on television.
(Photo: PTI)

A two-year-old girl drowned in a tub of water at her house while her parents were watching the operations to try and rescue the toddler Sujith Wilson on television, the police said in Tamil’s Nadu Tuticorin on Tuesday, 29 October.

Revathi Sanjana was playing in the tub on Monday night as her parents were watching the TV at Threspuram village. According to the police, they were watching the attempts of the rescuers to try and extricate the three-year-old child. They suddenly realised she was not around and went looking for her, only to find her motionless in the bucket.

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4. TN Teen Alleges Sexual Harassment by Teacher; Her Father and Church Members Attack Her

The girl had alleged that her karate teacher had touched her inappropriately and made sexually-charged remarks to her, in her complaint to the Gudalur police.
The girl had alleged that her karate teacher had touched her inappropriately and made sexually-charged remarks to her, in her complaint to the Gudalur police.
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“They were yelling that they wanted to kill me and my daughter while attacking us,” Lily* tells, her voice quivering. She was on her way to the Ooty Government Hospital on Monday, with her 16-year-old daughter, who had suffered face and head injuries on Sunday evening after a mob attacked her.

Just two days earlier, Riya had filed a police complaint accusing her karate teacher of sexual misconduct, and the priest at her church of neglecting the allegations. Word of her accusations against the teacher and priest eventually spread, and triggered a mob of around 60 persons to lay siege on their house in Gudalur on Sunday evening. What’s worse, the group allegedly included her father and his relatives.

(Source: The News Minute)

5. Ooty: Security up on Nilgiris border

In the wake of the grim gunbattle with Maoists by Kerala police in Agali limits on the Kerala border, police in Nilgiris district have stepped up vigil and intensified vehicle checks at the hill borders to check for any infiltration of Maoists into the hills here.

They have intensified combing operations in the jungles along the western Nilgiris bordering Kerala against the backdrop of the feared Maoist resurgence in the jungles on the Kerala border. Police in the hills, the STF and also the Naxal Special Duty wing police stationed on the Nilgiris border have started visiting the jungle hamlets, especially, in the Geddai and Kinnakorai limits in the Kundah border which are close to Agali limits in neighbouring state, where Kerala police gunned down suspected Maoists on Monday, to gather information.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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