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Beggar held for killing boy after failed sodomy attempt

New Delhi: A 25-year-old beggar has been arrested on charge of abducting and killing a boy after failing to sodomise him here, police said on Friday.

Amar Nath was arrested on Thursday night from his house in the slums of Jaitpur.

Originally from Maharashtra, Amar Nath lured the 11-year-old boy on February 28 while he was playing outside his school. He took the boy to an isolated place near a canal in Jaitpur and tried to sodomise him.

As the boy resisted and threatened to reveal his crime, Amar Nath slit his throat and threw the body into the canal, Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

The body was found floating in the canal on March 3.

“During investigation, the boy’s classmate said he had last seen him with a man wearing an earring, who was later identified as Amar Nath,” the officer said.

Bharti Airtel receives more than 1.50 million Aircel customers

Chennai: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Friday claimed that more than 1.50 million customers from Aircel has joined its network taking the total to over 20 million customers in Tamil Nadu.

So far Bharti Airtel has got the highest share of approximately 50% of all “port-ins” from Aircel customers across the country, said Bharti-Airtel Hub chief executive officer (CEO), Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Manoj Murali in a statement in Chennai.

“It is gratifying to see more Aircel customers choosing Airtel as their trusted network. We welcome them to the Airtel family and assure them of best-in-class services,” he said. He said the company deployed over 13,000 new mobile broadband sites across the Tamil Nadu.

Airtel’s total number of sites in the state stands at 33,000 covering 95% of the population. Telecom major Vodafone recently said it received over 10 lakh Aircel customers and added that all its retail touch points were kept operational seven days a week to help consumes with their requirement.

State-owned BSNL too joined adding Aircel customers saying it registered more than one lakh customers of Aircel opting its network. Recently, Aircel said it has filed for bankruptcy as the company has been facing troubled times in the highly financially stressed industry.

Darbhanga (Bihar): Around 40-50 men came on 25-30 bikes with hockey sticks & swords. My father went to them to explain the situation, but was beheaded

  (Bihar): Around 40-50 men came on 25-30 bikes with hockey sticks & swords. My father went to them to explain the situation, but was beheaded, they also tried to kill my brother: Son of 70-yr-old man who was beheaded for naming a chowk as Narendra Modi chowk