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FIR against 3 year old for use of abusive language

Three-year-old has first brush with law

Bishnu K Jha | TNN

Darbhanga: Three-year-old Ajay Mallik, apparently, had no inkling why and where his grandfather, Ramvilas Mallik, who had clung him on his shoulder, was heading to on one scorching afternoon. With his two sons – Santosh Mallik and Arun Mallik – in tow, Ramvilas Mallik wiped off his face with a towel and patted his grandson, as if to reassure him, even as the tiny soul curiously looked at men in black robes moving around.

It was a bizarre scene at the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) here recently. Ajay, along with his father Santosh Mallik, uncle Arun Mallik and his grandfather, had been made accused in a case relating to violent attack and use of abusive language against complainant Sitaram Mallik’s daughter Kiran Kumari.

According to the FIR lodged with Baheri police station, the accused beat up Kiran mercilessly after she “exchanged heated words” with Ajay Mallik over the issue of fetching water from a government hand pump in village Dhanauli under Baheri police station of Darbhanga district.

According to information, the FIR (no. 63/08) was lodged at Baheri police station during the tenure of then officer in-charge Vijay Kumar Singh. Meanwhile, the accused surrendered in the court of CJM Vijay Kumar Shrivastava and filed a bail petition. However, no bail plea was filed on behalf of the three-year-old “accused”.

It was, however, brought to the notice of the court that the child was among the named accused in the FIR.

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NRI: Sringeri Shankar Mutt to open branch in the US

Sringeri Shankar Mutt to open branch in the US


Chikmagalur: A full-fledged Sringeri Shankar Mutt overseas branch will be opened at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania in the US. It will be opened on July 14 and occupy 35 acres of land.

The Mutt temple constructed by the Sringeri Vidya Bharathi Foundation Inc, will have the Sringeri main deity Sharadamba, Adi Shankaracharya, Chandramouleshwara and Ganapathi temples.

The prathistapana of all these idols will be done with Koti Kumkumarchane, Ati Rudra mahayaga, Shathachandi homa. These will be considered the biggest Hindu rituals held abroad with 175 Vedic scholars from India accompanying the Golden Chariot.

The chariot was created with 15 kgs of gold and has been beautifully carved by sculptors from Tamil Nadu.

Sringeri mutt administrator and Padmashree recipient V R Gowri Shankar said all the required ‘samiths’ (small branches of the sacred tree and other plant material) to perform the ‘homa’ along with the Golden Chariot will be sent aboard a ship bound for the US.

According to Mutt tradition, Sringeri Shankaracharyas will not cross the seas and they are conveying his blessings to devotees abroad.

Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Stroudsburg, PA

Address : RD 8 Box 8116, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Telephone : (717) 629-7881

Fax : (717) 629-7883

Directions : Take exit 45 from I80 for Tannersville and take 715 south. Go a few miles towards Reeder until you see Christine Inn on the left. T urn right on Mountain Springs Road and go about 1.5 miles. Go past the stop sign and the temple is on the right on a small hill.

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