<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Punjab Police said today its investigation into the killing of senior journalist K J Singh and his 92-year-old mother at their residence in Mohali will yield result “in a day or two”.The 64-year-old Singh was stabbed multiple times and his throat had been slit, while his mother Gurcharan Kaur is suspected to have been strangled at their Phase-3 B2 residence two days ago.Inspector-General of Police (Crime) Shashi Prabha Dwivedi, who heads the Special Investigating Team probing the double-murder case, said their investigation was progressing, but she refrained from giving any details.”Our teams are working on scrutinising CCTV footages and call details in the case. Definitely there will be result in a day or two,” Dwivedi said.A senior Mohali police official said on the condition of anonymity that they have zeroed in on some suspects.”We have been working on two-three theories, including property (dispute) angle and some relation in the case. We have zeroed in on certain suspects in this regard. Certain facts are being verified,” said the official.When contacted, SP (Detective) Harbir Singh Atwal said they have re-recorded the statements of a few close relatives of the victims this evening to double check some informations.Singh and his mother were cremated yesterday.A doctor said the victims seemed to have died between 2 am and 4 am on Saturday. The doctor said Singh was stabbed at least once close to his heart. “His throat was also slit.” Singh’s three fingers on the right hand were cut and he had multiple injury marks on his “other body parts”, said the doctor on the condition of anonymity.The Punjab Police has set up an SIT to probe the crime.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 35-year-old Indian-origin optometrist in the UK today won an appeal against her two-year suspended jail sentence for failing to spot a life-threatening condition on a little boy that resulted in his death. Honey Rose had performed a routine eye test on eight- year-old Vincent Barker in February 2012. She failed to spot the life-threatening condition that led to the boy’s death after five months. Rose had denied charges of gross negligence amounting to manslaughter but was found guilty after a trial at Ipswich Crown Court in London last year. Today, the UK Court of Appeal admitted her plea and quashed her sentence for gross negligence manslaughter. The three-member panel ruled that there had been a “serious breach of duty” by Rose but that it did not amount to the crime of gross negligence manslaughter which resulted in her suspended sentence, which refers to a deferred custodial sentence on strict conditions. “This decision does not, in any sense, condone the negligence that the jury must have found to have been established at a high level in relation to the way that Ms Rose examined Vincent and failed to identify the defect which ultimately led to his death,” said Judge Brian Leveson, one of the three Court of Appeal judges. “That serious breach of duty is a matter for her regulator; in the context of this case, however, it does not constitute the crime of gross negligence manslaughter,” he concluded. During her trial last year, the prosecution had claimed that Rose’s conduct had been so far below the expected standard that it was “criminal”. The jury was told there were “obvious abnormalities” in both of Vinnie’s eyes visible during the examination. A build-up of fluid on the brain increased pressure in Vinnie’s skull and ultimately led to his death. Rose had claimed her examination of Vinnie was tricky because he had closed his eyes to the light and looked away during the test. Judge Jeremy Stuart-Smith had ruled in August 2016 that it was the first case of its type and ordered Rose to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and gave her a 24-month supervision order. The judge told the mother-of-three: “You simply departed from your normal practice in a way that was completely untypical for you, a one-off, for no good reason.” Detective Superintendent Tonya Antonis, of Suffolk Police, had said the sentence was “proportionate in the circumstances”. “It was never the Barker family’s intention that Honey Rose should go to prison,” she said. The victim’s mother, Joanne Barker, said the family had struggled to accept Vincent’s death and the impact on his siblings had been “immeasurable”. “The knowledge our loss should have been prevented and Vinnie should have been saved is intolerable to live with,” she said in a statement.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An MLC belonging to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh was today arrested along with two others by Hyderabad Police for allegedly forging government land documents. TDP MLC Deepak Reddy and two others- an advocate and a realtor were arrested for “colluding and creating forged documents” of government lands located in different parts of the city in the name of private persons, police said. The police are verifying on the actual land grabbed through the forgery. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) Avinash Mohanthy confirmed the arrest of the TDP MLC and two others. Further probe is on.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)