Educationist Sagheer Baidaar passed away in Bhopal on Thursday. A veteran journalist who had taken upon himself the task to inspire youths to perform better in academics though scholarships, he set up MECAPS. The society was primarily to motive Muslim students but also gave awards to students of other communities. The last rites were performed in the afternoon.
An office bearer of the contract power company employees association died of a heart attack on Tuesday while he was addressing agitating employees at Ambedkar Maidan in Bhopal. Ramnarayan Dixit fell down while giving a speech and was declared dead at hospital. The contract employees are on indefinite strike since April 17 to demand regularisation of services.
A Congress leader and property dealer Saeed Malguzar shot dead his wife and himself, apparently over a domestic dispute, in wee hours of Wednesday in Jabalpur. Malguzar (60) shot himself with another gun after his son Sonu took away the revolver he used to kill his wife Husna Bano (55). Malguzar has been the vice-president of Jabalpur city Congress, sources said.
A woman and her two teenage daughters committed suicide on railway track in Ahmadpur off Hoshangabad road in capital Bhopal. The deceased have been identified as Suraj Bai (48), Sapna (18) and Sushma (16). The trio apparently committed suicide in wee hours of Wednesday due to acute poverty. They stayed in a single room shanty near D Mart on Misrod Road.