News Reading Practice #27

(100 Day Challenge)



A miscreant fired multiple gunshots outside a hotel near the Baddi inter-state barrier and sought Rs 1 crore ransom on Wednesday night.

According to the FIR, a person entered MG Regency hotel around 12.30 am on Wednesday and sought details of the room tariff. He then left the hotel.

He returned to the hotel in a car and handed over a paper to security guard Mahesh. He fired two gunshots into the air and warned the security guard that the next time he would fire at him. Pointing the gun towards Mahesh, the miscreant asked him to give the paper to the hotel owner. He fled after firing into the air again.
A few minutes later, he came back and fired some more gunshots into the air. Baddi DSP Priyank Gupta said an FIR had been registered. A team of forensic experts visited the site to collect evidence. DGP Sanjay Kundu said he would soon visit the area. – TNS


Miscreant - A person who behaves badly or breaks the law; someone who engages in wrongdoing. (സാമൂഹ്യ ദ്രോഹി, അധമൻ, ദുർമാർഗ്ഗി)

Ransom - A sum of money or payment demanded for the release of a captive or to secure the return of something or someone.(മോചനദ്രവ്യം)

Tariff - A list of the fixed charges made by a business (വില വിവരം)

Warned - Past tense of the verb "warn," which means to inform someone in advance about a potential danger, problem, or unpleasant situation.(താക്കീത് നൽകുക)

Forensic - Relating to the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crimes or legal matters; often associated with forensic science.(ശാസ്ത്രീയമായ രീതിയിലുള്ള കുറ്റാന്വേഷണം)

Evidence - Facts, information, or objects that provide proof or support for a belief, claim, or assertion; something that can be used to establish the truth in a legal or investigative context.(തെളിവ്)