Six or nine, boy or girl, cutlets or cutlery

Bhubaneshwar: Police in a coastal Orissa village have arrested a daily wage earner, Ramesh Naik, who killed his six-year-old son Rakesh on Saturday after the boy ate away his father’s share of ‘aloo chops’ (potato cutlet).

Hyderabad: A cloth dealer has been arrested for severely beating up a nine-year-old girl, Y. Padma, working in his house for breaking a porcelain tea cup. Police suspect suspect that the girl’s father Gokarna might have sold her to Mahesh. She was being paid Rs 200 per month and the money was collected by her father.