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Misty morning forecast

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, FEB. 8.FEB. 8.FEB. 8 The weatherman has forecast a misty morning on Monday. However, later the sky is likely to turn partly cloudy with the possibility of thundery developments or light rains in some areas. The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 7 degrees Celsius.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Sunday were 25 and 6 degrees Celsius respectively, while at Palam it was 26 and 6.7 degrees Celsius.

Safdarjung recorded a maximum humidity of 91 per cent and a minimum of 34 per cent. At Palam, the maximum and minimum humidity were recorded at 94 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.

Domestic help injured

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, FEB. 8.FEB. 8.FEB. 8 A 14-year-old domestic help was injured by a person who escaped with Rs. 50,000 from the house of his employer at Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi on Saturday evening.

According to the police, Rajeev, a resident of Nalanda in Bihar, and employed in the house of S.K. Golcha, a resident of F-Block, Lajpat Nagar-III, was alone when somebody knocked at the door around 6-30 p.m. Rajeev answered the door and let in a person who introduced himself as a courier boy. He asked Rajeev to bring him a glass of water. As he went in, the man reportedly managed to lay hands on Rs. 50,000, which was kept in the house and began leaving.

However, as per Rajeev's statement to the police, he tried to stop him from escaping but was injured by the man with a blade. He sustained minor injuries on his hand. But, the man managed to escape with the money. The matter was reported to the police. They are trying to ascertain the claims made by the domestic help. The police are also trying to find out if the burglar had some prior information about the presence of cash in the house.

Meanwhile, Lajpat Nagar police have registered a case of burglary and injury and are investigating further.

Guard dies of asphyxiation

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, FEB. 8.FEB. 8.FEB. 8 In a freak incident, a 35-year-old security guard died due to asphyxiation at Greater Kailash in South Delhi today.

According to the police, the incident came to light around 8 a.m. Jagdish, who worked as a domestic help-cum-security guard with one Mr. Nagpal, a resident of E-102, Greater Kailash-I, was lying unconscious. He was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he was declared dead on arrival.

Investigations revealed that he had gone off to sleep in his quarter last night. He had switched on the heater. Late in the night, some clothes kept near the heater caught fire and the smoke arising out of the burning clothes choked him to death.

Greater Kailash police have registered a case and are investigating further.

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