The police in north-western Assam’s Baksa district have arrested a man for drowning his infant daughter in order to be cured of an unknown disease from which he was suffering.Birbal Boro, a resident of Lahapara village, was arrested on Saturday after his wife filed a First Information Report at the local police station, accusing him of killing their daughter.The accused had gone out with his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter for a walk Friday but returned home a couple of hours later without her. He told members of his family that he had “immersed the girl in the river because God had ordered him” to do this.Locals said the man was ill for almost a month and had visited a quack, who advised him to sacrifice one of his three children if he wanted to be cured.The police retrieved the body of the girl with the help of a State Disaster Response Force team.“We are questioning the man, his family members and other villagers to find out if any quack or witchdoctor was involved,” the district’s Superintendent of Police T.P. Vijay Kumar told The Hindu.The police would be producing the accused in a local court after his medical examination.
Virtual Eye, the ball-tracking technology that is being used in the Ashes, is not reliable and can have an impending impact on the outcome of tournament, feels Paul Hawkins, the founder of Hawk-Eye.”A wrong decision could completely change the course of the Ashes,” warned Hawkins.Hawkins said he believes there is a high percentage of inaccuracy in the Virtual Eye.”Hawk-Eye is accurate to an average of five millimetres (0.2 inches) for an lbw appeal. This figure could go up to 15mm depending on other factors, such as how far the batsman has advanced from the crease,” maintained Hawkins.”Evidence suggests that in case of Virtual Eye the figure goes to 45mm (1.8 inches),” he added, pointing out to an unsuccessful lbw appeal by Graeme Swann against Marcus North in the second Test.