The Police Constable who is allegedly responsible for causing the death of 10-year-old Devin Sealey on the Sister’s Village Public Road, West Bank Demerara, is expected to make his first court appearance today at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.The Police rank was charged with driving under the influence and causing death by dangerous driving. Both charges stemmed from the fatal accident which occurred on Sunday last.Dead: Devin SealeyTen-year-old Sealey of Lot 904 Sister’s Village, WBD, was reportedly struck by the Policeman who was driving his motorcar bearing registration number PLL 222. According to reports, the Police rank was highly intoxicated and would have lost control of his motorcar while negotiating a turn in the vicinity of the Wales Police Station.As a result, he slammed into a park motorcar with registration plates PGG 5099, then struck the lad before coming to a halt after colliding with a utility pole.The child reportedly was flung into the air and landed on the roadway. From the impact and the fall, Sealey would have suffered broken arms and legs among other injuries.He was picked up and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Policeman however, would have also received injuries and was admitted a patient at the said hospital.He was discharged on Tuesday and based on information reaching this newspaper, he would have given his colleagues a detailed statement about the fateful night.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination performed of the lad’s body proved that he died from multiple injuries. The autopsy was performed by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh at the Ezikiel Funeral Home, Vreed-en-Hoop, WBD.
Legalise prostitution, says retired SC Judge Santosh HegdeHyderabad, Jul 6 (PTI) Supporting the Law Commission’srecommendation on allowing gambling and betting in sports,retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde today evenfavoured legalising prostitution, saying vices cannot beabolished by the state.”A person who thinks vices can be abolished by law isliving in a fool’s paradise,” said the former SolicitorGeneral of India.The Law Commission yesterday recommended that gamblingand betting in sports be allowed as regulated activitiestaxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used asa source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).”It’s a very good recommendation”, Hegde told PTI. “Thereare certain vices which cannot be controlled by law and anyattempt to control such vices will lead to illegal systemsdeveloping”.”We have experienced it earlier when there wasprohibition. There is illicit liquor production there (whereprohibition was in place). Government loses excise duty, thevice will continue, you can’t control it. These are certainthings which can’t be controlled by law”, he said.Similarly, illegal gambling is going on in the country.Making it legitimate and by controlling it, 70-75 per cent ofillegal activities will stop, the former Karnataka Lokayuktasaid.”But certain amount of control is absolutely necessary”.Asked if he thought prostitution should also belegalised, Hegde said: “It has to be legalised. It’s going oneverywhere. What’s the big idea of..(keeping it illegal). Itshould be legalised”.”It (prostitution) has become a regular profession now.It should be legalised and people (engaged in prostitution)should be licensed. Then alone there will be control over thesystem”, Hegde said.advertisementThese are certain vices which cannot be abolished by thestate, he said. Otherwise, it would then go on in an illegalmanner. Better than that was to have control over the system.”Which is the city or the state where there is noprostitution? We are just closing our eyes and saying it’s notthere.And in places like Mumbai, there are certain areasrecognised by the Government where prostitution continues.Therefore, morality can’t be controlled by law. It can only becontrolled by religion and religious leaders”, he said. PTI RSAPRAPRAPRAPR