The victim a pizza delivery guy from Memphis, Tennessee was abducted by three men at gun point as he was returning from delivering a pizza late yesterday evening. Three men forced the victim to handover all his cash at gunpoint. The victim had only $49 dollars of petty cash on him. The abductors then forced the victim to drive to a nearby bank and withdraw cash from his account using the ATM machine kept outside the bank premises. The victim was forced to withdraw $300 dollars. He was then forced to withdraw more cash using another ATM machine kept at a nearby convenience store. But the victim had reached his limit in his account. The abductors then abandoned the car and the victim and fled away.Police are carrying investigation and questioning witnesses to trace the abductors who were involved in this daredevil stunt. CCTV camera footage at the ATM show an indentified man forcing the victim to withdraw cash from the ATM. Police is hoping to use the video footage to nab the criminals.
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An Indian teenager died accidentally while clicking a selfie with a handgun. Ramandeep Singh, a teenager of 15 years from Pathankot, Punjab while posing for a selfie with a handgun, pulled the trigger and shot himself accidentally in the head. He was rushed to the hospital in a nearby city but was succumbed to his head injuries. The selfie proved fatal to his life and he was declared dead. Police are continuing with the investigations and it has been found that the gun the victim used belonged to his father. No foul play was suspected.
India continues to lead the world in number of tragedies as a result of selfies. Several countries all around the world have declared zones where people are prohibited from clicking selfies. Similarly in a tragic accident at Nagpur in March of last year, India seven teenagers drowned and lost their life, while clicking selfie in a boat, which led to the capsizing of the boat. 19 out of the 49 selfie caused deaths around the world are from India. This has led several cities in India imposing restrictions for taking selfies in urban areas.
Read Also: 2015: A Disappointing Year for Investors
As the stock markets closed for the last day of this year, investors were happy to see the year come to a close. The market closed at 0.7 percent decline from the beginning of the year on 2nd January. Investors declared the year as one of the most disappointing as the stock markets never seemed to rise and were always on the decline compared to past trends.
Brad McMillan, Chief Investment Officer of Commonwealth Financial Network announced that this year was the first down year since 2011. This year was one without much volatility as there were no significant price movements this year compared to other years. The Dow industrials closed this year with a 5 percent drop its first in seven years. Investors, who followed leading trends this year, would have ended at prices lower than what they started at the beginning of the year. One major sector that performed badly this year is the energy sector. With the global drop in crude oil prices, the energy sector went down by 27 percent this year, making several investors lose their hard earned money.
However, technical giants such as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google managed to provide returns for their investors. All these four companies ended the year with double digit gains with Amazon and Netflix gaining more than double of their last year’s gains. Bonds too fared poorly this year and closed at 0.4 percent lesser than last year.
However, analysts are hopeful that next year will be more positive. According to reports, improvements in the unemployment rate and increase in individual incomes, 2016 is set off to an upward path and the US economy continues to get back on its feet slowly but surely.