Hindu father objects to son’s taco meal
CINCINNATI — A Hindu father from Ohio has filed a complaint with the Justice Department claiming his son was forced to eat a beef taco in the school cafeteria.
Ashish Gandhi said the taco incident occurred at the Academy of World Languages, a public magnet school in Cincinnati. Eating beef is considered a sacrilege to Hindus.
Cincinnati Public Schools attorney Gary Winters told investigators the boy chose the taco himself, and the employee who gave it to him was unaware of his dietary restrictions.
Gandhi, who moved to the U.S. from India in 2007, calls the taco meal an “intentional act of religious bigotry.” He filed a separate complaint claiming the school has refused to offer his son services for students who don’t speak English.
Rep. Sutton to talk ‘cash for clunkers’
U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, is scheduled to appear on ABC’s World News on Sunday to discuss the “cash for clunkers” bill, according to a news release from her staff.
The news program airs at 6:30 p.m.
Known officially as the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act, the bill passed the House of Representatives Tuesday by a margin of 298 to 119.
It bill allows consumers to trade in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for newer, more fuel-efficient cars.
Boy in apartment with man’s corpse
COLUMBUS — Police have found a young boy who was left alone in an apartment with a man’s body for as many as five days.
The boy, who is about 3 or 4 years old, and the body were discovered in an apartment in Columbus on Saturday. Police have not identified the man, who they say might have been dead three to five days.
Police said the death did not appear to be suspicious, and Childrens Services was contacted about the child.
Police were called to the building after neighbors noticed a worsening smell coming from the apartment and a window covered in flies. A neighbor said two men had moved into the apartment about two weeks ago.