Here is the intro to a Page 1 story in today's DNA:
In a chilling incident, a 19-year-old girl—who was allegedly in a relationship with an advocate—was allegedly raped and later set on fire by him, after he managed to lure her to his house promising to find accommodation for her in a hostel.
Here is the headline for the same story:
19-year-old girl raped and set ablaze by advocate
Do readers need to be told that this is a "chilling incident"? Shouldn't a hard news intro get to the point right away? Why do many hard news stories in our newspapers begin with a prefatory comment or a subsidiary clause?