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Justice for Kashmir’s Nirbhaya

Kashmir’s Nirbhaya has finally been delivered justice. A local court sentenced the accused to death on Saturday, for raping and murdering the six-year-old in 2005.The case dates back to July 2005 when the accused, Farooq Ahmad Pinzoo, enticed a six-year-old girl to his home and raped her till she died. He later dumped the body in a trench and tried to burn her clothes to destroy the evidence.After one month, he was arrested and after spending four years in prison he was granted interim bail. Last month he was arrested again after he tried to jump the bail and flee.”The accused was 40 years old when he committed the crime. The victim was his neighbour and he enticed her to his home. He raped and smothered her to death. Postmortem has proved that even after her death, he continued to rape her,” said Mujeeb Andrabi, additional public prosecutor in the case.After hearing the arguments, second additional session judge Srinagar Tahir Khurshid Raina convicted the accused for rape and murder and sentenced him to death terming it as rarest of the rare case.”The events unfolded from July 31, 2005 when deceased went missing till his arrest and his disclosure and recovery reveal a saga of shock and dismay in the whole vicinity… The whole chain of evidence before this court when tested on the touchstone of principle quoted above put this case in the rarest of the rare category… Accordingly convict is awarded capital punishment. He shall be hanged till death,” said Judge Raina.Judge Raina noted that there is in fact a steep rise in the sexual offences against the women and children. “When child is a victim of such horrendous act, then the court has to speak in the manners which match the collective conscience of the society, and also to act as a deterrent,” he said.Judgespeak“A little doll of just six who was yet to bloom and add to the beauty of the world was crushed to death in the most horren-dous and barbaric manner “After the detestable act, he wrapped the body in a sack and threw it in a trench to conceal it from the eyes of the world,” the judge said.

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Mumbai: Man evades arrest for 15 years, found hiding inside washing machine in his apartment

In a comical incident, a man who was absconding for 15 years was caught hiding in a washing machine at his own house! A Mumbai based man, Manoj Tiwari who has been evading arrest in connection with a cheating case was finally caught trying to desperately avoid detection inside a washing machine. According to reports, the man is lawyer by profession and is based in Juhu in suburban Mumbai. For three hours, his wife managed to bamboozle the police before they discovered him under a pile of clothes inside the washing machine. Accused was wanted in a cheating case dating back to 2002, when he allegedly duped three people of Rs 1 lakh. It was in connection with admission in B-ED course. The case was registered with Azad Maidan Police. The police had to search every nook and corner of the three-bedroom apartment before finally getting whiff that the accused has find a unique spot to hide himself. Currently police have arrested the accused and a case has also been lodged against his wife for obstruction of duty.

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4 persons planning to rob elderly couple arrested

Four persons, who were planning to rob a senior citizen couple in Kalkaji, have been arrested by the police when they were meeting to execute their plan. One of the accused, Ram Kumar had once whitewashed the residence of the old couple and was well aware of the house. Kumar had gone to Dubai but was in debt, hence wanted to carry out the robbery.”The accused have been identified as Ram Kumar alias Sohan Kumar (31), Rohit (19), Deepak Kumar (24) and Rahul (19). They were arrested from a public park and two loaded country-made pistols with live cartridges, a button-activated knife, and a stolen two-wheeler was recovered from them,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East.According to the police, an information was received on Monday that the robbers who were planning to rob a senior citizen couple in Kalkaji will meet in the park. The police reached the location and surrounded the accused and later arrested them. The Activa Scooty that was recovered was stolen from Shakarpur area.The accused persons told the police that they were currently unemployed and that is why decided to rob a house.”Ram Kumar had earlier painted the house of the senior citizen couple in 2016. In December same year, he went to Dubai for work and took a loan of around a lakh which he could not repay. He came back in July 2017,” added Biswal.Rohit, who is a local goon in the Navjeevan camp area, where Kumar also resided knew he was in debt, hence planned to rob an aged couple. Kumar told him about the house he had painted earlier and was aware of the places that they kept valuables. He was also aware that they used to keep a heavy amount of cash at their home. Later, Rohit roped in two other associates and decided to execute the plan. Deepak was earlier involved in a case of robbery in the Jaitpur area in 2015.

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Child rape cases shot up sharply in Ahmedabad, says NCRB

The city which is known to be one of the safest for children is turning out to be a place of nightmare. According to the data issued by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), 196 cases were recorded under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses(POCSO) Act were lodged in Ahmedabad in 2016.Of these, 139 cases were of minors being raped, 21 21 of them were reported to be sexually assaulted. Also, 7 cases of unnatural activities were reported against children were registered.For instance, one eight-year-old girl was molested by a 60-year-old doctor in his clinic in Isanpur area last Thursday. The incident took place when the girl went to his clinic alone. The doctor took her to an adjacent room, where he held her hand and zipped his pants down to flash his private parts.In 80 per cent of such cases, the accused turned out to someone known to the victims, which includes mostly relatives, neighbours, friends etc. Binal Patel, the city coordinator of Childline of an NGO that works to protect the rights of children, said that she has known a lot of cases where children are abused daily.The one who abuses the kids are mostly in acquaintance, she said.”It is often the relatives, friends of the family, neighbours or people in school whom the child is in touch with who abuse them,” said Patel, adding that in many cases the child is being abused over a period before s/he opens up to her/his parents.The trigger is often when parents discover the physical signs of sexual abuse or molestation,” said Patel. In many cases, the relatives even ignore the case because the incident involves members of the same of extended families, she said. “We know of a case in which an orphan girl was sexually abused by her uncle. But, her relatives asked her to stay mum,” she said.According to NCRB data, 481 cases of crime against children were reported in Ahmedabad in 2016. Of them, 196 cases were reported under POCSO Act, which is 40.74 per cent. While in 2015, 609 cases of crime against children were reported where 191 cases were of POCSO, 173 out of 437 cases were registered under POCSO Act in 2014.Cases in 2017 October 31: A 6-year-old boy was kidnapped and sodomised by a 21-year-old, who spotted the victim playing near his house. The crime took place in Odhav area of the city. Finally, the accused was caught redhanded by the victim’s uncle and was handed over to police.On September 14: Principal of a municipal English medium school, near Shankar Bhuvan, in Shahpur, was nabbed by Shahpur police for raping an eight-year-old student of his school. March 17: Two teenage sisters, both around 15 years old, were gang-raped by six in a running car in Dahod. The accused wanted to punish the family after the girl’s brother accused one of them of bootlegging.POCSO cases filed in Gujarat 2016 1408 cases1414 victims2015 1416 cases1424 victimsPOCSO cases lodged in Ahmedabad 2016 196 cases196 victims2015 191 cases191 victims2014 173 cases 173 victimsCrime chart of cases filed under POCSO Act in Ahmedabad Child Raped 139 cases139 victimsSexual Assualt 21 cases21 victimsOther POCSO cases35 cases 35 victims

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Accused confessed to Samachar Apt murder in diary: Delhi Police

Documenting a crime in a diary by the accused is not usual, but while probing the infamous Samachar Apartment murder of 2016, the Delhi Police stumbled upon a register with a detailed description of the killing.In its charge sheet, the police have said that hours after the murder, the accused Charu Verma had written in a register that she did not want to kill the 64-year-old Vijay Kumar, a retired government official and that her hands were trembling after the incident.A spiral register that the police found at Verma’s residence during search had written her confessions in the diary…’mera irada iss buddhe ko maarne ka nahi tha’along with other details of the murder.Verma told the police that on July 20, 2016, she had gone to take her rape video clip from the deceased. However, instead of giving her the clip, Kumar tried to sexually assault her. Irked by this attempt, she took the knife from the table and stabbed him several times.Verma also confessed that she took the LED TV along with her because according to the deceased, the video clip was saved in the TV, the police said in the chargesheet. They said that the TV and the blood-stained clothes of the accused were recovered from a drain in the Dabri area.According to the police, she had thrown the case related material in the drain at Dabri where she had reached after boarding an auto from Samachar Apartment. The police also investigated the visitor’s register at Samachar Apartment where they found that the details filled were false.Police had narrowed down to the accused by examining the CCTV footage of the cameras installed at the residential society. The call detail records of the accused were also examined before nabbing her on July 23, 2016.Meanwhile, a plea has been filed by advocate Rishi Pal Singh, counsel for the accused, for revision of the section under which she has been charged.”We have filed a revision petition for changing the section. We want the section of 302 (murder) to be changed to 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) as the incident had taken in the spur of the moment,” the advocate said.Kumar was found murdered in his flat at Samachar Apartment on July 20, 2016, with several wounds on his body. An LED TV was also found missing from his house.

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GRP nabs sickle-man who scared commuters

The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly holding a sickle-like weapon and allegedly threatening commuters at Byculla station. The accused was identified through CCTV camera footage at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).According to the GRP, Darshana Deshmukh, a 30-year-old resident of Kalyan, who works as a chartered accountant with a reputed firm at Elphinstone, and usually takes a train to Byculla to board a Kalyan-bound fast train, saw a man armed with a sickle threatening commuters on Thursday.DNA had reported about the incident on December 23. The GRP launched a probe and nabbed the accused who has been identified as Ajay Pawar, a Kandivili resident. The police booked the accused under relevant sections of the Bombay Police Act.”We took the statement of the woman who had reported the incident to the railway authorities and so we soon reached out to her and registered the case against an unidentified person,” said a GRP officer.”The accused was arrested and was released on bail. The accused claimed that he worked as a fodder seller for cattle,” said Sanjay Shinde, police inspector, CSMT, GRP.

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CBI fails to keep accused in Rs 180 cr fraud behind bars

The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court pulled up the agency for opposing the bail application of one of accused arrested by the agency in a corruption case, as the agency failed to give proper reasoning for opposing his bail. The court held that the accused Pavan Saini, a Rajasthan resident, has assured to co-operate with the investigating officer also the agency does not say if the accused will flee, thus there seems no reason to not to let the accused free on bail.A case was registered by the CBI against Suja Koshi and many others, which included Saini. CBI alleged that a fraud of Rs 180 crores pertaining to misappropriation of amount by transferring through Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to oriental bank of commerce, Malad branch, for purpose of creating term deposit on February 12 and 17,2014 and that the fraud have been committed by all of the accused.The accused in his plea had claimed that most of the accused who were arrested in the case were granted bail and thus on the ground of parity, even he should be granted bail.The CBI in their reply had said that the accused was involved in very serious economic offence involved in fraud of around Rs 180 crores. His role is very serious. The accused deserves no leniency in such fraud of huge amount. He along with other accused has caused serious injury to the economic fabric of nation.The court in its order said, “The grounds of objection raised by the CBI does not reveal that the accused may flee from clutches of law or he may not appear at time of hearing. The presence of accused can be secured by imposing condition. The trial will take its own time. The nature of offense is such that the custody of accused for further investigation is not required. If he is kept in custody, there is every possibility of he coming in contact with harden criminals and hence in the interest of justice, the accused should be released on bail.”

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Journalist files sexual harassment case against former colleague

A female scribe has filed a complaint in MRA Marg police station on Monday against her former senior colleague for alleged sexually harassment at her workplace.According to the police, the woman was working with a daily Marathi newspaper as a scribe, where her colleague allegedly sexually harassed her. The police added that this is the second FIR against the accused, and the said incident was committed four years ago. The woman had immediately left the job but did not have the courage to file the case.”We have registered a case and our probe is on to ascertain the exact facts.We are now gathering facts to verify the claims made by the victim,” said a senior police officer from MRA Marg Police Station.Vishal Saxena, lawyer of the victim said,”The woman had recently read the news about the sexual harassment case by the accused following which she shared her ordeal with her family. The family then helped her to gather courage and file a complaint against the accused,”A case has been registered under sections 354(outraging modesty of woman), 354(a)(sexual harassment), 354(d)(stalking) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC).

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Rajasthan: Man sets wives ablaze for not keeping his mother happy

In a shocking incident, a man set his two wives on fire allegedly for not keeping his mother happy, police said today.The accused, Deepa Ram, yesterday took his two wives Daria Devi (25) and Mali Devi (27) in his car on the pretext of buying them jewellery, the police said.Ram claimed that he was unhappy with them due to some family matters and as they did not keep his mother happy, Additional SP Jalore Binja Ram said.”In the moving car, he quarrelled with them. As the car lost balance, he stopped,” Binja Ram said.Meanwhile, one of his wives got out of the car seeking help of locals but he managed to push her inside and drove away again, the police said.After some distance, he came out of the car, locked it and set the vehicle on fire, Ram said, adding both his wives were charred to death.The accused works as a labourer in Gujarat and is father of three children.He has confessed the crime and was arrested, the police said.

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I was beaten up because I voted for BJP: Gurang Patel

A complaint was lodged with Naranpura police by a 34-year-old man after he was attacked allegedly because he voted for the BJP. The accused assailant claimed to be a Congress supporter.The incident took place on Monday around 11.40 pm outside Jay Ambe paan shop in Naranpura. The complainant Gurang Patel, is a resident of Haripark society.He said that he had gone to the pan shop when the accused, Anil Vyas, came to the spot and started arguing with him regarding the election result.According to his complaint, Vyas started abusing him. When Patel tried to respond, Vyas allegedly hit him on the head and fled from the spot. Patel was rushed to a hospital and later on Tuesday morning, a complaint was lodged with the police.

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Man makes girlfriend’s nude pics

The MRA Marg police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly made his ex-girlfriend’s vulgar photos viral after the woman refused to marry him.The accused identified as Niteen Varma, 34, stole his girlfriend’s photos from her Facebook account. He morphed the photos and made them go viral on social media, using a fake Facebook profile.According to the police, a 28-year-old woman who was working at a clinic in south Mumbai met a man at the clinic recently and both fell in love. The accused had told the woman that he is from a rich family background, who run a jewellery business. However, the victim recently discovered that Varma is unemployed and had lied to her. She immediately broke up and stopped communicating. Infuriated, the accused downloaded her photos from her Facebook account and uploaded vulgar morphed photos. “The incident came to light after the woman received a call from her friends and relatives informing her about the photos. She lodged the complaint,” said police.

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No one wants to join a probe, independent witnesses are rare commodity: Court

Independent witnesses are a rare commodity as no one wants to join a probe, fearing the inconvenience they will suffer in attending the hearings, a Delhi court has observed.The court’s observation came while quashing an order, acquitting a couple found possessing illicit liquor in 2014.Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain directed the magisterial court, which had acquitted the couple on October 17 this year, to hear the matter afresh by allowing the prosecution to examine all the vital witnesses.The sessions court also noted that the trial court had acquitted the couple of the offences under the Delhi Excise Act as no independent witness was examined during the trial.”It is not the case that no effort was made to join the public persons at the time of the raid. The possibility and availability of a public witness for joining the investigation is a fanciful myth like the meeting of the sky at the horizon.The near you go, the far it becomes and the ultimate meeting point never reaches.”A public witness nowadays has become a rare commodity.No one is ready to join the police investigation either because of the fear of the accused or because of the inconvenience to be suffered in attending the courts,” the judge observed.The court noted that the order of acquittal was passed solely on the basis of the testimony of a police constable, without giving an opportunity to the prosecution to examine all the important witnesses.”The trial court should have given a sufficient opportunity to the prosecution to examine the witnesses and recorded the findings on merits,” it said.According to the prosecution, the accused couple — Seema and Ravi — were on September 17, 2014 found in possession of 12 plastic bags containing illicit liquor, which were kept in a car for sale without any permit or licence near the BRT corridor in south Delhi.The car belonged to Seema.An FIR was lodged and after the completion of the probe, the chargesheet was filed against the couple under the relevant provisions of the Delhi Excise Act.During the trial, the accused had denied the allegations and claimed that they were falsely implicated in the case.The trial court had acquitted them on the grounds of absence of independent witnesses and chances of fabrication of the case property — the liquor bottles.

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3 men rape 16-year-old girl in Shalimar Bagh

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by three men in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area on Saturday. Police said that efforts to identify the accused and arrest them are being made.According to senior police officials, the matter was reported by the victim to her family who approached the police. According to the complaint, the minor victim used to work as a house-maid and was sitting with her male friend in the park near Haidarpur Slums in Shalimar Bagh area, when the three accused arrived and forcefully took her to a secluded corner and raped her in turns. Her mobile phone was also snatched while her male friend was threatened and assaulted.”Yesterday evening, an incident of sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl by the three accused persons was reported. Following the medical examination, a case of gangrape has been registered under IPC sections 323, 363, 376D and 6 POCSO Act at Shalimar Bagh Police Station,” a senior officer said.He said the statement of the victim has been recorded and an investigation is being conducted. “Teams have been formed to apprehend the accused persons and raids are being conducted. A counsellor has been arranged for the girl,” he added.Police are also checking CCTV footages from the area in order to ascertain the sequence of incidents. It is also suspected that one of the accused was known to the victim, police said.

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Colleague ‘killed’ Chennai cop during accuse attack

Pandiyan, who was shot dead while trying to arrest a dacoit accused in Pali few days back, was not killed by the accused. He rather received the bullet injury from the service pistol of a colleague! The shot was fired when the accused and his family members charged at the cops and started beating them forcing the team to flee. However, Inspector Padiyan fell behind and was being beaten mercilessly when the other cop opened fire.Superintendent of Police – Pali District – Deepak Bhargava said, “Inspectors Poriya Pandiyan and T M Muni Shekhar along with a head constable and a constable came to Pali. They learnt that the accused – Nathuram Pindel – lived with his wife Manju and another person Deeparam Jat — at a house constructed at a brick kiln at Karoliya road. Around 2.30 am on the night of December 13, they raided the house in order to nab the accused. However, the accused and others retaliated. When the team faced difficulty, four members of the team left the place and jumped out of the house, however, inspector Pandiyan fell behind and the entire gang started beating him.”Seeing this, Inspector Muni Shekhar pulled out his pistol. “Suddenly, a shot got fired from his pistol which hit Pandiyan. He was rushed to the hospital where the Inspector was declared dead. “Tejaram, whose house at the kiln where the accused were hiding, has been arrested. His wife, Bindiya and daughter, Sugna were also held for attacking the cops. The mother and daughter have been sent to judicial custody while Tejaram has been taken on remand,” the SP said. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu government has announced a compensation to the cop’s family. * Who killed Chennai inspector Poriya Pandiyan?* Did the TN cop fire at the dacoit which instead hit Poriya?* Did the dacoits ‘get hold’ of the service pistol and committed the crime?

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Minor actor molestation case: Mumbai Police says sufficient evidence against accused, requests restraint in discussions

The Mumbai Police on Saturday said that it has sufficient evidence against accused in the minor actor molestation case and requested “all citizens and netizens to exercise restraint while writing or speaking about the case.”Accused Vikas Sachdev, 39, was arrested on December 10 for allegedly allegedly molesting the film actor on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight. He was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till December 22.Sachdev has been booked under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) since the actor is a minor.In a statement posted on Twitter, Mumbai Police said much has been written and spoken about the case and “most of the conclusions drawn seem to be without appropriate knowledge of the facts of the case and based on hearsay.” It also requested people to be “sensitive enough in our discussions keeping in mind the agony the minor victim must be going through.” “Our action against the accused is backed by sufficient evidence against him and it has been under the scrutiny by the court of law. It is our request to all citizens and netizens, to exercise restraint while writing or speaking about the case of sexual assault on a minor without proper knowledge iof the case,” the Mumbai Police said. The 17-year-old actor, in an Instagram post, said the passenger sitting behind her was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she was half-asleep.In the video, which the actor recorded immediately after deboarding the flight, she broke down several times.

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Crime against children: School headmaster arrested for harassing minor

The Odisha Police arrested the headmaster of a school in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, who allegedly sexually harassed a minor girl student.The incident came to light when the victim, studying in class VI refused to go to school on consecutive days. When questioned, she narrated the ordeal she went through in the school, the police said.Enraged villagers tied the headmaster to the pole and thrashed him brutally. Later, the police arrested the accused and registered a case against him.The accused is said to be a repeat offender.He, however, has denied charges framed against him and said if found guilty, he was ready to die.

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23 yrs after conviction, man acquitted

Almost 23 years after he was convicted for demanding dowry and abetting the suicide of his wife, a mother of two children, the Bombay High Court, holding that the prosecution failed to prove its case against him, acquitted the accused. Justice Sandeep K Shinde acquitted Borivali resident Sameer Joshi, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for abetting the suicide of his wife Jyoti, in the year 1994. The court said, “I hold that, the prosecution having failed to prove cruelty had equally failed to prove the charge of abatement of suicide as framed against the accused herein.”As per the prosecution’s case, the couple got married in the year 1990 and had two children. It is alleged that the accused had demanded Rs 10,000 from his wife, for starting a business. When her brothers and parents refused to give him the amount, he is alleged to have harassed the deceased by assaulting her regularly. Following, which, on July 16, 1994, she jumped from the seventh floor of their building and committed suicide.During the trial, the prosecution examined several witnesses to bring home the guilt of the accused. However, in the appeal before the high court, it was brought to the notice that there were several discrepancies in the evidence of the witnesses and it was not clear, that Jyoti committed suicide because of the harassment meted out to her.

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DNA analysis gives clean chit to teacher in minor’s rape case

In a new twist to the alleged rape case of a 13-year-old minor girl inside a Nerul school, the Kalina FSL in its report has given a clean chit to the accused teacher. The report states that the accused teacher is not the biological father.The wife of the accused, Anjali Shukla, now has written to the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to direct the police for a second DNA test to confirm the FSL’s reports and to immediately arrest the accused involved. On September 29 last year, the Nerul police registered a case against Harishankar Shukla alias Raj, for allegedly raping a class VII student inside the MGM school. The complainant in her statement had stated that she was raped inside the school twice between April and August 2016. The incident came to light after her parents learnt that she was four months pregnant. The incident had led to severe outrage. In the report, a copy of which is with DNA, the Directorate of FSL, Kalina has opined that Harishankar Shukla is excluded to be the biological father of product of conception (foetus). It further states that the victim is concluded to be the biological mother of product of conception.”If the DNA report clearly states that my husband is innocent, the judiciary should discharge the case against him,” said Anjali.

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Man gets life for burning body of live-in-partner

A Delhi court has awarded life term to a man for killing and then burning the remains of his live-in partner in 2012.Additional Sessions judge Sanjeev Aggarwal jailed north Delhi resident Umakant while relying on circumstantial evidence and sent his accomplice Sumit to a rigorous jail term for a period of four years.”The circumstances cumulatively establish and support the hypothesis, that it was Accused 1 (Umakant) but none else who had committed murder of deceased Rachna by strangulating her and thereafter burning her dead body consequent to her death, in which he was actively aided, abetted and helped by Accused 2 (Sumit),” the judge said.The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Umakant.According to the prosecution, Umakant had rented out an apartment in Rohini where he was living with the woman as a married couple.On June 19, 2012, a neighbour saw the convicts dragging a bag from the apartment, from which blood was oozing out, and putting it into a car, the prosecution said.The neighbours alerted the police and Umakant and his accomplice were apprehended later that night.The prosecution claimed that he had strangulated her as she used to pressurise him to divorce his wife and marry her. Umakant had claimed innocence and said he was falsely implicated in the case.
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Cops fail to trace lone witness in murder case

Two men, accused of brutally killing a person on the roof of a temple here, have been acquitted by a Delhi court after the police failed to bring the lone eyewitness before it.Special Judge Narinder Kumar absolved the two accused of the offence of murder under the IPC and said the prosecution could not secure the presence of the 16-year-old eyewitness on whose statement the case was registered.”Despite efforts, prosecution could not secure presence of prosecution witness…Fresh process was issued and directed to be served. However, the inspector also could not get the process served because of non traceability of the witness,” the judge said.The court noted the police’s submission that the witness was a vagabond and hence summons could not be served upon him.”As a result, when court finds that prosecution has not been able to substantiate accusation levelled against the accused, both the accused persons are acquitted of the charge framed against them,” the judge said.According to the prosecution, the victim was found dead on the roof of a temple near New Delhi Railway Station on January 21 this year.The police lodge a murder case after the eyewitness, a teenager, told them that he saw the accused kill the man with a stone and a knife on the roof of the Gauri Shankar temple here.It was alleged that the accused were arrested and the weapons used in committing the offence were also recovered.The post-mortem report, too, confirmed that stone caused his death, the court noted. However, as the only eyewitness could not be produced, the court did not consider other witnesses and evidences and acquitted the accused of the charges.
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Youth’s abduction & assault spark tension

Tension erupted in Ramganjmandi town of Kota district after a 20-year-old youth was abducted and later after thrashing and beating, he was released by the accused in the evening.A large number of people including the family members and relatives of the victim assembled at the police station demanding immediate arrest of the accused.The youth, a resident of Yadav Mohalla in Ramganjmandi was on Thursday evening abducted from near his house by some motorbike-borne youths, told a police personnel at Ramganjmandi police station. The youth was later released and he straightly approached the police station and narrated the incident, he said. The victim has named four youths and two other unidentified persons, all from a particular community who abducted him, the police personnel said. Around 40 to 50 people assembled at the police station demanding immediate arrest of the accused in the matter.
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Meghwadi bizman held in stalking case

A businessman has been arrested by Meghwadi police for stalking after he allegedly sent his domestic help obscene photographs on WhatsApp. The accused had asked the victim to marry him, but she refused his proposal after which he started harassing her. The arrested businessman has been identified as Thomas John Kurian, 47.According to the police sources, the complainant, a 26-year-old woman, was working at the accused house as a maid and had exchanged mobile numbers. Since August 2016, the victim had also been working at Kurian’s office as an office assistant. “Kurian started calling and texting the victim and asked her to marry him. The victim, who was already married, left both her jobs,” said an officer from Meghwadi Police Station.He kept sending vulgar texts to the victim and her husband after which the victim filed a police complaint. Kurian was arrested Monday and booked under sections of the IPC.
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Hyderabad: Software employee held for ‘cyber stalking’ ex-woman colleague

The Hyberabad Police on Tuesday arrested a software employee here on charge of harassing his former woman colleague online after she spurned him and got married to another person.The accused, Sandeep Kumar Gupta P, was arrested on charge of harassing the woman by creating a fake account on her name in a social networking site and uploading abusive messages as well as her phone number in an online classifieds network to project her as a call girl, an official release said.”The accused also sent her emails with an intention to defame her as she rejected his love and got married to another person,” it said.On Monday, the woman lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell stating that there are some abusive emails sent on her name to all her relatives, friends and colleagues with fake email IDs.Police registered a case and during probe traced Gupta through call data and the IP address.
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Madhya Pradesh: In fit of rage, man flings son to death over quarrel with wife

A man allegedly flung his one-and-a-half year old son to death after a tiff with his wife in the district, a police official said on Tuesday.The man, identified as Raju Banjara (35), has been arrested, he said.Banjara was cooking food in his house at Bhagwanpura village when he and his wife picked up an argument as he raised objection over her standing outside last night, Bhanpura police station in-charge Gopal Chouhan said.The accused also cast aspersions on her character, he said.Later in a fit of anger, the man flung his son, causing the toddler’s death on the spot, Chouhan said.The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under IPC section 302 (murder), he added.
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Security guard held for writing IS threat at international airport

The Sahar police have arrested a 26-year-old security guard for allegedly writing a threat message on the wall of the toilet inside Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) warning of an IS attack on the cargo area on Republic Day next year. The police said that the accused wanted to play a prank.Four days back, a note with a threat message written on the toilet wall was found by the staffers working in the cargo section after which Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was alerted and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) conducted a search in the cargo section and security was tightened.The Sahar police on Saturday late night arrested Akshay Gaikar,26 from Bhandup for allegedly writing the threat message inside the airport.Gaikar was promoted as the supervisor and was the in-charge of one of the gate of cargo section. Gaikar was working at the airport since past 1.6 years.”We checked the CCTV camera footage of the cargo section and found few persons entering and leaving the toilet section. We zeroed down on Gaikar and after sustained interrogations, Gaikar claimed the responsibility of writing the threat message,” said a senior Sahar police officer.”We arrested the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and when we produced him in the court, the accused has been sent to Judicial Custody.”We have completed the investigations in the case and have concluded that the accused had received a message on WhatsApp which showed a similar such incidence which provoked him to write the message to play prank and have fun looking at the police agencies being probing such incident,” said Anil Kumbhare, deputy commissioner of police, zone 8.
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Madhya Pradesh: Man kills woman, says her ‘witchcraft’ responsible for daugther’s illness

A 40-year old woman was killed for allegedly practising witchraft in a village of this remote tribal district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.The incident took place yestrday evening at Aambadberi village under Chandpur police station, around 38 km from the district headquarters.”A woman identified as Jhamkudi Bai was attacked with a sharp-edged weapon when she was returning home with her 12 -year old son after washing clothes in a nearby river. She died on the spot,” Chandpur police station in-charge Janak Singh Rawat said.Rawat said that the attacker, identified as Mathuria (43)told the victim’s son during the attack that the victim’s witchcraft was responsible for the accused’s daughter falling mentally ill.Mathuria also beat up the victim’s son when the latter tried to save his mother, the officer said.”The incident was reported to the police around midnight and a case has been registered under the relevant sections of IPC. The accused is absconding,” said Rawat.
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In fit of rage, Delhi woman brutally smashes 2-year-old’s head on floor over argument with his mother

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A two-year-old child’s head was brutally hit repeatedly against the floor by his neighbour until he died, in Southwest Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area on Thursday evening.The accused woman who lives in the same building killed the child, following a heated argument with his mother, in a fit of rage. She was caught when she was found hiding the minor’s body in a sack to dispose of it later.According to the senior police officers, an argument erupted three days ago between the accused woman, who was later identified as Madhu Bala, and the child’s mother. Police officers say that it was on Thursday that the woman got a chance for “revenge” when she spotted the child roaming around alone.”Since the victim’s family lives on the first floor, the accused woman took the child to her room to the second floor of the building. Then, when the child tried to raise an alarm and started crying, the woman, in order to silence him, hit his head multiple times against the floor, until the child died,” said a senior police officer.Meanwhile, the child’s family started searching for him and after about an hour his father reached the accused woman’s house to check for him.”Seeing the child’s father, the accused woman resisted letting the family in. They however barged in forcefully, with the help of neighbours, and found the child’s blood drenched body wrapped in a sack. It was then they rushed him to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where he was declared brought dead,” the officer added.Hospital staff then reported the matter to the police and the victim’s family gave a written complaint against the accused woman and an FIR was registered.Police said that the child’s body was handed over to the police after a post-mortem examination.”We are also trying to probe if some other angle is involved in the murder. Prima facie, rage has appeared as the motive behind murder, however all angles are being looked into. The woman has been arrested,” the officer said.Sudden provocationDelhi Police data shows that sudden provocation leads to 12.60% of the total crimes reported, while 22.83% were sparked out of enmity. Illicit relationships cause 9.4% of crimes, robbery and theft led to only 3.5% of crimes whereas family and property disputes led to 13.39% and 0.79% crimes respectively.

Tutor tries to rape 7-yr-old, arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a seven-year-old girl in the Khoda area of Ghaziabad on Thursday evening. The accused has been arrested and sent to jail on Friday.According to police, the accused has been identified as Ram Bahadur Sharma (40), a teacher by profession, who allegedly tried to rape the girl while he had gone to give her tuition classes on Thursday evening.Narrating the ordeal, the victim’s mother said that the teacher came to their house like every day on Thursday evening at around 7:30 pm.”I was sitting in my room and Sharma was teaching my daughter. All of a sudden, I heard a loud cry from her. I immediately rushed to the drawing room to see what was wrong and found that Sharma had put his hands inside my daughter’s clothes,” the mother said.The mother raised an alarm and gathered locals who then thrashed the tutor and rushed him to the police station.”The accused was brought to the police station in unconscious state. The mother lodged an First Information Report against the accused and on the basis of that we arrested him. He was rushed to the district hospital for treatment and later sent to jail on Friday morning,” said Akash Tomar, Superintendent Of Police (city), Ghaziabad.Police have arrested the accused under sections 376 (rape), 511 (attempting to commit offence), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 7/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act..According to a senior police officer, the accused was a separated man and had been giving tuitions to the girl for the past four months.”He was a characterless man as his wife had also left him five years ago because of his wrong doings,” said a senior police officer.POCSO APPLIEDPolice have arrested the accused under sections 376 (rape), 511 (attempting to commit offence), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 7/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
His wife had left him five years ago

Borivli man lynched to death, 3 held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The MHB colony police, in Borivli, arrested three persons who allegedly lynched a 35-year-old man to death on Thursday. The accused trespassed into the deceased’s house in Borivali with the intention of theft.The accused have been identified as Omkar Sawant, Pradip Kamble and Satya Nair, all residents of Borivali.According to the police, the incident took place on Tuesday night when the thieves attempted to enter into a house at Vichare compound in Borivli when the victim was caught by the accused. The police said the accused then gagged him to a tree and brutally assaulted him with batons and belts till he died.After killing him they dumped his body on the side of a road side in front of the forest department’s office in Borivali.On Wednesday few locals spotted the body lying on the road and informed the police, who then rushed the body to hospital for postmortem, which declared that he died due to grievous assault.

On the run for 3 yrs, rape accused BB Mohanty surrenders

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior IAS officer BB Mohanty was sent on a two-day police custody by a city court on Tuesday. Accused in a rape case, the officer has been absconding since January 2014 and voluntarily surrendered before the police on Monday.”His lawyer has been approaching the police for the past few days and finally he surrendered before ACP Sodala on Monday late evening after which he was produced in the court and had been sent to police custody,” said DCP Jaipur (South) Yogesh Dhadhich.Mohanty has yet not disclosed about details of his hideouts or explanation of rape charges levied against him. “We are going to interrogate on these issues. He has yet not said anything in this regard,” said Nem Singh, ACP Sodala.The police officers claim that Mohanty had decided to surrender due to police pressure and his property was under the threat of attachment. During the last hearing in the rape case, a city court had ordered the police to submit list of Mohanty’s properties by next hearing scheduled for December 4 and surrendered just days ahead of the hearing.His arrest had been a challenge for the police, his bail applications were rejected by the apex court and still his influence apparently helped him to stay free. The surrender is also being cited as failure of the police to arrest him before.WHAT HAPPENEDIn January 2014 a 22-year-old civil service aspirant had lodged an FIR accusing Mohanty of raping her.
The girl claimed to have come in contact with the senior bureaucrat regarding guidance for the civil service exams and was assured by him of ‘help’ in clearing the exams.
The girl claimed that Mohanty who was appointed as additional chief secretary won her confidence and raped her later.
Mohanty was among the top contenders for the post of chief secretary but was suspended following the rape charges and has been avoiding arrest since. ANOTHER OFFICER AVOIDS ARREST FOR 20 YEARSDeclared absconder by court, former deputy inspector general of police Madhukar Tandon has been away from the police net for almost 20 years. Tandon has been absconding since February, 1998 after a subordinate staff’s wife accused him of raping. Police had failed to produce a list of his properties in court in time following which most of the properties were disposed off by him.

Author loses Rs 15L and cheques, her accounts head in police net

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Versova police arrested a 30-year-old employee of author and motivational speaker Priya Kumar for allegedly siphoning funds worth more than Rs 15 lakh. The accused transferred the funds from the author’s account to his personal account by depositing signed blank cheques.According to the police, the accused Mahaveer Bagri, 30, was the accounts department head of Priya Kumar Training Systems (PKTS) in Andheri for the past eight years. Bagri allegedly transferred funds from Kumar’s HSBC and ICICI bank accounts over the period of one year. Kumar found out about the alleged fraud on November 14 after the bank contacted her to ascertain if the funds which were to be transferred were signed by her.When contacted by DNA, Kumar, said, “When we confronted him, he confessed that he had transferred the funds because he needed them. On learning that the transferred amount is to the tune of almost Rs 15 lakh, we reported the matter to the police.”A senior police officer from Versova police station, said, “The accused not only siphoned the money but also changed Kumar’s contact details so that the transactions conducted by him do not reach her via bank notifications. We have arrested the accused under section 408 of the Indian Penal Code and the accused has been remanded to police custody up to Tuesday. We have collected the bank statements of the accused and have seen transactions worth Rs 40 lakh in past 14 months. We are investigating further.”Kumar is the bestselling author of four books — I Am another YOU, License to Live, The Perfect World and Thinking Aloud. She is also a celebrity columnist and motivational speaker.

20-yr-old arrested for allegedly harassing girls with morphed pictures

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 20-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly harassing three girls by sending them their morphed pictures through WhatsApp.The accused, identified as Sai Kiran Reddy, was picked up from Warangal along with the mobile phone used for committing the offence.On November 12, one of the victims, an engineering student, reportedly received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number asking her to share her pictures, which led her to ultimately block the number.Following this, her classmate got video calls and morphed pictures of her with abusive texts.Furthermore, the victim received text messages demanding money, along with threats of posting her morphed pictures online. The accused also allegedly sent the pictures to other classmates of hers.A case was then registered on November 13, following which the accused was arrested and booked under sections 292 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66 E and 67 of IT Act.The perpetrator confessed that he wanted to continue harassing victims but since they stopped responding to his messages and blocked his number, he decided to take revenge by sending morphed pictures and vulgar texts.The accused has now been sent to judicial custody.

Strong evidence provided by police: Ujjwal Nikam

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Advocate Ujjwal Nikam on Saturday successfully added one more feather to his cap after the Sessions court of Ahmednagar held the three men arrested in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi village of Ahmednagar guilty.Till date, Nikam has been successful in attracting as many as 635 life imprisonments and 41 death penalties for accused in his career as a special public prosecutor.While speaking about the matter, Nikam said that it was a very tough case as there was no direct evidence in the case, and was entirely based on circumstantial evidence.”The prosecution was successful in proving the chain of circumstances which resulted in the conviction of the accused,” Nikam said.Initially, the police had not slapped the accused with conspiracy charges. It was the prosecution who made a plea to include the charges in the court and was successful in proving it along with other charges.Nikam said that the matter was closely followed by people across strata. However, he still managed not to distract himself and was successful in completing the trial in five months.”The evidence provided by the police was also very strong. There was a disclosure about the statement of the deceased which helped the case. There were total 31 witnesses in the case, who were examined by the prosecution and all supported the case,” said Nikam.

Love, shaadi aur dhoka: How this Mumbai woman was conned by her student

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>She was successfully running her English coaching class. He enrolled in her class and was smitten by her. Soon, they got married. But one day, he disappeared and her world came crashing down to a stark reality that not only was he was already married but the very relationship was just a lie to con her.This the story of a Dadar resident who is now running pillar to post to get back her money. Though to her solace, the Session Court has denied bail to Bharat Ugale, her sham husband.The 34-year-old not only convinced her that he loves her, but also staged a drama to get monetary help for his ‘mother suffering from cancer’.All this started in 2014, when they both fell in love, got married and started living together. Even before the marriage, Ugale asked for victim’s help on pretext of his ‘mother’s treatment’.But all this changed in April this year, when he stopped meeting the complainant. Finally, one day she received message from an unknown number that there is some bad news about the accused. Afraid of the news, the complainant approached the Shivaji Nagar police station and registered a complaint.It was then that the complainant got to know that the accused was already married and staying with his first wife and child in Dombivali.Complainant also alleged that she was cheated to the several crores.

CCTV footage: Brave woman journalist fights back molester at Delhi metro station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A CCTV footage released on Thursday showed a woman reporter being molested at Delhi Metro station. A 25-year-old female journalist was molested inside Delhi Metro’s ITO station on November 13, according to an ANI report.”At first I thought he touched me by mistake but then he groped me again, after that it took me few seconds to gather myself and there were no security personnel around, otherwise I would’ve caught him there,” the victim told ANI.The journalist was groped by a man as she was walking up towards the stairs inside the station. Soon, she retaliated and fought back and chased down the criminal.The metro station was empty and there was no security personnel present during the incident.The accused has been arrested by the police.

Youth gets 3-yr jail for mobile theft in train

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 21-year-old Mahim resident who was found guilty in a mobile theft case, registered by the Bandra Railway police station, was sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by the Session’s court. The court, in its orders, refused to release the accused on probation claiming that the only place to improve himself is the jail and that the accused could take this as a lesson. The court also held that as such incidents are in trend, and such cases need to be dealt with an iron hand rather than granting release on probation.The court held, “The act of the accused regarding dealing a blow on the hand of the passenger who was travelling on a local train is certainly a serious one. It was dangerous to the safety of the passenger. He has committed this act with a knowledge and intention to obtain wrongful gains, irrespective of the safety of the passenger. Considering this, the accused is to be dealt with an iron hand instead of extending the benefit of probation. There is a possibility of obtaining vocational training in the jail if he desires. In my view punishment is the only way to allow him to improve himself.”A crime had been registered with the Bandra Railway police against Alex Joseph by Santa Cruz resident Divakar Jha. According to Jha, on June 12, 2017, he had boarded a local train from Mahim station. When the train reached Bandra, the accused, who was on a train heading towards Churchgate dealt a blow on Jha’s hand and his mobile phone fell down. Meanwhile, on the same day, the railway police caught the accused while he was trying to commit theft and recovered the phone from him.The court orderThe court, in its order, refused to release the accused on probation claiming that the only place to improve himself is the jail and that the accused could take this as a lesson.

Robber fires at petrol pump owner, steals Rs 15L

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A petrol pump owner was shot at outside a bank while he was walking towards it in order to deposit the cash in South Delhi’s Malviya nagar area on Tuesday morning. The auto-rickshaw driver who was present at the location intervened to save the victim but was hit by the accused men.Kamal Jeet Singh Sethi, owner of a petrol pump in the Lado Sarai area reached the federal bank in Malviya Nagar in his Swift car to deposit the cash. He was carrying the cash collected during the weekend from the petrol pump. The robbed amount is stated to be around Rs 15 lakhs.The entire incident has been captured on CCTV cameras which showed Jeet walking towards the co-driver’s seat in order to pick up the black bag full of cash. He then picked up the bag and walk towards the bank. Suddenly the attacker came running behind him and fired at him after which he picked up the bag.An auto-rickshaw driver identified as Pankaj intervened to save the man but was hit by the accused. “I had dropped my wife and was passing through the road when I saw the man screaming for help. I stopped and rushed to save him but the accused hit me we the butt of the gun. I felt dizzy and fell on the floor. He ran with the bag alone,” said Pankaj.Jeet sustained injuries and was later discharged and is undergoing treatment at Max hospital.Prima facie it appears that the attackers were three in number and were trailing the accused from Lado Sarai. While one of them was stationed near the bank the others stood at a distance in order to help him flee.A case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was regsitered. Further investigations are underway.

Caught on camera: Telangana cop gets massage from woman home guard, suspended after video goes viral

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In big embarrassment for Telangana Police, an assistant sub-inspector of the Armed Reserve Police Force was caught on camera for getting massage done by a woman home guard.The 36-second video that has gone viral was also tweeted by news agency ANI. Though, the DNA can’t independently verify it, the clip has been shown on various news channels across Telangana.The accused identified as Mohd Hasan has been suspended by the officials. Though no official statement was released from the state police, a report in HT said that the incident did happen at the Jogulamba Gadwal police headquarters.The uniformed female home guard is seen massaging the back of the accused while he is lying on a cot.This is not the first time that Telangana police has found itself on sticky wicket. Earlier on November 4, similar incident was reported from Hyderabad. S Lingaiah of the Saroornagar police station, the accused in the Hyderabad incident, was transferred to the police headquarters after the official inquiry.

Ryan student murder: Amid twists and turns, juvenile accused retracts confession

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid twists and turns in the murder case of 7-year-old Ryan International school student, the arrested juvenile accuses has reportedly retracted his confession.Last week, the CBI arrested a class 11 student of the same school and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor, who was arrested by the Gurgaon Police for the murder and sexual assault of the child.Pradyuman Thakur, was found dead inside the toilet of school premises, with his throat slit on September 8.However, the accused reportedly said that he was forced to confess. ALSO READ Ryan case: CBI probe reveals destruction of evidence by Gurugram PoliceAccording to Hindustan Times, the accused told to a team of CBI officials and a legal-cum-probation officer from the district child protection unit that the investigators forced him to confess.A report also said the boy is said to have alleged the investigators beat him up and recorded the confession in their own words, however, a CBI spokesperson refused to comment.The accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.Earlier, the agency told the juvenile court that the accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father. ALSO READ Ryan school murder: ‘They thrashed my son,’ father of accused alleges torture, trashes CBI’s PTM theoryThe CBI said that the accused committed the crime in order to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and the exams.The Haryana Police, after facing flak from all quarters, accepted that omissions took place on their part during the probe. The cops also admitted that they didn’t watch the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage carefully.The initial eight seconds of the footage shows the now accused teenager calling Pradyuman to the washroom. The team members, however, remained silent on exactly how they made this grave error.

Ryan student murder: Cops under scanner, probing school admin’s role next task for CBI

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After finding the alleged killer of Pradyuman and keeping four cops under a scanner for fudging the evidence, the next task for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is to look into the role of Ryan International School administration.Sources said that the agency will look into the fact whether the school administration was guilty under JJ Act.The school had broken window panes, free access of everyone to the washroom on the ground floor and unfinished boundary walls.The Pintos – owner of the school haven’t been questioned yet and they could be questioned.After facing flak from all quarters, the Haryana Police accepted that omissions took place on their part during the probe. The cops also admitted that they didn’t watch the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage carefully.The initial eight seconds of the footage shows the now accused teenager calling Pradyuman to the washroom. The team members, however, remained silent on exactly how they made this grave error.Last week, the murder case of the seven-year-old student took a new turn after the CBI arrested a class 11 student of the same school and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor, who was arrested by the Gurgaon Police for the murder and sexual assault of the child.Pradyuman Thakur, was found dead inside the toilet of school premises, with his throat slit on September 8.Earlier, the CBI produced the accused, who is a minor, before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and demanded his six-day custody.The accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father, the CBI had told a juvenile court.The CBI said that the accused committed the crime in order to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and the exams. Meanwhile, the accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.

Pervert held for clicking 19-yr-old woman’s pictures

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Colaba police on Saturday arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly clicking objectionable photographs of a 19-year-old woman at Gateway of India. The accused has been identified as Pittukumar Mahtu, a resident of Ambernath.When the girl first realised that a stranger was clicking her pictures, she moved away. However, she confronted him when he continued to do so.”The accused claimed that he was clicking photographs of Gateway of India. The woman then demanded to see his phone and found at least ten photographs of her — some of which were intentionally zoomed in,” said an officer from Colaba police station.

Gang involved in 30 cases of duping women smashed

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police on Saturday bust an interstate gang involved in duping women by creating fear of wrath of gods and goddesses among them.The gang was involved in 30 cases of duping in Jaipur and about 150 cases across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other places.Giving the information, DCP East Kunwar Rashtradeep informed that six members of this gang were arrested. He said that the accused admitted that they had come from Uttrakhand on different motorcycles and used to frighten the women who were on their way to temples in the morning. Once the women got influenced with what they were saying, the accused used to take the gold and silver ornaments from the women.The accused said that they had been involved in such crimes in various areas of the city including Malviya Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Bajaj Nagar, Jawahar Circle etc. They also disclosed about carrying out such offences in areas like Mansarovar, Shipra Path, Vaishali Nagar, Subhash Chowk , Brahampuri , Jyoti Nagar etc. Apart from this, they accepted that they have been involved in this crime in Bharatpur and other districts on same pattern.Frigtened women on way to templeThe accused admitted that they had come from Uttarakhand on different motorcycles and used to frighten the women who were on their way to temples in the morning. The accused said that they had been involved in such crimes in various areas of the city including Malviya Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Bajaj Nagar, Jawahar Circle etc. They accepted that they have been involved in this crime in Bharatpur and other districts.

Woman raped, blackmailed over job offer

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 38-year-old woman lodged a complaint against her former neighbour at Odhav police station on Friday stating he raped and blackmailed her on the pretext of providing a job.The woman stated that she divorced from her husband 10 years back and returned to her parents’ place in Odhav with her son. She has been living there ever since.The complaint stated that while she was searching for a job two years back, she came in contact with the accused Sanjay Vyas (40). He offered her a job at his medical wholesale shop and took her to a guesthouse in Naroda where he not only raped her but also made a video of it.On the basis of the video, he has been blackmailing her and raping her for the past two years, the complaint stated.Two days back, Sanjay took her to Tulsi Guesthouse in Odhav. This time, the complaint states she managed to flee and lodged a rape complaint.CB Tandel, Inspector of Odhav police station, said, “We have nabbed the accused on Friday night from his house. Further investigation regarding the case is on.”

Ponzi case: SOG given further custody of accused

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the last day of the custody of the accused in Pincon Ponzi scheme case, the Special operations group (SOG) produced the accused before court on Thursday seeking an extension of their custody. The SOG officials requested the court to grant a custody of further seven days which the court gave as further interrogation of the accused has to be conducted while investigation in the matter is still going on.Meanwhile, the Economic Offenses Wing in Kolkata has also seized the offices belonging to the group since the wing was investigating a previous case.On Thursday, nearly a hundred people again reached the SOG headquarters. Most of the people were from Agra and Dholpur areas and they informed the SOG officials about their investments hoping to find some solace.Notably, The SOG nabbed four men on November 3 in connection with fraudulent business practice and duping people in the state. The SOG seized eleven branches operated by the group. One of the accused is the chairman of Pincon Sprit who has been arrested from Kolkata. Shockingly, the SOG has learned that the unlawfully received Rs1,600 crore from 3 lakh people through 105 branches in several states. Moreover, the group invited people to put in money, in old currency, in their group even though the demonetisation drive.COMPLAINTSOn Thursday, nearly a hundred people again reached the SOG headquarters. Most of the people were from Agra and Dholpur areas and they informed the SOG officials about their investments hoping to find some solace.

Accused’s kin slam CBI, say he was good at academics

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Adding a new twist into the Ryan International School murder case, family members and friends of the juvenile — accused of murdering the Class II student Pradyuman — rubbished the theory given by CBI officials and stated that he was a bright student. Not just this, he had received appreciation from this very Ryan International School where the crime took place. Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintained that the 16-year-old boy, accused of murdering Pradyuman, had done so in order to postpone exams and the upcoming parent-teacher meeting, as he was a poor studentAs the CBI began their first round of questioning after a Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) allowed the CBI to question him for three days, the boy’s father also reached the JJB home when officials took him away.Investigation into the Pradyuman murder case has already raised many eyebrows. It may be recalled that earlier the Gurugram police had accused the bus conductor Ashok Kumar and arrested him claiming to have solved the murder. Now that the CBI has come up with a parallel line of investigation, questions are again being asked as to how do they justify their contention that the accused was a poor student.In fact, family members showed a report card of the accused where they said he had been given Grade ‘A’ in the emotional skills category, Grade ‘A’ in Attitudes and Values towards teachers, school mates, value system, schools programme and environment.In fact, the family says, the accused has been given A or B grade throughout Class X which doesn’t justify the CBI theory of him being poor in studies. Family members also debunked the theory of him being “mentally unstable” and “weak.”Relatives of the juvenile also revealed that the family had consulted a doctor on one occasion, as they thought he was not mature enough for his age, but otherwise they said he was a happy and a normal child.”My son can never kill anyone. He is innocent,” said the father of the child.”The boy was not only good in studies but also excelled in extra-curricular activities,” said a relative.It’s not just family, even friends of the accused are in shock. One of the accused’s close friends who would travel with him, said, “There was nothing wrong with him. I was sitting in the same section and we both gave the exam. He didn’t have blood on his clothes and was perfectly fine when we went home together.”

Dare and Brave challenge: Gujarat boy held for blackmailing minor girls

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Andheri police probing the case of a minor girl being allegedly blackmailed and sexually exploited while playing a dare and brave game on the darknet had led to the arrest of a 23-year-old boy from Gujarat. During the probe police have learnt that the accused was involved in similar such instances with other minor girls too.A dark net is a closed group in which the administrator assigns different challenges and if the participant fails to accomplish the task, the administrator pronounces the punishment which also includes sending nude pictures and videos. A 15-year-old girl while playing the game fell into the trap and soon the accused from Gujarat allegedly threatened to leak the pictures and videos on the internet leading to the girl approaching her father and filing a police complaint with the Andheri police.”The accused was traced via the mobile number which was used to contact the minor girl. We have also found the pictures of other minor girls in the cellphone which has been sent for forensic analysis”, said a senior police officer from Zone 10 of the Mumbai police department.”The accused has been booked under the Information Technology Act and under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The minor accused has exploited minor girls in the state of Gujarat and in Mumbai and if other victims come forward we will file furthermore cases against him.”, said the officer.Akbar Pathan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crime, said, “The students should be aware of the risk involved in playing such games and should approach the parents to discuss such issues. The parents should also keep a watch on the activities of their children on the internet and must report the matter to the police if they find any activity suspicious.”

Cops nab absconding highway dacoit

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The special cell of Delhi Police have arrested an absconding highway dacoit from the Kalindi Kunj area in southeast Delhi on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Sahun (38) of Bishambhara village in Mathura.According to police, the accused is wanted in more than 50 cases of dacoity and robbery on highways across many states. Officials said they were informed by sources that the accused was going to Meerut to meet his friend through Kalindi Kunj.”Acting on the tip-off, a special cell team laid a trap in the area. When the accused arrived there, the police team asked him to stop but he opened fire on them. Police retaliated and arrested him,” said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell.Sahun, popularly known as Sahun Bishambhara, was the leader of Salli Sahun gang. He was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, including 2 lakh each from Delhi and Haryana police.Police officials said the gang was active in highway robberies in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Uttar Pradesh (UP), Maharashtra, Hyderabad and Telangana.Sahun was a truck driver and aware of all the highway routes. “He targeted vehicles through trucks. He parked his truck before the vehicle to stop them. After committing the crime, he fled. He never used mobile phones. To call a meeting, he would use cryptic messages like “we would meet at the place where we had tea last year”. Hence, it became more difficult to nab him,” said Kushwaha.Police said the accused has escaped from police custody thrice. He escaped twice (2009 and 2011) from the custody of UP police. In 2015, Sahun, along with his gang members, escaped the custody of MP police from Nooh. The accused had fired six times on the police. “He is a very shrewd and dreaded criminal. He was involved in an MCOCA case in Delhi. We have been looking for him for 2 years,” added Kushwaha.

16-year-old arrested for Ryan student’s murder

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) apprehended a 16-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurugram on Tuesday in connection with the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in September. The Class XI student allegedly slit Pradyuman’s throat in an attempt to have school examinations and a parents-teacher meeting postponed.The teen student was the one who had informed the school authorities about Pradyuman lying in a pool of blood. The accused has been sent to three days police custody; CBI had sought six-day custody and to treat the accused as an adult in the case.The arrest has raised a serious question mark about preliminary investigation carried out by Haryana police, who had arrested a bus conductor named Ashok Kumar for the crime and even accused him of sodomising the child. “Koi baat nahin (it’s okay),” reponded Director General of Police (Haryana) BS Sandhuput to the latest development.The accused’s father insists his son is innocent. “I have always cooperated with the probe,” he said.”My son’s statement was recorded under Section 164. They called me late at night and arrested my son saying that he committed the murder. My son is innocent, in fact, he informed the teacher and gardener when he saw the child. No blood was found on my son’s clothes. CBI has no evidence against him.”CBI, however, maintains that evidence points to the teen’s guilt. CBI spokesperson, Abhishek Dayal, said, “The Class XI student was detained after inspection of the crime spot, scrutiny of CCTV footage, call records, statements and questioning several people. The accused had carried a knife to school on the day of the crime and used it to kill his schoolmate. He then threw it in a commode in same washroom where Pradyuman was found. The weapon was initially recovered by police in Gurugram (Haryana); it is now with us.”Dayal said the teen was weak in studies and that Pradyuman was a random target. “Had any other child been in the toilet at the time, he would had been the target,” he said.The agency took over the case on September 22 after public outrage and the parents’s insistence that CBI handle the case. Pradyuman’s father, Varun Thakur, said he never believed Gurugram police’s theory that the conductor committed the crime.”From Day One, we had said that the bus conductor was not guilty,” said Thakur, “The sequence of the crime which Haryana police told us was unconvincing.”

Man rapes 18-month-old neighbour in front of his 2 kids in Delhi’s Aman Vihar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police arrested a man for raping his 18-month-old neighbour in the Aman Vihar area on Thursday.The 33-year-old accused confessed during the police probe.The cops said that the infant was abducted by Rakesh when she was playing with some children outside her house around 9 am on Wednesday.According to the PTI, the accused raped the girl in presence of his two children inside his one-room accommodation.An hour later, her mother found the child but in a unstable condition. The toddler was bleeding and complained of severe pain.The child was taken to a nearby hospital where the doctors informed the mother about the incident.“Based on medical report and a statement from her family members, we registered a case of rape under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” deputy commissioner of police, outer Delhi, MN Tiwari was quoted as saying by the HT.A case under section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault, punishable with a maximum term of life imprisonment), was registered against the accused.The girl’s maternal grandfather works as a construction labourer while her mother is a homemaker, an official said.(With PTI inputs)

Man arrested for attempting to rape 8-yr-old girl

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A eight-year-old girl narrowly escaped a rape attempt by her neighbour in the Modi Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Monday. The accused,Sanju,20, was arrested from the spot by the locals.Speaking to DNA , the father of the child said, “I had asked my daughter to go to a local store to buy something from a shop. But when she returned she was in a lot of pain and when I asked her about the pain she revealed the incident,” he said.Explaining just what had happened, he added, “She said that when she reached the shop, our neighbour spotted her and asked her to accompany him on the pretext of giving her candy. He then took her to an abandoned spot and later then tried to sexually assault her. But when she shouted, a local spotted her and Sanju was caught.”Locals handed over the accused to the police and the family says it is still in a state of shock over the incident”We had good relations with Sanju. Our daughter often went out with him. We never expected such an act from him,” said the father.According to the police, following the complaint, the accused has been booked under attempt to rape and POSCO sections of the Indian Penal Code.

100-year-old woman raped in Uttar Pradesh, dies

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a shocking incident, a 100-year-old woman has died after being raped by a drunk youth in Uttar Pradesh. The incident happened in Jaani village of Meerut district of the state. The lady passed away on Monday morning. The attacker was drunken when he brutally raped the lady. He was nabbed while trying to give a slip after committing the crime. He was nabbed when the lady’s distress call alerted her brother and neighbours. The police is going to press murder charges against the accused, Ankit Punia. The accused has denied the charges so far.

One booked for siphoning Rs 65K from postal accounts

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Tilak Nagar police have registered a case of cheating against a postal assistant attached with Rajawadi post office for allegedly siphoning Rs 65,865 from the postal account holders. The police are yet to make arrests in the case.According to the police, the accused is attached with Rajawadi post office and on the post of postal assistant. The accused person allegedly took Rs 65,865 of the various account holders. Complainant Revati Dalvi also alleged that the accused instead of depositing the money, used it for personal gains.The post office during inquiry found the accused person guilty and have initiated action against him.”We have registered a case under section 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trrust) and 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code,” said Vijay Khaire, Senior Inspector, Tilak Nagar police station.”We have collected evidence against the accused and are investigating further,” said Khaire.

Andhra cops kill robbery-accused in Rajasthan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Andhra Pradesh police shot dead a loot accuse in Sanchore district of Rajasthan on Friday evening. Police had been chasing him — accused of looting in Andhra Pradesh — when they opened fire, killing the accused and injuring his aide. A woman was run over by the accused’s car when he lost control after being shot. Surprisingly, Rajasthan police did not even know of the incident till villagers apprised them.The deceased has been identified as Bheem Singh — a native of Bhagal in Bheenmal. “Bheem Singh was wanted by the Andhra Pradesh police in a dacoity case in Kurnool district. The special team of Andhra Police — with three officials of a local police station where the dacoity took place — were in hot pursuit of the man,” said Jassa Ram, Additional Superintendent of Police, Jalore.While investigating the case, Andhra Police had learnt that the accused was in hiding in Jalore. “However, when the cops found him, Bheem tried escaping in his SUV on the Sanchore-Raniwara state highway. Andhra Police also started chasing him. During this, the cops opened fire at the vehicle and a bullet hit Bheem,” police said.Meanwhile, the multiple shots fired by Andhra cops hit his aide, identified as Bharat Purohit, who sustained injuries. “Due to the firing, the men lost control over the vehicle and rammed into a woman — Shanti Jogi — who was standing at the roadside, killing her on spot,” said police.Locals saw the incident and alerted Rajasthan police who rushed to the spot and discovered that the accused had been shot dead. “Andhra Police did not give us any intimation about their presence in the area,” the additional SP said.

Civil society collective releases report; highlights lapses in police’s investigation in Pehlu Khan’s murder

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Months after Rajasthan dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was lynched in Alwar by cow vigilantes, a civil society collective on Thursday released a report highlighting several loopholes in the Behror police’s investigation in the case. The lapses –the report states –allegedly weakened the case against the accused and also let them go scot-free after the alleged murder.In April this year, Khan was attacked by a mob of 200 people while he was on his way home. Before dying two days later at a private hospital, he named six of his attackers in a statement given to the police.However, none of them were arrested. As per the report, in September, the police instead concluded that none of those named was involved in the attack. Those arrested were not named either in Khan’s statement or in the First Information Report (FIR). They got bail despite being charged with murder.The independent report states the police did not book the accused under the stringent, relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, despite clinching evidence of their involvement in the case and also delayed the filing of the FIR. It states the sabotage began with the FIR. For instance, while the lynching took place between 7pm and 10pm on April 1, the FIR was unnecessary delayed and filed at 4.24am, even though the attack site was only two km away from the police station, the report states. Moreover, despite Khan’s statement, he was not named as the complainant in the FIR. Even the names of the policemen present at the attack site were not named in the FIR. The report states that even though Khan’s severe beating led to his death, the FIR does not invoke Sec 307 of the IPC for the offence of “attempt to murder” which provides for imprisonment of 10 years to life. “Instead, the FIR invokes Sec 308, which only takes cognisance of “attempt to culpable homicide not amounting to murder”, prescribing imprisonment of three to seven years, the report states. It added that despite section 308 non bailable and section 302 added in the charge sheet being non bailable as well, the arrested accused secured bail as the prosecution failed to defend the charges and the arrests at the Rajasthan High Court. The report states that several sections like 120B dealing with criminal conspiracy, 204 on destruction of evidence and 153A dealing with promoting enmity on grounds of religion and section 148 dealing with rioting with weapon, among other important sections were ignored in the FIR and charge sheet filed by the police. This is despite availability of relevant evidences for the sections to be invoked including finding of lathis and destruction of receipts available with Khan for the cattle he bought.The report states that despite four of the six people named by Khan in his dying declaration, the police could not trace the named accused for five months after the incident. “First, they failed to arrest the men even though a police officer had recorded Mr. Khan’s statement at 11.50 p.m. on April 1, less than two hours after the attack. Second, apart from announcing a reward of Rs. 5,000 for information on their whereabouts, the police made no efforts to trace the six and arrest them,” the report states, adding that it is not known if the police conducted any raids, not only at the residences of these accused but also at those of their relatives and friends, as well as at their other likely hideouts.It further mentions that more than five months after the attack, the police not only exonerated every one of the six accused that Khan had named in a sudden move, but also questions why the appropriate legal provisions were not invoked, including attaching their properties and freezing their bank accounts, to force the surrender of the accused. “The police did not even move court for the issuance of warrants of arrest against the men, nor ask the court to order them to surrender before it, remedies available under Sections 82 and 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),” it states.It also states that the police the police and the prosecution tried to negate the Khan’s post mortem report with statements from doctors at the private Kailash Hospital in Behror where he had passed away, who said his death could have been because of a weak heart and also pointed to an X-ray and a USG ultra-sonography revealed that the chest, lungs and abdomen of Khan were normal with no injuries.”The records establish that the police and the prosecution have, through acts of commission and omission, worked from the day of the attack to diminish the enormity of the crime, weakening the case against the accused,” the report alleged.

Journalist KJ Singh murder case: Man speeding away in journalist’s car executed double murder, say cops

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man who hails from Uttar Pradesh has been arrested in Mohali in connection with the murder case of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother, Gurcharan Kaur. Police on Thursday claimed to have cracked the murder with the arrest of accused Gaurav who was driving KJ Singh’s green Ford Ikon car that was missing since the double murder on September 22. According to media reports, the knife used in the crime was recovered from the Gaurav. KJ Singh’s car documents were also recovered from him.According to the police, the accused told them that on the night intervening September 22-23, he reached KJ’s residence at about 10.30 pm, repots The Indian Express.“He entered KJ’s residence by scaling a low-height boundary wall. He rang the door bell twice and then took cover in the dark. When KJ opened the door, the accused first assaulted him. Since KJ was tall and well-built, a scuffle took place. The accused was carrying a knife with which he stabbed KJ Singh multiple times, dragged his body to the bedroom and then slit his throat. Since KJ’s mother was also present in the house at that time, the accused killed her as well. Later, he stole the television – kept it in KJ’s car – and escaped,” one of the investigating police officers told The Indian Express.“Since he was arrested a few hours ago, we are yet to interrogate the accused thoroughly. We also need to find out if he executed the murders alone or whether he had any accomplices,” SSP Chahal told The Indian Express.Senior Journalist KJ Singh, 64, and his 92-year-old mother were found murdered on September 23 afternoon. While Singh’s throat had been slit and he had been stabbed in the stomach, his bedridden mother was strangulated. A special investigation team was set up Punjab police chief Suresh Aroa after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made a specific request in this regard. KJ Singh a former news editor with The Indian Express had also worked for The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh.

Man kills wife, claims she drank poison

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Nizampura police, on exhuming the body of a 28-year-old woman, found that her husband allegedly killed her and then buried her corpse in a pit he dug himself.The accused, in order to prove his innocence, claimed that his wife had consumed poison and died.According to the police, Banya Korde, 28, a resident of Katai in Bhiwandi of Thane district, allegedly killed his wife, Laxmi, on Saturday night and later buried her corpse in a burial ground.Their neighbhour, Shobha Dabhale, 35, had heard Laxmi’s screams and had tried to help her.In her complaint to the police, Dabhale alleged that she saw Banya assaulting Laxmi brutally. When the neighbours enquired about Laxmi’s health, Banya claimed that his wife had consumed poison and died.”The locals gathered at his residence and grilled the accused after which he revealed that he had killed his wife. They later informed us about the incident and we took him in our custody. We asked the accused to identify the spot where the corpse was buried,” said a Nizampura police officer.”We sent the corpse for a post-mortem. The accused assaulted the woman brutally following which she succumbed to her injuries. We have arrested him under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destroying evidence) of the Indian Penal Code,” said RE Yadav, Senior Police Inspector, Nizampura police station.

Man promises job in Turkey, dupes eight people of Rs 7.1 lakh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Nagpada police arrested a 32-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly duping job seekers under the pretext of sending them overseas for a job. The accused has been identified as Nasir Ansari, a resident of Nagpada.According to Nagpada police, the accused would lure job seekers, who wanted to go abroad, about a vacancy in Turkey and that they will have to shell out Rs 75,000 to go there.The police said a total of eight victims paid the money for getting a job and for their passport.However, Ansari went missing after receiving Rs 7.1 lakh. The passports of the victims, too, were forged. Sanjay Baswat, senior police inspector of Nagpada police confirmed the arrest.”Ansari made the forged passports and gave it to them. Even after the victims paid Ansari he did not send them to Turkey and siphoned off with the money. Fed up of chasing him, the victims approached the police and registered a case of cheating. We then managed to arrest the accused from Mumbai. We have also seized eight passports and have invoked sections of cheating, forgery, and others under the Indian Penal Code,” said a police officer from Nagpada police station.DECEITFULThe accused would lure job seekers about a vacancy in Turkey and that they would have to shell out Rs 75,000 for the opportunity abroad.

Dadri lynching: Mohammed Akhlaq’s murder accused may soon secure jobs

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The accused in Mohammed Akhlaq’s murder case, who was dragged and killed by a mob on suspicion of eating beef In Dadri’s Bishada village, may soon secure a job.Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home and stoned to death on a village street after a public announcement from the local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat, on September 29, 2015. The accused in the case who are out on bail, may soon get jobs, reported CNN-News18.The report also said that the family of one of the accused — Ravi Sisodia —who died of kidney and respiratory failure at Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital, may also receive Rs 8 lakh compensation.Ravi was among the 18 people who have been charged with the murder of Akhlaq”The family of Sisodia will be compensated to the tune of Rs 8 lakh and will get other perks,” local BJP MLA Tejpal Singh Nagar said.Nagar also said that other accused who are out on bail will be accommodated with private firms working at Dadri’s National Thermal Power Corporation.Meanwhile, Akhlaq’s brother , Mohammed Jan said that they did not have any problems with people finding work outside to support their families, but that the criminal proceedings should also move forward.The report said that some of the accused were already working with private firms at NTPC, from where they were sacked following allegations. “Those who had lost their jobs will be reinstated within the next two months,” Nagar said.

Man held for raping 7-year-old child

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man allegedly sexually assaulted a colleague’s seven-year-old daughter in northeast Delhi on Thursday. The accused, who had fled to Meerut, was nabbed following a raid on the same day.Police said the accused was not only closely acquainted with the child’s family but even visited their home often. Mother of the child told DNA: “I had asked my daughter to go to a local store to collect money from a shopkeeper. When she returned, she was in a lot of pain. When I asked her, she revealed the incident to me.””She said when she reached the shop, the accused spotted her and tempted her with candy, before taking her to an abandoned spot. He then raped her and fled from the spot. We had good relations with him. Our daughter often went out with him. We never expected such an act from him. We know him for the last two years,” she added.After the incident, the accused told the girl to not reveal the incident to anyone and threatened her with dire consequences.According to the police, the child was taken for a medical examination and a local NGO was brought in to counsel her. The child’s mother reported the incident at the Nand Nagari police station. The victim studies in Class III at a government school.On the basis of the complaint, the police traced the accused in Meerut. “During interrogation, he confessed to the crime. He also revealed that he used the Loni route to escape to Meerut. He has been produced before a court and sent to jail,” an investigating officer said.

Retired Talati kidnapped and killed at Mehsana

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A complaint of murder and kidnapping was lodged with the Mehsana police station after a retired Talati (Executive head of Village Panchayat) was kidnapped and murdered by two accused for a ransom of Rs 25lakh.The incident took place on Monday night in Mehsana. The deceased was identified as Chandrakant Panchal, a resident of Mehsana, who was a retired Talati of Mehsana. According to the police, they recovered a half burn body on Tuesday morning near a dumping yard of Mehsana area. Panchal’s son was then informed who is a doctor in Mumbai and a case of kidnapping and murder was lodged with the police station after police came to know about the ransom call received by Panchal’s son.During the investigation, the police nabbed two accused identified as Ravi and Himanshu.Panchal used to work in the post recuring department after he got retired. He used to daily visit the accused Himanshu’s shop and used to count the money. Himanshu’s friend Ravi was in huge debt and both of them then made a plan to kidnap Panchal and to extort money from him.On Monday afternoon, both abducted Panchal in his car and killed him. They even made a call to Panchal’s son from his phone and asked for a ransom of Rs 25lakh from him for the release of his father. Panchal tried to escape during which both the accused started beating him and he died.After he died, they took his body to a dumping yard in Mehsana and tried to burn his body with the help of petrol and fled from the spot.PLOTTINGPanchal used to daily visit the accused Himanshu’s shop and used to count the money. Himanshu’s friend Ravi was in huge debt and both of them then made a plan to kidnap Panchal and to extort money from him.

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