A 45-year-old businessman was shot dead on Tuesday for resisting a robbery bid in Dwarka Sector 17. Police are yet to make arrest in the case while a few suspects have been detained, police said.According to senior officers, the deceased has been identified as Rajendra Garg, a resident of Uttam Nagar and was a wholesale dealer of a chocolate brand. It was around 10 pm when Garg was reaching his residence in his car that he was approached by two men on a bike.”The moment he reached Kakrola Mod in Dwarka, two men on bike intercepted him and asked him to hand over his bag with cash. When Garg tried to escape, one of the two men pulled out a pistol and aimed it at Garg while the other started snatching the bag from him. On this, Garg held his bag tight and started shouting for help. Seeing that Garg would soon find help from locals, the man shot him in his head and fled with the bag,” said a senior police officer.Hearing the gunshots, locals gathered on the spot and informed the police. Garg was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. A case of murder was then registered and the body was sent for post-mortem examination.”CCTV footages from the area are being scanned to identify the assailants. We are also trying to find out how much money did the accused manage to flee with. Family members are also being questioned to find if Garg had enmity with anyone. Involvement of people known to him is also being looked at,” police informed.
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<!– /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.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 19-year-old girl was axed to death allegedly by her stepbrother in the name of honour in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a police official said on Monday. The incident took place at Christian Wala in Sahiwal district, some 230-km from Lahore.According to Station House Officer Rana Tahir, accused Irfan suspected his stepsister Saira had relations with a man of her locality.Tahir said Irfan on Sunday attacked Saira with an axe while she was asleep and critically injured her.She was taken to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Sahiwal where she succumbed to her wounds.The official said none of the family members reported the matter to the police as they were alerted by a neighbour.”When the family was bringing Saira’s body back to village in an ambulance we intercepted it. Seeing police, Irfan escaped from the ambulance while we took body to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for postmortem,” Tahir said, adding that raids were made to arrest the suspect.He said the other family members were not considering it “murder” as Saira had disgraced the family honour.”We have taken mother of the girl in custody as she was also present when Irfan axed Saira,” he said.Killing of women relatives in the name of honour is a menace still prevalent in many parts of Pakistan. More than 1,000 women are killed every year by their relatives on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was a close shave for 33 students of Central School when their school bus caught fire near Naraina in West Delhi on Tuesday morning. Locals, however, rushed in and rescued all the kids before firefighters arrived. No one sustained injuries.The incident took place around 10 am when the driver of the school bus, heading towards Dhaula Kuan, detected a technical glitch. Even before he could understand anything or take a decision, smoke started to emanate from the engine of the bus. Seeing this, the driver parked the bus on the roadside and got down to check.”Before anyone could sense danger, the smoke turned into flames and the bus started to burn. The driver and conductor then raised an alarm and the students were pulled out of the bus, one by one, with the help of locals and passersby. The fire department and police were also called,” said a senior police officer, adding that none of the students or staff of school received any injuries.Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the firefighters managed to douse the blaze in an hour, however, the cooling process took a little longer. The incident led to traffic congestion on the route which lasted for about an hour.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The suicide of a class 12 girl in Bhilwara took a U-turn when her family members stated the suicide as murder. Notably, a school going girl committed suicide by hanging self at her residence in Azad Nagar area of Bhilwara.The family members of the deceased staged a protest outside Pratap Nagar police station with the body and after nearly one hour, the police had to use mild force to on the protesters to clear the area.As per information, the 17-year-old girl is the daughter of an auto driver, Jankilal Jaiswal. She studied in a school in city’s Bapu Nagar area and was a bright student. After coming from school, the girl went into her room and took her mother’s saree to hang self to death.The family members were devasated to see her hanging in the room, as they had not seen her even tensed ever before. The situation got worse after the postmortem, when the family members saw injury marks on her body. They went outside the police station to protest and demanded fair investigation into the matter. Police used mild force on the protesters which also revealed a different face of cops.The police officials took to lathi charge on the female protesters and got down to physical violence with the protesting family members. Seeing the heated situation, CO, City Rajendra Tyagi reached the spot and pacified the protestors after which the family members took the body and conducted ast rites.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 42-year-old daily wage labourer was killed and a two-year-old girl living in the same locality sustained minor injuries after the two were hit by a speeding car in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area on Saturday. The accused taxi driver has been arrested.The deceased was identified as Lallan and the injured girl as Komal. According to the police, the accused, Hari Gupta, 26, was speeding through a slum area when he hit Komal, who was playing there with her friends.”Locals said the driver managed to slow down the car and the girl was not hit badly. Seeing that she had escaped with minor injuries, the drive tried to speed away but the locals had surrounded his car. The accused then panicked, pressed on the accelerator and hit Lallan, who was trying to stop the vehicle. Lallan sustained serious injuries. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital,” a senior police officer said.Komal was also taken to hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.”A case under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash and negligent driving), and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) was registered at the Tilak Nagar police station and the driver was arrested. Medical examination would ascertain whether he was drunk at the time of the incident,” police said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 16-year-old boy was killed in front of his mother by another juvenile in northwest Delhi’s Bharat Nagar area on Thursday. Police have apprehended the juvenile and also arrested a man who they say had instigated the juvenile to kill the boy.The deceased was identified as Shahrukh.According to the police, they received information from authorities at the Hindu Rao Hospital that a boy had died of fatal injuries. When the police arrived there the deceased’s mother Shakeela, who claimed to be an eyewitness to her child’s death, told them in a statement that she was at her house when around 11:45 am when a boy came rushing to her house and informed her that her son and a boy from the locality were quarrelling near the railway lines.”When she rushed to the spot, she found that her son had been forced to the ground and another juvenile was thrashing him. Another man, identified later as Dinesh Chegi, was instigating the juvenile to kill the boy. Seeing the lady and following Dinesh’s instigation, the youth took a broken bottle and cut Shahrukh’s neck. As the woman cried for help, the duo ran away,” said a senior police officer.When the woman rushed her son to hospital, he was declared dead. Police said that based on the woman’s statement, a case of murder has been registered at Bharat Nagar police station.Following investigations and local intelligence, police said their team soon arrested Dinesh Chegi for instigating the youth to commit murder. The juvenile who allegedly killed Shahrukh was also apprehended.”The body has been sent for post-mortem and the matter is being probed,” said DCP (Northwest) Milind Dumbre.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>There is utter confusion among police personnel in Uttar Pradesh over a new diktat of Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government directing them to wear khadi once a week instead of their khakhi uniform.The order was issued on July 10, 2017 by Dr Adarsh Singh, the Special Secretary, Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Following the order, the Director General of Police (DGP) office had issued a circular to all officers and district police chiefs seeking their suggestions on the Chief Minister’s direction of to wear khadi once a week.Senior officer of the DGP office claimed that due to ambiguity in the order from the CM’s office, majority of the replies the DGP office has received have sought to know about what type of Khadi dress they are supposed to wear. Will they don politicians’ favourite dress kurta-pyjama or dhoti-kurta or designer khadi wears? Majority of replies revolved around these queries.“There is no clarity on it yet. We have sought clarification from the CM’s Office on the issue raised by officers to enforce the order,” said an officer in the DGP office on condition of anonymity.Though the officer praised the move as it will help police personnel to get a day’s break to wash their uniforms but he was sceptical about the move affecting the policing.“People no longer fear khakhi these days. Seeing them in khadi may further erode their identity and authority,” chuckled the officer.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> In yet another upheaval caused due to a social media post, clashes between two groups took place in Garhwal district?s Satpuli town. Tension gripped the town when a minor boy allegedly posted ?offensive? picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook. Seeing the sensitivity, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and District Magistrate (DM) rushed to the spot. Recently, in a similar incident, clashes broke out between two groups in West Bengal?s Basirhat over a Facebook post.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union minister Ramdas Athawale today sought a probe into the two incidents involving Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s chopper, in which he escaped unhurt. “The chief minister got involved in accidents twice within a span of two months. There should be an in-depth inquiry to ascertain if there was an deliberate attempt made to harm him or if it was a lapse in his security,” the Union minister of State for Social Justice said in a statement issued here. He said Fadnavis getting involved in such accidents twice in such a short span of time means officials are negligent about his security. An official from the Chief Minister’s office had yesterday claimed Fadnavis escaped unhurt in a freak incident in which his helicopter lifted off and tilted over him even as he waited near its door to board it on his way back to Mumbai from Raigad. Seeing the chopper tilt over the chief minister, his security personnel rushed and pulled him away to safety, the official had claimed. The official later denied occurrence of any such incident involving his chopper in which he was said to have escaped unhurt. Earlier, on May 25, Fadnavis had a narrow escape when his chopper got entangled in an overhead wire and crash-landed in Latur district of Maharashtra after the pilot tried to descend due to bad weather soon after the take-off. An initial probe conducted by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) into the incident had prima-facie found lapses on part of the pilot.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police have arrested two men and busted a gang of auto-lifters who used police uniforms to avoid suspicion and fled with jewellery and high-end cars in southwest Delhi.Earlier, the duo had held captive two men at gunpoint and were trying to flee with their cars, but were later arrested. The abductions were worked out within 24 hours, police claimed.The accused have been identified as Rahul (21) and Sachin Gulia (22). Jewellery, vehicles and a loaded pistol was recovered from them.According to the police, two incidents of car-jacking and robbery were reported from Najafgarh and Dwarka, during the early hours on Wednesday.The first incident was reported to the police by one Raju, a driver of a Swift Dzire. He was overpowered by two men who got into the car in Najafgarh after snatching the car keys from him, he told police. They took him along as well.”The criminals took over the car and drove to Dwarka with the victim. When they reached a crematorium in Dwarka, they noticed a white Verna and targeted it. They blocked its way with the Swift and stepped out of the vehicle to overpower the driver. This was when Raju got an opportunity and fled from the duo’s custody.”Seeing him flee, the two men left the Swift Dzire and took over the Verna from its owner, Satvinder Singh. They also took his gold chain. Singh later called up the police and reported the matter,” said Surender Kumar, DCP (Southwest).Kumar said that a police team received a tip-off that suspects would come to Chhawla area the next day. Accordingly a trap was set to catch the duo.Grand theft showThe arrested duo had lifted two cars on Wednesday morning, a Swift Dzire and a white Verna, and held one hostage. The first robbery happened in Najafgarh, where the duo overpowered a cab driver and took his car, and took him hostage. Later the same day, they targeted a Verna in Dwarka and blocked the car with the stolen Dzire. They had even robbed a gold chain from the Verna owner, who reported the case to the cops.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It had been just 20 days at his new workplace. Manoj Kumar had hoped the switch would help him make more money for his eldest daughter’s wedding. But fate had other plans and Kumar, whose latest assignment was to guard a cash van that refilled ATMs in the city, was attacked by a group of unidentified armed men on Thursday. The 33-year-old succumbed to the severe injuries on Sunday morning.The incident took place in northwest Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy area around 4 pm. A cash van with four occupants, including Kumar, had arrived at an ATM when two men wearing helmets came on a bike and aimed a pistol at him. As Kumar tried to load his rifle, the robbers panicked and shot at him before fleeing with Rs 12 lakh. DCP northwest Milind Dumbre said the police were yet to make any arrests in the case.Kumar was from the Sakatpur village of Etah dsitrict in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and had been working as a security guard for the last 10 years. A colleague, who had come to receive Kumar’s body on Monday, said his bravery has won many hearts and that his family needs to be compensated.Talking to DNA, Kumar’s family members said he had been looking for a match for his eldest daughter and was not satisfied with the salary that he was drawing earlier. He then got the opportunity to work for a company that provided security for cash vans.Kumar’s brother Subhash said: “His colleagues told us that though the robbers had weapons, he did not step back. They warned him thrice but he was courageous enough to try and load his rifle. Seeing him armed as well, one of the two robbers shot at him. The bullet pierced his abdomen. Seeing him bleeding profusely, his colleagues fled from the spot.”Subhash further said that Kumar was taken to the nearby Babu Jagjeevan Ram Hospital but was referred to the LNJP Hospital without delay. The family has alleged that despite his critical state, Kumar was neither admitted to the ICU nor put on a ventilator.KK Yadav, another of Kumar’s brothers, said: “If the hospital authorities had admitted him to the ICU, my brother would have been alive today. His dedication towards his job is commendable, but he has left behind a family of three daughters and a son. He was the only earning member. If his employers or the government do not help, his family will face a really tough time.”BRAVEHEARTA colleague, who had come to receive Manoj Kumar’s body on Monday, said his bravery has won many hearts and that his family needs to be compensated
Kumar was from the Sakatpur village of Etah dsitrict in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and had been working as a security guard for the last 10 years
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After failing once in an ATM robbery attempt, 19-year-old Manish decided to take tutorials on the internet and then formed a team of four, including a juvenile, to give it another attempt. Desperate to obtain a big sum of money in order to be able to marry his girlfriend of seven years, Manish and his friends targeted an ATM in Subhash Place, but landed in police custody.The robbery attempt this time was foiled by a group of local residents who had arrived at the ATM to withdraw cash, but saw Manish and friends attempting to break open the ATM. Acting as good samaritans, the locals raised an alarm and chased them. Later, with the help of police, the four accused were nabbed.The accused have been identified as Manish (19), who works at IGL, his friends Vishnu (18) and Ankit alias Gabbar (18) an undergraduate student. The gang also included a juvenile who was roped in by Manish.The entire drama unfolded between 2 am to 3 am when Anurag Sharma, a resident of Subhash Place, and one of his friends, were returning from office and then they came to a Canara Bank ATM to withdraw some cash. But as they approached the ATM, they saw some armed persons were trying to break it open to loot money.“Anurag called his friend Irshad and after his arrival all three of them raised an alarm. Seeing the locals, the accused tried to flee in an Esteem car parked nearby but were chased by them. Meanwhile, a PCR call was made by the locals and the beat officer also joined the chase. They intercepted the car, which the accused had rammed into a divider while trying to escape,” said DCP (Northwest) Milind Dumbere.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman Maoist was killed in an encounter while a tribal woman was injured getting caught in the crossfire in a forest on Koraput-Rayagada district border today, police said. An anti-Maoist operation was launched in Lelari village under Laxmipur block on Koraput-Rayagada border yesterday and early today when security personnel spotted a group of Maoists. “Seeing our men, the Maoists opened fire and we retaliated. A woman Maoist was killed in the exchange of fire. We are trying to ascertain her identity,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Laxmipur, Hemant Padhi, said. The injured village woman, identified as Malla Miniaka, was passing through the forest at the time of the gun-battle and got caught in the crossfire, Padhi said. “She received minor injury on her neck and was admitted at Laxmipur hospital. Her condition is stable,” the SDPO said. Combing operations were intensified in the area, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> With the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Ayodhya seat, Bazmi Siddiqui, booked for gang rape, social activist Neelam Katara on Sunday said those charged with heinous crime should have the moral responsibility not to contest the elections. ?Any one charged with a heinous crime, be it murder, kidnap, dacoit or rape should not be allowed to contest the elections. He should himself step down if his party does not ask him to do so,? Katara told ANI. She asserted that a law should be made to ensure that those accused of such crimes do not fight the elections. ?This is a time of elections and, therefore, it is coming up now, but these incidents happen all the time and nobody pays heed,? said Katara. ?A message is going to the common man that to be a big politician one needs to be a big criminal, which I think is very wrong,? she emphasized. Katara further said the hands of the police are tied. ?The system needs changes, which the politicians are not willing to bring. The police are completely controlled by the state. So, there is no solution,? she asserted. A case of gang-rape and robbery was registered against Siddiqui, who is contesting from Ayodhya and seven other accused here. “Seeing the huge lead of the BSP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, our opponents are frustrated and are trying to frame me in false cases,” Siddiqui told ANI. A similar case was filed against him earlier, but no evidence was found to prove the charges. “She is the same woman who had filed a case against me earlier, now she has filed another case. Earlier also police probed the matter and didn’t find any proof against me. This time also they are not going to get any evidence,” Siddiqui said, while claiming that he was in Lucknow from past two days, when the incident is said to have taken place.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Condemning the comments of Congress leader P Chidambaram that demonetisation move of the NDA Government generated corruption, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said the Opposition party is spreading falsehood on the issue. “Seeing through his own glasses Chidambaram, with his myopic vision, and Congress, which is drenched in corruption, are trying to see corruption in every developmental activity, only to misguide people and spread falsehood on the issue,” he said in a statement here. The cash recall exercise had people’s acceptance as seen in the results of several elections held since the note ban was announced on November 8, the BJP leader said. “Chidambaram and Congress should realise that all by- elections and local body elections after demonetisation gave full support to the BJP and NDA. It clearly indicates people stood by the Prime Minister s decision.” “Even the President of India said the nation will be benefited by demonetisation,” the Minister said. Saying that queues outside banks and ATMs have disappeared, Dattatreya said only Congress leaders are complaining now. “Now the queues in banks and ATMs have disappeared. Only the Congress people and others like them who encouraged black money all along their lives are complaining against demonetisation.” Describing note-ban as a “thoughtless, ill conceived” attempt by the NDA Government, Chidambaram yesterday said here the whole exercise has created more corruption. “In the very demonetisation exercise, they generated corruption. If 10 per cent of bank officers were dishonest earlier, thanks to demonetisation, 50 per cent of bank officers became dishonest. “So the very exercise generated more corruption not less corruption. So they (the NDA Government) changed the narration to cashless economy now,” the former Union Finance Minister has said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sahastra Seema Suraksha Bal jawans recovered 42 kg of Charas being smuggled into India from Nepal at Inarwa village of Bihar’s East Champaran district. The seizure was made late last night near pillar number 419 on Indo-Nepal border in East Champaran district, SSB Commandant Rajesh Tikku said today. Acting on a tip-off, personnel of the 44th battalion of SSB spotted a few people trying to sneek into India with charas kept in plastic bag weighing 42 kg, the SSB commandant said. Seeing the security personnel, the smugglers threw the bag and retreated to Nepal taking advantge of darkness of the night, he said. The commandant said that seized charas valued at Rs 6.30 crore in the international market as every kg of charas carries a price of Rs 15 lakh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)