A complaint of murder was lodged with the Ghatlodia police station after a 75-year-old local woman was found dead at her house on Thursday afternoon. The woman was strangulated to death with a cloth. The cops are yet to find the motive of the murderer.The incident took place between 12 to 2 pm in Block 2 of Karamchari Nagar Society Part-2 in Ghatlodia area, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Rambhaben Patel, who used to live alone.Her daughter, who was married, used to visit her daily to help Patel with household chores.Patel’s daughter, who lives in Ghatlodia area came to mother’s her house to prepare lunch, left around 12 pm. Two hours later, when she came back to find the main door of the house broken and her mother lying dead. Patel’s neighbours immediately called the police when the victim’s daughter told them what had happened. Investigating the case, cops said that Patel was strangulated with a piece cloth.A team of FSL officials, fingerprint expert and dog squad were called to the spot to unearth clues. The body has been sent for an autopsy. RG Desai, an inspector of Ghatlodia police station, said, “No sign of robbery or theft could be found from the house.”According to police, the killer might have been a known person to the deceased. The killer entered Patel’s house and there are no signs of hint that the victim struggled when she was attacked.The police have initiated an investigation on the bases of primary reports and are talking to people who might give leads statements of people.CRIME SHEETIncident took place between 12 to 2 pm in Block 2 of Karamchari Nagar Society Part-2 in Ghatlodia area, cops said. Victim’s daughter is married and used to visit her mother daily to help Patel with household chores. A team of FSL officials, fingerprint expert were called to the spot to unearth clues.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Kasarwadavali police — probing the alleged suicide case of 35 year old contractor from Thane — have learnt that the victim was suffering huge losses in the contracts involved with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). The victim had also allegedly taken a loan to land a contract with the civic body.According to police, Sanket Jadhav, a resident of Paanchpakhadi in Thane West, on Sunday evening was travelling in his white car when he allegedly pumped three bullets into the chest. The police found a suicide note beside the body and the licensed revolver inside the car. The suicide note written in Marathi was addressed to his wife, Vidya. Jadhav had apologised to her and also informed that no one is to be blamed for the extreme step.”Jadhav in a recent past had suffered huge losses and was trying to recover from the loss in business. Moreover, Jadhav had also taken a loan from the market and was unable to repay it. The contract which he wanted desperately was given to another firm which pushed him to further depression,” said a Kasarwadavali police officer.Sunil Lokhande, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone V, said, “A case of accidental death was registered in this regard. The primary investigations revealed that the victim ended life due to financial reasons. We have not ruled out any foul play in this incident and are probing the case.”
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A South-Mumbai based businessman reportedly lost Rs 1.4 lakh in a cyber-fraud wherein his cloned debit card was used to withdraw money from a Gurgaon ATM, while the victim was in Mumbai with his original debit card, at the time the withdrawal was made . Gamdevi police is probing the case.According to victim Animesh Jain, on October 26, he came to Lamington Road around 11 pm and made some withdrawal from an ATM. Jain later slept after having dinner at home. He was woken up by a text message beep around 2 am on October 27, on his mobile phone. Initially, Jain did not bother to check his phone but when there was a flurry of messages, one after the other, a perplexed Jain checked his phone.”I was shocked to see that the messages were actually 14 transaction alert messages sent by the bank. There were 14 transactions of Rs 10,000 each. I rushed to check my debit card and found it to be in my wallet. I then realised that my card details were miused to make a cloned card to make withdrawals,” said Jain.Jain then immediately got his card blocked by the bank and later complained to Gamdevi police. The bank later informed Jain that the withdrawals were made from a Gurgaon ATM.The police suspect that the victim’s card must have been cloned using a skimmer device. “We suspect the card has been cloned as the victim did not shared his card details with any one. We are checking CCTV footage of the Gurgaon ATM to get clues about the suspect,” said a police officer from Gamdevi police station.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kalachowky police have arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly duping three people of Rs 1.4 crore by promising them MHADA homes. The accused, along with three other wanted accuseds, had taken money from four others, promising them houses in Sewri area.The accused has been identified as Vikas Bhave (48). According to police, Bhave had promised the complainant, Manisha Dedhiya (40), a flat in Sewri at a cheap rate, and had taken around Rs 21 Lakh from her.Bhave had told the victim that the Sewree flat is owned by another woman, though she is in need of money, and if the victim paid the needy woman the money, she would transfer the documents of the flat to her name.Police said that the victim, thinking the deal was genuine, paid the money to the accused, who, however, did not transfer the documents to her name, after which she approached the police and lodged a complaint. “After registering the complaint, three more persons approached us claiming that they had also paid the money to Bhave and three others, who had promised them MHADA flats. We then arrested Bhave,” said a police officer.He added that, “The accused had made forged agreements and had taken money from the accused of different bank accounts.”
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In an order passed last week, Justice A M Badar denied bail to a man convicted under the Prevention Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for repeatedly raping his minor niece.It rejected his argument that the victim has had “two boyfriends with whom she had sexual relations”.”A woman might be of easy virtue but that does not mean that all and sundry can take advantage of this fact. She has a right to say no,” Justice Badar said.”Even if we were to assume that the victim in this case had two boyfriends, the same does not empower or authorise the applicant to commit penetrative sexual assault on her,” he said.The judge pointed out the victim had not attained the age of consent at the time of the incident.”She has categorically stated in her cross examination that the applicant had repeatedly sexually assaulted her,” he said.The man, a resident of Nashik, was convicted and sentenced by a POCSO court in 2016 to imprisonment for 10 years.He, however, approached the HC for bail arguing he had not committed the said offence and that he deserved to be let out on bail since he was the sole breadwinner for his family.”The girl (victim) did not lodge a complaint or register the First Information Report (FIR) immediately after the said incident. And even after she was taken to a shelter home, she never disclosed the crime in question to anyone there,” he said.This proves the incident did not take place, he said.She also had two boyfriends with whom she had sexual relations, the man argued.Justice Badar, however, rejected his arguments and held that unavailability of another earning member in the family was not relevant grounds for the suspension of the sentence.”The offence in question is a serious one and the applicant has been held guilty of the offence after a due trial. Hence, no case for grant of bail is made out,” he said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A West Bengal police constable has been arrested on charges of raping a minor girl inside the police barrack.58-year-old Haridas Roy, who is just two years away from his retirement, had allegedly raped a minor on September 6, within the barracks.Dinhata MLA Udayan Guha said that the victim, a 11-year-old student of Class IV, had been quiet about the incident for some days. Later she revealed it to her mother and a police report was filed. On September 16, Roy was arrested. He was produced at the court the next day and had been remanded in judicial custody for 15 days.The victim would help her mother in running an eatery that was frequently visited by the police officers. On September 6, she went to deliver bread and vegetables to the police station when she was forced into a room and raped, police said.“Her mother first confronted the constable concerned who threatened them with dire consequences if they tried to talk about it. Later she discussed the matter with her daughter’s teachers and with their help filed a complaint at the police station,” said an official of the police station.District superintendent of police Anoop Jaiswal said that an investigation was immediately initiated as the complaint was filed.
According to the police, the victim, identified as Naushad, told police in his statement that late last night one of his acquaintances, Dilshad, who lives near his house, invited her to meet near 5 Pushta road <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 27-year-old man was shot at by a group of people known to him when he refused to consume alcohol in New Usmanpur area of northeast Delhi. Police said that the victim was out of danger and efforts to arrest the accused are being made.According to the police, the victim, identified as Naushad, told police in his statement that late last night one of his acquaintances, Dilshad, who lives near his house, invited her to meet near 5 Pushta road. Police said that Dilshad had also called a few more friends and soon all of them started consuming alcohol and even forced Naushad to drink.”As he refused strictly, an argument started between him and Dilshad’s friends, which soon turned ugly. During this, one of them pulled out a pistol and shot at Naushad. The bullet pierced his abdomen. As he collapsed, the accused fled from the scene.Naushad then made a PCR call and and was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated and a case of attempt to murder has been registered. Teams have been formed to trace and arrest the accused,”said a senior police officer
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has convicted two hearing and speech impaired for offences which included committing unnatural sex on a five-year-old girl.Additional Sessions Judge Ashwani Kumar Sarpal held the duo guilty after finding that the duo had conspired with each other in kidnapping the minor for the purpose of illicit sexual intercourse. They also held that the victim was so young that she could not even save herself and resist the attackers.The incident took place in 2012 when the girl and her family went to her maternal uncle Abdul Gaffar’s house during Holi. On March 8, 2012 she went missing while playing outside the house. Following this, when Gaffar started looking for her at 5.45 am on that day, he found his niece with a person who ran away after seeing him.When asked, the victim confided in her uncle that one of the accused, who was accompanied by another man, forcibly abducted her after closing her mouth. Thereafter she was given bites on her lips, cheeks and chest following which she was raped.The victim became unconscious on the day of the incident and recorded her statement a day later.One of the accused was arrested on March 9, 2012 and the ‘Pajami’ (lower) of the victim was recovered at his instance. Subsequently, the second accused was also apprehended on March 12, 2012.The accused persons who recorded their statement through sign language stated that they being falsely implicated and were ignorant about the present case.Appearing for the accused, their counsel contended that no witnesses were joined in the probe. However, the court quashed this argument and stated that non-joining of any public witness itself was not fatal to the prosecution’s case because often the general public do not easily agree to join police proceedings for a number of reasons. These include going to police station or court, fear of accused, or to maintain good relations with the accused, and to avoid any confrontation with him.”Public persons are ready to watch the ‘Tamasha’ at the spot by standing at some distance but do not become ready to co-operate with the police,” the judge said.The court added that the victim has already suffered lot of trauma and grievous injuries at the hand of the accused persons. Even if the victim had not complained to anyone when she was brought back to her house, it could not be said that she was lying.”It cannot be expected from a child of five years of age who was subjected to various injuries and sexual assault to stop people on the way and make a complaint to passersby,” the judge said in its order.The court fixed September 12 as the date for arguments on the quantum of sentence.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 26-year-old national level bodybuilder and regional BJP worker was electrocuted to death at his shop in outer Delhi’s Kirari area on Friday evening. Police said that the victim was on the terrace of his jewellery shop when he came in contact with a high tension wire, and sustained fatal injuries.The deceased, who was identified as Love Kumar, was also a regional BJP worker. According to the police, the incident took place when on Friday, Kumar had visited his jewellery shop, usually run by his father and went to the terrace. After about 20 minutes, locals heard a blast like sound and rushed to the terrace and found Kumar lying on the floor with critical burns.”He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead. The body has been sent for a post-mortem and the matter is being probed,” said a senior police officer.Later, local residents and family members staged a protest against the administration and electricity department for not taking action against low-hanging high tension cables in the area.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 30-year-old on-duty lineman was allegedly electrocuted when he was repairing a faulty electrical wiring system in a residential area of south Delhi’s RK Puram on Friday evening. Post his death, a number of his colleagues protested at the hospital demanding adequate safety measures while on the job.Police officers however suspect that the man fell off the pole that he had climbed, and died after sustaining fatal injuries.According to the police, the deceased, identified as Arjun, climbed a pole, after he received a complaint, and was carrying out some repair work. Then he suddenly fell off the pole and fell unconscious.”As locals saw him fall, they rushed to the spot and he was taken to AIIMS Trauma centre where he was declared brought dead. Police was then called up and informed about the incident,” said a senior police officer.However, police said that Arjun has no severe burn marks on his body and whether he was electrocuted, or he died after sustaining fatal injuries after his fall, will be known once the post mortem reports are out, the officer added.A native of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, Arjun lived with his wife and two children. Police said, when they contacted the BSES, the officials there said that the victim had been hired as a lineman on contract by a third party.Colleagues of the deceased also told police that they did not carry proper equipment and safety instruments while on job and a number of employees and Arjun’s colleagues also protested at the hospital against the BSES, demanding justice and adequate infrastructure for their safety, police said.They also demanded support for Arjun’s family members in the form of a job or monetary compensation.Police have registered a case of causing death due to negligence and the matter is being probed, a senior officer said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gujarat High court on Thursday ordered the chief medical officer of Kutch Civil Hospital to conduct the medical test on a pregnant rape victim and file a report by July 13, when the matter has been kept for further hearing.Prajakta (name changed), a minor and a resident of Kutch, had approached the High Court through her father with a prayer to have the foetus medically terminated. According to her, she was kidnapped and then raped and the accused then dumped her near her residence after her father lodged a complaint.Petitioner’s advocate Sanjay T Patel submitted that the victim, who is just 15 years old, is physically unfit to deliver the baby and will face adverse health complications by doing so. If she has to deliver the baby, it will bring agony to her and her life will be ruined and she will not be able marry and settle in the future.He further submitted that on May 15, 2017, when the medical test was first carried out, she was over seven weeks pregnant, which as of now is nearly 14 weeks. While pleading for the medical termination of her pregnancy, advocate requested the court to direct the chief medical officer at Kutch Civil Hospital and the gynaecology department to conduct a test to gauge the victim’s health and the risk involved in the carrying out the termination.After hearing the petitioner, single bench justice AJ Desai has ordered the chief medical officer at the hospital to conduct the test and submit a report on the foetus length, girl’s health and risk involved in the termination of pregnancy.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the district of Khampur village, Uttar Pradesh, a 26-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her in-laws over dowry demand, police notified the press on June 19.The complaint which was lodged by the woman’s father Umadutt Sharma, stated that the victim got married in March last year and was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry.The woman was allegedly strangulated to death a day before on June 18. as she failed to fulfil their demands, they said.The case has been registered against the woman’s husband Pankaj, father-in-law Ved Prakash, brother-in-law Monu, and the three have been arrested, stated the police.The further added that the investigation is on and the woman’s body has been sent for post-mortem.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court upheld today the Karnataka High Court’s order dismissing bail of two persons in a case of “honour killing” of a youth in 2015. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the trial judge had granted them bail without following the established parameters of law and the high court had rightly cancelled the relief. The bench observed that the victim, along with his wife, was “staying in peace away from the acrimonious community” but due to some kind of “misconceived class honour”, the incident had taken place. “They (accused) thought that their perception mattered and as alleged, they put an end to the life spark of the young man. The choice of the daughter was allowed no space. Her identity was crushed and her thinking was crucified by parental dominance which has roots in an unfathomable sense of community honour,” the bench noted. “Though the lovers became fugitive, the anger founded on anachronistic values prompted the accused persons to annihilate the life of a young man. In such a situation, the factors that have been highlighted by this court from time to time were required to be adverted to and the accused persons should not have been granted liberty on the grounds that have been thought appropriate by the trial judge,” it said. The apex court also said that “perversity of approach by the additional sessions judge, who has enlarged the appellants on bail, is totally unacceptable” and was “reflective of sanctuary of errors”. The apex court’s order came while dismissing the appeal filed by the accused challenging the high court’s order cancelling their bail.(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 –>A woman here has alleged that some unidentified persons have uploaded an obscene video using her name on the Internet, with the intention to blackmail her, police said today. The woman complained that some unidentified persons made an obscene video using her name and threatened her through mobile phone that they will upload it on the Internet if she fails to give money to them, they said. As she did not pay, the accused allegedly uploaded the video on the Internet, according to the complaint. On the basis of the woman’s complaint, an FIR was yesterday registered in the Bagwala police station here, police said, adding that the victim has provided two mobile numbers from which the accused had called. An investigation is underway in the matter and police are trying to trace the mobile numbers, they added.(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 –>The cases of abetment of suicide cannot be quashed merely on the ground of settlement between the parties involved, the Bombay High Court has said. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Anuja Prabhudessai made this observation on Friday while dismissing a petition filed by city resident Mohammad Asgar Choudhary. The petitioner sought quashing of a case registered against him for allegedly abetting his girlfriend’s suicide. The case was filed against Choudhary by the deceased’s father. Choudhary, in his petition, claimed that he has settled the case with the complainant and has also given monetary compensation to the victim’s family. The deceased’s father submitted an affidavit in the HC claiming that he was in a state of shock after his daughter committed suicide and hence, filed the complaint. The affidavit further said that the victim was suffering from depression from a long time. The bench, however, refused to accept this argument. “Cases under IPC section 306 (abetment to suicide) cannot be quashed on ground of settlement since the victim of the alleged offence is no more,” Justice Oka observed. The bench then dismissed the petition. The HC said the accused can file a fresh petition for quashing the case based on merits (evidence and facts).(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 –>A tempo driver was arrested from Boisar here for allegedly abducting and raping a woman, while his accomplice for videographing the act, police said today. According to police, the 22-year-old victim was kidnapped on January 5 while she had ventured out of her house in Boisar for some shopping and was taken in a tempo by the main accused and his friend to a secluded place. The driver then raped her, while the other accused videographed the act, Inspector K Hegaje of Boisar police station said, adding that the victim was also beaten by them. The main accused then started to harass her by making demands of sexual advances and also blackmailed her that he will circulate her video on social media and send it to her husband and relatives, he said. Fed up with constant threats, the victim consumed acid on February 6, following which she revealed about the incident to her family. Later, a case was lodged against the two men on Friday, the officer said. The two accused, who were held yesterday, were booked under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (criminal intimidation), the officer said. Section 376 of the IPC (rape) was slapped against the tempo driver.(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 –>Akanksha in 2007 and remained in contact with her on a social networking site. He later changed his version, stating that the victim came to live with him in Bhopal after they became friends on Facebook last year, the officer said, adding that Udyan had a lavish lifestyle and used to travel in expensive cars. “We have been verifying details. He would be produced in a court today,” the police officer said. Akanksha’s father claimed that his daughter had left home in June 2016 on the pretext of looking for a job. She was in touch with her parents over phone until December last year but since then remained in contact only through text messages. She told her parents in a message that she was working in the US. Suspecting her activities, the family traced the phone number through which she used to text and found that the number was registered on an address in Saket Nagar here. Later, they lodged a complaint with Bankura police on January 5. The West Bengal police kept an eye on Udyan’s phone records and detained him after reaching Bhopal yesterday. He then spilled the beans during interrogation. Police said based on Udyan’s admission, they started digging the marble platform at his house and recovered the body this morning.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)