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Madhya Pradesh: Son kills mother for resisting rape bid; held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 50-year old woman was allegedly killed by her 24-year-old son for resisting his attempts to rape her at their house in Kailaras town in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Tuesday.The accused was arrested on Monday, three days after the incident.”The body of the woman was found at her home on the morning of October 6. Preliminary investigation and the crime scene had suggested that someone attempted to rape or had raped the victim before killing her,” Kailaras police station in charge Naveen Yadav said.The officer said the woman’s body bore injury marks, suggesting that she was beaten up for resisting her attacker.Yadav said police grew suspicious after they found that the woman’s son was an alcoholic and was behaving strangely since the incident.”The man has admitted having committed the crime during his interrogation,” the officer said.On the day of the incident, the heavily drunk man went to his mother’s room and tried to force himself on her, Yadav said, adding that the man had thrashed his mother and killed her with a stone.He said the accused then slept off in the same room after committing the crime.Police have recovered the blood-soaked clothes and the stone used by the accused in the crime.

Delhi High Court acquits family charged with dowry death

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court set aside the seven-year imprisonment awarded to three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law of a woman, who had committed suicide within six months of her marriage.”A tendency has developed for roping in all the relations of the in-laws as accused persons,” the court said.The observations were made by Justice Pratibha Rani while hearing the appeal of the four convicts who were found guilty for the offence of dowry death.The court also held that the prosecution has failed to prove that the woman was harassed by them for dowry.”The prosecution has failed to prove either any dowry demand by the appellants or the deceased being harassed by the appellants in connection with any such dowry demand so as to prove that it was a case of dowry death. In view of the above discussion, the appeal succeeds. The appellants are acquitted of all the charges,” it said in an order dated on September 11.The court found that none of the allegations for dowry made by the victim’s family were established during cross examination. It also added that the “temperament” of the woman was such that when she was at her parental home, after about two months of her marriage, she had tried to commit suicide.”The trial court has convicted all the appellants on the basis of conjectures and implications which could not have been done as there was neither any proof of dowry demand nor harassment of deceased by the appellants,” the judge said.

Acid attack on India gang-rape victim by ‘same men’

Two men accused of raping a woman in India “attacked her with acid” after being released on bail.

A battle with ‘snatching’ menace

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Believe it or not but the Capital witnesses at least one case of snatching an hour on average. And that’s not all. Data shows that from 2011 to 2015, incidents of snatching doubled more than eightfold showing that perpetrators were becoming more bold about targeting victims and stealing from them. As for 2017, police data shows that 5,682 cases of snatching have been registered till August, suggesting that the total number of cases may go beyond other years by this year-end. Police say that the victims of snatching are usually women and especially elderly women. This fact was borne out on Monday when a 50-year-old woman almost died when she fell off a moving auto while resisting a snatching bid from two bike borne men who were trying to take her purse. Senior police officials stated that doctors told them that the woman might lose her memory permanently.As far as dealing with snatching was concerned, a senior police officer told DNA that a stricter law is required to curb the menace, as mostly juveniles who are often active gang-members, commit this crime.”Protected by law, these juveniles commit snatching and are released. Also, snatching has not been listed as a heinous crime. This provides for easy bail. Even if the police ensures a crackdown on snatching gangs, the law is not harsh enough to create deterrence,” the police officer said. He added that even if they are arrested, the lack of reformatory programs in jail, resulted in the accused making contacts with known criminals.Coming to the modus operandi of these gangs, the officer said they were mostly led by criminals who induct juveniles and other youth with criminal backgrounds to commit such offences.”In many cases it has also been seen that members of auto lifting gangs lend stolen two wheelers to these youth which they use in fleeing from the spot after snatching. Since the vehicles are stolen, even if it is recovered following surveillance, the accused remain untraced,” the officer said.Since CCTV footage have helped crack a lot of such cases, these men cover their faces or work at dark stretches to keep their identity hidden, police said.CHALLENGES BEFORE LAWJuveniles are active gang members who don’t get harsh punishments
Snatching is not a heinous crime
Offender gets easy bail
Lack of reform programs in jail CASES IN CITY2017: 5,6822016: 95712015: 98962014: 73502013: 36382012: 14402011: 1476MODUS OPERANDIUsually in a team of two to be able to flee on a two-wheeler
They modify their bikes by removing its fuel supply regulator to flee at high speed
Use stolen bikes to remain untraced
While one waits at the bike with ignition on, the pillion rider commits snatching
Melt ornaments and sell off valuables instantly to avoid any recovery from them
Cover face or perform at dark stretches to keep identity hidden

Flight attendant’s body found in front of her flat

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Body of a flight attended was today found in a pool of blood on the road in front of her residential flat at Keshtopur in the city. Police found the body of Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai, a resident of Shillong and employed with a private airlines, lying in front of her flat in the early hours. Though it was suspected that the woman, who was in her early 20s, could have fallen from the window of her flat on the fourth floor of the building, police detained two women who were her friends. Locals informed the Baguihati police station after noticing the body at around 4 a m. “It was found that there was a party hosted by Clara at her flat last night which lasted till late hours. A couple of ladies and a man had visited her flat. We have detained two women. We are talking to them to find out what had actually happened,” a senior officer of Bidhannagar police commissionerate said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Woman techie commits suicide in Noida

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman software engineer allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her rented accommodation in Sector 62 here, the police said today. The woman was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her flat last evening by a police team, they said. “When her roommates came back from office, they found the door of the flat locked from inside. They informed the police and a team broke open the door. They found her hanging from the fan,” Sector 58 Police Station in-charge Anil Pratap Singh said. The woman in a suicide note claimed that she took the extreme step after she came to know that a man, who she was having an affair with for the last two years, was getting married, the officer said. “She, in the note, said during this period she got pregnant,” Singh said, adding that the woman is a resident of Patna. The police will question the man after the woman’s parents file a complaint, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Live in partner accused of rape acquitted

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man accused of rape by his live in partner has been acquitted by a district court. The man was acquitted as the woman did not did not appear before court, which also felt that as she was a 27-year-old mature person living with the male partner with her consent, rape seemed unbelievable. In 2014, the woman had lodged an FIR at the sector 20 police station stating that she was friends for six years with a man, who promised to marry her. They started living together and one day the accused forcibly established sexual relations with her, the woman claimed. The woman claimed she got pregnant twice and the accused gave her pills and got the pregnancy aborted. The third time she was not interested in abortion, the woman said in her submission. She claimed that in October, 2014 she was admitted at a Noida hospital where her third pregnancy was aborted. On her complaint, a FIR under IPC sections, 313, 493 and 376 was registered against the accused and the investigation officer got her medical examination done as per law. The charge sheet was filed against accused who denied the charges. Appearing as a witness, the owner of the rented accommodation in which they stayed, stated that accused and the woman lived there for 2 years and claimed to be husband and wife. The medical report mentioned that the woman’s age was 27 years. This shows that woman competent enough to understand the implications and the complainant woman did not appear before court inspite of repeated requests by investigation officer. The court stated that the prosecution could not produce evidence which could hold the accused guilty. The court of an additional sessions judge has acquitted the accused, said Chaman Prakash Sharma, District Government Counsel, (DGC), Crime, today.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man, his brother acquitted in dowry harassment case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has acquitted a man and his brother in a dowry harassment case lodged by a woman, saying it seemed to be a “concocted and false” complaint filed due to a property dispute. The court absolved the man, along with his brother, of the charges of torturing, wrongfully confining and threatening his wife to grab the property given to her by her father. “The story as disclosed by the complainant on the face of it seems to be concocted and false and it appears to be a dispute over a 50-square yard plot in the complainant’s name. “There is nothing on record to prove that she was subjected to cruelty in lieu of demand for dowry,” Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh said. According to the prosecution, a complaint was lodged by the woman and her father alleging that her husband used to beat her after consuming alcohol and was forcing her to give him documents of the property. It said she left her husband’s house and started living with her brother-in-law, adding that he too began beating and torturing her. A complaint was lodged and the two men were arrested for the offences of cruelty, wrongful confinement, voluntarily causing hurt and threatening of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). She, however, resiled from her statement during cross examination and said the complaint was lodged by her father and she was not aware of it. During the trial, the prosecution told the court that the woman was staying with her brother-in-law willingly and no allegations of her wrongful confinement were made by her to the police or at that time when the duo were arrested. The accused had denied the allegations levelled against them and claimed they were falsely implicated. The court said, “There is nothing on record to suggest that the woman was kept forcefully by the accused or that she was subjected to cruelty in connection with demand of dowry or that she was threatened by any of the accused persons.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

‘Sensitise juniors in sexual offence cases’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A city court has asked senior Delhi Police officers to sensitise their junior officers on how to deal with sexual assault cases, and to stick to the High Court directives while dealing with such cases.Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra passed the directive while slamming the police for not complying with its order to assess the threat perception and provide security to an alleged rape victim, who is now missing.”It is very strange that in a case where the court has ordered to assess threat perception and provide security to the complainant or rape victim, she is now missing,” the court stated, adding that the officials had given a “deaf ear” to its order. It also asked the Delhi Commissioner of Police to look into the matter and submit a report in this regard by July 31.”The DCP also directed cops to sensitise the officers to deal with cases of sexual assault with prudence,” it said.This happened during a hearing of a complaint filed by a rape victim who tried to withdraw her complaint after the first hearing, without giving any reasons. The episode prompted the court to direct the police to assess the threat perception and provide necessary security to her. After the first hearing, she had moved an application to stop legal proceedings. On March 23, the additional DCP of north district filed a report stating that the woman could not be contacted and her mobile phone was also switched off.The court, however, noted that on the same day, another sub-inspector filed a separate report stating that the woman gave a written statement to him claiming she had given the complaint under pressure and her signatures were taken on a blank paper to falsely implicate the accused. Hence the conduct on the part of the two officials was “negligent”.

Rs 3,500 maintenance to wife not high in city like Delhi:Court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A monthly interim maintenance amount of Rs 3,500 is not high in view of the cost of living in Delhi, a court here has observed while dismissing a man’s plea against an order directing him to maintain his estranged wife. The court, while denying relief to the man, accused in a domestic violence case, said an interim maintenance is given to a woman as she is entitled to a status which she was enjoying as a married woman. “Keeping in view the mandate of superior courts, the purpose behind awarding an interim maintenance is not only to save the wife from starvation and destitution…she is also entitled to lead the life which she was enjoying before parting the company of her spouse. “In my opinion, considering the socio economic status of parties, the interim maintenance as awarded by the trial court does not seem to be on a higher side, especially keeping in view the cost of living index in a metropolitan city like Delhi,” Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma said. In his appeal filed against the magisterial court order, the man contended that the woman was a professional teacher and was earning a handsome salary. He had claimed that the woman was trying to take benefits by seeking court’s sympathy and had levelled false allegations against him. The woman had lodged a complaint against her husband for offences under sections 498A (subjecting women to cruelty) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Goa: Woman ‘confined’ in dark room for 20 years by her family, rescued

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a shocking incident, a woman, currently in her 50’s, was on Wednesday found to be ‘confined’ in a room in her parents’ house for the last twenty years for her ‘abnormal behaviour’ in Candolim village near here, the police said.The woman, locked in a dark room which has been her world for the last two decades, was rescued after an NGO alerted the police.”The woman was locked in a dark room of her parents’ house currently occupied by her two brothers and their family members. She was being served food and water through a window,” a senior police official said.A team from the Women’s Police Station raided the house on the information given by the NGO ‘Bailancho Saad’.The official said the NGO came to know about the woman through an email sent to them by a person who claimed to have seen the woman.”When the police team entered the room, they found that the woman was naked and was reluctant to move out of the room which is located on the backside of her parent’s house,” the official said, adding she was confined in the dark room for almost 20 years.Citing her family members, the official said the woman was briefly married to a man from Mumbai, but returned home soon after finding that he was already married.”Her family members locked her in the room after she started behaving abnormally after her return from Mumbai,” the official said.The woman was taken for medical treatment by the police.”We are yet to arrest anyone in this case. The investigation is still at primary stage. The statement of family members of the woman is being recorded,” he said.

Woman arrested for chopping off genitals of boyfriend

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police today arrested a 23-year- old woman who allegedly chopped off the genitals of her boyfriend after he refused to marry her. Ravi (35), a street vendor, was allegedly attacked at his girlfriend’s house in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri late on Wednesday, where he was called by her relative, police said. When he reached their home, his girlfriend of four years, broached the topic of marriage. However, Ravi refused, saying his family was against it. The victim told police that the woman then pushed him inside the bathroom, undressed him and forced him to have sex with her. She allegedly threatened him of dire consequences if he did not give in to her demand. Enraged at his refusal, the accused chopped off the man’s genitals with a kitchen knife. The victim said the woman’s brother and sister-in-law were present at the house when the incident took place. He alleged that they did nothing to stop the woman from attacking him. After the attack, Ravi rushed out of the house shouting for help. Some neighbours informed the police and rushed him to hospital. After a surgery, he was referred to the Jaipur Golden Hospital. The woman and her family members had fled their house after the attack. Her brother and sister-in-law were found yesterday and questioned. The woman was arrested and police have also recovered the weapon of offence.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rape case: Court frees man, says woman knew what she was doing

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charge of raping his sister-in-law, saying relations between them were consensual and the woman had “adequate intelligence” to understand what she had consented to. The court, while letting off the man, said they both were married and knew they could not wed each other without getting a divorce from their respective spouses. In his order, Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain said the facts and circumstances of the case showed that the woman and the accused were closely related. “They were already married with their spouses living. They since the beginning knew that they had not taken divorce from their spouses and their marriage was not possible,” he said. “They lived in live in relationship for a long time. During that period, they made physical relations. The woman had adequate intelligence to understand the significance with the acts she was consenting to,” Jain said. The judge said that the accused and the complainant, a native of 24 North Parganas district in West Bengal, willingly developed physical relationship and the woman’s consent for the physical relations was an “act of her conscious decision”. According to the prosecution, the woman got married to accused’s brother in 1999 and after she delivered a child in 2000, her husband left her. She then came to Delhi with her brother-in-law, the accused, who found her a job here. Soon they developed physical relations with each other, it said. However, later the accused began to harass her and avoid her, she alleged in her complaint. The accused denied the allegations and claimed he was falsely implicated by her.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kerala bobbitisation case: Sangh Pariwar forcing woman to change statement against swami, says boyfriend

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A fresh twist has emerged in the Kerala case from last month where a woman chopped off a swami’s genitals alleging she was being raped by him for years. A few days ago, the woman had retracted her earlier statement saying that the self-styled godman was innocent. Now, her boyfriend has come out to claim that the woman is under the strict control of some activists of the Sangh Parivar, reported The News Minute.On May 20, the 23-year-old woman had cut off the genitals of a 54-year-old godman Gangeshananda Theerthapada alias Hariswami when he allegedly tried to rape her at her home in Pettah in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, in a letter dated June 12, the woman said that she had not been sexually abused by the godman.Now, her boyfriend has approached the Kerala High Court claiming that she was forced to change her statement under pressure. He also said that the woman has been illegally confined at a place in Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram. A habeas corpus petition seeking for her release from ‘forceful confinement’ has been filed by the 35-year-old Ayyappadas, a native Kottarakkara, Kollam.
ALSO READ Kerala: Woman chops off Swami’s genitals, alleges she was being raped for years; CM calls it courageous step“She was forcibly removed from their house at Kannamoola in Thiruvananthapuram and was illegally confined in a house at Nedumangad under the strict control of certain activists of Sangh Parivar and assisted by advocate Ajith, who is the counsel of the Swami,” the petition, filed through advocate MSV, Namboothiri says.The swami was unlikely to get bail soon for his offences, and hence a ‘criminal conspiracy’ was hatched by ‘some activists of the Sangh Parivar’ along with an ‘efficient criminal lawyer’, the petition says.
ALSO READ Kerala | Instead of chopping off genitals of ‘godman’, woman should have gone to police: Shashi TharoorAyyappadas also claims to have been in a relationship with the woman for several months.“To save their face, members of the RSS have forcefully made the girl change her statement and write the letter to advocate Ajith Kumar. The woman is in their custody against her will and she should be produced before the court,” advocate Namboothiri told TNM.Meanwhile, the police have approached a court seeking permission to conduct scientific tests, including a lie detector test, on the young woman victim after she retracted her earlier confession.The woman in her complaint had stated that the accused has been known to her family for the past few years and has been harassing her since she was a minor.A case had been registered against the accused under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and IPC 376 (punishment for rape).(With agency inputs)

Navy begins search ops for crew of Mexican Navy ship

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman cadet has reportedly fallen from a Mexican sail training ship 560 nautical miles west of Goa and the Indian Navy has launched a search and rescue operation to look for her. It has been reported that the woman cadet was not donning any life saving gear when she fell overboard at 2 PM yesterday. “The Indian Navy has launched a ‘Search and Rescue’ operation to look for a lady cadet who has reportedly fallen overboard from Mexican Sail Training Ship (STS) Cuauhtemoc, at 1400 hrs on June 11 in position about 560 NM west of Goa,” the Navy said in a statement. Boeing P8I aircraft was pressed into service last night as well as today as part of the operation. The Mexican ship was scheduled to visit Mumbai between June 21 26 and its last port of call was Port Said, Egypt. The ship’s next port of call was Singapore. Indian Navy ship Teg which was enroute to Mumbai from Port Louis, Mauritius has been diverted and is likely to arrive in the area tonight, Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said. He said additionally, INS Mysore, with two helicopters onboard, has sailed from Mumbai today and is likely to arrive in the area later in the evening to look for the cadet.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gurgaon: One arrested in Manesar gangrape case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gurgaon Police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of one person in connection with the May 29 gang rape case in Manesar.Sketches of the three men who allegedly gang-raped the woman were released by the police on Tuesday. It maybe recalled that the woman’s nine-month-old daughter was thrown out of the auto rickshaw, leading to its death last week.According to the 22-year-old woman, she was going to her parents house in Khandsa village around midnight on 29 May with her daughter after having an argument with her husband.She boarded the an auto rickshaw in which the three accused were already sitting.She told the police that the accused started molesting her as soon as she sat in the vehicle.When the woman started shouting, the infant began crying. The three men threw the girl child out of the auto rickshaw and took turns to rape her.The woman yesterday filed a complaint of gang-rape and murder with the Manesar police station.A case has been filed against unknown persons.

Woman accused of honey-trapping BJP MP sent to JC till May 12

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman, accused of honey-trapping and blackmailing a BJP MP from Gujarat, was today sent to four-day judicial custody by a Delhi court. Special Judge Hemani Malhotra remanded the woman to judicial custody till May 12 after the police said they wanted to record her voice sample and might need her for custodial interrogation later. The woman was produced before the court on expiry of her one-day judicial custody. She was earlier in police custody for five days after her arrest. During the hearing, prosecutor Atul Shrivastava submitted that they required the woman’s consent for taking her voice sample. The judge then marked the case before a magisterial court where the woman consented to give her voice sample. The woman was arrested on May 2 by the Delhi Police from her Ghaziabad house. KC Patel, the MP from Valsad in Gujarat, had filed a police complaint alleging that he was drugged by the woman, who had then shot obscene videos and photographs of him. He had claimed that the woman had asked him to come to Ghaziabad for some work and offered him soft-drink laced with sedatives. The MP had also alleged that the woman had threatened to file a rape case against him if he did not pay an amount of Rs five crore to her. The woman had earlier approached a city court, claiming that the police had refused to lodge her complaint of rape against the MP.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Woman accused of honey-trapping BJP MP sent to one-day JC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman, accused of honey-trapping and blackmailing a BJP MP from Gujarat, was today sent to a one-day judicial custody by a court here. The woman was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Neha Paliwal after the expiry of her five-day police custody and the police requested the court to send her to judicial remand. She would be produced tomorrow before the court concerned. The court had, on May 2, sent her to a five-day police remand. She was arrested the same day by the Delhi Police from her Ghaziabad house. KC Patel, the MP from Valsad in Gujarat, had filed a police complaint last week, alleging that he was drugged by the woman, who had then shot obscene videos and photographs of him. He had claimed that the woman had asked him to come to Ghaziabad for some work and offered him a soft drink laced with sedatives. The MP had also alleged that the woman had threatened to file a rape case against him if he did not pay an amount of Rs 5 crore to her. The woman had earlier approached a city court, claiming that the police had refused to lodge her complaint of rape against the MP.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police raid residence of woman accused of honey-trapping MP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police today raided the Indirapuram residence of a 40-year-old woman, who was arrested earlier for allegedly honey-trapping and blackmailing a BJP MP for Rs 5 crore. Some videos and other “incriminating evidence” were recovered from her house, said Mukesh Kumar Meena, Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi range. He added that the woman, hailing from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, would mostly target high-profile people. Sources claimed that a police team had also been sent to Muzzafarnagar to check on her criminal antecedents and to ascertain whether her law degree was genuine or not. The woman had filed a rape case against another MP at Tilak Marg police station last year. In 2014, she had filed a complaint at Safdarjung Enclave police station against BJP leader from Uttarakhand Harak Singh Rawat, who was then a minister in the Congress-led government in the state, said Meena. In Rawat’s case, the woman had subsequently changed her statement, he added. The woman told the police that several men and women were involved in the racket, said another officer, adding that some of the gang members were identified while the police were trying to identify the others. The core gang consists of five to six members, he said. KC Patel, the BJP MP from Gujarat’s Valsad, had filed a police complaint last week, alleging that the woman had drugged him and shot obscene videos of him. The woman had approached a city court, claiming that the police refused to lodge her complaint, accusing Patel of rape. The woman came to Delhi around five years back. In her statement, she has said that she came to Delhi to prepare for the Rajasthan Public Service examination. As per the statement, she had even appeared in the preliminary exams of the UPSC, but couldn’t clear them. In Patel’s case, the woman claimed that the MP had called her. However, Patel told the police that she had approached him for some help. According to the investigators, the woman had installed spy cameras and CCTV cameras in her house and the gang had bugged the room where Patel was taken. The woman always kept a spy camera in her bag, they said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Wife can’t be denied maintenance just because she earns money: Delhi court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Interim maintenance cannot be denied to a woman by her estranged spouse on the ground that she is capable of sustaining herself, a Delhi court has said. The sessions court made the observation while allowing a woman’s appeal against a magisterial court order that had refused her interim maintenance from her husband in a domestic violence case. “In the view of this court, the capability of a wife to earn livelihood ipso facto cannot be made a ground to reject the claim of maintenance,” Additional Sessions Judge Vivek Kumar Gulia said, adding it is not required in law that a wife must be a destitute if she applies for monetary relief. “It is not the requirement of law that the wife must be absolutely destitute before she applies for maintenance. The test is whether the wife is in position to maintain herself the way she was used to in her husband’s home. “Thus, the Court is required to see what are the means available to the deserted wife while she was living with her husband and the efforts made by the wife after the desertion to survive somehow need not be considered to ascertain whether she is capable of maintaining herself,” the judge said. The court, while directing the man to pay Rs 3,000 as monthly interim maintenance to his estranged wife, rejected his claim that the woman was qualified and could easily find a job to maintain herself but she chose to quit. “First of all, it is noteworthy that there is nothing on record to counter the claim of the appellant (woman) that she is only a graduate and does not have any professional qualification and thus, it is not the case that she can get a job without much efforts and has opted to sit idle at home. “Even professional qualification of wife is not a bar to grant her maintenance,” it said. It further noted that the husband mentioned in the court that his wife did not opt for a job as she wanted to take care of her in laws. “Hence, now when she is residing at her parents’ house, she cannot be expected to search for job while ignoring her parents.” “When the man and his family had accepted the woman’s alleged decision to remain at home to look after her in-laws, no other standard can be applied to ascertain her capability to earn while staying at her parental home,” it said. According to the woman who got married in January 2015, she was harassed by her husband and in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry. She left her matrimonial house within five months of the wedding. Denying the allegations, her estranged husband had said that the woman’s behaviour towards his parents was not good and she had chosen to leave the job. She had moved the magisterial court for maintenance, but her plea was dismissed on the ground that it was her choice not to work but she was able-bodied and could earn a living.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Woman found dead in suspicious circumstances inside her house

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 20-year-old woman was found dead inside her house in suspicious conditions in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, police said. The deceased, identified as Rinku, was found by her husband Rajkumar with her body bearing strangulation marks on the neck, police said. Rajkumar runs a masala store and the couple, who have been married for two years, lived in their rented accommodation in C-Block, Jahangirpuri. The incident came to light yesterday when Rajkumar returned home in the afternoon and found that the door of the house was open, police said. Many of their belongings were found strewn around the house when he entered the house, police said, adding when he got into the bedroom he found his wife’s body. Police found that the woman had strangulation marks on her neck and also some scuffle marks on her body. The entire house was ransacked and the marks on her body suggested that she had put up a struggle, police said. Later, the cops picked up her husband for questioning. “We have interrogated him but so far, we have not found any clue that suggests his involvement,” a police official said. Rinku’s family members claimed that they also do not suspect Rajkumar because the couple never had any fights. Her family members, however, told police that they suspected the landlord’s involvement in Rinu’s death as he would constantly fight with her. The police said they have not ruled out any angle and are even working on the robbery angle.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Air India flight makes emergency landing after passenger suffers cardiac arrest

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi-bound Air India flight on Saturday made an emergency landing at Sanganer airport after a woman passenger suffered cardiac arrest mid air.”The Rajkot-Delhi flight of Air India made a landing at Sanganer airport at around 11:30 am due to a medical emergency. The woman passenger, Sima, who was travelling with her husband, had suffered a cardiac arrest,” Sanganer airport director R S Balhara said.The woman was rushed to a private hospital, he said.The airport sources later claimed that the woman died at the hospital.

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