Updated: Dec 15, 2017 Times Now Digital
Lucknow: In a shocking incident, three men gang-raped an 18-year-old girl and then set her ablaze in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh.
The police are searching for three men- Sachin Gupta, Ashish Gupta, and Pancham Singh who allegedly committed the heinous act.
A case has been registered against the three in Kurawali Police Station. According to reports, the girl complained that the three allegedly gang-raped her and set her ablaze by pouring kerosene on her.
The girl, who is 40 per cent burnt has been admitted to Saifai hospital and is under treatment.
Inspector of the Police Station- Rohitash Singh has been suepended for behaving insensitively and not taking immediate and appropriate action.
Minor girl set ablaze for opposing molestation
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): A minor girl was set ablaze by three men, who earlier allegedly had molested her in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri.
The accused, who were the neighbours of the victim, allegedly use to feed some intoxicating material to the parent of the victim and harass her.
As per the police, the accused had been molesting the victim for quite a long time and when she reported about the incident, they broke into her house and set her ablaze.
The woman was taken to a mini PGI hospital in Saifai for treatment and now she is said to be out of danger.
Minor girl murdered after alleged gang rape in Vijayapura
BELAGAVI: A day after the horrific gangrape and murder of a ninth standard schoolgirl in Vijayapura, the police are yet to arrest any of the six accused.
Tension prevailed in Vijayapura as the news of incident spread across the city on Wednesday. The family placed the body at Ambedkar Circle and demanded arrest of the culprits.
As the protest stretched on to night, district in-charge minister M.B. Patil met the protesters and family of the 14-year-old victim and vowed to initiate stringent measures to trace the culprits. He also assured to release Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family. The minister urged the police officers to bring all culprits to the book at the earliest.
Earlier on Tuesday night an angry group of people beat up two suspects outside the police station in Vijayapura, when they were brought for questioning with regard to the case.
The crime took place while the girl was returning home from school along with her friend. A group of men chased her on a bike and took her away. Four others who came in an autorickshaw also joined them. They took her to a secluded place near the school, gangraped and killed her.
The girl’s friend raised an alarm, teachers and some others rushed the secluded place where the girl was taken away and found that she was lying unconscious.
Although, she was rushed to a nearby hospital, she died on the way. Medical tests revealed that she was raped and the suffocated to death.
A case of rape, murder, kidnapping besides another case under the POCSO Act have been filed against all the accused by Vijayapura police.
Police sources alleged that the culprits were tracking the girl for the past few days.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who was in Vijayapura on Wednesday, condemned the gruesome incident and assured the people that the police would catch the culprits at the earliest and ensure severe punishment.
Dalit girl allegedly raped and murdered| Bangalore Mirror Bureau
Tension prevailed in Vijayapura after a 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered on Tuesday. According to the Adarsha Nagar police where the case is registered, the father of the girl has complained that his daughter was raped and murdered by a youth hailing from an upper caste.
The police said the incident took place when the girl was returning to school with her cousin after lunch break. Two miscreants came on a bike and forcefully took her away. Her cousin rushed and informed the teacher. The teacher went in search of the Class IX student only to find her lying unconscious and not breathing properly. An ambulance was called for and she was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Following her death, the family supported by several organisations protested in front of the body demanding justice. The protest that began late evening went on till Wednesday morning. It is alleged that the angry public assaulted two suspects. Water Resources Minister MB Patil visited the spot and assured the demonstrators that strict action would be taken against the perpetrators.
Vijayapura district Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Kumar R Jain said a case of rape and murder has been reported. “Preliminary investigations revealed that it is not a case of gang rape. The accused have been identified, but no arrests have been made so far. Two teams are working on the case. The incident took place between 2.30-4.00pm at Manjunath Nagar of the AdarshNagar police station limits. The accused studies in the same school and is her senior,” he said.
TAMIL NADU HONOUR KILLING 6 out of 8 convicts get double death sentence
Daughter welcomes capital punishment for father who killed her husband; to approach Madras High Court against acquittal of her mother and uncle
A Tiruppur court on Tuesday awarded a double death sentence to six out of the eight convicts in the honour killing of a Dalit youth V Shankar in Udumalpet town on March 13, 2016.
The victim’s father-in-law, Chinnasamy (44), was among those to be awarded capital punishment. Chinnasamy’s wife, Annalakshmi, her brother Pandithurai and a student Prasanna Kumar were acquitted by the court for want of evidence.
Principal district and sessions court judge Alamelu Natarajan also awarded a double life sentence to one Stephen Dhanaraj and five years’ imprisonment to M Manikandan, who was charged with harbouring the accused persons, sources said.
Shankar, a mechanical engineering graduate married 19-year-old Kausalya against the wishes of her parents on July 11, 2015. On that fateful day, motorcycle-borne assailants attacked them with deadly weapons in a crowded shopping area in Udumalpet. Kausalya suffered serious head injuries and Shankar succumbed on the way to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.
Hailing the verdict, Kausalya said that she will approach the Madras High Court against the acquittal of her mother and two others and also sought police protection for herself and Shankar’s family.
Migrant worker convicted in Jisha rape and murder case
The principal sessions court in Ernakulam on Tuesday found the lone accused, a migrant worker hailing from Assam, guilty of rape and murder of Dalit law student Jisha in Kerala last year. The court will pronounce the sentence for Ameerul Islam on Wednesday, sources said.
Jisha was found murdered at her house in Ernakulam district on April
28. Islam was traced to Kancheepuram and arrested on June 16, 2016.
Ameerul convicted for Jisha’s rape and murder
TNN | Updated: Dec 13, 2017
KOCHI: Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, was convicted for the rape and murder of Dalit law student Jisha by Ernakulam principal sessions court on Tuesday. In the judgment, Special Judge N Anil Kumar specifically mentioned the use of scientific methods to prove the case which had grabbed national attention and roiled the political scene in the state.
The use of DNA technology and call data records helped “establish the individual identity of the accused and proving the charges against the accused beyond any reasonable doubt,” the judgment said. The quantum of punishment is likely to be pronounced on Wednesday.
Thirty year-old Jisha was found raped and murdered, and her genitalia mutilated at her two-room house beside a canal in Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016, a case that became prime time television staple across drawing rooms in Kerala for days on end as police and investigators struggled initially to find clues to a gory act that had no witnesses and seemed to lack clear motives.
Trespass not for any pious purpose: Court
Scientific evidence including DNA reports clearly reveal that the accused was present at residence of the deceased on that fateful day. It was also established that the accused committed rape and murder,” the judgment said.
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The judgment said that there was no explanation for the presence of the accused at the house between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. “Trespass was not for any pious purpose but for committing offences under Section 376 and 302 of the IPC,” the judgment said.
The court found Ameerul guilty of rape (section 376 IPC), murder (section 302 IPC), causing death of the victim of rape (section 376 A), wrongful confinement (section 342 IPC) and house trespass (section 449 IPC). Jisha’s DNA was found on the knife and slippers of Ameerul and were cited as evidence to prove the crime.
However, the court, which commended chief investigating officer S Sasidharan and his team, observed that the prosecution failed in proving charges under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 as the accused had no requisite knowledge about the caste identity of the survivor. The court also found him not guilty of destruction of evidence under Section 201of IPC.
The court trial lasted 85 days since the hearing began on April 4. The prosecution completed examination of 100 witnesses, including 15 migrant labourers. The prosecution presented 290 documents and 36 material evidences to back the case. “The prosecution was successful in proving all charges against Ameerul which would fetch him the maximum punishment,” NK Unnikrishnan, special public prosecutor, said.
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The father of a law student in Kerala, who was allegedly raped and murdered near her home in Perumbavoor in April 2016, was found dead on Thursday, The Times of India reported.
Paappu’s relatives told the police that he had been ill for a few months. They said he collapsed around 100 metres from his house in Cherukunnam, near Kochi, on Thursday. The police have filed a case of unnatural death, the Deccan Chronicle reported.
“His relatives alerted us after he collapsed, but by the time a policeman reached the spot, he had already died,” The Times of India quoted Kuruppampady Police Sub-inspector Sunil Thomas as saying.
Paappu was one of the witnesses examined by the Ernakulam Principal Additional Sessions Court in the case. A witness list of 30 individuals includes the name of former Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, according to The Times of India.
His death comes as the final hearing of the rape and murder case of the 29-year-old woman begins. The trial court has completed cross examining the accused, Ameerul Islam.
Three months ago, another witness in the case, one Sabu Mathai, was also found dead in his home.
The 29-year-old law student, was found dead near her house on April 28, 2016. The autopsy report showed she was tortured with a sharp instrument. The final report also confirmed that her attackers tried to rape her. Her body had more than 30 wounds. The police had cordoned off her house and declared it a crime scene only a week after the murder.
The state and the police were accused of poorly handling the case, which caused massive outrage and protests in the days that followed the woman’s death.
The law student’s mother had alleged that her daughter had complainedto the police for more than a year about being harassed, but her complaints were ignored.
Jisha murder case: Father of victim found dead near Perumbavoor in Kerala
By Express News Service | Published: 10th November 2017 01:42 AM |
KOCHI: The trial in the sensational Jisha murder case is heading towards conclusion. However, Pappu, Jisha’s father, will not be able to hear the final judgment. On Thursday, the 65-year-old was found dead around 75 m from his house near Cherukunnam in Odakkaly near Perumbavoor, according to the Kuruppampady Police. He had been ailing for a while.“As per the statements of local residents, the deceased had shown signs of uneasiness around 10.30 am.
His relatives informed the police and a policeman was sent to the spot. However, Pappu had breathed his last by the time the policeman reached,” said police officers. Kuruppampady CI K R Manoj said initial inquiry suggested natural death.“However, we have carried out an inquest and sent the body for autopsy at Ernakulam Government Medical College Hospital. The body will be handed over to relatives on Friday after postmortem,” Manoj said. A case of unnatural death has been registered.
Jisha’s sister Deepa also reached the spot after hearing of her father’s demise. Officers said Pappu had been living alone despite being ill and was looked after by a palliative care organisation for some time.
Noose for six, including father-in-law, in honour-killing of Dalit engineer in Tamil Nadu
Sankar’s widow vowed that she will continue to fight legally against those who walked free in the case. That includes her mother and uncle.
The Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge on Tuesday, November 12, awarded death penalty to six people in the sensational honour killing of a 23-year-old dalit man in March 2016. The death convicts include the father-in-law of the young victim.
The court also sent a convict to life imprisonment and another accused involved in the murder got five years of jail term,The Indian Express reported.
V sankar, an engineer, was hacked to death in TN’s Udumalpet in March last year for marrying a woman belonging to another caste.
A video of the murder had surfaced on social media, creating an outrage across Tamil Nadu. The video showed a group of bike-borne men attacking the couple before fleeing from the scene.
Sankar was walking along with his 19-year-old wife Kausalya, when the men attacked the duo with sharp weapons. It had been eight months since the couple got married.
Kausalya who now lives with Sankar’s family said, “I had waited for more than one and half years to get justice. The judgment has increased my belief in judiciary.”
Sankar and Kausalya had gone against the wish of the latters’ family and got married. Following this, the bride’s family members, who had political clout as they belonged to the influential Thevar caste, were unhappy.
Of the six found guilty by the court, Kausalya’s father, who had been listed as the main accused, has been sentenced to death. The young widow’s mother Annalakshmi, an acquaintance identified as Prasanna and Uncle Pandi Thurai were acquitted in the case.
It is observed that this is the first time a trail court is handing out death sentence in an honour killing incident. Kausalya said, “It shows that the trial court approached the case differently. So the judgment will serve as an example in all honour killing cases.”
She added, “It is for the first time in the county such a strong verdict has been pronounced in an honour killing case. So our wait did not go in vain.”
“I would appeal against the acquittal of three of the 11 accused,” Kausalya said, referring to the acquittal of her mother and 2 others.
Six sentenced to death for killing TN Dalit
Tirupur: In the strongest ever verdict against hate crimes in the country, a court in Tirupur on Tuesday sentenced six people to death for the 2016 murder of Dalit youth V Shankar.
The 22-year-old youth was murdered by a gang on March 13, 2016 for marrying a non-Dalit girl Kausalya. Her father Chinnaswamy was among the six to face the capital punishment. Three of the 11 accused, including Annalakshmi, Kausalya’s mother, and Pandithurai, her uncle, were let off for want of evidence. Two others were sentenced to life imprisonment and five years rigorous imprisonment respectively.
CCTV footage showing the murder in broad daylight on a busy stretch near a bus stand when a gang attacked Shankar and Kausalya with sickles had sent shock waves across the country. Kausalya suffered grievous injuries in the attack. The footage helped nab the assailants.
Honour killing: Victim’s wife wants her mom punished
Pronouncing the verdict, principal district and sessions judge Alamelu Natarajan said B Chinnasamy, 40, father of Kausalya would get the death penalty for murder and 10 years for criminal conspiracy, besides three years for other charges, including attempt to murder Kausalya.
Of the remaining 10 accused, five men – P Jegadeesan, 31, M Manikandan, 25, P Selvakumar, 25, P Kalai Tamilvanan, 25, and M Madan alias Michael, 25 – were sentenced to death. The prosecution said the five were hired by Chinnaswamy to execute the murder. The five, as well as Chinnaswamy, were found guilty under section of 302 the IPC and the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 2015.
Moments before she delivered the judgment in the packed court around noon, Judge Alamelu asked Chinnasamy what was the punishment he thought he deserved for the offence. Chinnaswamy, clad in white dhoti and shirt, replied that he was in no way connected with the murder. Judge Alamelu said the court has found him guilty of masterminding the murder and her question was only about the punishment he deserved. “Give me minimum punishment,” Chinnaswamy, a money lender, said. “I have a college going son,” he added.
The judge moved on to the other accused and posed the same question to them. All the other accused too claimed innocent and sought minimum punishment. U Sankaranayaran, special public prosecutor, told the court that all the accused deserved death sentence as the murder was diabolically planned and cruelly executed, falling in the rarest of rare category.
At the end of the argument, which lasted a few minutes more, the judge pronounced the verdict sentencing the six to death. In the case of K Stephen Dhanraj, 29, another hireling, the trial court given him life imprisonment. Importantly, the court directed not to release him in remission, but to be remained behind bars for the rest of his life. M Manikandan, another hireling, was ordered to undergo five years rigorous imprisonment. Amid tight security, all 11 accused were brought to the court in the morning.
The court also ordered a compensation of Rs 11.95 lakh to Kausalya and Shankar’s family. Welcoming the verdict, Kausalya Shankar, 22, said her fight for justice for her husband was not over until the three persons acquitted, including her mother, were punished. “I hold a different view on capital punishment, but the judgment has firmed up my belief in judiciary.’’
6 get death penalty in TN honour killing case of a Dalit man
Chennai, DHNS: A local court in Tirupur district has sentenced six persons to death in an honour killing case.
One of those sentenced to death is Chinnasamy – the father of S Kausalya whose husband Shankar was hacked to death in Tirupur in 2016.
One person was given life imprisonment while another got five years’ jail term.
However, Kausalya’s mother S Annalakshmi, who was also accused in the murder case, and two more persons were acquitted by the court.
The couple – Shankar and Kausalya – were attacked by a gang with lethal weapons in March in Udumalpet after their inter-caste wedding.
According to the prosecution, Chinnasamy hired a gang to murder Shankar. The Tamil Nadu Police had chargesheeted 11 persons as accused, including the girl’s parents, her maternal uncle and others.
Hailing the judgement, Kausalya said she would continue to fight even if the accused approach a higher court.
Kerala Dalit woman’s rape-murder: Accused convicted, sentencing Wednesday
The prosecution has said that the convict should be given a death sentence since the brutality in the crime made it a ‘rarest of rare’ case.
INDIA Updated: Dec 12, 2017
The man accused of raping and torturing to death a 29-year-old woman in Kerala’s Ernakulam last year was convicted by a trial court on Tuesday amid demands for capital punishment.
The crime took place on April 28, 2016 and triggered widespread protests in the state, turning into a political issue as well since Kerala was at the time about to vote for a new government.
Ameer ul Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, was caught 50 days after what began as a near-blind case.
The woman, a Dalit and the daughter of a casual labourer, was found dead, disembowelled in her house with more than 30 stab wounds.
The brutality brought back memories of the December 16, 2014 gangrape in Delhi that is regarded as a tipping point for the country’s tolerance of sexual crimes. Like the Delhi case, thousands took to the streets in anger in Kerala after the murder.
The court found Islam guilty of murder, rape, destruction of evidence and crimes under the SC/ST Act.
The trial started in April 2017 and was completed in eight months. As many as 100 witnesses were heard and 291 documents and DNA test reports were presented.
After Islam’s arrest, police said he was a drug addict and suffering from serious sexual disorders.
Justice for Jisha: Ameer ul-Islam found guilty of rape and murder of Kerala law student
The law student, who hails from Perumbavoor, was found dead in her house after being brutally raped on April 28, 2016.
The Ernakulam Principal Sessions court in Ernakulam, Kerala, on Tuesday, December 12, declared that the only accused Ameer ul-Islam (Amir ul-Islam), a migrant worker from Assam, is guilty in the infamous Jisha rape and murder case. The accused was brought to the court at around 10 am.
The court found Ameer guilty of all charges except for destroying evidence and violations under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. The quantum of punishment is expected to be pronouced by the court on Wednesday.
The sessions court had completed the hearing in the sensational case on December 6. The prosecution had described it as the rarest of rare case and the police team had questioned more than 2,000 people.
A blood-stained footwear was found in a canal near Jisha’s residence which helped the investigation team to identify the culprit.
Meanwhile, Jisha’s mother KK Rajeswari has demanded death penalty for the accused and expressed hope that her daughter will finally get justice.
Must check: Jisha murder case: All you need to know
The law student, who hails from Perumbavoor, was found dead in her house after being brutally raped on April 28, 2016. The shocking incident was then found similar to the infamous 2012 Delhi gang-rape as more than 30 injuries were found on the body of the victim.
According to the post-mortem report, the 29-year-old was beaten savagely with a sharp weapon that pulled out her intestines. Two sides of her chest were also found pierced using a sharp knife and the killer had also thrust an iron rod in her genitals.
Kerala court finds Assam worker guilty in rape-murder caseTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Kochi: Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, was convicted for the rape and murder of Dalit law student Jisha by Ernakulam principal sessions court on Tuesday. In the judgment, Special Judge N Anil Kumar specifically mentioned the use of scientific methods to prove the case which had grabbed national attention and roiled the political scene in the state.
The use of DNA technology and call data records helped “establish the individual identity of the accused and proving the charges against the accused beyond any reasonable doubt,” the judgment said. The quantum of punishment is likely to be pronounced on Wednesday. Thirty year-old Jisha was found raped and murdered, and her genitalia mutilated at her two-room house beside a canal in Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016, a case that became prime time television staple across drawing rooms in Kerala for days on end as police and investigators struggled initially to find clues to a gory act that had no witnesses and seemed to lack clear motives.
“Scientific evidence including DNA reports clearly reveal that the accused was present at residence of the deceased on that fateful day. It was also established that the accused committed rape and murder,” the judgment said.The judgment said that there was no explanation for the presence of the accused at the house between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. “Trespass was not for any pious purpose but for committing offences under Section 376 and 302 of the IPC,” the judgment said.
The court found Ameerul guilty of rape, murder, causing death of the victim of rape, wrongful confinement (section 342 IPC) and house trespass (section 449 IPC). Jisha’s DNA was found on the knife and slippers of Ameerul and were cited as evidence to prove the crime. However, the court, found him not guilty of destruction of evidence under Section 201of IPC.