Two youths thrown out of train near Ballabgarh, one dies
TNN | Aug 13, 2017
AGRA: In yet another grim reminder of horrific Ballabgarh incident, in which a teenage youth Junaid Khan was murdered and thrown out of train by a group of four men over a berth dispute in a train, two youths were attacked and thrown out of train between Ballabgarh and Asaoti stations on Sunday.
One of the victims died on the spot, while the other was shifted to New Delhi AIIMS in critical condition.
The incident took place on Saturday late night in New Delhi- Agra cantt intercity at around 9 pm.
According to police, the youngsters were returning to Tikri Brahman of Palwaldistrict, when a group of youths attacked them and throw them out of train.
Victims were identified as Devendra (35) and Lalit Kumar (26).
Ajay Kumar, station house officer of Ballabgarh government railway police, said, “We have identified and booked three youths for assault and murder. They have been arrested and are being questioned.”
“Initial probe suggests that the victims were thrown out of train over a berth dispute. The victim Devendra died on the spot, while Lalit suffered grave injury. Since he is unconscious and under treatment, we are yet to take his statement,” he added.
The accused men have been identified as Mohit, Amiket and Vipin Gupta. They have been booked under IPC section 302 (murder)
The attack on passengers over berth dispute has seen a rise. In the month of June, a Mainpuri youth was brutally murdered in front of scores of passengers by a group of men at Chamrola station, after the train (Anand Vihar- Kanpur Express) in which they were travelling made an unprecedented halt at the intermediate station to give way to other superfast trains. The youth was killed over berth dispute in general coach of the train. Later, on June 22, Junaid Khan was killed in Ballabgarh over the same issue.
Muslim boy stabbed to death on train after argument turns into religious slurs
The incident took place on Thursday evening between Okhla and Asoti in Haryana.
Updated: Jun 27, 2017 Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Police said one person was arrested on Friday and he has confessed to his involvement in the killing of Hafiz Junaid (16), which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
One minor Muslim boy was allegedly stabbed to death and four others were injured on board a Mathura-bound train, police said on Friday, when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs and triggered a mob attack on family members returning home from Eid shopping.
The incident took place on Thursday evening between Okhla and Asoti in Haryana, a distance of about 60 km.
Police said one person was arrested on Friday and he has confessed to his involvement in the killing of Hafiz Junaid (16), which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.
Opposition parties accuse the BJP-led government at the Centre of not reigning in fringe groups that are allegedly targeting the minority community over issues considered sacrosanct by the Hindus.
The four injured told Hindustan Times at Khaddawli, a small village in Haryana’s Faridabad district, the attackers repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”, threw their skull caps on the floor, caught their beards and taunted them with terms such as “mulla”.
Junaid was a student of Islamic studies in Surat, Gujarat along with his brother Hashim (20). The other injured are Md Mausin (16) and Md Moin (18).
Junaid’s elder brother Md Sakir, who boarded the train at Ballabgarh after being informed over phone by one of them, was also allegedly stabbed and is admitted to AIIMS.
Hashim said trouble started when a group of 15-20 people boarded the train at Okhla and asked the four to vacate the seat, which led to an argument.
“One of them pushed my brother Junaid. He initially thought that it was unintentional as the bogie was crowded. But when he did it again, my brother asked them to behave. The man got angry and threw Junaid’s skull cap on the floor. The man started calling him an anti-national and asked us all to vacate the seat,” Hashim said.
He alleged that others in the group joined in and attacked them.
The youth said they deboarded the train at Tughlaquabad station and got up in the adjoining bogie. Meanwhile, Hashim called his brother, Sakir, and narrated the episode, asking him to pick them up from Ballabgarh station.
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The men, however, allegedly cornered them again before they could get down at Ballabgarh.
“We thought it was over, but they came looking for us again. The train stopped at Ballabgarh and as we were about to get down, a man with a knife blocked the gate,” Hashim said.
“While Mausin managed to jump down, Junaid, Moin and me got stuck inside. Meanwhile, Sakir, whom I had called also boarded the train to rescue us and got stuck. The men then locked the gate and the train started again,” Hashim added.
He alleged that four men then held Junaid by his arms and one of them stabbed him multiple times in his chest.
“Three men held me when I tried to intervene and stabbed me thrice in the back and shoulder. One of us even tried to pull the chain to stop the train but it was not working,” he added.
He alleged that none of the passengers came to their help. “Instead, they asked those men to finish us all,” he said.
The attackers then threw them out of the train at the next station, Asoti.
Kamaldeep Goyal, a superintendent of the Government Railway Police (GRP) said they are also probing allegations that one their officers was present at Ballabgarh when the train stopped but did nothing to save the youth.
Junaid’s last rites were performed on Friday.
(With inputs from Prabhu Razdan)
Software engineer files rape case against colleague
Bengaluru: A 24-year-old software engineer has filed a rape and cheating case against her colleague. She claims Dinesh S, also a software engineer, sexually assaulted her twice while they were on an outing. She alleged that he later threatened to upload a video of the incident online if she complained to anyone about it.
HAL police said they have transferred the woman’s complaint to Madikeri police as the crime occurred in their jurisdiction. The woman is from Hyderabad, while Dinesh is from Shivamogga. Both worked in a private company in Bengaluru and stayed separately in Marathahalli.
Police said the woman fell in love with Dinesh and both went to Murudeshwara on an outing a few months ago. She alleged that the duo missed the return bus to Bengaluru and stayed in a hotel. She claims Dinesh offered her a tender coconut and she felt drowsy soon after drinking it. Dinesh then allegedly raped her in the hotel.
On regaining consciousness, the woman realized she had been sexually assaulted. However, Dinesh promised her that he would marry her, she told police.
He later took her to Madikeri where he raped her again and videographed the act, she said. He then said he would not marry her and threatened to upload the video on social media. He also threatened to send it to her parents if she complained about it.
The woman had filed a complaint with HAL police on December 23 last year. The complaint was transferred to Madikeri police last week. TNN
Businessman found murdered at his residenceTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bengaluru: A 48-year-old businessman was found murdered at his residence in Panchasheelanagar, Moodalapalya, near Vijayanagar, west Bengaluru, on Saturday night.
Vijayanagar police suspect Ganesh, a used vehicle dealer and real estate agent, was killed on Thursday night as the body had decomposed. M N Anucheth, deputy commissioner of police (west division) said the incident came to light when Ganesh’s wife Uma returned from Shivamogga on Saturday night. “We have taken up a murder case based on the complaint lodged by his wife. We have collected CCTV footage from areas nearby and are verifying them for clues about the killers,” he said.
“At 6pm on Thursday, my husband dropped me and my son, an undergraduate student, at the bus stand. On reaching my parents’ home in Shivamogga, I called my husband on his cellphone, but he did not take the call,” she said in her statement to police.
Vijaynagar cops said Ganesh had told his wife that he’d be visiting Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh for a property deal.
Uma thought her husband might be busy and, hence, wasn’t responding to her calls. However, Ganesh remained unreachable on Saturday too. When Uma reached home, she found the door was locked from outside. She opened it only to find the decomposed body of her husband.
Police said Ganesh had at least eight injuries on his chest, hands and stomach and suspect the assailants might have used a machete to attack him. They suspect business rivalry or financial disputes could have led to the brutal murder.