381 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Businessman kills wife, 2 daughters unable to pay back 15 crore debt & the secret behind Osama Bin Laden’s killing by the Americans

Businessman shoots wife, two daughters, tries to commit suicide

  • Dharmesh Shah had a debt of Rs 15 crore.
  • The family got into a heated fight over money on Monday night.

In a shocking incident, a businessman shot his wife and two daughters to death at his residence in Ratnam Towers located in Judges Bungalow road in Ahmedabad.

The accused has been identified as Dharmesh Shah, who has a construction business. Early Tuesday morning, Vastrapur police station filed a case of a triple murder against the accused

According to the police, Shah had a debt of Rs 15 crore. The acquaintances of the family and the witnesses said that an argument had taken place between him and his family on Monday night after his daughter, who had just completed her education in architecture, said that she wanted to go to Australia to study MBA.

After shooting his wife and daughters, Shah called his office and his brother informing them about the killing of his family.

On the phone, Shah said that he would also shoot himself with the same revolver and commit suicide. But before Shah could commit suicide, his brother found him.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police KNL Rao said, “The investigation of the murder is currently going on. The accused is under custody and is said to have a debt of approx. 15 crores.

Burdened by Rs 15 crore debt, Ahmedabad builder murders wife, 2 daughters

In a macabre incident that sent shockwaves through the residents of Ratnam Flats, on the posh Judges Bungalow road in Ahmedabad, a builder shot dead his wife and two young daughters in cold blood while they were asleep on Tuesday morning.

Dharmesh Premchand Shah, who has a debt of around Rs 15 crore, first killed his wife Ami and then his daughters Heli and Diksha with his licensed revolver, according to the police. Subsequently, he called up his brother Virendra and office to inform them that he was going to shoot himself.

However, before Shah could shoot himself his relatives and office employees reached there and stopped him. Strangely, Shah, who has been arrested under Section 300 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code, had left the main door ajar.

Shah told his relatives that he took the extreme step following a heated argument with his family over Rs 70 lakh fees required for Diksha’s MBA course in Australia. However, the police say he was battling a debt of more than Rs 15 crore.

“Preliminary inquiry says he is facing financial troubles and has a debt of Rs15-Rs20 crore,” KNL Rao, Sector-1 JCP, told the media.

Rashmikant, who is a close friend of Virendra, told India Today that Virendra asked me to reach Shah’s residence immediately. “There was an argument in the family over fees required for sending Diksha for an MBA course to Australia,” said Rashmikant, who denied that Shah is under debt.

The police are investigating the veracity of Shah’s story as he had left the main door ajar. According to police, usually, a person under debt kills self first and not his family

Man kills wife, two daughters in Ahmedabad

After killing them, he himself informed the police control room. As soon as the control room received his call, senior cops rushed to the spot where he was sitting besides the three dead bodies on the floor.

“He killed his two daughters: Helli, 22 and Diksha 17, and his wife Ami using his licensed fire arm,” a police official said, adding the accused has been taken for interrogation.

The police have not spoken on the motive or exact cause but neighbours said there were frequent fights between the couple and Dharmesh had apparently suffered losses in business that led to heavy debts.

Osama Bin Laden Was Killed After Deal Between General Kayani and US: Former Pak Spymaster

Is it just a coincidence that Pakistan army chief Ashfaq Kayani held a secret meeting with US officials just two days before Laden was killed in a spectacular raid in Abbottabad, 150 km inside Pakistan territory?

by news18.com

Updated:May 22, 2018

Osama Bin Laden Was Killed After Deal Between General Kayani and US: Former Pak Spymaster

File photo of Osama bin Laden. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan)

Did the US really find the then most wanted man in the world — Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden – on its own or did the then Pakistan army chief Ashfaq Kayani divulge details about the dreaded terrorist?

Is it just a coincidence that Kayani held a secret meeting with US officials just two days before Laden was killed in a spectacular raid in Abbottabad, 150 km inside Pakistan territory?

Maybe America knew about Bin Laden’s whereabouts through a mole in the ISI or was it part of a US-Pakistan deal?

For the first time ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani spoke up about his information on the killing of Bin Laden. The statement is part of the conversation between Durrani and former RAW chief AS Dulat, which has been moderated by journalist Aditya Sinha in a book titled The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace.

In a chapter titled ‘The Deal for Osama bin Laden’, Durrani speaks at length on the subject, “How could Pakistan not know the US helicopters ingressing 150 km inside the country?… We are blamed for incompetence, for playing a double game; and what did we get in return? That is what I want to know.”

Durrani goes on to discuss allegations that the then Pakistani army chief gave away bin Laden’s location for a lot of money.

“Kayani was my favourite student at the NDC [National Defence Course]. Though retired, he is keeping away from me lest I ask if he made a deal…If Kayani settled for some farms or a billion dollars then I myself will start a campaign against him, who I once liked and feel was one of our thinking chiefs.”

This is followed by a very interesting conversation between the two former top spies.

“Dulat: A couple of days before Osama was lifted, Kayani met with somebody, where was it?
Durrani: On a ship.

Dulat: Or at an airbase. There was a meeting which I thought significant in the context of what happened days later. Why did Kayani go to the meeting? Who was the US commander in Afghanistan then?

Durrani: In 2011? [David] Petraeus.

Dulat: It seemed like too much of a coincidence because two days later, Osama was bumped off.

Durrani: I agree, it’s a reasonable deduction that these meetings concerned the raid.”

In a well-documented footnote on this meeting, journalist Aditya Sinha, who has moderated and compiled conversations in this book, notes ‘Kayani met

1. Centcom [United States Central Command] chief General James Mattis on April 8.

2. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen on April 20.

3. US commander for Afghanistan General David Petraeus on April 26.

On April 29, Oba signed the order for the raid on Osama bin Laden. On May 2 he was shot dead.

The conversation resumes on the role of the doctor who was allegedly working for the US, in the garb of a polio vaccinator, found out about Osama’s whereabouts, and on the CIA mole within ISI.

“Dulat: What was the role of the doctor who’s locked up?

Durrani: Under the cover of a polio programme he found where Osama bin Laden was.

Dulat: So he was working for the Americans. It seems to me that the Americans found Osama via the doctor, and told Kayani that now we know. Are you willing to cooperate or should we do it on our own?

Durrani: Yes, they said play ball. Kayani says, we will do it in this manner, and what do we get in return. They found out not only because of Dr Afridi [the polio vaccine doctor]. I have no doubt that a retired Pakistani officer who was in intelligence walked in and told the Americans. I won’t take his name because I can’t prove it and also I don’t want to give him any publicity. How much of the 50 million dollars he got, who knows. But he is missing from Pakistan. I should know.”

The noted journalist Seymour Hersh, in his book ‘The Killing of Osama Bin Laden’ for the first time, suggested that the entire narrative about the killing of the then chief of Al Qaeda was “a blatant lie”.

According to Hersh, in August 2010 a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer approached Jonathan Bank, then the CIA’s station chief at the US embassy in Islamabad, and offered to share the whereabouts of bin Laden in return for the reward that Washington had offered in 2001 — $25 million.

After the CIA confirmed that the Pakistani intelligence officer was telling the truth, Hersh says, negotiations between Pasha and the Central Intelligence Agency began. The intelligence officer and his family were relocated to America, where, according to Hersh, he now works for the CIA as a consultant.

In an interview to CNN, Hersh claimed that the informant was paid $20 million of the $25 million bounty offered by the US and is right now living in the US with his family, and works as a consultant for the CIA.

Half of missing people in Mumbai are in the age group of 16 to 25 years: RTI

Mumbai: Nearly half of the people reported missing in Mumbai every year are in the age group of 16 to 25 years, the Mumbai Police has said in reply to an RTI query. Also, there has been a rise every year in the number of people going missing in the metropolis, Mumbai Crime Branch’s Assistant Police Commissioner (Preventive) Bharat Gaikwad said in response to an application filed by city-based RTI activist Chetan Kothari.

A total of 32,598 people were reported missing from Mumbai in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while 27,565 of them were later found, the police said. The number of missing people also went up every year, with 10,916 reported missing in 2014, 10,313 in 2015 and 11,369 in 2016, the reply said. A year-wise tabulation of the figures showed that about 50 per cent of the missing people (in these three years) were in the 16 to 25 years age group, followed by those in the 26 to 40 years age bracket.

Vijay Vaidya, a former journalist and social activist, who helps in tracing missing persons, said 16 to 25 years was a “sensitive” age group when people have lot of aspirations in life and take decisions emotionally. “Most of the girls and boys run away from their homes over fear of not doing well in exams. A big number of the youngsters have aspirations, like to get into acting or do something bigger in life. This is a very sensitive age group where people take decisions emotionally,” he said

The data provided by the police also showed that while the number of missing people in the city was on the rise, the number of those found went down. Around 10,605 people (97 per cent of the total reported missing) were found in 2014, 9,375 (90 per cent) in 2015 and 7,585 (66 per cent) in 2016. Besides, out of the total missing people, 34 were found dead in 2014, 45 in 2015 and 38 in 2016, the reply said.

The data further showed that the number of females reported missing in these three years (16,533) was slightly more than males (16,065). The Mumbai Police’s centralised branch, called the Missing Person Bureau, deals with such cases, irrespective of the place from where the person is missing in the country



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Hostel owner kills cook for asking for a week’s leave

Bengaluru, DHNS: A cook at a paying guest accommodation was strangled to death by its owner and two supervisors for asking for leave to visit his hometown.

The police arrested Rami Reddy (52), who owned the Seven Hills paying guest accommodation in Kadubeesanahalli, and two of his supervisors Mahesh Reddy (22) and Vineeth (22) for strangling Murali, the cook.

Murali, in his late twenties, was the only cook at the PG, where 40 people, including Rami and the two supervisors, are staying.

A native of Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh, Murali sought a week’s leave to visit his hometown, but the owner refused to send him home since he was not getting an alternative and feared Murali’s absence would hit his business.

Rami Reddy and the supervisors repeatedly rejected Murali’s requests for leave. But having had drinks and dinner with the three men, Murali had repeated the request on April 4, threatening to quit if his request was ignored this time.

Heated arguments between the men took an ugly turn as an enraged Rami Reddy and his associates strangled Murali to death with a rope. They tied up Murali’s hands and legs and transported the body to the city outskirts in a car.

They drove towards Kempapura, where they dragged the body behind the air-view compound, soaked it with petrol and set it ablaze.

They even drove back to the crime scene in the same car to check their handiwork.

But having been informed of an unidentified body, the Marathahalli police zeroed in on the accused after checking the CCTV footage from the buildings close to the crime spot. They noticed a car cruising along in a suspicious manner and frequenting the spot the following day.

They found traces of the petrol used to burn the body and checked the CCTV cameras in nearby petrol pumps. The police stumbled on the car, which frequented the crime scene from one of the bunks and traced its registration number to the accused.

The police picked up Rami Reddy, Mahesh and Vineeth, and found their identities matching with the scenes from the bunk where they bought a litre of petrol. Following detailed questioning, the accused confessed to the crime.

‘Encounter sites not marriage venues’

Jammu, PTI: Encounter sites are not venues of “marriages of terrorists” to be flocked by youngsters as bullets do not differentiate between stone pelters and militants, Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Thursday.

In a first, the state director general of police (DGP) took to micro-blogging site Twitter to participate in a live broadcast where he took questions directly from people ranging from issues like the Kashmir problem, Islamic State terror group, human rights violations to educated youth joining terrorists and disruption of work in educational institutions.

Asked why the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district in January was not transferred to the CBI, he said we have no objection but the police is as competent as anybody else”.

If we can we fight terrorism and stone pelting, why we can’t carry out the professional investigation.

Our officers are on deputation with CBI, Vaid said expressing confidence in his crime branch team that investigated the case and arrested eight people.

He termed it a misconception that only officers from Kashmir were part of the special investigation team.

The SIT had officers from all ranks and regions.

A police officer is a police officer and not a Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Christian. That is what we believe in, he said, adding that it was a misconception that no officer from Jammu area was part of the team.

The DGP reiterated his appeal to the youth not to come close to encounter sites.

“Marriage of the militants is not going on that these boys are coming near the encounter sites”, he said.

Clean chit to rape-accused BJP MLA

Lucknow, DHNS: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday virtually gave a clean chit to rape-accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar despite booking him for rape saying that there is not “enough evidence” against him even as the victim apprehended a threat to her life and demanded immediate arrest of the MLA.

The state government recommended a CBI probe into the matter and said that it is now up to the the central investigating agency to decide about arresting the MLA on the basis of evidence it might gather.

“At present there is not enough evidence against the honorable MLA to warrant his arrest… the victim had not named the MLA in her statement before the magistrate,”said Arvind Kumar, Uttar principal secretary (home).

He said that the special investigation team (SIT)had submitted its interim report late on Wednesday night in which it had pointed out at the laxity of police and doctors in the matter. Three doctors and a circle officer were suspended after the report.

The official drew flak for calling the rape-accused MLA “mananiya” (honorable) though he justified the prefix saying that his guilt was yet to be proven.

The victim, however, rejected the government’s clean chit to the MLA and apprehended that she and her family members might be targeted if the lawmaker remained free.

“We want justice…the MLA must be sent to jail…we will not be safe if he remains free,” she said. The Allahabad High Court, which had taken suo moto cognizance of the matter, reserved his order till Friday after hearing the concerned parties. The court slammed the government for not arresting the MLA.

Five people, including the MLA’s brother and the goons of the lawmaker, had been arrested by the police after the victim’s father died under mysterious circumstances in the district hospital, where he was taken for treatment from jail.

Man kills father, brother over inequal land distribution

Press Trust of India  |  Saharsa Last Updated at May 6, 2018 16:40 IST

A man allegedly shot dead his father and younger brother over inequal distribution of land in district of today, police said.

His sister-in-law and nephew were also injured in the incident.

The incident occurred at Situaha Dih village underwhen the man identified as alias Vinod Yadav shot dead his father (80) and his younger brother (45), SHO Tarun Kumar Tarunesh said.

was sleeping on the terrace with his wifeand their son when he was shot dead by his brother Mantu Yadav, the SHO said

On hearing the gunshots, their father came out of his room but his son fired at him also, killing him on the spot, the SHO said.

The police said the octogenarian had gifted an additional 3 acres of land to his youngest son which led to the killing.

and her son Bittu Kumar, who sustained bullet injuries in neck and chest respectively, were admitted to a hospital in Salkhua where the doctors, after administering first aid, referred them to sadar hospital.

The accused, Mantu Yadav, was absconding since the incident, the SHO said.

Man kills brother, father over land dispute

TNN | Updated: May 7, 2018,  

PATNA: A man shot dead his father and brother in their sleep and injured two others over property dispute at Chitwaha Dih under the Salkhua police station area in Saharsa on Sunday.
Salkhua police station SHO Tarun Kumar said the accused was identified as Vinod Yadav alias Mantu Yadav (50), who fled from the spot after the incident. Kumar said the deceased were identified as Vinod’s father Hardev Yadav (80) and his younger brother Ashok Yadav(48).He said Ashok’s wife Chandan Devi (40) and his son Bittu Kumar (18) were also shot at and were undergoing treatment at the sadar hospital. “The incident took place at around 3am when the family members were asleep on the terrace after power cut,” the SHO said.  He said Hardev and Ashok were perhaps shot dead in their sleep. “Hardev was shot in his head and Ashok in the neck, resulting in their death immediately,” Kumar said. He said Chandan received two gunshot injuries while Bittu was shot at in his chest.

“Five empty 9mm cartridges were recovered from the terrace,” Kumar said. He said Chandan had chased Vinod for some distance even after receiving bullet injuries but none of the villagers dared come out to help him as Vinod was armed. The SHO said partition of land between the two brothers by Hardev was the main reason behind the killing.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that Vinod had quarrelled with Hardev and Ashok a couple of days back. Vinod had received land share from his in-laws after the death of his wife almost four years back. Perhaps due to that, Hardev gave more share to Ashok, which Vinod had opposed,” Kumar said.

He said Vinod did not regularly live with his family and it was Hardev who took care of his children. He said an FIR was lodged on the statement of Chandan.

Man kills father and brother over property dispute in Saharsa, two more injured

TNN | May 6, 2018,  

PATNA: A man shot dead his father and brother in their sleep and injured two other over property dispute at village Chitwaha Dih under Salkhuapolice station area in Saharsaon Sunday.
Salkhua police station SHO Tarun Kumar said that the killer was identified as Vinod Yadav alias Mantu Yadav (50) who fled from the spot after the incident.Kumar said that the deceased were identified as Vinod’s father Hardev Yadav (80) and his younger brother Ashok Yadav (48).He said that Ashok’s wife Chandan Devi (40) and his son Bittu Kumar (18) were also shot in the incident and were presently under treatment at sadar hospital.“The incident took place at around 3am when the whole family went to terrace to sleep after a powercut,” the SHO said.He said Hardev and Ashok were perhaps shot dead in their sleep. “Hardev was shot in head while Ashok was shot in neck resulting their death immediately,” SHO Kumar said.

He said that Chandan received two gunshot injuries, one each on both arms while Bittu was shot in chest.

“Altogether five empty 9mm cartridges were recovered the terrace,” Kumar said. He said Chandan had chased Vinod for some distance even after receiving bullet injuries but none of the villagers dared come out for assisting Chandan as Vinod was armed.

He said that division of land amid the two brothers by Hardev was the main reason behind the killing. “In preliminary investigation, it surfaced that Vinod had quarrel with Hardev and Ashok couple of days back. Vinod had received land share from his in-laws after death of his wife almost four years back. Perhaps due to it Hardev gave more share of land to Ashok which was opposed by Vinod,” Kumar said.

He said that Vinod was did not regularly lived with family and it was Hardev who cared his children after his wife’s death almost four years back. He said an FIR was lodged on basis of the statement given by Chandan and Vinod was made a named accused.

Youth kills father, brother over land

Patna: In a fit of anger, a youth shot dead his father and his brother over property dispute in Saharsa district in the small hours of Sunday.

Police said Vinod Yadav alias Mantoo Yadav fired at his father Hardev Yadav (80) and his elder brother Ashok Yadav (30), when they were sleeping at their house located at Situaha village under the jurisdiction of Salakhua police station in Saharsa district.

Both the father-son duo died on the spot. Vinod also shot at and critically injured Ashok’s wife Kanchan Devi (25) when she along with her son Bittu Yadav intervened and saved her husband and father-in-law. The mother-son duo was rushed to Salkhua primary health centre (PHC) for treatment.

The doctors at the Salakhua PHC later referred the injured to the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where the condition of Bittu is stated to be critical. Police lodged a case against Vinod on the statement of Kanchan, who is undergoing treatment at DMCH.

Kanchan told the police that the assailant had quarrelled with his father and elder brother over a plot of land measuring about 40 cottahs. He attacked them when they were sleeping on the top floor of the building. “When I rushed to the spot after hearing the gunshots, he (Vinod) fired at me,” she told the police.    

Vinod also pumped two bullets into her son Bittu’s body causing serious injuries to him. Later, he managed to escape. Police said the dispute over ancestral property was going on in the family for the past two years.

Group clash

A report from Supaul said one person was killed and five others suffered serious injuries when two groups clashed with each other at Parwaha village under the jurisdiction of Parwaha police station in Supaul district on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Sitamarhi Mehta (55), a resident of Patwaha village in Supaul. The injured have been admitted to the Supaul sadar hospital where the condition of one was stated to be critical. An assistant sub-inspector of police posted at Balua Bazar police station Vijay Kumar said the incident was a fallout of an old dispute over land.

Supaul superintendent of police Mritunjay Kumar Choudhary said two separate FIRs have been lodged in connection with the incident.

Bihar: Man kills father, brother over unequal land distribution

PTI | May 6, 2018, 

SAHARSA: A man allegedly shot dead his father and younger brother over unequal distribution of land in Saharsa district of Bihar on Sunday, police said.

His sister-in-law and nephew were also injured in the incident.

The incident occurred at Situaha Dih village under Salkhua police station when the man identified as Mantu Yadav alias Vinod Yadav shot dead his father Hardeo Yadav (80) and his younger brother Ashok Yadav (45), Salkhua police station SHO Tarun Kumar Tarunesh said.

Ashok Yadav was sleeping on the terrace with his wife Kanchan Devi and their son Bittu Kumar when he was shot dead by his brother Mantu Yadav, the SHO said

On hearing the gunshots, their father came out of his room but his son Mantu Yadav fired at him also, killing him on the spot, the SHO said.

The police said the octogenarian had gifted an additional 3 acres of land to his youngest son which led to the killing.

Kanchan Devi and her son Bittu Kumar, who sustained bullet injuries in neck and chest respectively, were admitted to a hospital in Salkhua where the doctors, after administering first aid, referred them to Saharsa sadar hospital.

The accused, Mantu Yadav, was absconding since the incident, the SHO said

10-yr-old boy killed

Press Trust of India  |  Hoshiarpur (Pb) Last Updated at May 6, 2018

A 10-year-old was burnt to death and five of his family members sustained serious burns today after a neighbour allegedly set their house on fire in here, police said.

The deceased was identified as 

The accused, Joginder Singh, allegedly sprinkled petrol and set fire to a room usually occupied by Harmanpreet’s father, Kuldip Singh, the police said.

However, Kuldip was not at home at the time of the incident and his family was sleeping in the room, they said.

After setting Kuldip’s house on fire, Joginder also attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance, the police added.

The injured were rushed to the and subsequently referred to DMC Hospital, They are in a critical condition.

Joginder is undergoing treatment at the and remains critical.

The accused’s wife committed suicide last year. Police suspect that Joginder believed that Kuldip may have said something to his wife that prompted her to take the extreme step.

Delhi HC says habitually doubting husband of having affair is basis for divorce

Judicial separation is an instrument devised under law to afford some time for introspection to both the parties to a troubled marriage. Habitually suspecting husband of having affairs with other women amounts to mental cruelty and is grounds for divorce. The wife, on the other hand, had sought setting aside the order of the trial court granting judicial separation as she wanted to stay with her husband. The couple granted judicial separation are not allowed to marry again. According to the plea filed by the husband, his wife was extremely “suspicious” and often accused him of flirting. 

Habitually suspecting husband of having affairs with other women amounts to mental cruelty and is grounds for divorce.

The Delhi High Court recently set aside a lower court order granting judicial separation to a couple with about 30 years of marriage because the wife was overtly suspicious of her husband that made it difficult for the couple to live together. Justice JR Midha granted divorce to the couple and set aside the judgment of the trial court where the couple were allowed judicial separation even as it rejected the plea to grant divorce to the couple residing in London. “The respondent (wife) has levelled false allegations of an illicit relationship between the petitioner (husband) and his sister-in-law in the written statement which clearly amounts to cruelty,” the court said while setting aside the decision of the trial court granting judicial separation instead of dissolution of marriage as sought by the husband. Judicial separation is an instrument devised under law to afford some time for introspection to both the parties to a troubled marriage.

The couple granted judicial separation are not allowed to marry again.

On the other hand, divorce allows you separation and subsequently the right to marry again. The court’s direction came while hearing two pleas by the couple married in 1978, where the husband had challenged the trial court’s decision to grant judicial separation and not granting divorce.

Illicit affair turns bloody, cousin killed

Ishita Bhatia| TNN | May 6, 2018, 

Meerut: A 40-year-old man was shot to death allegedly by three masked men on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday in Meerut’s Bhawanpur village.
Bablu Singh, 40, allegedly had illicit relations with Shweta, wife of his cousin, Sundar. Shweta was found dead under mysterious circumstances in 2013. Ever since then, Sundar has had cold relations with Bablu.

Singh was shot to death while he was walking back to the village with two other villagers after having returned from Muzaffarnagar.

Ashutosh Kumar, station house officer of Bhawanur police station, said, “The incident took place at 2:30am on Sunday when Bablu was walking to his village after having returned from Muzaffarnagar. Bablu Singh ran a business which provided horses for weddings and was returning with two others from a wedding in Muzaffarnagar. When Bablu went to attend nature’s call in a nearby farm, three masked men shot him to death.”

Two others who were accompanying Bablu then raised an alarm and gathered villagers. Bablu was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

“An FIR has been filed under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code against Bablu’s cousins Sundar, Pappu, and one unknown person in the matter by Bablu’s father Bhawar Singh,” said Kumar.

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Encounter in Uttar Pradesh: Killings number hits 50; Yogi Adityanath’s Police on a mission

Uttar Pradesh Police has successfully carried out its 50th encounter killing during Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s tenure so far. The latest one took place on Thursday

By:  | New Delhi | Published: May 4, 2018
 Reports say that Rehan’s death was the 50th encounter killing since the BJP government took over on March 20, 2017. A total of 1,700 encounters have taken place during this period.

Uttar Pradesh Police has successfully carried out its 50th encounter killing during Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s tenure so far. The latest one took place on Thursday when a criminal, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, was shot at by the state police during an encounter in Muzaffarnagar yesterday. The accused later succumbed to bullet injuries, according to The Indian Express report. The deceased was identified as Rehan. According to the report, he was member of the Mukeem Kala gang and wanted in several cases. Police said that 15 cases, including murder and attempt to murder, were registered against Rehan.

Rehan and his associate were riding on a motorcycle when the encounter took place. According to police, both of them were going to attack 45-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter whom Rehan believed to be the witness in a case against an associate. “On December 15 last year, the woman and her daughter were attacked by Rehan and an unidentified associate in the Charthawal police station area when she was on her way to meet her brother. The women and daughter were severely injured but were saved by timely medical intervention. Since then, we had been looking for Rehan,” Muzaffarnagar SSP Anant Deo was quoted as saying by IE.

The SSP said that a police team intercepted Rehan and his associate on the Charthawal-Peena road upon receiving a tip off that the woman might be attacked. “In the firing from both the sides, he was seriously injured while his associate managed to flee. We took him to a hospital nearby where he succumbed to the injuries,” the SSP said. A .32 bore pistol and a .315 bore country-made pistol were recovered from the encounter site, Police said.

Reports say that Rehan’s death was the 50th encounter killing since the BJPgovernment took over on March 20, 2017. A total of 1,700 encounters have taken place during this period. Uttar Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has started an into a few of these alleged encounters following complaints by family members that they were “fake”.

Earlier this year, CM Adityanath had informed the state Legislative Council that about the encounters and asserted that such exercise would continue. He also underlined that “Mujrimon ke prati sahanbhuti… loktantra ke liye khatarnak hai (Sympathy towards criminals is dangerous for a democracy).”

UP woman, 5-yr-old son robbed, thrown off running train; locals come to rescue


PublishedMay 3, 2018
A case has been registered against unknown person and investigations have begun, police said.

The woman was in the last coach of the train when a man allegedly took Rs 1,000 and her clothes before pushing Mamta and her son off the train. (Photo: ANI)

 The woman was in the last coach of the train when a man allegedly took Rs 1,000 and her clothes before pushing Mamta and her son off the train. (Photo: ANI)

Varanasi: A woman was robbed of her belongings and money and then pushed off from a running train along with her five-year-old son in Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli, police said.

The woman, Mamta, was travelling to Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly. She was in the last coach of the train when a man allegedly took Rs 1,000 and her clothes before pushing Mamta and her son off the train, the woman told news agency ANI.

Janardhan Singh, a contractor, was waiting at a railway crossing before the Vyasnagar railway station in Varanasi district, for the gate to open when he saw the woman and a boy falling off the train a few steps away. He rushed to save them and with the assistance of a few others drove them to a nearby hospital.

“They were bleeding. Their injuries looked grave. Saving their lives was the first thing I was concerned about,” Singh told ANI.

The hospital authorities informed the police who have taken the woman and her son to a hospital in Mughalsarai for further treatment.

The woman and her son are undergoing treatment in a hospital at Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: ANI)The woman and her son are undergoing treatment in a hospital at Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: ANI)

A case has been registered against unknown person and investigations have begun, police said.

“She is critical and not in a position to speak much. We have initiated a probe based on the initial information given by her,” an officer said


378 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: The J Dey journalist murder story

Conspiracies that did Jigna Vora in

Chhota Rajan convicted in J Dey’s murder; court acquits crime journalist Jigna Vora

We have 38 damning transcripts of Jigna Vora with Chhota Rajan plotting the murder of J Dey,” the then joint commissioner of police, crime, Himanshu Roy, claimed in the presence of the late home minister R R Patil. The meeting was arranged by Gurbir Singh, the then president of the Mumbai Press Club. Only a handful of journalists who really believed in Jigna’s innocence were part of this delegation.

Those were dark days. For Jigna, for me and for truth. For me, as the then editor of The Asian Age, it was not the machinations of the Mumbai police that galled me. As an old hand at crime reporting, one could sniff out fact from fiction. The lies, as also the cover-up. I also knew when theywere planting a story, or framing a small cog. But what completely shook me in the way Jigna Vora was made an accused in MCOCA on the strength of scant evidence was not the police conspiracy but the media conspiracy. The credibility of the fabled Mumbai police had begun to fray sometime in the 1990s itself. The comparisons to Scotland Yard was lazy labelling. For those of us who watched this at close hand, we knew about the fixing, the wheeling-dealing policemen, who hobnobbed with which gangster. Some bit of it was private information and some bit a ‘colour’ copy.

The seeds of all that happened with Jyotirmoy Dey’s killing and in the aftermath, lay in these 90s.

The more the police floundered to find Dey’s killers, the louder the media bayed. At a certain point, crime reporters even rallied to point a finger at an assistant commissioner of police against whom Dey had done several stories while he was alive. The said ACP was grilled for a few hours and then let off. The reporters were not at all happy with this partisan investigation. They began taking out morchas and delegations to the chief minister and home minister bringing to bear tremendous pressure on the police.

In this pressure cooker atmosphere, something had to give. Pitting a reporter against the media was a masterstroke. It would shut them up for good! Within a few days, stories began to circulate about the involvement of a certain woman journalist. Soon after, we had a name.

Jigna, a scrappy, fiesty reporter, was good. She had managed to rile up several officers who had been hauled up by their superiors on account of her stories. In some cases, there were even carefully-plotted careers on the line. It did not help Jigna’s case that she was brash, outspoken, abrasive and indiscreet. When you take on the might, discretion is the better part of valour.

She came from a broken family, and was herself a single mother. She had to claw her way to get anything and that’s what she did in journalism too. She made her contacts among the lawyers and criminals when she was interning with a law firm. She realised her calling was in journalism and not in law and pursued a journalism course at the Somaiya college. She left it midway to join The Free Press Journal before joining Mumbai Mirror. We became good friends and developed a strong rapport and bond because both of us loved crime reporting.

Subsequently, she was the first choice for my team when I joined The Asian Age as an editor.

If she was scrappy and ambitious, she was also liberal with sharing information with her colleagues. She gave them spin offs to her breaking stories that often helped many a television reporter. Ironically, it was this very group of crime reporters who ganged up against her eventually.

Where they would be waiting in the reception area of a senior police officer, Jigna would just barge in without a by your leave. This behaviour was noticed and marked. WhatsApp forwards and the dole given at the darbar of the joint commissioner, crime, had become the staple of most crime reporters by this time.

When stories about Jigna’s purported involvement in Dey’s killing began to do the rounds, most reporters blindly fell for the police version. Even after the chargesheet was filed, nobody wondered about the absence of the transcript of the phone calls. Instead of questioning that, most reporters dwelt on irrelevant details like her rented flat, which incidentally was a slum redevelopment project house, a few minutes from The Asian Age office: It comprised a single room. Every small fragment of her life was being scrutinized as part of Jigna’s arsenal in the perpetration of crime. Why did she have two mobile phones? Why did she have two gold rings? Did the Mumbai underworld gift her the jewellery? Why was she not in the city when Jyotirmoy Dey was killed? I, as her then editor, was shouting hoarse telling everybody who cared to listen that she had applied for leave three months prior to Dey’s killing as she was travelling with her extended family on a long vacation to the north-east.

I also hold a deep grudge with this newspaper for being the first to hit the nail in her coffin. For, it was Mumbai Mirror’s front page story that gave the maximum credence to Mumbai police’s slanderous theories that it was she who had passed on Dey’s motorcycle number to Chhota Rajan. A theory roundly discredited in court yesterday. As an investigative reporter, I could have asked so many questions. Ashish Khetan, a former Mumbai Mirror colleague, did do so in his article in Tehelka. But he was an exception. I stuck by Jigna despite my own reputation taking a beating. I felt it was important to stand up for her because I was convinced she had been made a scapegoat.

“When J Dey was killed you people marched to the Mantralaya but when Jigna was arrested your fraternity did nothing and preferred to remain a mere spectator,” said one of the few good police officers who knew that the evidence against Jigna was cooked up and flimsy.

The police officer was mistaken. It was the media trial that led to her arrest. They played the role of a glorified stenographer at the hands of certain police officers. It was they who labelled her “kingpin” and “prime accused” in the J Dey murder case.

If there was a indeed a rivalry between Dey and Jigna, how come nobody in the media ever spoke about it? Neither Dey nor Jigna, both of whom often confided in me, mentioned it even once.

Jigna was held guilty by the media and convicted for the crime even before the specially designated Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) court presided over the trial. She spent eight months in jail with hardened criminals. Her old parents were devastated so was her ailing grandfather. She lost both her mother and grandfather after that. It was heartbreaking to see her son, barely a teenager, struggling without a parent. The seven years of pain, agony, humiliation. Can she ever be compensated for that? Jigna Vora has been acquitted, but for me, it is the death sentence for crime reporting in Mumbai.


Two coriander vendors, in jail for killing another, make threat calls to two more for bail money

Vaseemulla Begh, 24, has filed a police complaint. The Kolar native told the police that he has been getting calls demanding money for bail, amounting to Rs 20,000, threatening him with murder upon failure. He alleged that the accused, Ajay and Munna, who had been his friends, were behind the call.

The accused had killed a vegetable vendor, Sreenivasa alias Kottambari Seena in December 2017. Seena was hacked to death in the middle of the night. According to Vaseemulla, he has been getting calls from two mobile numbers over the last 20 days, demanding money from him.

Vaseemulla refused to pay up and got repeated calls, threatening him with death. He has furnished the phone numbers to the police.

BM tried calling the two numbers and found both still active. On one, a person attended the call and introduced himself as Vijay. When asked about the calls made to Vaseemulla, he disconnected. The other number went unanswered.

Prisoners, convicted or under trial, are banned from using mobile phones. But this incident shows that prisoners do enjoy all the privileges. When City Market police was contacted, the investigating officer said, “the case has been registered and we are investigating into the case. We will nab the callers in couple of days and send them behind bars. We will also alert the jail authorities if the calls were made from inside jail.”

Incidentally, the killers have allegedly called another coriander merchant from City Market. The complainant, Muniswamy 65, has told police that Ajay and Manna who are the main accused in the Sreenivas murder have been calling him for tha last 20 days and asking him to pay Rs 20,000 for bail. He has given the police two mobile numbers which are the same numbers from which Vaseemulla has been called. Muniswamy was threatened with murder if he doesn’t pay up.

The rules state that prisoners can’t use mobile phones



Life sentence for Chhota Rajan and eight others, acquittal for Jigna Vora and another accused
Special MCOCA court terms J Dey’s killing a “cold-blooded murder” plotted by Rajan, finds no evidence against former journalist Vora

Nearly seven years after senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was gunned down near his house in Powai, the special MCOCA court on Wednesday sentenced nine accused, including gangster Chhota Rajan, to life imprisonment.

Former journalist Jigna Vora, who the police had accused of “instigating” Rajan against Dey out of “professional rivalry”, was acquitted of all charges and so was another accused — Paulson Joseph — charged with handling the financial operations concerned with the murder conspiracy.

While Vora broke down in tears after the verdict, Rajan, following the courtroom proceedings via video conferencing from Tihar Jail in Delhi where he has been lodged since his deportation from Indonesia in 2015, looked on blankly. “Theek hain,” was all the 61-year-old Rajan muttered, when Special Judge Sameer Adkar asked whether he had anything to say after the verdict. This is Rajan’s first major conviction in India.

Terming Dey’s killing a “cold-blooded murder”, Judge Adkar imposed a fine of Rs 27 lakh on each of the convicts barring Deepak Sisodiya, who was handed a fine of Rs 16 lakh. Satish Kalya, who pumped five bullets into Dey on June 11, 2011, was also convicted under the Arms Act. The judge directed that Rs 5 lakh be paid to J Dey’s sister Leena by way of compensation.

The other six accused convicted are Anil Waghmode, Abhijit Shinde, Nilesh Shedge, Arun Dake, Mangesh Aagvane, and Sachin Gaikwad. One of the high-profile accused, Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur, died during the trial.


Judge Adkar appeared to have relied on several journalists’ testimonies that Rajan had called them up to claim Dey’s murder. Confessions by a former employee of Vinod Asrani and two accused were also accepted by the court.

Regarding the journalists’ testimonies that Rajan had ‘confessed’ to getting Dey killed, the court observed that not only did Rajan take no action against the news channels for reporting his ‘confession’, he also did not bother to deny the reports. “They (journalists) were independent witnesses. There was no reason for them to depose falsely. There is no evidence to show that there was any previous concert between these witnesses to falsely implicate Rajan.”

The judge further observed: “From the various extrajudicial confessions made by Chhota Rajan, it is very much clear that he was not happy with what J Dey was writing about him. He was sure that Dey was working for Dawood Ibrahim.”


Judge Adkar, while elaborating on the point of criminals calling up journalists, noted that criminal feels “fairly confident” that he’ll not be caught. “Some may not see themselves as criminals but as misunderstood, hard workers being oppressed by the system. The aim of some may be to induce fear and in turn gain attention. Others may want to spread a word or warn the rivals, to attract new funding/sustain old funding, to attract new members/sustain old members and to put fear into those who disagree,” the judge said.

Apart from Rajan’s extra-judicial confessions, the prosecution relied on confessions of accused Dake and Sisodiya, recovery of mobile phones and SIM cards used by the accused, recovery of the firearm and ammunition, vehicles used by the accused, chemical analyser and ballistic reports, call data records, and intercepted conversations between Rajan and a witness.

Jigna Vora, who was acquitted by the special MCOCA court


Special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat did not seek a death sentence for the convicts. He left it to the discretion of the court, saying the killing was an attack on the fourth pillar of democracy, and that it needed to send out a “strong message”. The defence said the case did not fall in the ‘rarest of rare’ category, which attracts the death penalty. It urged the court to show leniency towards the convicts on several grounds, including their age and that some of them had young children or ailing parents to look after.

Govt official’s murder in Kasauli

Can’t pass order if you kill people: SC

Town planner Shailbala Sharma had gone to seal illegal constructions at resorts on the court’s order


The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the killing of a woman government official in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, allegedly by a hotel owner after she had gone to seal an unauthorised construction in his property on the apex court’s direction.

The top court also rapped the state government for not providing adequate security to Assistant Town and Country Planner Shailbala Sharma, who was leading the team for demolition of unauthorised construction at 13 guest houses and resorts on Tuesday.

A bench, comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, termed the incident as “extremely serious” and noted that government officials had gone there to comply with the court’s direction to seal unauthorised constructions. “We might stop passing any orders if you are going to kill people,” it said.

Sharma had gone to seal unauthorised constructions in Kasauli’s Narayani guest house where its owner Vijay Singh allegedly shot at her. She later succumbed to injuries. The bench said that the matter be placed before Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for assigning it before an appropriate bench on Thursday. PTI

Collegium defers call on Justice Joseph

The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday deferred a decision on the issue of reconsidering its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as the judge of the apex court, after it was sent back by the government last week.

The five-member Collegium comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met after the top court’s working hours, but no decision was taken. Besides Justice Joseph, the agenda of the Collegium was to deliberate on the names of some judges from Calcutta, Rajasthan and Telangana & Andhra Pradesh High Courts for elevation as apex court judges. Justice Chelameswar, who had not attended the court, came for the collegium meeting. There was no official word on when the Collegium would meet next.

Govt to restore lands denotified by Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, dhns: Looks like the land denotification scam continues to haunt former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

In what is perceived to be a final attempt to target the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate ahead of the elections, the government has decided to restore more than 37 acres of land, denotified by Yeddyurappa.

Documents reveal that, in February 2018, the urban development department received a detailed report on 34 denotification orders passed by Yeddyurappa in 2010. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George has approved the report and ordered for the restoration of the land by issuing notices to the original land owners and also to hand over the probe to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

In one order, 8.22 acres of land was denotified in Hulimavu village at Begur hobli. The land in question was notified for BTM Layout 6th stage. The report states that the land in survey numbers 46/1, 45 and 50/3 was part of final notification and despite an adverse report, Yeddyurappa dropped this land from notification on June 5, 2010.

In another instance, an extent of 6.2 acres was dropped from acquisition in one denotification order. The land was in Kacharakanahalli (survey numbers 134 and 136) and was notified for HBR Layout 1st phase. Despite reports submitted to him stating that a final notification had been issued in respect to the land, Yeddyurappa dropped the entire 6.2 acres of land from notification on July 24, 2010.

In another order of denotification of a large extent of land, 5.2 acres in Herohalli village (survey number 67) was dropped from acquisition on April 7, 2010.

A senior official in the urban development department said while restoration of land has been initiated, the probe report has not yet been handed over to the ACB.

“It was decided to restore the lands to the government. The department had also decided to issue notices to original land owners after filing caveats in the courts to avoid unnecessary delay in resumption of lands. In one instance, a piece of land was denotified where sites were also allotted,’’ the official said.

9 get life term in J Dey murder case

MUMBAI: Seven years after journalist and writer J Dey was shot dead, underworld don Rajendra Nikhalje and eight others were jailed for life by a Mumbai court on Wednesday.

However, journalist Jigna Vora, the then Deputy Bureau Chief of Mumbai edition of The Asian Age, who was accused of provoking and instigating Chhota Rajan to kill Dey, was acquitted by the trial judge.

Jigna broke down in the courtroom after she was acquitted from the case. Another accused, Paulson Joseph, who reportedly provided SIM cards to the co-accused and arranged finances, too was acquitted by the court.

Dey, 56, the then Editor-Investigations of Mid-Day was shot dead on June 11, 2011, at the Powai central suburbs of Mumbai.

Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Adkar delivered the verdict in a jam-packed courtroom.

Besides Rajan, who is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail in Delhi, others who were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment were: Satish Kalia, Anil Waghmode, Abhijit Shinde, Nilesh Shedge, Arun Dhake, Mangesh Agawane, Sachin Gaikwad, Deepak Sisodia.

One of the accused Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur, a bookie and builder, who financed the murder, had died during the course of the trial.

“Theek hai (alright),” was the brief reaction of Rajan – who was witnessing the proceedings via video-conferencing — when the sentence was passed by the judge.

“Dey was a journalist, who represented the fourth pillar of democracy…this should be treated as a rarest of the rare case…a strong message needs to go out,” Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said.

Later, speaking to reporters, he refused to comment on the acquittal of Jigna. “We would be able to comment on it, once we see the copy of the verdict,” he said.

The accused were found guilty of 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 204 (destruction of evidence)of the Indian Penal Code besides provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the Arms Act.

Dey had authored two books – Khallas: An A to Z Guide to the Underworld and Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers – and was in the process of writing the third book – Chindi: Rags to Riches.

In the third book that Dey was writing, he had portrayed Rajan as “chindi” (inconsequential or petty) and not as “don” and this had apparently angered Rajan and he ordered the hit.

“I feel relieved,” the then Mumbai Police commissioner Arup Patnaik, who led the investigations, said. “I am sure the CBI will appeal against it in the higher court,” he said on the acquittals.

Gharat said his voice samples of Rajan taken in Tihar jail, where he is lodged, matched with the recordings of conversations he had with a journalist after the murder.

SC notice to Kasauli accused for officer’s killing

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued suo motu contempt notice to a man for reportedly killing a woman officer in Himachal Pradesh’s hill town Kasauli in broad daylight when she had gone to demolish unauthorised constructions on the apex court’s direction.

“This is something extremely serious…we might stop passing orders, if they start killing people,” a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.

The court took cognizance of newspaper reports stating that when Shail Bala Sharma, an officer with the town and country planning department, went to demolish unauthorised constructions at Narayani Guest House on Tuesday, the owner, Vijay Singh shot her dead and opened fire on another officer, leaving him seriously injured.

Amicus curiae, senior advocate P S Patwalia submitted that there have been threats galore to the officers of the Himachal Pradesh government against the compliance of the order passed by this court on April 17.

“It is quite clear that some of the appellants are acting with complete impunity and have absolutely no regard for the rule of law or the orders of this court,” the bench said.

In so far as Vijay Singh, owner of the guest house was concerned, he has committed a brazen act of defiance of the order of this court amounting to a challenge, the bench said.

The court issued a contempt notice to Singh, who is since absconding and requested the CJI to assign the matter to an appropriate bench for consideration on Thursday.

The court cited a video of the incident circulated in the media and wondered what
100s of people were doing when the accused brandished the revolver and shot the officer dead.


377 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Part 13, Love, Sex & Dhoka – Paramour killings, gruesome murders of Paramours

Woman, two minor sons held for murder in Hyderabad

Published: 1st May 2018

Hyderabad: A 40-year-old woman and her two minor sons were arrested on charges of killing a 25-year-old person with whom she had an illicit affair, Hayathnagar police said here on Tuesday.

According to the police, R Ankulamma, a native of Mahbubnagar and resident of Hayathnagar, was working in a private intermediate college.

Hayathnagar Inspector K Sunil said the incident occurred on April 22 when Ankulamma and her two sons physically assaulted the victim, D Narender, at their residence.

“The woman had an illicit affair with the victim. A few days before the murder, the suspect’s husband and her sons came to know about her affair and warned her from not doing so. On April 22, the two minor boys caught them at their residence. They beat him up severely due to which he started bleeding internally,” he said.

Narender died while undergoing treatment at Osmania General Hospital on April 27. Based on a complaint lodged by Narender’s brother Raju, police booked a case and took up the investigation.

During the interrogation, the woman and two juveniles confessed to their crime following which they were arrested. The woman was sent to remand.

Woman killed, body buried inside house


Husband held; he suspected her of having an affair
A 34-year-old labourer was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly murdering his wife over a suspected extra-marital affair, the police said.

They said accused Baleshwar Rohit buried 32-year-old Sarita Devi’s body in their house in a slum in north Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla on Monday. The police said Rohit dropped their two children at his sister’s house in Badarpur before killing Sarita.

A senior officer said the police control room received a call from the couple’s neighbour around 2 p.m. regarding foul smell emanating from their house.

“We received a call from one of the neighbours, who complained against foul smell emanating from the house in Chuna Bhatti. A check led to the discovery of a shallow pit and Sarita’s body,” said the officer.

The body was sent for post-mortem. The police said the murder seemed to have taken place less than a day ago and strangulation marks were visible on the woman’s neck.

The police learnt that the couple got married around 10 years ago. They also learnt that Rohit suspected his wife of talking to someone on the phone. She worked as a labour with a contractor.

“The couple had been fighting over the issue since the past few days. On Monday, Rohit took the children to his sister’s house before killing Sarita. Unable to dispose the body and scared of getting caught, he buried the body inside the house,” said a police officer.

He was arrested from the locality by the beat staff after a local identified him and tipped-off the police.

“He was in an inebriated state at the time of arrest. He has been changing his statement constantly. He has claimed that he strangulated Sarita using a dupatta. A case under IPC Section 302 has been registered and the case is under investigation,” added the officer.

Mason’s ‘suicide’ turns out to be murder

TNN | May 2, 2018

Ludhiana: Khanna police have arrested a woman, her lover, and an accomplice for allegedly killing woman’s husband and later throwing his body in a canal in Payal area of Ludhiana. The deceased — Surinder Singh of Jandali village in Payal — had gone missing on April 7, and his body was found a day later from Kotla branch canal near Amargarh of Sangrur district. Initially, Payal police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC into the matter, assuming Surinder might have committed suicide.

On Monday, Payal police registered a murder case after Surinder’s son Manpreet Singh claimed his father was killed by his mother and her lover. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Khanna, Navjot Singh Mahal, said the three accused — including Rani (40), her alleged lover Gurpreet Singh, and an accomplice Rajwinder Singh (both in their early 20s) — were arrested from a checkpost near Jandali village and have been booked for murder.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Payal, Rachpal Singh Dhindsa, said that Surinder (45) worked as a mason. He added that the accused confessed to the crime and told police that they made him drink liquor. After he became unconscious, they strangled him to death and threw his body into the canal.

Police said Rani and her lover had hatched a conspiracy to kill Surinder, as they wanted to get married. In his police complaint, Manpreet said that on April 7, his father did not return home till late in the evening, after which he started searching for him. Later, he found him drinking liquor with Gurpreet and asked him to return home soon, but he did not come back.

Manpreet added that the next day, his father’s body was found from the canal. Earlier, he did not suspect anyone, but later came to know that his mother was having an extra-marital affair with Gurpreet. He added that as his father objected to the illicit relationship of his mother with Gurpreet, they killed him.

Mason held for killing woman in South Delhi

Published : May 2, 2018

Baaniya added that all the almirahs and drawers in all rooms were opened and the articles lay scattered on the floor.


 Romil Baaniya, DCP South said that the crisis response team of South Delhi has solved the murder of one Usha Kumar.

New Delhi: In a robbery-cum-murder case of a senior citizen, the crisis response team of South Delhi police cracked the murder case of a 67-year-old woman who was found murdered at her residence on April 23. The police has arrested a mason in this connection.

Romil Baaniya, DCP South said that the crisis response team of South Delhi has solved the murder of one Usha Kumar. The police arrested accused Sunny Thakur, who was looking for civil work at Gulmohar Enclave. The accused’s  father took care of the civil works in DDA Flats, Gulmohar Enclave society since the past 32 years.

“In order to make money, Thakur, on April 23 noon found the main gate of the victim’s house open. Finding an opportunity, he entered the house at 12.35 pm and caught the victim unaware. First, he tried to smother and strangulate her with a rope. Thereafter, he attacked the victim with dumbbells and finally slit her throat with a kitchen knife and collected all that he could rob and fled,” added Mr. Baaniya.

The police rushed to the crime scene when the received a call in the evening. They thoroughly examined the crime scene where Ms Kumar’s body was found lying on the floor in a pool of blood with multiple injuries on the body’s throat and head.

Mr Baaniya added that all the almirahs and drawers in all rooms were opened and the articles lay scattered on the floor.

During the course of investigation, footage of closed circuit television cameras  of various entry and exit gates was scanned and many suspects in the case were interrogated.

During the interrogation, conduct of the accused seemed suspicious and his version was not corroborating with digital evidence. On sustained interrogation, he confessed his crime

Man arrested for killing senior citizen in Delhi

New Delhi Last Updated at May 1, 2018

A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly robbing and killing a 67-year-old woman at her residence in south Delhi’s Hauz Khasarea, police said today.

Accused Sunny Thakurhad been working as a Sanitary Worker And Painterin the area for the last 15-16 years, Deputy Commissionerof Police %28south%29 Romil Baaniyasaid.

Usha Kumar’s body was found inside her apartment on April 23 with multiple injuries to the throat and the head. The crime scene indicated that a scuffle had taken place and the house was ransacked, the DCP said.

Police launched an investigation and questioned a number of suspects after scanning CCTV footage of various entry and exit gates of the colony, and found Thakur’s conduct to be suspicious with multiple contradictions in his statement, he said.

Although Thakur initially claimed innocence, but on further questioning, admitted that on the day of the incident, he had entered the apartment at around 12:35 pm with an intention to rob the place after finding the door open, the Officialsaid.

However, on getting caught, he tried to smoother and strangulate the victim with a rope and later hit her with a dumbbell and slit her throat with a kitchen knife, the DCP said.

He had stolen five gold bangles, some foreign currency notes, two gold rings, a pair of earrings and two silver chains, all of which was recovered from him, Baaniya said.

In order to escape suspicion, Thakur continued with his daily routine and did not miss work for a single day after committing the crime. He even worked at a few other houses on the day of the murder after changing his blood-stained clothes, he added.

Kerala shocker: Woman set ablaze by husband, dies

[Left] Jeethu and Viraj | via Onmanorama[Left] Jeethu and Viraj | via Onmanorama

In a harrowing incident, a young woman was burnt to death when her husband set her on fire at Chengaloor in Kerala’s Trissur district. Jeethu, 29, who was attacked by husband Viraj on Sunday, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital on Monday night.

Viraj is absconding. Viraj committed the crime while a meeting of Kudumbashree, a women’s self-help group in Kerala, was under way.

The local panchayat member was also present at the meeting. Viraj poured petrol over Jeethu and set her on fire.

It is learnt that the couple was on the verge of divorce. Jeethu was summoned to the meeting by the office-bearers of the Kudumbashree unit to discuss matters related to the dues of a loan she had obtained from the unit. It is alleged that neither Kudumbashree workers nor local people volunteered to take Jeethu to hospital after the incident.

Murder of Bhavnagar Dalit youth: No arrest yet, police bank on narco test

Sources said that police have recovered a dhariyu (a sharp-edged weapon with curved blade attacked to a long handle) and a blood-stained shirt from a place around 2.5 km away from the scene of crime.

Murder of Bhavnagar Dalit youth: No arrest yet, police bank on narco testIn his complaint, Rathod’s father Kalu had stated that upper-caste men who were opposed to his son owning and riding a horse had killed him.A MONTH ON, police are yet to make any arrest in the murder of a Dalit youth allegedly over owning and riding a horse at Timbi village of Bhavnagar district. The investigators have now decided to subject seven suspects to narco-analysis test to zero in on on the killers.

Pradeep Rathod, a 21-year-old Dalit was hacked to death while he was returning home from his farm on a horse on March 29. In his complaint, Rathod’s father Kalu had stated that upper-caste men who were opposed to his son owning and riding a horse had killed him. He had named Natubha Darbar, a resident of the village, as an accused in the complaint. Police had detained Darbar within hours of the incident. A day later, police had also detained Ghoghubha Gohil, a resident of neighbouring Piprali village, and his brother Jitubha Gohil after Kalu told police that the brothers had earlier threatened him and his son Pradeep over owning and riding the horse which they had purchased a few months ago.

Subsequently, police had detained four more suspects and recovered mobile phone of the victim from one of them. However, no one was arrested “for want of prima facie evidence”. Earlier this month, police had subjected the seven suspects to a forensic test called suspect detection system (SDS) at Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar.


“We are still awaiting the results of the SDS. Meanwhile, we have decided to subject the suspects to a narco-analysis test as it is more credible. We have got permission from sessions court of Bhavnagar for administering the test to the suspects, and we are now awaiting for the dates from the FSL. We are hopeful that the twin procedures will help in the investigation,” Pravin Mal, Bhavnagar Superintendent of Police said on Monday.

Sources said that police have recovered a dhariyu (a sharp-edged weapon with curved blade attacked to a long handle) and a blood-stained shirt from a place around 2.5 km away from the scene of crime. Sources claimed that investigators now have a clue as to what had happened on the evening of March 29, but still don’t know who had killed Pradeep.

Last week, during an open hearing session in Gandhinagar, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had sought to know if the family members of the victims had been paid compensation and what measures were taken by the authorities to prevent a repeat of such incidents. In response, the Bhavnagar SP had submitted that police were regularly patrolling the village and nearby areas.

Meanwhile, Dalit activists said that if Bhavnagar police failed to achieve a breakthrough in the case in the coming days, they will demand handing over the probe to some other agency. “We are aware that the police are going for conducting a narco-analysis test on the suspects. But they need to crack the case soon else we shall be forced to demand that the investigation be handed over to some other agency,” Aravind Makwana, a Dalit activist of Bhavnagar, said.

Wife killed over ‘extramarital affair’

Chandikhole: A woman died while her brother-in-law, with whom she allegedly had an illicit relationship, was injured after they were hacked by her husband at Ubuka village under Bari police limits in Jajpur district Monday. The injured was admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Police said Bharati (35), wife of Akshay Kumar Mallick, was close to her brother-law Arun. Despite repeated warnings by Mallick, the two did not mend their ways. Mallick turned furious when he caught the two in a compromising position. He took a sharp-edged weapon and hacked them on the spot.

“He first hacked his wife and she died on the spot. Then he stabbed Arun. Locals overpowered the assailant and called police. We sent the body for post mortem. A case has been registered and Akshay detained,” police said, adding that a probe was on. PNN

Man arrested for murdering wife in Kalyan

TNN | May 1, 2018, 

KALYAN: The body of a 40-year-old woman was found from a deserted area in Shahapur area on Tuesday. The body had injury marks on private parts.
The deceased has been identified as Sunita Shelke. Police have arrested the victim’s husband Santosh who has confessed the crime.The accused suspected the woman of having illicit relationship.

“Santosh is unemployed and had frequent fights with the victim. On Monday night he killed her and dumped her body,” said a Shahapur police officer.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. Meanwhile, the victim’s family members have been alerted about the incident. Police are also probing whether the accused sexually assaulted the victim before killing her which will be cleared based on the autopsy report.

A case of murder under the IPC section has been registered against Santosh

Himachal Pradesh: Assistant town planner killed by hotel owner in Kasauli during demolition drive

 TNN | Updated: May 2, 2018,  
  • The guesthouse owner disappeared into the nearby forest after the incident
  • Solan police have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for anyone giving information leading to his arrest
  • SC had directed the Himachal Pradesh government on April 17 to demolish unauthorised structures of several hotels in Kasauli
Hotel owner and his mother arguing with assistant town planner Shail Bala during demolition drive.

Himachal Pradesh: Assistant town planner killed by hotel owner in Kasauli during demolition drive

SHIMLA: A guesthouse owner in Himachal Pradesh’s Kasauli shot an assistant town planner dead on Tuesday after she insisted on executing a Supreme Court ruling ordering demolition of illegal constructions in the hill town.


Even as a team of the public works department (PWD) started pulling down a part of Narayani Guest House at Mando Matkanda, its owner Vijay Singh (51) fired three rounds, leaving assistant town planner Shail Bala dead and another officer seriously injured. Singh disappeared into the nearby forest after the incident. Solan police have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for anyone giving information leading to his arrest.
Trouble started as soon as Shail Bala and other officials reached Mando Matkanda near Dharampur to demolish unauthorised portions of the guesthouse. Singh and his mother, Narayani Devi (70), started resisting the officials and got into an argument with Shail Bala. When the team did not listen to the duo, Singh fired at them. “While Shail Bala was murdered, Gulab Singh, a PWD employee, was injured,” Shimla SP Khushal Sharma said. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the accused would be nabbed soon.

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A report of the police party on the spot says they were at an adjacent hotel overseeing demolition as they expected trouble there. They heard gunshots from Narayani Guest House. By the time they reached there, Shail Bala had already been shot and the accused had escaped,” said Khushal Sharma, superintendent of police, Shimla.

The Supreme Court had directed the Himachal Pradesh government on April 17 to demolish unauthorised structures of several hotels in Kasauli, rejecting the appeal of hoteliers against an National Green Tribunal order. In its order on May 30 last year, the NGT had observed that the owner of Narayani Guest House had constructed a six-storey building while he had approval for only three storeys and a parking floor.


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  • Man suspects wife of affair, rapes and kills her

    TNN | Updated: May 2, 2018,  

    MUMBAI: A 45-year-old man, Santosh Shelke, has been arrested for raping and murdering his wife, Sunita (40), in Shahapur on Monday night. The accused also mutilated his wife’s private parts.
    The police said that Santosh, who is unemployed and an alcoholic, suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with someone at a rice mill, where she worked as helper. The couple resided in Birwadi village in Shahapur taluka of Thane district.
    According to the police, Santosh doubted Sunita as she would be on the phone for long. The couple would often fight over the issue.

    On Monday night, when Sunita was returning from the rice mill, Santosh accosted her and took her to an isolated spot. There he raped her and strangulated her to death with her dupatta. To make it look like she had been raped by someone else, he took a beer bottle lying nearby and slashed the body.

    Prashant Kadam, additional superintendent of police, Shahapur region of Thane Gramin police, said, “After committing the crime, the accused went back to his residence. Later in the night, he pretended to be worried as his wife had not yet returned and alerted his neighbours.” The accused and the locals started searching for Sunita and on finding her body in a nullah, they alerted the police.

    A local crime branch official said that they immediately launched a hunt for Sunita’s murderer but found something fishy as Santosh showed too much interest in the investigation. When the police grilled him, he gave several contradictory statements and finally broke down only.

    Man hacked to death, family gets news through viral video

      Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Last Updated at May 2, 2018

    In a shocking turn of events a family in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhalfound out that a member of their kin who had gone to Delhito earn livelihood was no more.

    Ajab Singh, who had gone to Delhito earn livelihood 8 months ago was allegedly hacked to death and the family got to know about Singh’s demise after a video of the victim being brutally killed went viral on Whatsapp.

    Singh’s family recognised him in a video circulated on WhatsApp which allegedly showed him being hacked to death by five men.

    An FIR has been registered by the police.

    A team of police has been sent to Delhifor further investigation

    Two die in caste clash at temple festival in Thanjai

    Two caste Hindus were hacked to death and five others injured at a temple festival near Pattukkottai on Monday night in a clash apparently triggered by a long-running rivalry between the dominant Nada

    Published: 02nd May 2018 03:02 AM  |

    By Express News Service

    THANJAVUR:  Two caste Hindus were hacked to death and five others injured at a temple festival near Pattukkottai on Monday night in a clash apparently triggered by a long-running rivalry between the dominant Nadars and three lower-caste communities.

    According to sources, the first altercation took place on Sunday when some caste Hindus allegedly objected to a few lower-caste men dancing during the Chithirai festival of the Sri Balasubramania Swamy temple in Manjavayal and thrashed them. On Monday, the caste Hindus beat the lower-caste men again, accusing them of teasing women from the former’s community. After the lower-caste men complained of this to police, enraged caste Hindus picked up a fight that night and some lower-caste youths allegedly attacked them with arms, killing S Pradeep (30), B Sivanesan (18) on the spot and injuring five others.

    While Pradeep, survived by his wife and four-year-old daughter, was about to go abroad, Sivanesan was first-year engineering student. The injured–Pradeep’s father M Shanmugasundaram (60), brother S Vimalathithan (26) and relatives D Rajeshkhanna (32), D Veerabaghu (20) and M Kabilan (28)–were rushed to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital.

    As relatives of the deceased refused to receive their bodies, demanding the culprits be arrested first, they were kept at Pattukkottai Government Hospital.

    Based on a complaint filed by Shanmugasundaram, the Adirampattinam police booked 11 from lower-caste communities–Idumbaiyan, Murugesan, Kumaravel, Thangadurai, Balaji, Poonkavin, Vinodh, Jack Gowthaman, Sathish, Murugesan and Anbalagan–under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (murder).

    Police sources said that while the immediate provocation for the clash might be the altercations at the temple festival, there was a simmering feud between the caste-Hindu Thevars and people belonging to Mutharayar, Maravar and Nadar castes over the former’s exclusive use of a crematorium.

    District Collector A Annadurai, Inspector General of Police V Varadharaju, DIG J Loganathan and Thanjavur SP T Senthilkumar visited the place

    3 killed in clash between two groups at temple fest

     Thanjavur (TN) Last Updated at May 1, 2018

    Three persons, including two brothers, were hacked to death and three others injured in a clash between two groups during a temple festival in a village in the district, police said today.

    The groups, which have been at loggerheads over a cremation site, quarrelled yesterday over priority in receiving temple honours at the local shrine, they said.

    They attacked each other with clubs and sickles.

    Pradeep (32) and Rajesh Kanna(30), both brothers, were hacked to death while a 17-year-old boy also was killed, they said.

    The brothers’ father Shanmugasundaramand three others were injured and admitted to hospital, police said.

    Police are on the lookout for those who created the trouble

    Chargesheet filed in murder of west Delhi photographer

    TNN | Updated: May 2, 2018,  

    NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has filed the chargesheet in the murder of west Delhi-based vlogger and photographer Ankit Saxena, who was hacked to death by the family of the girl he was in love with. A woman whom the girl’s mother had bitten while attacking the victim is one of the witnesses in the case, apart from the owner of the paan shop where the incident took place.

    The probe has found that the girl’s uncle and juvenile brother had instigated her family members to eliminate Saxena after they had confronted him to find the whereabouts of the girl. Even as the girl’s parents were arguing with Saxena about the whereabouts of the girl, the uncle had asked her juvenile brother to get the butcher’s knife, which was used for the murder. The juvenile brought the knife from a bed box in their house.

    Police have filed a separate report against the minor brother before the Juvenile Justice Board. The adult accused are in judicial custody in Tihar Jail. TOI had earlier reported that the family was charged under Sections 302 (murder), 323 (causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) under the IPC. Police have sought maximum punishment for the accused. The around 500-page chargesheet was filed at the Tis Hazari Courts. The girl’s statement under Section 164 CrPC has been mentioned in the chargesheet as well. Cops, however, have not put it up as evidence.

    Other witnesses include Saxena’s parents who had taken him to hospital after the assault, the paan shop owner who witnessed the attack outside his shop and two friends of Saxena, who were present at the spot. The investigators have established the presence of the accused at the murder spot via their call detail records and CCTV and phone footage recorded by onlookers.

    CCTV footage recovered from a nearby shop moments before Saxena was murdered showed him (in a black pullover and slippers) frantically calling someone on his phone after being beaten up.

    Police to appoint special counsel to contest Ilyasi’s appeal: HC told

    |  New Delhi Last Updated at May 1, 2018

    The DelhiHigh Courtwas today informed that the DelhiPolicewas in the process to appoint a Special Standing Counselto effectively pursue the appeal filed by former TV anchor and ProducerSuhaibIlyasi, who was sentenced to life term for killing his wife 18 years ago.

    The DelhiPolice, which sought eight weeks for completing the process of appointing the special standing counsel, was given 10 days by the court to do so.

    “The matter was listed for final hearing on the appeal. It is made clear that the appointment be done positively within 10 days from today,” a bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta said.

    The bench orally indicated that if the police kept on asking for more time for appointing the Special Standing Counselfor the case, it might suspend the sentence.

    The court listed the matter for further hearing on May 14.

    The bench had on April 26 granted interim bail for a month to Ilyasi to take care of his ailing second wife.

    The former TV anchor was taken into custody on December 16 last year after his conviction.

    The trial court had on December 20, 2017, sentenced Ilyasi to life term for stabbing his wife Anjuto death, saying he “committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide”.

    It had also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him and directed that Rs 10 lakh be paid as compensation to Anju’s parents. The expense would be borne by him.

    Anjuwas rushed to a hospital on January 11, 2000 with stab wounds she received at her East Delhiresidence.

    Ilyasi, who had shot into limelight for hosting the TV crime show ‘India’s Most Wanted’, was arrested on March 28, 2000. Charges were framed against him in the case after his sister-in-law and mother-in-law alleged that he used to torture his wife for dowry

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Uttar Pradesh shocker! Ghaziabad bride robbed, shot dead on National Highway 58 in Meerut

A highway robbery in Uttar Pradesh has shocked everyone as goons have reportedly killed a newly-wed bride. On the ill-fated Friday night, 18-year-old new bride Mehvish Parveen was shot dead by robbers on NH 58.

By:  | New Delhi | Published: April 29, 2018
A highway robbery in Uttar Pradesh has shocked everyone as goons have reportedly killed a newly-wed bride. On the ill-fated Friday night, 18-year-old new bride Mehvish Parveen was shot dead by robbers on NH 58.

A highway robbery in Uttar Pradesh has shocked everyone as goons have reportedly killed a newly-wed bride. On the ill-fated Friday night, 18-year-old new bride Mehvish Parveen was shot dead by robbers on NH 58. According to media reports, Mehvish was accompanied by her husband, 22-year-old Mohammad Shahzeb and three other family members, while she was returning from her village Nahla in Ghaziabad after their wedding. They were en route Shahzeb’s house in Muzaffarnagar.

As per reports, the shocking incident happened in Meerut’s Mataur village where the robbers fled with cash, jewellery and the car from the spot. But, before this, they shot Mehvish in the chest. Her husband Shahzeb said the goons shot at her when she screamed loudly. They had reportedly pointed the gun at Shahzeb and fearing that passerby on the highway may be be alerted on hearing Mehvish’s scream, the robbers shot at her. The wedding party was just an hour away from their destination in Ghaziabad when this tragedy struck.

Shahzeb, the groom, said a man pointed a gun at his brother-in-law who was sitting in the front seat of the car. Then, they gave away all the jewellery and cash they had with them. As per reports, Shahzeb and his relatives then rushed Farhana to hospital where she was declared as dead. Shahzeb later filed a complaint with the police and claimed that the robbers had looted money and jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh. The family buried Mehvish at her native village in Ghaziabad.

Meerut police have said the CCTV footage accessed from a toll plaza in Daurala has spotted a car closely following the victim’s vehicle. The police are taking it as a robbery-cum-murder case.

The robbery and murder case has again raised questions on the safety of the night travel on national highways in Uttar Pradesh. In May 2017, a family was looted and four women were allegedly gangraped by a group of six robbers on the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida region. The robbers had also shot dead a man, who objected to criminals molesting the women.

Driver, passenger burn to death as cab catches fire on Delhi-Gurugram expressway

Bagish K Jha| TNN | Updated: Apr 30, 2018

A CNG-fitted car burst into flames after a speeding truck rammed it from behind at Rajiv Chowk.

  • The fire activated the car’s central-locking system, trapping the occupants inside, police added

GURUGRAM: A 28-year-old driver and his passenger were burnt alive inside a CNG retro-fitted Maruti Swift cab which burst into flames after a speeding truck rammed it from behind at Rajiv Chowk, on the Delhi-Gurugram expressway, at around 3am on Sunday.

The fire activated the car’s central-locking system, trapping the occupants inside, police added. “The entire car was burnt. We could barely identify the dead. The car has been seized and will be sent to the forensic lab. Its manufacturer may also be asked to help us in the probe,” said an officer.

The driver was identified as Manpreet, resident of Sheetla Mata Colony here, but the identity of the passenger is yet to be established.

Cops brought out the two men from the car and took them to Civil Hospital, where they were declared brought dead with over 95% burns.

Manpreet was partnering an app-based cab aggregator, and used to work mostly in the night. “The cab was registered in his brother’s name. He used to operate mostly at night,” said a relative. Other family members were not willing to speak.

It appears that the passenger, who was sitting in the back seat, had hiked a ride few kilometres from the accident site. There was no trace of a ride being booked prior to the accident. The passenger, who was working with some private company in Gurugram, is probably from Jharkhand, but his identity is yet to be established.

“We’ve handed over Manpreet’s body to his family. The identity of the second victim is yet to be confirmed,” said investigating officer ASI Manoj of Sadar police station, adding the car was hit from behind on the fuel tank and caught fire, and that no arrest has been made so far. Police said the cause of the fire would be ascertained after the forensic results.

Earlier, on March 30, a 56-year-old property dealer was charred to death inside his CNG-fitted car in Gurugram. Sube Singh was talking to someone on the phone sitting inside his car with the AC on in front of his office in Garhi, when the vehicle caught fire. Then too, the door locks apparently jammed from excessive heat, and Singh could not come out.

Earlier, a charred body of an unidentified person was found in a car in Sector 59 on March 12. Passersby spotted the car and alerted the fire station and police. The gender and identity of the person has not been confirmed yet.

In March 2017, a 22-year-old man was burnt alive and two of his friends received burn injuries, when the car they were travelling in, collided with a mini-truck on the Sohna-Faridabad road and caught fire.

2 men burnt to death in car after accident on highay in Gurgaon

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon Last Updated at April 30, 2018

Two men were charred to death inside their car which caught fire after a speeding truck rammed into it at Rajiv here today, police said.

The incident took place around 4.30 AM at the to side of the flyover, they said.

One of the deceased has been identified as Manpreet Singh, the of the car, the police said.

As soon as the car, fitted with a CNG kit, was rammed by the speeding truck, it caught fire. The impact of the accident was as such that car rolled several times on the road before coming to a screeching halt, said Ravinder Kumar, PRO of 

It appears that the victims received injures and could not come out of the vehicle due to failure of the central locking system. “By then, the fire had engulfed the entire vehicle and the duo was burnt alive in the car, the PRO said.

The truck fled the spot and the police have launched a manhunt, he said.

We have registered an FIR under IPC sections 304A (causing death due to rash and negligent driving) and 289 (Negligent conduct) against the errant truck at the station and scanning CCTV cameras installed on the expressway, he said.

Woman kills herself five days after her boyfriend committed suicide in Delhi

The woman left a suicide note, in which she said no one was responsible for her death and it was her decision to kill herself.


NEW DELHI: Five days after her boyfriend killed himself, an 18-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in the Bakhtawarpur area of Rohini today, police said.

The woman left a suicide note, in which she said no one was responsible for her death and it was her decision to kill herself, they added.

The woman was found hanging inside her house.

Her family told the police that five days ago, a 24-year-old man, whom she wanted to marry, had killed himself and she was upset due to it.

The man wanted to marry her but her family was against the marriage and had even threatened the man, locals said.

They claimed that the woman had attempted to slit her throat with a blade on the day the man killed himself.

However, the police said the woman’s suicide attempt was not reported to them

Today, when her brothers were sleeping and her parents and sister were away, she allegedly took the extreme step, the police said.

The police have stepped up security in the area.

Delhi: Woman kills self, family blames hubby

TNN | Apr 30, 2018

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide at her in-laws’ house in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura on Friday evening.

The woman, Anshu Devi (20), had a love marriage with Mohit Singh three months ago but had recently complained to her family members of domestic violence and harassment over dowry. A case under IPC sections of abetment of suicide and dowry harassment has been registered. An inquiry has also been initiated by the SDM.
Devi’s family told the police that Singh used to beat her up after coming home drunk and had also got into gambling. On Friday, Singh had thrashed her, said Devi’s brother, who got a call from Devi that evening. Later, Singh called the brother to inform him that Devi had hanged herself

Woman lawyer among 4 held for honey trap racket

Manvir Saini| TNN | Apr 29, 2018

CHANDIGARH: The crime investigation agency (CIA) staff of Panipat on Saturday unearthed a honey trap racketbeing ran by four member gang, including a woman lawyer, in the city. The gang was allegedly headed by lawyer Vijay Laxmialias Shruti Rana and had Urvashi, Seema Rani and her nephew Prateek as members. All four landed behind bars after their nexus was exposed by Satbir Singh, a lineman of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL).
The four had allegedly extorted Rs 3 lakh in cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 1.20 lakh from Satbir by threatening to implicate him in a rape case after clicking his pictures. CIA staff in charge inspector Sandeep Kumar said all the accused were arrested on Saturday morning. He said they were produced before the court, which ordered one-day police remand for them for the recovery of cash and jewellery.According to police, Urvashi last week approached Satbir in his office on the pretext of getting an electricity meter. Satbir helped her in getting the meter and she got be friendly with him and exchanged phone numbers.

Satbir has alleged that on Monday Urvashi called him to a place. She then took him to house of Vijay Laxmi, where she along with Seema and Prateek were waiting.

 “Initially, the four forced him to remove his clothes and clicked his pictures. Later, they demanded Rs 10 lakh from him. They used his mobile phone and forced him to call his younger brother and uncle to give him the money. His brother brought Rs 2 lakh and uncle Rs 1 lakh. As Satbir returned with money, the women snatched his gold chain weighing 40 grams,” said the inspector.
  Satbir reported the incident to police on Friday night.
 Police suspect that the gang might have extorted money from other men as well. “During investigations, we found that Urvashi came in contact with Vijay Laxmi when she was fighting her divorce case. Seema and Prateek too are related. They hatched this conspiracy in the district courts,” said the inspector


Hyderabad: Woman kills husband, pours acid on lover’s face. Why? Aadhaar helps find answer

Ashish Pandey December 11, 2017 UPDATED 14:03 IST FOLLOW EMAIL AUTHOR READ LATER RELATED Hyderabad: Wife kills husband, pours acid on lover’s face to pass him off as hubby Hyderabad: Wife kills husband, pours acid on lover’s face to pass him off as hubby A Telangana woman took inspiration from a famous Telugu movie and how. Swathi, a married woman from Nagarkurnool district of Telangana, inspired by the Telugu film ‘Yevadu’ tried to pull off the same plot in real life to kill her husband and live life with her paramour. Here is the sequence of events: Swathi Reddy, along with her boyfriend, murdered her husband Sudhakar Reddy and burned his body in a forest. Then, as planned, Swathi poured acid on her boyfriend Rajesh’s face to disfigure him beyond recognition. She then called her husband’s family, informing them that their son has met with an accident. The family, along with Swathi, rushed her boyfriend, now posing as Sudhakar, to the hospital for plastic surgery. After the surgery, Sudhakar’s family got suspicious of their ‘son’s behaviour’ and called the police. The police used the imposter’s fingerprints to match with Sudhakar’s Aadhaar details, to ascertain his identity. This finally busted Swathi and her boyfriend’s plot. The investigation revealed that the two had killed Sudhakar on November 26 and since then had been planning to further their conspiracy. Unaware of this sinister plan, Sudhakar’s family rushed their ‘son’ to a hospital in Hyderabad, only to learn that his body had already been burnt and discarded in a dump. Both Swathi and her boyfriend Rajesh have been arrested and sent to judicial custody.

Woman kills husband, pours acid on lover’s face

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Filed on December 12, 2017

The woman and her boyfriend were caught after police matched fingerprints with her dead husband’s Aadhar card

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that soon after watching a movie, at some point, many must have secretly desired a chance to play an attractive role.

Taking inspiration from one such Telugu movie ‘Yevadu’, a Telangana woman named Swathi Reddy tried to pull off the same plot in real life!

According to reports in India Today, Swathi, a married woman from Nagarkurnool district of Telangana, killed her husband to live with her lover. Similar to the way the movie unfolds, Swathi along with her boyfriend Rajesh, murdered her husband Sudhakar Reddy and burned his body in a forest.

Then, as planned, Swathi poured acid on her boyfriend’s face to disfigure him beyond recognition. She then called her husband Sudhakar’s family, informing them that their son has met with an accident.

The family, along with Swathi, rushed her boyfriend, now posing as Sudhakar, to the hospital for plastic surgery. After the surgery, Sudhakar’s family felt something was amiss and called the police who decided to match the imposter’s fingerprints with Sudhakar’s Aadhaar details.

This finally busted Swathi and Rajesh’s plot and investigation revealed that the two had killed Sudhakar on November 26.

Sudhakar’s family was oblivious of Swathi and Rajesh’s sinister plans and were shocked to learn that it was Rajesh and not their son whom they had hospitalised.

The duo has been arrested and are in judicial custody

Malappuram woman kills hubby with acid treatment for ‘affairs’ Monday 30 April 2018 11:04 AM IST by … Read more at: https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2018/04/30/man-death-in-acid-attack-wife-arrested.html

Stringent punishment to score political point

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, was passed on April 21 in the aftermath of the infamous Kathua rape case, where a girl child, aged 8 years, was gang-raped and brutally murdered.

The ordinance has brought changes to the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act. The ordinance, though approved in the aftermath of the Kathua and Unnao rape case, will not apply to those cases in the light of the guarantee under Article 20 of the Constitution which does not recognise ex-post facto criminal laws.

What then was the urgency for an ordinance? It seems to be scoring political points. Neither the death penalty nor harsh punishments will ensure conviction, rather they may even have the effect of driving reporting underground.

After the 2013 Criminal Law Amendment, under Section 376 in subsection (1) the minimum punishment was seven years rigorous imprisonment which could extend to life and fine, thereby taking away the powers from the courts to give a punishment for less than seven years of imprisonment.

Earlier, the court had the discretion to reduce the punishment below seven years for reasons to be recorded in writing. This power to reduce was being abused by the judges who were using their discretion for frivolous reasons, hence it became necessary to amend the law to take away the power to reduce the minimum sentence.

The ordinance has now made the change where the minimum punishment is 10 years of rigorous imprisonment which can extend to life and reasonable fine to meet medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim.

A subsection (3) has been added, whereby any person who commits rape on a woman under 16 years of age shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than 20 years to life, where life is the remainder of that person’s natural life and shall also be liable to fine.

A new section has been added after 376A, as 376AB, which provides punishment for rape on a woman under 12 years of age, where minimum punishment is 20 years of rigorous imprisonment which can extend to life with fine or a death penalty. This is the first time in the country that death penalty has been introduced for the crime of rape.

After the 2013 Criminal Law Amendment Act, the punishment for gang-rape under 376D, on a woman of any age, was made to be a minimum of 20 years which could extend to life, meaning the remainder of the natural life of the convicted person. Here again, the power to give a punishment less than 20 years imprisonment was taken away by the legislature from the courts.

Under 376D, where the punishment for gang-rape is given under the code, following changes and additions have been made after the 2018 Ordinance:

Adding 376AD – punishment for gang-rape on a woman under 16 years of age where minimum punishment is imprisonment for life, which shall mean the remainder of a person’s natural life and fine.

Adding 376 D – punishment for gang-rape on a woman under 12 years of age is punishment for life, which is the reminder of a person’s natural life with fine or death.

The Pocso Act, which came in 2012, laid down strict punishments for crime against children. The punishment for a penetrative sexual assault under Section 4 of Pocso Act is minimum seven years of imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment for life with a fine. The punishment for aggravated sexual assault under Section 6 is minimum rigorous punishment for 10 years which may extend to life with a fine. However, in the light of Section 42 of Pocso, the higher of the two sentences will be given, that is a punishment under the Indian Penal Code will prevail.

By far, the most unconstitutional part of the ordinance is likely to be the mandatory punishments ranging up to 20 years. The mandatory nature takes away the discretion of the judge. Every sentence must fit the crime.

While the amendment of 2013 did also introduce a mandatory minimum of seven years, from there to mandatory 20 years is a huge jump.

A law can understandably make a distinction between the punishment for rape of a child below 12 years and of an adult for the reason that the child below the age of 12 years is not aware of her own sexuality, and the accused exploits the unawareness of the child.

But it is difficult to comment on what should be the minimum punishment for rape of a child below 12 years of age or below 16 years of age or of rape of an adult (above 18 years of age), any figures in this context will be arbitrary.

One thing, however, can be said with certainty. To impose a death penalty for rape will be counterproductive, it will only drive the crime underground. Given that most child abuse occurs within the family by a known person, a victim will be reluctant to report the crime knowing it could result in death.

One of the solutions that can be considered is the confiscation of property of the accused on conviction, in addition
to the compensation provided by the state under 357A or the fine levied on the accused. No law has yet considered such a solution.

The recent judgment in the case of Asaram Bapu, where he stands convicted of rape, the fine of a mere sum of Rs 1,00,000 has been imposed, whereas his net worth, including the schools, ashrams etc., is approximately Rs 300 crore.

Reforms in law are needed not to impose harsher punishments but to hand-hold the victim and support the family through the trial. The ordinance is vulnerable to challenge on more grounds than one.

(The writer is an advocate in the Supreme Court)

Death for rape is no solution

It is better to err on the assumption of innocence than on the assumption of guilt.” In the recent years, while the courts seem to be inclined to follow this principle of criminal law, the legislative intent has been the opposite.

Criminal laws introduced lately, including the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, mark a conscious shift away from this paradigm. The underlying current has been “we need to be perceived as being on the side of the victim only”. Both positions appear correct and therefore the question is how to balance the rights of the victims without compromising on the principles of natural justice, fair trial and rule of law enshrined in the Constitution.

Without getting into the impact of introducing measures such as death penalty for child rape, it should suffice to acknowledge that in the event of acquittal or conviction, any one of the two parties is always found questioning the investigation carried out and uses that argument to appeal against the decision.

The public, too, is divided in their opinion and so are lawyers and judges. This should be a reason good enough to defer from introducing harsh sentences that can take away a person’s life merely on the basis of how a case is argued in court or how it gets highlighted in the media.

When the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act was enacted in 2012, it introduced minimum and maximum mandatory sentences, going up to life imprisonment for sexual assaults categorised as “aggravated” on the basis of age of the child, relationship between the child and the accused, position of power and authority enjoyed by the accused over the child, the physical and mental condition of the child, repeated assault, assault by more than one person, assault coupled with murder and such other factors that have a greater shock value for the common mind.

Another important change brought in the law was that the maxim of “presumption of innocence until proven guilty” changed to “presumption of guilt until the accused proves himself innocent”. The shift in the burden of proof coupled with the introduction of the minimum mandatory sentence were justified on the grounds that victim’s rights need to be acknowledged and protected. The law was good enough to restore a sense of justice had it been implemented in letter and spirit.

Clearly, people do not know this and their satisfaction with the system is so low that every time a case is highlighted for the brutality it entails, a demand is made out to change the law and make it more stringent.

One wonders what will the next gruesome case lead to, now that the worst of judicial remedies have been brought into the law. Perhaps it will be a law that allows public flogging and lynching; a law that will take the criminality away from public lynching and justify one crime to deal with another crime. We are indeed getting there soon and already on the path of going back to the dark ages.

While retribution is at its best today, in the name of protecting victim’s rights and making their experience with the criminal justice system positive, the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, imposes a mandate on the investigating agency to complete the probe and submit the final report under Section 173 of the CrPC within two months from the date of registration of a case.

It also requires that trials be completed within two months of the police filing the charge sheet. Such mandates are nothing but a far-fetched idea and a distant dream. While these new mandates could be sufficient to gain public attention and the government can pat its own back, the reality is that these are designed to fail in the absence of a political will to invest in areas requiring attention.

A little research and discussion would have informed the government that among the reasons for adjournments that delay the completion of a trial are incomplete documents filed by the police and delay in obtaining the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) reports.

It goes without saying that the prosecution is unable to further its case in the absence of FSL report, which is a crucial piece of evidence. No heed was paid to the fact that our police force is understaffed, lacks training in necessary investigation skills and state of the art technologies that can enhance their efficiency as well as results of the investigation.

The government also forgot that the FSLs in the country are not adequately equipped and suffer from severe staff shortage. In a reply to a question, the home minister informed the Lok Sabha that as on January 31, 2015, there were only 30 Central Forensic Science Laboratories and 50 Regional Forensic Science Laboratories in the country with a total of 6,206 pending cases at the Central Forensic Science Laboratories alone.

If rightful conviction and swift justice are to be the goals of a law like the Pocso Act, it does not require the stipulation of a time frame within which the trial needs to be completed. It requires special courts in every district that is equipped with child-friendly infrastructure and are exclusively dealing with Pocso cases instead of holding multiple charges.

As per a study conducted by CCL-NLSIU in Delhi, where special courts have been duly constituted and are exclusively Pocso courts, only 69% of cases are disposed within one year from the date of cognisance by the court. In the overall analysis of the five states under study, only 29% Pocso cases were disposed-off within one year from the date of cognisance by the court.

With systemic gaps glaring at our faces, the provision of a death sentence in cases of rape of girls under 12 years of age is problematic and reflects on the way the governments chose to make gains from mass emotional outbursts instead of providing the much needed and viable solutions.

(Bharti is co-director, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights and Shailabh is programme coordinator, Access to Justice and Restorative Care, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights)


375 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Son hires paid killers (gives supari) to bump off dad to grab his government job

Bihar: Man gives father’s ‘supari’ for rail job

Faryal Rumi| TNN | Updated: Apr 27, 2018 

Police on Wednesday arrested a man for plotting his father’s murder to get his job.
Two contract killers were also nabbed.

PATNA: A day after a railway employee was shot at, police on Wednesday arrested his son for plotting his father’s murder. Two contract killers were also nabbed.

Om Prakash Mandal was shot at on his shoulder while he was on way to his workplace on Officer’s Club Road under the East Colony police station area in Munger district on Tuesday morning. He was admitted to the local railway hospital.
With the help of CCTV footage of the area, police on first arrested shooter Ravi Ranjan (31) from his house at Rampur under the Jamalpur police station area. Equipped with his confessional statement, police also nabbed another shooter Sunil Mandal and Om Prakash’s son Pawan Mandal.

According to East Colony police station SHO Mohd Ali Sabri, Pawan had been preparing for competitive examinations for many years, albeit unsuccessfully. Aware that his father would retire on April 30, the 28-year-old planned to get him murdered so that he could get a job in the railways on compassionate ground.
“Pawan hired the two contract killers for Rs 2 lakh and paid to them half of the amount as advance,” Mohd Sabri told this newspaper over the phone and added raids were on to arrest Vicky and Jugnu, who played middlemen to broker the deal between Pawan and the shooters.

The arrested trio were forwarded to jail on Thursday.

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Talvar 2: Vishal Bhardwaj To Make Film On Ryan International Student’s Murder; Parents Unaware

The film has been inspired by the brutal murder case of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the Ryan International School’s student, which had left everyone shaken. Bhardwaj will be writing as well as directing the film.


Updated:April 26, 2018

Talvar 2: Vishal Bhardwaj To Make Film On Ryan International Student's Murder; Parents Unaware

The film has been inspired by the brutal murder case of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the Ryan International School’s student, which had left everyone shaken. Bhardwaj will be writing as well as directing the film.

After penning the cinematic recounting of the sensational 2008 Noida double-murder case in Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar, which had the entire nation riled up, critically-acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is back with another crime story.

The film has been inspired by the brutal murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, a student of Ryan International School’s Gurugram branch, in the school’s toilet. Bhardwaj will be writing as well as directing the film that is being bankrolled by Junglee Pictures..

In an exclusive chat with News18, film’s producer Priti Shahani said, “This has been in the discussion for the last four to five months. During the time of ‘Talvar’ as well we were telling a story in a way that had never been told in cinema. I think it has made an impression on everyone in the film and overall, the documenting and the power of cinema. That story was important to us because it changed the family fabric. The case had shaken the middle-class on the family fabric.”

A Class II student, Pradyuman was found near the toilet of the school with his throat slit on the morning of September 8, 2017, within an hour of his father leaving him at the school.

The case has similarities to the Aarushi and Hemraj murders depicted in Talvar as it was again a case of police botching up the probe. The police had arrested Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, and even extracted a confession out of him. However, once the case was handed over to CBI, Kumar was let free and a Class XI student was detained.

“This is a case that Vishal Bharadwaj and I were tracking. Again, it has a huge social impact. It takes on education system, it takes on children, what they aspire to do, perhaps pressures that they feel and again it’s a case that has a long term impact on the social fabric of the country. It raises a question. It’s where you send your children and you believe that your children will be safest over there. That’s the whole equation,” Shahani, who is currently gearing up for her home production, Raazi, told us.

She continued, “Moving from Talvaar, we didn’t want to commercialise it to the extent where we take up every case. We felt that the story needs to be told from the outside. The story has education, school and pressure and then comes in the aspect of crime. I think after much deliberation and discussion we took the decision of making this into a feature film.”

Branding the movie as a commercial output, Shahani said they were yet to take a call on contacting Pradyuman’s parents. “We have not spoken to the parents as yet. Right now there is no plan to talk to the parents. We might take a very fictional route to this story,” she said.

When News18 reached out to Pradyuman’s father, Barun Thakur, he said, “I have not got any official information regarding this. The makers have not reached out to me.”

When asked if he approved of a feature film based on the incident, he said, “I don’t think I can decide it on my own as a lot of people’s sentiments are attached to it. So, I won’t be able to comment unless the makers approach me in person.”

Three Family Members Killed Over Property Feud In Delhi

Apr 27, 2018, 13:29 IST | ANI

The deceased have been identified as Jaspal (52), his wife Prabhjot Kaur, and his younger brother Gurjit (50)

Representational picture
Representational picture

Three members of a family were murdered over a property dispute in New Delhi’s Model Town area. The incident took place on Thursday night, when two brothers allegedly killed each other while one of them murdered the wife of the other. The deceased have been identified as Jaspal (52), his wife Prabhjot Kaur, and his younger brother Gurjit (50).

‘The two brothers, who live in the same building on ground and first floor, have been at loggerheads for years. Gurjit Singh’s family had an argument with his brother Prabhjot late yesterday night,’ police said. ‘Prabhjot allegedly opened fire at Gurjit’s family, killing Gurjit on the spot. Later Gurjit’s family attacked Prabhjot and his wife with swords and guns killing him and his wife,’ police added.

The Police further noted that they are searching for CCTV footage because the whole incident happened on the main road outside their house. A case has been registered in this case and further investigations are on.

Three of a family killed over property dispute in Delhi

Somreet Bhattacharya| TNN | Updated: Apr 27, 2018,  

NEW DELHI: Three members of a family died while a fourth is battling for her life after they were attacked with guns and swords near their house in northwest Delhi‘s Model Townarea on Thursday night. Police suspect an ongoing property dispute to be the reason behind the murder.

The incident came to fore around midnight when the deceased Gurjit Singh‘s family had an argument with his brother Prabhjot. The family stays in the same house at Model Town part II.
During this, Prabhjot allegedly opened fire at Gurjit’s family, killing Gurjit on the spot. Later Gurjit’s family attacked Prabhjot and his wife with swords and guns killing him and his wife, Prabhjot. Another woman named Gurnoor has been seriously injured in the incident.

A few people have been detained following the incident

In Video: 3 members of a family killed as property dispute turns violent in Delhi

Man kills brother in front of mother

Jamshedpur: The director of a private English medium school was brutally murdered allegedly by his kin at his Chakradharpur house in West Singhbhum district, around 75km from here, in the small hours of Friday.

The victim, identified as Amitav Chatterjee (47), was killed by his elder brother Prabir (50) and nephew Pranam (22).

The identity of the third assailant could not be ascertained except that he was Pranam’s friend.

Police have arrested Prabir, who stays at a rented house at Gudribari in Chak-radharpur, around 2km from the house of the victim.

A murder case has been registered against Prabir, his son Pranam and another youth based on an FIR lodged by Snigdha, the victim’s mother.

Chakradharpur office in-charge Gopi Nath Tiwary said Amitav had to pay with his life because of a dispute between the brothers over some landed property. “Amitav was killed in front of his mother Snigdha at around 2am,” police said.

“Amitav, who was the director of Nirmala English School in Chakradharpur, had gone out of his house in the evening and returned around 1.45am. As soon as he entered his room, Prabir, Pranam and another barged inside and slit his throat with a knife. Amitav died on the spot. The victim’s wife informed police in the morning. We have arrested Prabir, but his son and his friend are missing,” Tiwary told The Telegraph.

The OC said the victim and his elderly mother were sleeping in the same room when the three attacked him.

“The assailants were apparently drunk and could not see the victim’s mother who was sleeping on another bed in the same room. Although she saw them slitting Amitav’s throat with a knife, she could not save her son,” Tiwary quoted Snigdha as narrating to him about the murder.

Police said Prabir, who is jobless, and his son were not pleased with the division of the landed property which had taken place about five years ago.

The police have sent the body to Charadharpur subdivisional hospital for post-mortem.

Police, meanwhile, have formed special teams to nab Pranam and the youth who fled after the incident.

After trying to kill wife, Bengaluru man chases and murders stepson

TNN | Updated: Apr 28, 2018, 09:55 IST

Ramamurthy with wife Jyothi and stepson
Ramamurthy with wife Jyothi and stepson
BENGALURU: A 28-year-old employee of an e-commerce firm was arrested by Bengaluru Rural district police on Thursday for allegedly murdering his nine-year-old stepson after attempting to murder his wife and the boy’s mother. The boy witnessed his stepfather bashing his mother’s head with a slab of stone and that had prompted the man to kill him.
Ramamurthy D, a resident of Attivatta village near Hoskote, had attempted to kill Jyothi, his wife, because he had wanted to marry again, revealed Bheemashankar S Guled, superintendent of police (Bengaluru Rural). Jyothi survived the attack, but doctors at Victoria Hospital where she is being treated told police she is critical.Thirumalashettahalli police took a week to piece together the gruesome crime since Jyothi was unaware that it was Ramamurthy who had attempted to murder her. Based on Ramamurthy’s confession, police recovered the highly decomposed body of Gautam K, a Class III student in a private school and resident of Avalahalli village near Hoskote, on Thursday and Ramamurthy was remanded in judicial custody on Friday.Ramamurthy told police that he fell in love with Jyothi five years ago when the duo was working together in the e-commerce firm in Hoskote. Jyothi is from Raichur and had settled in Hoskote with her first husband, Kiran, and Gautam. About a year after the family moved to Hoskote, Jyothi left Kiran and married Ramamurthy. She moved into his house in Avalahalli about 5km from Hoskote.

Unaware that he was already married, Ramamurthy’s parents settled on a bride for their son and fixed the wedding for April 28 (Saturday). Police say Ramamurthy discussed the wedding with Jyothi and she initially agreed that he should go ahead and fulfil the wishes of his parents. But she later changed her mind.

Vexed, Ramamurthy hatched a plan to kill her. Police say he proposed a family visit to Rameshwara Temple on the outskirts of Vagata village about 10km away from Hoskote on April 20. The couple and Gautam reached the temple at about 5am and after spending a little time together, police say Ramamurthy told Jyothi and Gautam to get some sleep while he would fetch breakfast from the village.

He rode off on his bike, but parked some distance away and returned on foot. His wife and stepson appeared to be napping and Ramamurthy took a slab of stone lying nearby and struck Jyothi’s head.

Gautam, however, witnessed Ramamurthy’s act and terrified, attempted to get away. Ramamurthy chased the boy for a few hundred metres, caught up with him and killed him by smashing his head with the same slab of stone. He later hid the boy’s body in a bush and returned to the temple. Jyothi lay unconscious and thinking her dead, Ramamurthy left.
Jyothi regained consciousness a little later and shouted for help. Locals rushed her to a private hospital in Hoskote and informed the police. Unaware that it was Ramamurthy who had tried to kill her, Jyothi told Thirumalashettahalli police that she suspected Kiran, her first husband, to be behind the attack. She also requested police to trace Ramamurthy and her son.

Police questioned Kiran, but eventually ruled him out as a suspect. Their efforts to trace Ramamurthy finally bore fruit when they tracked him down on Thursday (April 26) through his mobile phone. He had remained in Hoskote, but had stayed away from his home. Under questioning, Ramamurthy confessed to killing Gautam and attempting to kill Jyothi.

Hyderabad: Woman kills hubby, arrested


PublishedApr 28, 2018
Police said Venkatesh forcibly took Rs 500 from Durga on Wednesday and returned home drunk at around 8pm.
 This outraged Durga. She hit Venkatesh with a chapatti roller and then snatched the vegetable cutter from his hand and stabbed him with it repeatedly till he collapsed. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: A woman who murdered her husband allegedly due to harassment two days ago was arrested by the police on Friday. The accused was identified as Devalapally Durga Kala, 36, and her husband, Devlapally Venkatesh, 45, a labourer. They lived in of Saroornagar.

Police said Venkatesh forcibly took Rs 500 from Durga on Wednesday and returned home drunk at around 8pm. He asked for another Rs 5,000 from her, which she refused. Incensed, he beat up and abused her. He brandished a vegetable cutter and threatened to kill their two children if she didn’t give him the money.

This outraged Durga. She hit him with a chapatti roller and then snatched the vegetable cutter from his hand and stabbed him with it repeatedly till he collapsed.

LB Nagar DCP M. Venkateshwar Rao later said that the police department would look after the needs of the couple’s children till their mother’s release or anybody from the relatives comes forward to take their responsibility.

Woman followed, robbed of jewellery worth Rs 10L

Bengaluru,DHNS: A woman who dodged diversion tactics of a conman, was robbed by a gang after being followed till her home.

The victim—Lakshmi Prasanna Reddy, a resident of HRBR Layout— registered a complaint at the Banaswadi Police station after unidentified miscreants robbed her of gold jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh.

According to her complaint, at 2.45 pm on Wednesday, Lakshmi visited the Andhra Bank on 100 feet Road in Banaswadi. She withdrew gold jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from her locker and left the bank with it . She noticed a man standing near her car. Surprisingly, he pointed to money on the ground and told Lakshmi that she had dropped the currency. The victim was quick to realise that the man was trying to divert her attention. She snapped at him that the money did not belong to her and quickly got into her car.  Relieved to have escaped the conman, Lakshmi reached her home and parked her car outside the gate. As she was entering her home, a man suddenly snatched her bag. She began screaming for help but the miscreant fled the spot before her neighbours could come to her rescue.
Police are verifying the CCTV footage and investigating the case.

Court awards death sentence to man who raped 6-year-old

Bengaluru,DHNS: The 54th CCH special court for children, on Friday, convicted a 36-year-old man of sexually assaulting and murdering a 6-year-old girl in Girinagar and awarded him a death sentence and 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

The convict Anil Baleghar, a resident of Veerabhadranagar in Girinagar committed the heinous crime on April 20, 2017.

Baleghar spotted the girl playing in front of her grandmother’s house. He lured the girl into his house by offering her snacks and sexually assaulted her. Baleghar then murdered the child, put her body in a trunk and hid it under a cot.

He lived in the same neighbourhood and was even friendly with the victim’s family.

When the victim’s parents could not trace their child even after a night-long search, they lodged a missing complaint with the Girinagar police the following day.

Baleghar feigned shock and joined the family in the search. He claimed that he did not know about the girl’s whereabouts.

During interrogation, the police found out about the girl’s hidden body in Baleghar’s house under the cot. They recovered the body on the night of April 23, 2017.

The convict is married and even has two children.

He works as a coolie and was an alcoholic.

When Balegar was produced in the court on Friday, he apologised and sought mercy from the court. He told the court that he wanted to reform himself and requested a minimum sentence.

The judge, however, questioned Balegar and remarked that as a father the accused knew of the affection he has for his children and should have thought about that before committing the crime. If such a thought did not even occur to him, then the convict was no longer a human.

The court also expressed that the fact that he is a family man with wife and children yet could commit a rape and murder was intolerable and did not deserve any leniency.

The presence of the child’s body in his house was a vital evidence, and the high court needs to give an approval for his death sentence, the court observed.


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