317 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Techie’s amazing story of tenacity who studied law & then nailed a doctor in court, whose negligence killed his infant son

Seven-year fight for justice bears fruit, and how

Techie studies law after doc’s negligence kills his year-old son; wins case

Chethan and Ashwini will never forget January 5, 2011. Their one-year-old son, Advaith, was wheeled into the operation theatre at Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, around 8.30 am for a simple hydrocele operation (it’s the swelling of the scrotal sac, a common occurrence amongst newborns and disappears by the time they turn one).

After the operation, Advaith was shifted to the ward. Everything seemed to be going fine for a while but the child developed a severe allergic reaction when an antibiotic was administered intravenously. By 5.30 pm, Advaith was dead.

“I do not know who buried my son’s body. I was in such a state of shock. Some of my relatives took the body away. I do not remember anything,” recalls Chethan. Advaith was the couple’s first child after five years of marriage and they were devastated.

“We were thrown out of the hospital. The security guards pushed us out. The child’s body was dumped in the car. I was helpless,” Chethan says about the aftermath of the incident when he and his father tried to question the hospital. He tried to file a complaint with the police. “The police did not register a case. They said they did not find anything wrong.”

The realisation that the death of their child was due to negligence dawned on them much later. “It was when someone pointed out that the doctor was in Vani Vilas Hospital and not in Apollo at 10 am that I realised something was wrong,” he says.

(Dr Anand Alladi, the operating surgeon, practices at Vani Vilas Hospital too. After the operation at Apollo, it was alleged that he left for Vani Vilas after the operation and gave instructions to the nurse over the phone; in fact, when the child developed an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, he could not be contacted.) Chethan moved the Karnataka Medical Council against Dr Alladi’s medical negligence and his worst fears were confirmed. The KMC report held the doctor negligent and guilty of unethical practice.

Armed with the KMC report, he filed a complaint in the consumer forum. Chethan, a software engineer, then decided to study law to understand the intricacies of how the justice system works and how he could negotiate it for the sake of his son. He even managed to complete five semesters in a city law college while continuing to balance a career in software. His wife, also an engineer, gave up her profession after the tragedy.

Their hard work paid off. The court upheld the contention that the death was the result of negligence. The doctor had prescribed an antibiotic to be administered by a nurse over the phone. It was administered without a test dose. The forum held the hospital guilty of deficiency of service and the doctor of professional negligence.

While Apollo Hospitals received a warning, Dr Alladi was asked to pay Rs 10 lakh as damages. However, since an autopsy was not conducted on the body, a criminal proceeding was not in the realm of possibility.

For Chethan and Ashwini, it was only about justice for their child; and the consumer court’s order gives them a closure of sorts. It was, after all, a fight that spanned seven years.

Chethan, now 40, says that the tragedy not only taught him law but it gave him “an insight and profound knowledge about all aspects and it was the foundation for my fight in this case”. In the meantime, the couple had twins. “But the vacuum cannot be filled. He was my first child after five years of marriage,” he says.

Chethan knows there’s still a long way to go. Dr Alladi has already decided to go in appeal against the order. “The KMC order never mentioned any professional negligence which the consumer forum has referred to. If there is any fact that is overlooked or assumptions have been made, we will have to point it out in the appeal,” he told Bangalore Mirror.

“I do not know what legal battles lie ahead,” says Chethan. “But I am ready for them. It is for my son.”

The techie, who did not want his picture to be published, took Dr Alladi (L) and Apollo Hospitals to court

Bangalore Mirror carried the report about the consumer court’s order in its edition dated February 15

I have done no wrong: Paediatrician

“It is a very rare idiosyncratic reaction to a drug. It is a very, very rare reaction that even a test dose will not reveal. A test does, however, was given and it is documented. It is a very rare reaction that happens in one in one lakh or one in 50,000 cases. A test dose only shows common reactions. In this case it was a sudden and rapid destruction of blood cells and there was no way any test dose would have picked it up.”

Lecturer shot dead near college in Indore

Indore: A masked biker called out to a lecturer, “Hi Ma’am,” and shot her dead at point blank range in front of her colleagues in Chhanera town of Khandwa on Monday morning, triggering panic in the area.

The victim, 30-year-old Kirti Bala Mali, taught computer fundamentals at the Government Polytechnic College in Chhanera. She was shot in the head and passed away while being taken to a hospital in Khandwa, around 45km away.

Police say the killer seemed to know Kirti’s routine and was lying in wait. Like every day, she took a train from Khandwa to Chhanera, where she was joined by three colleagues for the short walk to college. TNN



314 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: The kind of crimes you don’t get to see even in movies or don’t get to read even in gory novels; Nobody sheds a tear for the cops who suffer in India in the line of duty

Acid injected into eyes for affair with boss’ wife

Begusarai (Bihar): A mob injected acid into a man’s eyes, leaving him blind, for eloping with his employer’s wife.

A person has been arrested and the police were searching for the other attackers.

The assault took place at an eatery in Pipra Chowk on Saturday night in which the man, a driver, was left critically injured, the police said.

The 30-year-old man, a resident of Samastipur district, is now blind, doctors said.

The victim said he used to work as a tractor driver at Barauni village and started an affair with his employer’s wife.

On February 6, he and the woman eloped, following which her husband lodged a complaint with the police charging him with kidnapping.

However, on February 16, at a local court, she asked her husband , a farmer, to take her home .

Her brother-in-law rang up the driver on Saturday claiming that she wanted to live with him and he should come to Teghra police station to take her back with him, the police official said.

Barely a kilometre from the police station, the driver was accosted by a group of around 20 people who took him to the eatery and severely assaulted him. The DSP said they also injected acid in his eyes with a syringe.

Property dispute: Missing woman produced before court; daughter held

Bengaluru: A 60-year-old woman, who was allegedly confined in a rehabilitation centre in west Bengaluru, was produced before the high court on Friday in response to a habeas corpus petition filed by her nephew Narotham Sharma.

When the court questioned her, Susheela Sharma claimed she had been illegally admitted to the rehabilitation centre where she was given injections for being mentally ill. She added that she wants to do some social work, but her daughter Sunitha Sharma was after her money and property.

Meanwhile, police informed the court that the daughter, Sunitha, was arrested on Thursday while her accomplice, Karim Lal, is still at large.

After hearing Susheela’s version, a division bench headed by Justice B S Patil directed the authorities to get her medically examined by a doctor from Nimhans and file a report at the next hearing on February 28. The court also asked police to provide security to the woman.

The petitioner, Narotham, claimed Susheela, his maternal aunt, had been kidnapped and kept in captivity by her daughter Sunitha, who was eyeing her property. TNN

8 yrs on, probe fund for police stations still ₹25k

Bengaluru: Investigation charges towards expenses incurred by police while handling cases were introduced by then DG-IGP Ajai Kumar Singh in 2010 to spare cops the burden of bearing the cost out of their pockets.

Eight years later, the monthly investigation charges allocated to each police station remain frozen at Rs 25,000, say police sources, though the cost of everything else has more than doubled in the meantime.

Handling cases like suicide, murder, rape, gang-rape and kidnapping requires not only sharp thinking and manpower, but also money towards logistics like transportation, senior officials said.

Recently, a man killed his wife and fled to a village in a neighbouring state. The village is around 500km from Bengaluru and a four-member investigating team was assigned the task of nabbing the assailant. Hiring a private cab, the police team, led by a sub-inspector, reached the village after a 10-hour journey, but, by then, the suspect had fled to another village 100km away.

The team reached the second village and succeeded in arresting the accused. After producing him at a local court, the cops returned to Bengaluru. In three days, they had travelled over 1,200km and had stayed in different hotels.

“At times, the expenses are huge. We were reimbursed Rs 6 per km, though we paid Rs 12 per km. Often, we spend from our pockets on food and accommodation as the investigation charges have to be kept aside for other cases also,” a police officer said.

“While handling suicide and murder cases, we make arrangements to shift bodies to hospitals and mortuaries. We cannot ask family members for money and have to pay from our pockets,” said another sub-inspector.

According to police, they need at least Rs 5,000 to handle a case of suicide or murder or unnatural death. “The expense is more where police cremate unidentified bodies. Right from shifting a body for postmortem to taking it to the crematorium, we bear the cost,” the officer said.

Police also have to take care of expenses of witnesses who appear before court or come to the station to make a statement. “We have to provide food and transport to them and also have to make arrangements for those who come with us for mahajar,” he said.


The police force has a thankless job. Not only do they lack adequate manpower, limited fund is another key impediment. An amount of Rs 25,000 as investigation charges is paltry at a time when crimes have not only become hi-tech, but also involve multiple layers of probing. Cops cannot be expected to shell out money from their own pockets. This is bound to affect the quality of the probe and, for this, police cannot be blamed.

315 Proof of Insurance Patrol true crime stories ::: How to fight Insurance cases in Indian Courts & Insurance death claims saga, difficulties, drama, fraud & cheating stories of India

Maimed in accident, man gets ₹1.4cr compensation

‘May Be Largest Payout Made For Disability’

Thane: The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a Rs 1.4 crore compensation to a 38-year-old civil engineer, who was maimed for life in a road mishap involving a container truck. The money will have to be paid jointly by the insurance company, New India, and UP-based truck owner, Roshan Freight Carriers. This is perhaps a record compensation awarded for disability in the recent past, according to the legal fraternity here.

Kiran aka Kirron H Patil, a resident of Kaneri in Bhiwandi, had pleaded for compensation as the accident had rendered him completely disabled. The legal team representing Patil stated that when he was riding a bike from Thane towards Bhiwandi city, the container rammed his vehicle from the rear and its wheel seriously injured his leg, thigh and waist near Highway Diva petrol pump at 6.30pm on September 2, 2015.

Patil told the tribunal that he had to spend Rs 40 lakh and undergo several surgeries, and was left with disabilities.

He pointed out that he was a BE (civil), and was a liaison officer with a builder, with a salary of Rs33,333pm. The accident injuries rendered him a permanent disability, which affected his working capacity 100%, so he has been unable to work, and hence sought Rs 1.5 crore.

A doctor who treated Patil deposed that there were serious injuries to his legs, and his left leg was amputated below the knee.

The doctor added that due to serious urological and orthopaedic injuries too, the working capacity of Patil was totally affected, and he cannot stand, walk and travel independently. The accident had also led to a “loss of sexual capacity permanently”, so his marriage prospects were badly affected.

Judge K D Vadane, member of MACT, noted, “On perusing photographs, it reveals that the injuries are very serious, and he is unable to stand, walk or sit due to loss of power of both legs. Moreover, when Kiran Patil was brought here on a stretcher, by ambulance, he was unable to stand, walk or sit and give evidence. Therefore, a court commissioner was appointed for recording his evidence. All this show that due to loss of power of his legs, he is unable to stand, sit or walk, and his condition was very doleful, and affected his working capacity 100%.”

The tribunal ordered the compensation which included Rs 25 lakh for OPD and other charges, and medicines, and Rs 73 lakh for future loss of income.

As the container owner did not appear before the tribunal, the case was decided ex parte, and he and New India Assurance Co Ltd, have to make the payment along with 8% interest from the date of filing of the claim, in December 2015.

Constable’s widow wins ₹7 lakh insurance claim after 6-year fight

Bengaluru: A police constable’s wife, working as a domestic help to raise her three children, fought nearly six years against the Karnataka police department and the life insurance provider to finally gain a rightful insurance amount after the death of her husband while in service in 2012.

The police department and United India Insurance Company had denied money stating that the cop met with the accident two days before a government order upgrading the life insurance scheme for police personnel from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh though the former passed away a month later.

It all started on March 10, 2012 when 52-year-old Janabai of Vijayapura received the shocking news that her husband Shivanand Keera Naik, a chief head constable attached to Adarsh Nagar police station in Vijayapura, met with a road accident and was critical. He died on April 10, 2012.

Janabai’s ordeal began when she tried to get a general insurance claim awarded to police personnel following their demise while in service. An older policy granting Rs 3 lakh was upgraded to Rs 10 lakh through a government order on March 12, 2012, two days ahead of Naik’s accident.

But Janabai, the nominee, was denied the higher amount by the police department and the firm. The mother of three had to run from pillar to post for more than three years with documents showing her husband died days after the new scheme came into effect, but the authorities claimed the date of the death was immaterial and the accident occurred two days prior to the new policy coming into effect. She was granted Rs 3 lakh as per the old policy.

A determined Janabai approached the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Vijayapura, on July 23, 2015 with a complaint against the Karnataka director general of police (DGP) and the insurance company demanding an additional Rs 7 lakh. The litigation lasted for 30 months.

On January 24, 2018, the forum slammed the department, saying the scheme was in place on the day of his death. The judges ordered the divisional manager of the company’s Vijayapura wing to pay Janabai Rs 7 lakh with 9% interest from the time of her filing the case.

The firm was asked to pay Rs 5,000 to the woman for causing agony and Rs 2,000 towards court expenses. The complaint against the state DGP was dismissed.

Five bodies fished out of Andhra lake

Kadapa/Vellore: Bodies of five men, believed to be woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, were found floating on a waterbody in Vontimitta on the Kadapa-Tirupati highway in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. While villagers said they spotted seven bodies in the lake, police could fish out only five. Bags and a few other belongings, suspected to be of the dead, were recovered from near the lake.

Sources in the AP police department said the bodies were found in the middle of the waterbody close to the reserve forest. Police, with the help of locals, retrieved the bodies and shifted them to the government hospital in Kadapa for postmortem. Police are conducting inquiries to establish their identities.

“The bodies are in a highly decomposed state. They would have drowned between 48 and 70 hours ago. There are no external injuries. We are in the process of establishing their identity,” Kadapa SP told TOI.

Man run over by train on wedding day

Bareilly: Hours before he was to get married, a 30-yearold engineer was crushed by an express train on Sunday morning. The victim was walking on the track at a village here while speaking on one mobile phone and checking text messages on another.

Eyewitnesses said Naresh Pal Gangwar was so busy on the phones that he did not see the Rajya Rani Express approach. The accident occurred at Nandosi village, where his family lives. Gangwar was a civil engineer with Sukiza Builders, a construction firm in Noida.

Gangwar was to marry his fiancée, Uma Gangwar, on Sunday evening at Shahjahanpur, and his family was busy with last-minute preparations when they were informed that the groom had been killed by a train at 9am.

The victim’s brother-inlaw, Veeresh Gangwar, told TOI, “The railway tracks are hardly 50 metres from our house. Naresh went there for a walk on getting a call from his colleague. He had two phones. He was speaking on one phone while reading messages on the second. His entire focus was on the mobile phones and it seems he did not hear the whistle of the approaching train.”

Veeresh said, “We are completely shocked. We never expected that such a terrible thing could happen on what was supposed to be the happiest day of his life. His fiancée is inconsolable.”

A study had recently found that India leads the world in deaths caused due to mobile phones. Shoaib Khan, station officer, C B Ganj, said, “Naresh was walking on the railway tracks and he was run over by the train because he did not hear the warning whistle.” Superintendent of police (SP), Bareilly city, Rohit Singh Sajwan said, “The preliminary investigation has revealed that it is a case of accident and not suicide. We are awaiting the postmortem report.”

Anil Gangwar, childhood friend of Naresh Pal, said, “I came to Nandosi to attend the wedding, but now I will have to attend his funeral. Naresh Pal got engaged four months ago and we were all looking forward to this day. He was a bright student in school. After doing his engineering from Mathura, he had been working in Noida for a year-and-a-half.”

Accidents caused by or because of mobile phones have been on the rise in the country. From May 2014 to January 2016, 16 people were killed while taking selfies on railway tracks.

Naresh Pal Gangwar

313 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Men are indeed monsters, even physically handicapped turn into rapists & murderers

Physically challenged man kills brother’s wife during rape attempt

Sajimon P S| TNN | Updated: Feb 16, 2018

ALAPPUZHA: A 30-year-old homemaker was brutally murdered by her physically challenged brother-in-law at Kainakary in Kuttanad on Friday afternoon and police suspect that she was murdered during a rape attempt. The deceased has been identified as Rossy, wife of Biju Joseph, Thamarassery House, Kainakary. The accused Bonny, 46, son of late couple Joychan and Thankamma, surrendered before the Nedumudi police soon after the murder.

Alappuzha DySP P V Baby said Bonny is a bachelor and he has disabilities in leg. “He was staying with his younger brother Biju, his wife Rossy and their two daughters -(five year-old and three-year-old.) The accused was working as a temporary worker in a homeo floating dispensary in Kuttaad. On Friday, Biju, who is a mason, went for his work and children went to school,” he said.

The police source said that the accused might have tried to rape her leading to a clash and ended up in the murder of Rossy. “The accused brutally killed his brother’s wife hacking and stabbing her using a knife. Her internal organs were found out. She had deep injuries on her head and stomach. The accused came to the Nedumudi police station around 1.30pm and informed that she killed his brother’s wife. When the police reached the spot, she was found dead and the knife was found entered into her stomach. The accused is also having a deep wound on his right palm and one of his veins in right palm got cut,” the police said. The accused was first shifted to Alappuzha Medical College Hospital, but later police shifted him to Kottayam Medical College Hospital fearing protest from the kin of Rossy. The body of Rossy has been shifted to the morgue of Alappuzha Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.

The DySP said that they will record the arrest of the accused later as he is now undergoing treatment.

312 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Not just illiterates, even well to do educated people in India commit brutal, gory murders

IAS aspirant kills 7-year-old boy, keeps body for 35 days

Arrested After Complaints Of Foul Smell

New Delhi: A civil services aspirant killed the sevenyear-old son of his landlord in north Delhi and lived with the rotting body stuffed in a suitcase in the same room for 35 days before the stench did him in.

The accused, Avdesh Sakya, 27, had kidnapped the boy for ransom on January 7 but developed cold feet fearing police action and killed the child. He had also had a verbal spat with the child’s father a few months ago and was looking to seek revenge, police said.

Sakya was arrested on Tuesday morning after the neighbours complained of foul smell coming from his room in Swaroop Nagar, near Bhalaswa. During interrogation, he told the cops that he had planned to ask for a ransom of Rs 15-20 lakh from the child’s father a few days after the murder but changed his mind.

Sakya’s landlords, the Saini family, had bought a new shop for their grocery business at Nathupura market. In his statement to the police, Sakya said he had lured the boy, Ashish, into accompanying him on the pretext of buying him a cycle and confined him at his onebedroom flat nearby. After a few hours, he got scared as the police began a manhunt and decided to kill him.

“I asked him what his parents said about me. The child said that his parents had warned him against visiting my house as I was not a nice person. Seething with anger, I smothered him that moment,” Avdesh told his interrogators, without showing any remorse.

After killing the boy, Avdesh stuffed the body in a suitcase after wrapping it in a plastic bag. He had since been looking for an opportunity to dispose it of. However, the police finally managed to crack the case on suspicion and arrested him on Tuesday morning.

The body has been recovered and the accused is being interrogated after being produced before the magistrate. Police have prime facie ruled out a sexual assault, but said that a final confirmation will come only after an autopsy.

According to DCP (northwest) Aslam Khan, an FIR of abduction was registered immediately after the child went missing on January 7. Hue and cry notices had been raised and adjoining police stations informed for clues.

The final breakthrough came on Sunday, when the area SHO tried calling Sakya for some information about the child and found his phone switched off. They also did not get any calls from him later on updates about the child. They then asked the child’s father to check on Sakya, who found him in his house.

When cops confronted him and questioned about the foul smell, he told them about dead rats in the room. Cops also found 10 bottles of perfumes from the room, none of which he had used. He broke down while being questioned on Monday night and admitted to have killed the child.

A civil services aspirant killed the sevenyear-old son of his landlord in Delhi and lived with the rotting body stuffed in a suitcase in the same room for 35 days before the stench did him in. The accused, Avdesh Sakya, 27, had kidnapped the boy for ransom on January 7 but developed cold feet fearing police action and killed the child. Sakya was arrested on Tuesday morning after

the neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from his room. In his statement to the police, Sakya said he had lured the boy, Ashish, into accompanying him on the pretext of buying him a cycle and confined him at his one-bedroom flat nearby. After a few hours, he got scared as the police began a manhunt and decided to kill him.

Fight over ₹1k ends in plumber’s murder

Bengaluru: A heated argument between four friends over a pending loan of Rs 1,000 ended in the murder of one at Sanjay Gandhi Nagar near Yeshwantpur railway station, north Bengaluru, late Monday night.

The deceased is M Manikantan, 22, a plumber and resident of Sanjay Gandhi Nagar. Police have taken two suspects into custody and are looking for the third one.

It all started around 10pm when Manikantan and his friends, Billa, Suman and Vijay, all neighbours and daily-wage workers, were walking home after consuming alcohol at a wine shop in the area. Manikantan noticed Billa’s silver chain and asked how much he had paid for that. “When Billa replied it may have been a few thousand rupees, Manikantan recalled that Billa owed him Rs 1,000. But Billa said he had already repaid the same. Suman and Vijay argued in favour of Billa and Manikantan lost his cool. He pulled out a knife and attacked Billa. The three snatched the knife and in the melee, Manikantan sustained stab injuries on the stomach,” police said. Billa and Suman have been detained. TNN

Kerala Youth Cong neta hacked to death

Kannur: A Youth Congress worker, S P Shuhaib, who was attacked late on Monday night near Mattannur died on Tuesday, sparking fresh tension in the district. The Congress has blamed CPM for the murder.

Shuhaib, also Congress Mattannur block secretary, was declared dead around 1pm. He was attacked at a teashop at Therur near Edayannur on Monday around 11.30pm. The masked assailants had come in a car and hurled bombs before hacking him.

He was given first aid at a Thalassery hospital and taken to Kozhikode medical college but he breathed his last on the way. Four of his friends also suffered injuries in the attack.

Shuhaib had intervened in a KSU-SFI clash at a local school two weeks ago, following which he was arrested and remanded in custody. DCC president Satheesan Pacheni said the CPM leadership had a clear role in the murder. CPM district secretary P Jayarajan denied this, saying the party would take appropriate action if any worker was involved in it.

The Congress observed a 12-hour hartal in the district. Minor incidents led to tension in both Vallikunnam in Alappuzha and Kanjirappally in Kottayam on Tuesday.

Man kills pal for suggesting ‘urine drink’

Mumbai: A drinking session turned tragic in Bhayander on Sunday as a 25-year-old man was killed by his friend for suggesting that whisky be mixed with urine as the group ran out of water.

The police arrested Sandip Gavas, a labourer, who had been absconding, on Monday. The incident took place when the victim, Achyut Chaubey was drinking with Gavas and three others on Saturday night. Around 2am, Gavas wanted to have one more drink but they had run out of water to mix with the whisky.

In a lighter vein, Chaubey asked Gavas to mix his drink with his urine. In a fit of rage, Gavas attacked Chaubey with a wooden log. Chaubey bled to death as others fled the scene.


Gruesome video of murder victim’s body has lawyers rushing out of court hall
Division bench of the High Court watches video of the police recovering body in the sensational murder of a student 10 years ago. Head and limbs had completely dissolved in the acid and the remains were only identified through a DNA test

It made for an unusual scene at the High Court of Karnataka. Some advocates, looking more than a little squeamish, rushing out of hall No 6, while curious others were rushing in. At the end of it, none wanted a repeat of the experience.

Arguments and counter-arguments took a back seat on Monday as a division bench of the HC, in the course of a hearing into a murder case, watched a video related to the recovery of the body from a drum filled with acid. The chilling video, which caused a stir in the HC premises, is only rivaled by the details of the case.

The video was shot 10 years ago and is an exhibit in the case pertaining to the murder of a student, Nawaz Ahmed, in 2004. Sheikh Rahees Ahmed aka Jamal, Shafiulla Sharif and Tajmul Ahmed, the three accused in the case, were convicted by a lower court. The division bench is hearing their appeal.

Jamal, then 30, a software engineer, who had studied in Australia and worked in the US, lost money when he launched a tech start-up in Bangalore. To make good his losses, Jamal reportedly hatched a plan to kidnap a student for ransom. Jamal is believed to have roped in Shafiulla and Tajmul, two teenagers, to execute his plan. The trio decided to kidnap Nawaz Ahmed, a relative of Shafiulla. Nawaz’s father, Riyaz Ahmed, was a well-to-do scrap metal dealer in Ulsoor. Nawaz, then 21, was studying BSc and wanted to be a techie.

Jamal and the two others are accused of luring Nawaz to a housewarming ceremony on July 11, 2004 and abducting him from St Mark’s Road. Nawaz is believed to have been taken to a house in Wilson Garden where he was strangulated. His captors then took photos of their victim, covering his eyes and mouth to make it look like he was still alive. These photographs along with a demand for Rs 1 crore in ransom — to be paid in US dollars — were sent to Nawaz’s father.

The trio then sealed Nawaz’s body in a blue plastic drum filled with 40 litres of acid. The drum was dumped in a thicket in an empty plot in Kadugodi. Two days later, another letter was sent to Nawaz’s father, who promptly filed a police complaint.

The CCB police then took over the case. Jamal had written the letter in Telugu and claimed to be a Naxalite. The CCB police, however, got on Jamal’s trail when they tracked down a witness who had last seen Nawaz before he was kidnapped. Jamal and the two teenagers were arrested on July 26, 2004.

Police took the three to the place where they had dumped the body and the entire process of recovering the body was videotaped by two cameras. It was this footage that the HC judges watched on Monday. Most of body — the limbs and head had completely dissolved — had decomposed and burnt in the acid. Except for a small piece of underwear, no other clothing remained. Only a DNA test concluded that the body belonged to Nawaz.

The trial in the VII Fast Track Court commenced in 2007 and on July 30, 2011, Jamal Shafiulla and Tajmul were convicted for life. The three were also fined Rs 90,000 each. They had appealed in the HC the same year.

Advocates Rajesh Rai and Budrannisa represent the three in the HC. When the judges heard about the video, they decided to watch it. The video showed the three accused at the spot where the drum containing the body was recovered. It shows police officers, removing the remains from the drum, placing it on a plastic sheet and taking it away.

Arguments into the appeal will commence on Tuesday. The trio have remained in jail since their arrest, but Shafiulla and Tajmul have used their time well by completing a diploma course in journalism. Tajmul is now pursuing a BA course.

311 Proof of Crime Patrol true stories ::: Angry man chops daughter in law to pieces for not providing hot water for bath

Man kills daughter-in-law with chopper over bathing water

TNN | Updated: Feb 15, 2018

KOLHAPUR: A 65-year-old man from Panhala taluka allegedly hit his daughter-in-lawrepeatedly with a chopper, severing one of her palms at the wrist, after she told him to wait when he demanded hot water to have a bath on Wednesday morning. The woman, Shubhangi Satpute (27), die due to the injuries she sustained in the attack.
Doctors and the police said there were around 16 injuries on Shubhangi’s body. One blow near her neck caused severe loss of blood and resulted in her death later in the evening, they said.
Police said that around 9.30am, the father-in-law, Pandurang Satpute, demanded that Shubhangi give him the water that she was heating on the stove for a bath. When she said her two children had to bathe first as they had to go to school, Satpute flew into a rage and attacked her with the chopper. He first hit her on the hands, severing one of her palms, before attacking her indiscriminately.

Assistant police inspector Mangesh Desai said the children, Mayuresh (9) and Kanishka (4), rushed to their mother while she was being hit but Satpute attacked them too on their heads.
Shubhangi’s husband Ramesh, a chappal vendor, had gone out at the time. He rushed back on hearing of the attack and took Shubhangi and the children to the Chhatrapati Pramila Raje civil hospital in Kolhapur around 11am. While the children were discharged later in the day, Shubhangi had to be shifted to a private hospital for advanced treatment.

Desai said Satpute has been arrested. The role of his wife, who was present in the house, is being investigated. Deputy superintendent of police R R Patil visited the village after the incident.

No hot water for bathing, Maha man butchers daughter-in-law

Kolhapur: A 65-year-old man from Panhala taluka was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly butchering his daughter-inlaw with a chopper over a feud regarding bathing water. The victim, Shubhangi Satpute

(27), succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in the evening.

Around 9.30am, the accused Pandurang Satpute demanded hot water for bathing. Shubhangi refused, saying that her children had to bathe first since they were headed to school.

Infuriated, Pandurang attacked Shubhangi with a chopper, severing one of her palms from the wrist. He then hacked her repeatedly until she collapsed. When her children tried to stop Pandurang from attacking their mother, he hacked them too, leaving them with head injuries, said assistant inspector Mangesh Desai.

Shubhangi’s husband Ramesh, a slipper vendor, was out at the time of the attack. Upon learning about the matter, he rushed his wife and children to the Chhatrapati Pramila Raje civil hospital around 11am. While the kids were discharged later in the day, Shubhangi succumbed in the evening after being shifted to a private hospital for advanced treatment. Doctors said Shubhangi had around 16 injuries on her body, and severe blood loss from a wound in her neck resulted in her death.


310 Proof of Disease Patrol true stories ::: How you can get infected with worms in the eye & bizarre birth of grand child for grand parents from dead son’s semen

BEGETTING NEW LIVES – Couple use dead son’s semen, get healthy twins

Pune: The parents of a 27-year-old man who died of brain tumour two years ago used his cryo-preserved semen extracted long before his death to have grandchildren. While there is no legal provision in India against such use, experts raised ethical concerns over the whole procedure. Exploiting medical technology for bringing joy to grandparents is not what it is meant for, they said.

The man who wasn’t married was diagnosed with brain tumour in 2013 while pursuing higher education in Germany. He died in 2016.

Fearing that the chemotherapy treatment would affect his fertility, doctors cryopreserved his semen sample after his consent for future use before he underwent the chemo-cycles in Germany.After he succumbed to cancer-related complications in Pune in September 2016, his parents managed to get hold of their son’s semen sample to have grandchildren. Fusing his sperm with eggs of a matching donor, doctors created embryos and transferred them into a surrogate mother’s womb. The surrogate (aunt of the deceased) delivered healthy twin boys two days ago.

His 49-year-old mother, a teacher, said her son was the most ideal man. He was a bright student, excelled in academics and was the adorable son a mother could ever had.

“Even when he was diagnosed with brain tumour and later lost his eyesight after chemo treatment, he did not lose his spirit. He fought valiantly till his last breath,” said the mother, adding, “He never cried himself and also never let us cry for a moment. He always tried to regale us with his stories and humour. And that’s why when we lost him to cancer, I wanted to have grandchildren using cryopreserved semen.”

After her son’s death, the mother contacted the sperm bank where her son had preserved his semen and nominated her as its custodian. She completed the formalities and brought back the semen. Later, she approached doctors attached with Sahyadri Hospital, Nagar Road branch for IVF procedure.

US woman world’s first to be infected with eye worms

Washington, PTI: A US woman has become the world’s first known person to get an eye infestation of a worm known to only affect cattle, say doctors who extracted 14 worms – each measuring up to half an inch long – from the eyes of the patient. Scientists reported the case of the first known instance of a human infection with Thelazia gulosa, a type of eye worm found throughout the northern US and southern Canada. These eye worms are spread by flies that feed on tears.

“Cases of eye worm parasitic infections are rare in the USA, and this case turned out to be a species of the Thelazia that had never been reported in humans,” said Richard Bradbury, from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

“Previously, it was thought that there were only two different species of these (Thelazia) eye worms that infected humans worldwide. Now, we have to add Thelazia gulosa, a third one to the list,” said Bradbury, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The infection in the Oregon woman presented as a typical eye worm infestation. The woman first reported sensing an irritant in her left eye. About a week later, she removed a small, translucent worm. According to the study, a total of 14 worms – all less than half an inch long – were extracted from the woman’s conjunctiva and the surface of her eye over a two-week period before her symptoms ceased.

Physicians focused treatment on removing the eye worms with small, tweezer-like forceps or irrigation of the infected eye. In Asia and Europe, a subcutaneous dose of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin has been used to cure human infections. Eye worms, known as Thelazia, are found in a variety of animals – including cats, dogs, and wild carnivores like foxes. They are transmitted by different types of flies.

People who get these eye worms experience inflammation and the sensation that there is some type of foreign body in the eye, said Bradbury. Symptoms typically resolve after the worms are removed, he said. Occasionally, the worms will migrate across the surface of the eye and cause scarring of the cornea and even blindness.

US man fights to save son who killed his own family by hiring a sniper to shoot and kill


Lying on a hospital bed, his thorax punctured by a ninemillimeter bullet, Kent Whitaker vowed to take revenge on the person behind his family’s brutal murders. Today, Whitaker is fighting to save that same mastermind from a death sentence, for a personal reason: it’s his own son.

“Forgiveness was the last thing on my mind,” the 69-year-old Texan told AFP.

That fatal night in December 2003 saw the family — Whitaker, his wife Tricia and their two sons, Bart and Kevin — being ambushed by a sniper. Tricia, 51, and Kevin, 19, died while Whitaker was seriously wounded and Bart took a bullet to the arm.

“I was mad at God… But God helped me arrive at a ‘miracle’ forgiveness,” he said. More than a year later, investigators found that Bart had hired a gunman to take out his family, whom he hated. Bart was condemned to death in March 2007, despite his father’s pleas to spare his life. He is to receive a lethal injection on February 22.

“Bart has matured,” said Whitaker, who documented his heartbreak in the book “Murder by Family”. AFP

Kent with his son Bart