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Crawford Market accident toll climbs to 5, history-sheeter held

Posted on 1 Sep 2020 11:52:14 GMT - crime

The toll in a late night accident in a Mumbai eatery rammed by a speeding car climbed to five, officials said here on Tuesday.

Kamlesh N. Singh, 21, who was admitted to the Sir J. J. Hospital, succumbed here on Tuesday morning, said an official of Pydhonie Police Station.

Earlier in the day, the police arrested the vehicle driver Syed Sameer Ali, 46, alias Diggy - who is a known history-sheeter. Ali is suspected to have been in an inebriated condition at the time of the accident. He sustained minor injuries and is admitted in a hospital.

Late on Monday night, four people -- Saroja Naidu, 65, Zubeda A. Khan, Saira Banu, 60 and Mohammed Naeem, 55, died, while four others were injured.

Ali allegedly lost control of his car near Crawford Market -- barely a stone's throw away from the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office -- and rammed into the Cafe Janata while several staffers and customers were inside.

The injured include Nadeem Ansari, 40, Mustakeen Shah and Mohammed H. Jailnul, 41, who work in the eatery.

According to police, in 1997, the accused was arrested in a fake currency racket case and sentenced to five years in jail in 2007, but later secured bail. Along with him, his mother Kartaj Banu, brother Syed Mehraj Ali and brother-in-law Sajid Shaikh were the co-accused in the case.

In 1997, Diggy and Shaikh had another fake currency case lodged against them in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, with a case pending in a Special Court in Jaipur.

Besides, Diggy was externed from Mumbai District at least on two occasions, and has multiple complaints pending against him at the J. J. Marg and M. R. A. Marg Police Stations. There is also a case against him under the Arms Act, filed by the Crime Branch in Mumbai.

Police said that in June, he was booked by J. J. Marg Police in another accident when his car had banged into a truck but there were no casualties in that incident.

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Constable kills woman colleague, shoots self with gun in Patna

Posted on 1 Sep 2020 10:00:12 GMT - crime

A constable of Bihar Military Police (BMP) allegedly killed a woman constable and then shot himself dead in Patna on Tuesday. Both were from West Bengal's Darjeeling town.

Constable Amar went to the women personnel accommodation unit around 8 a.m., where a quarrel broke out between him and 26-year-old Varsha. He then shot her dead in a fit of rage.

Patna SSP Upendra Sharma said: "The accused fired the shot from close range and did not give his opponent much time to react. The victim was standing in between a big trunk and a bed. She collapsed on the floor immediately."

Hearing the gun shots, other police personnel staying in the campus rushed to the crime scene. By then, the 36-year-old constable had shot himself in the head, too," Sharma said.

"The fellow police personnel rushed both to nearby hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead," Sharma said. "We have brought in forensic, as well as ballistic teams, to probe the crime scene. Five used cartridges were found from the spot," Sharma said.

"Amar and Varsha were both natives of Darjeeling," Sharma added.

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Mumbai crime: 46-year-old man booked for unnatural sex with wife

Posted on 1 Sep 2020 07:08:34 GMT - crime

Amboli police booked a 46-year-old man for allegedly having unnatural sex with his wife and giving her triple talaq. The victim, a resident of Andheri, filed a police complaint, alleging that her husband sexually assaulted her using an object.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the man was earlier married to two men and had divorced them. He married the victim in 2018.

The victim, in her complaint, alleged that the accused used to show her porn videos and asked her to perform similar acts. She further stated that soon after marriage the accused started sexually assaulting her.

“After a few days of marriage, the accused started giving me juices to drink after which I would lose consciousness. One day he inserted an aluminium rod in my private parts, which caused bleeding and I had to get myself treated. Later, he started abusing and torturing me,” the victim said in her complaint.

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16-year-old boy ends life after being scolded by father over studies

Posted on 1 Sep 2020 05:00:48 GMT - crime

A 16-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after his father reprimanded him over studies. The alleged incident took place in Noida on Sunday morning. According to police officials, the teenager took the extreme step after his father scolded him in the morning. The deceased's parents work as daily wage labourers.

Amit Kumar Singh, station house officer, Phase 3 police station, said, "The family has said that due to schools being shut currently, the boy was slacking with studies and had started keeping bad company. Apparently the father had scolded him in the morning for wasting time."

A police official said that the family found their son hanging in his room. They rushed him to a nearby private hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer said.

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"No suicide note was found at the spot and the boy’s body was sent for an autopsy. It will be handed over to the family later," said the SHO.

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Mumbai Crime: 66-year-old sodomises 4-year-old grandchild, booked

Posted on 1 Sep 2020 04:30:01 GMT - crime

The Mumbai Police on Monday booked a 66-year-old man for allegedly sodomising his four-year-old grandchild. According to police officials, the alleged incident came to light after the victim's father, an advocate, filed a complaint against the accused on Saturday.

In his complaint, the victim's father claimed that his son was sexually assaulted for the first time in February. According to a report in Hindustan Times, when the accused committed the crime again this month, the child told his father about it. Post which, the victim's father filed an FIR with the Cuffe Parade police.

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The accused has been booked under Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 4 (punishment for penetrative sexual assault) and 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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2 sodomise 13-year-old boy, record act; caught after video goes viral

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 10:30:33 GMT - crime

In a shocking incident, the Sidhwan Bet Police arrested two men for allegedly sodomising a 13-year-old and videotaping the incident. The alleged incident took place at Ludhiana's Talwandi Kalan village. The two accused have been identified as Jasjot Singh (19), and Deepak Chauhan (32) of the same village.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the incident came to light after the accused circulated the video of their act on WhatsApp and social networking sites. Rajesh Thakur, station house officer (SHO), said the teen's grandfather lodged the complaint after he came across the video on social media. In his complaint, he also alleged that the accused were blackmailing his grandson.

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Acting on the victim's grandfather's complaint, the police registered a case under Sections 377 (unnatural offences), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC); Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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28-year-old man commits suicide, wife booked

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 09:45:40 GMT - crime

The Mohali police in Punjab booked a woman for abetment of her husband's suicide. The woman's husband (28) hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his house in Dhakoli. According to police officials, the alleged incident took place at around 9 am while the victim's wife was at work.

After the man was found hanging, he was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, where he was declared brought dead. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the deceased's father blamed his daughter-in-law for harassing his son and forcing him to take the extreme step.

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The couple had tied the knot in November 2019, a police official said. Officer Dharampal Singh, who is investigating the case said the victim's wife has been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Pune Crime: 51-year-old security guard of plush society molests minor girl, arrested

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 09:34:03 GMT - crime

The Pune police arrested a 51-year-old security guard of an upscale society for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl. The accused was handed over to the Market Yard Police by the residents and was produced in a court where he was sent to 5-day police custody for five days. Senior police inspector Sambhaji Nimbalkar said the incident took place in the society's garden at 4.30 pm on August 27.

The alleged incident has created a wave of panic and fear among the residents of the posh society, who are now worried over the safety of their children. The incident came to light after the mother of the victim filed a police complaint. In her complaint, the woman said that her daughter had gone to her aunt's place and was playing in the society's garden with her cousins for a long time, reports Pune Mirror.

While the minor was playing hide-and-seek, the accused observed that the girl was alone in the garden and lured her behind the tree, where he allegedly abused her. Police sub-inspector Ketki Chavan, who is investigating the case, said that the accused identified as Yuvraj Garase used to work as a security guard in Mumbai earlier.

She further said that the agency with whom he was employed with sent him to Pune two years ago. He has been working at the posh Market Yard society since the last few days, Chavan said.

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"The minor had come to her aunt's house with her mother. After the incident, the victim rushed back to her aunt's house and narrated the whole incident to her mother. Shocked by the revelation, her mother gathered people from the society and told them about the incident. Garase was then caught by the people and taken to the cops," Chavan added.

The accused has been booked under Section 376 (sexual assault) of the Indian Penal Code and the
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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'I wasn't totally naked': 27-year-old French woman held for shooting nude video on Rishikesh's Laxman Jhula

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 07:24:01 GMT - crime

A French woman arrested for allegedly making a video of herself without clothes on Rishikesh's Lakshman Jhula - nearly a century-old suspension footbridge over the river Ganga, apologised Sunday, but denied being completely naked and said she carried out the stunt to bring attention to sexual harassment.

Police said Saturday that the 27-year-old -- identified as Marie-Helene -- faced charges under the internet laws after posting footage of herself on the Lakshman Jhula, made famous by the Beatles in the 1960s and which remains a draw for backpackers and yoga practitioners.

"She told us she sells bead necklaces online and the shoot was aimed at promoting her business," said RK Saklani, the local police station chief.

But in a statement to AFP, Marie-Helene said no-one was around when she carried out the stunt, and she did it to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the country.

"I chose to partially uncover on Lakshman Jhula because each time I crossed the bridge I felt I was being harassed... My Indian sisters and fellow female travelers surely have experienced the same," she wrote.

"The main goal was to help oppressed women in the country to access education and to leave abusive marriages or situations, where there are no other options or help."

Police said Marie-Helene was arrested on Thursday and released on bail. Her mobile phone was seized as part of the investigation.

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"The first thing I want to say is that I am sorry my actions hurt the local community," Marie-Helene added. "I was lacking awareness on cultural specificities."

Police said they were alerted after the footage was posted on social media.

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Hit by lockdown, 2 businessmen start stealing two-wheelers in Nagpur

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 07:20:04 GMT - crime

Just few months ago they were working hard to expand their businesses, but the financial crisis triggered by COVID-19 outbreak has landed two budding businessmen on the wrong side of the law.

On Saturday, Nagpur police arrested Monish Dadlani (27) and Vivek Sevak Gumnani (22) and recovered 10 stolen two-wheelers worth over Rs 3 lakh from their possession, Sadar police station inspector Mahesh Bansode said on Sunday.

The duo started stealing two-wheelers after their businesses went bust due to lockdowns and they struggled to pay back their loans, he said. While Dadlani owned a cloth manufacturing unit, Gumnani used to arrange tours.

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Couple dupes 60 priests by giving fake notes after performing puja for 'hidden treasure'

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 05:37:14 GMT - crime

A couple was arrested for duping 60 priests who performed puja for 14 days to find hidden treasure in the premises of a local ashram in Lucknow’s Sitapur on Friday. The couple - Geeta Pathak and her husband Gulasi Ram Pathak had collected donation from the villagers to perform the puja. 

According to a report in Times of India, the matter came to light after one of the priests filed a complaint against the couple who had invited with the group to perform the marathon puja at Geeta's ashram in Sitapur.

After finishing the rituals, Geeta handed a sealed cotton bag to the priests saying it contains donated money and requested them to open it later. When the priests opened the bag later, they found that most of the notes in it are fake.

During the investigation, the police found out that the couple has duped priests and villagers in the same manner in other villages also. According to the police, their modus operandi was to collect money from villagers in the form of donations to perform marathon pujas to find hidden treasures. After the puja, they would hand over fake notes as payment.

The police said that the couple has been doing the fraud from their ashram since 2013 with three aides and Geeta is the mastermind. The police added that the couple has been booked under the Gangster Act and teams have been formed to arrest their aides. The police also said that a probe will be done into the properties of the ashram that is owned by the couple.

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6 teenagers held for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 04:01:02 GMT - crime

Seven teenaged boys allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl after inviting her to play hide and seek with them in a village in Tripura, police said on Sunday.

Six of the accused who live at Tabaria in West Tripura district were arrested and one is absconding.

Four of them were sent to a juvenile home. Two others, who are around 12 years old, were hospitalised as they tested positive for coronavirus, police said.

"According to the complaint lodged by the victim's father, the accused boys called her to play hide and seek with them and then raped her. The incident took place on Friday," sub-divisional police officer of New Capital Complex, Priya Madhuri Majumder, said.

The girl, a student of class 3, returned home and informed her parents of what had happened, the police official said.

The accused boys, who were known to the girl, were arrested after the complaint was lodged on Saturday.

"A total of seven persons were named in the FIR. We have arrested six of them while one is absconding," the police official said.

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