QCrime: 8-Yr-Old Found Murdered, Delhi Cop Shoots Self & More

Here are the top crime stories for the day

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Top crime stories for the day.

1. Air India Staffer’s Kin Get ₹1 Cr Ransom Calls

The mysterious disappearance of a 57-year-old Air India employee from her Pandara Road residence on 30 September has developed a new twist. Her family has started receiving calls from unknown numbers demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

The first ransom call came on 11 November in which a man called Pankaj demanded a ‘khokha’ for Sulakshan Narula’s release. Early on Friday, the family again received the ransom demand. The family has alleged that Delhi Police didn’t accompany them when they went to Haridwar acting on the caller’s instructions.

The family has demanded a CBI probe and will approach the Delhi High Court in this regard. “We want CBI or Crime Branch to take up the case. The local police have been extremely callous and the investigating officer is mostly in court or on law and order duty. Precious time has been lost in this process,” said Sulakshan’s husband, Sunil, a doctor.

(Source: The Times of India)

2. 8-Year-Old Found Murdered, Sexual Assault Not Ruled Out

An eight-year-old girl was found murdered near her house in northwest Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar on Friday morning. Police said a case had been registered and investigations were on.

A senior police officer said they were alerted by a passer-by about a body lying in the bushes. A team was rushed to the spot and the girl, who was partially disrobed, was taken to hospital where she was declared brought dead. Police said the girl had been missing from her house since Thursday. Her parents told cops that the girl had gone out to play with her friends after coming back from school and did not return.

(Source: The Times of India)


3. Cop Out to Arrest Murder Suspect Shot Dead

A police sub-inspector (SI) was shot dead by a murder accused near the Haryana-Rajasthan border at Dharuhera in Rewari on Thursday night while he was leading a team to nab him. The policeman, Ranbir Singh, had arrested the same man eight years ago and crossed paths with him just days after he was posted in Rewari.

Singh (49) had been recently sent to Rewari as in-charge of local intelligence. His team was on the trail of the accused when the latter opened fire on the Dharuhera-Bhiwadi Road and Singh received a fatal bullet injury on his chest. The man he was after, Naresh, was nabbed by Singh’s team with the help of villagers.

(Source: The Times of India)


4. Three Arrested for Stalking 22-Year-Old Woman on Scooters in Mumbai

Within eight hours of a 22-year-old woman tweeting about being stalked by three men in Andheri (West) after midnight, the Mumbai police caught the accused. The police then traced the woman through social media to get her to file a complaint, which led to the arrest of the men on Friday.

According to the Amboli police, the incident took place late on Wednesday when the woman, a writer, was at a restaurant with two friends — a 23-year-old video producer and another woman friend in her 20s.

The three accused — Jaysingh Chavan, 48, Ganesh Jadhav, 40, and Ravindra Jadhav, 38 — were staring at her from a nearby table. Both the Jadhavs have a criminal record, said police.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


5. Woman, Two Others Arrested for Killing Former Boyfriend

Three persons including a woman have been arrested for allegedly killing her former boyfriend in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.

The killing came to light Thursday when the decomposed body of 26-year-old Nandu Kalekar was found near the railway tracks at Damat village in Neral tehsil, a Raigad police official said.

Kalekar, hailing from Wanjarpada of Karjat, had gone missing on 13 October.

(Source: PTI)


6.Beaten Up by His in-Laws, Head Constable Shoots Self, Say Police

A 35-year-old head constable of Delhi Police on duty at the Delhi Secretariat allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol Friday morning. According to police, a suicide note alleging that he was beaten up by his in-laws due to a domestic discord, which prompted him to take the step, was recovered from his possession.

“The incident came to light at around 5:30 am, when head constable Sohanveer was on duty. A suicide note pointing to domestic discord as the reason for taking the extreme step has been recovered. Further inquiry is underway,” a senior police officer said.

“In his suicide note, he claimed he had been having problems with his wife. He claimed he informed his father-in-law about this, but he started threatening Sohanveer with dire consequences,” the officer added.

(Source: The Indian Express)


7. Three 'RTI Activists' Held For Extortion

Three men claiming to be RTI activists, were arrested for allegedly extorting a builder at Dombivli in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday.

Two of the arrested accused are brothers, police said adding that they had asked the victim to either pay Rs 30 lakh to them or allot three flats in his housing project.

The Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of the crime branch of Thane police made the arrest on Thursday morning.

According to police, with their arrest, the total number of self-proclaimed RTI activists held for allegedly extorting builders has gone up to eight within a month.

The trio was identified as Vasant Joshi (46), Vinod Gangaram Joshi (35) and Kalpesh Gangaram Joshi (29), they said.

(Source: PTI)


8. Man Beaten to Death in Parking Argument

A 19-year-old youngster was beaten to death after he intervened in an argument over a parking issue invoving his counsin in Sultanpuri.

(Source: The Indian Express)


9. Chandigarh: Two Men Rob Gold Jewellery at Gunpoint at Burail, Arrested

Two men were caught for robbing 10 gold rings and one gold chain at gunpoint from a jewellery shop, DC Jewellers, at Ekta Market in Burail, Sector 45, on Friday night.

One of the robbers jumped from the second floor on the ground floor but was nabbed. The two were identified as Raju, 20, and Rahul, 22, residents of Burail village.

The incident took place around 8 pm. Later, a dummy pistol, all robbed jewellery items along with a knife were recovered from the accused.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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