QCrime: Rs 33 Lakh Stolen from ATM; 21-Yr-Old Raped for 24 Hrs

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1. Gas Cutters Used to Break Open 3 ATMs, Rs 33 Lakh Stolen

Unidentified robbers targeted three ATMs of nationalised banks in Thane and Navi Mumbai by breaking open the machines using gas cutters and decamping with nearly Rs 33 lakh in cash. All three thefts were committed in the wee hours of Tuesday, 6 November. There were no security guards at the three kiosks.

While over Rs 17 lakh was stolen from an ATM in Bhiwandi’s Kongaon area, Rs 15 lakh was stolen from an ATM at Kharghar’s Papdichapada area. The same three-member gang is suspected to have hit at both the places as the modus operandi was similar, said the police. “At both ATM robberies, masked men entered the kiosk, spraypainted the CCTV camera to blind it and then using a gas cutter broke open the machine and removed the cash,” said Kharghar police senior inspector Pradeep Tidar. While the Kharghar ATM robbery took place between 1.30am and 2am, the Bhiwandi ATM was cleaned out between 3am and 4am.

(Source: The Times of India)

2. Maharashtra Cop Mowed Down by Smugglers

A police sub-inspector was mowed down by a vehicle carrying an alleged liquor mafia kingpin on Maushi-Chargaon road near Nagbhid on Tuesday, 6 November. PSI Chhatrapati Chide, 40, in-charge of Nagbhid police station, was killed after he was crushed under the wheels of a Mahindra Scorpio SUV when he tried to intercept the vehicle on a dirt road. The vehicle fled the place after the incident.

Chide had received a tip-off about a liquor consignment being brought into Chandrapur and had laid a trap at Maushi-Chorgaon road. Cops tried to stop the vehicle around 8am.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. Gujarat Girl’s Body Found With 37 Stab Wounds, Rape Suspected

Shock waves ran through the coastal town of Kodinar in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat after a 16-year-old girl’s body with multiple stab wounds was recovered near Una bypass on Tuesday, 6 November, morning. The girl was studying in Class XI of a school run by a leading corporate house in Kodinar. Police said there were 35-37 stab wounds, inflicted by a sharp weapon, on the body and that they strongly suspected she was gang-raped.

Police said some students known to her in the school might have committed the dastardly crime. Two students had been detained and their questioning was on, said Kodinar police inspector JB Chavda. “We have sent the body to Jamnagar for forensic postmortem. We can confirm sexual assault only after the report is in,” Chavda told TOI.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Man Commits Suicide After Killing Wife and Daughter

A 35-year -old man committed suicide after allegedly killing his wife and daughter in Meerut on Monday, 5 November, the police said. Police said that Ishtiaq hanged himself with a rope from the ventilator of his flat’s entrance. “We found his wife’s body, which had turned blue. Ishtiaq must have given her a poisonous substance.

We have also found the body of the daughter who was strangulated with a copper wire. We have sent the bodies for post-mortem,” said Raghuraj Singh, in-charge of the Lisadi Gate police station.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Woman Stripped, Beaten Up by Reatives in Rajasthan

A woman was reportedly disrobed, beaten and spat in her face by her maternal relatives in Rajasthan’s Udaipur when she demanded back the money she had lent to them, the police said on Monday, 5 November.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. The incident took place on 11 October when the woman went to her maternal uncle Kishan Lal to get back the Rs 2 lakh. An FIR was registered in the case following a complaint by the victim on 20 October.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Mumbai: Two Fall Prey to Phone Banking Fraud

The Bhoiwada police has registered two cases of bank fraud, in which a doctor from KEM hospital and a personal assistant to a judge of the Bombay High Court have fallen prey to fraudsters.

Ankita Kulkarni, a 27-year-old paediatrician with KEM hospital, received a call on October 23 from a person who identified himself as Vikas. He claimed that he was from the State Bank of India and was calling to verify Kulkarni’s credit card details. “The complainant had recently got a credit card. When she received the call, believing that it was an SBI official on the other end, she gave away her card details,” said an officer from Bhoiwada police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Woman Sets 2 Daughters, Self Ablaze

A housewife from Machabollaram in Alwal set her two minor daughters on fire before immolating herself at their house on Monday evening.

The woman, G. Chandrika (35), was living along with her husband, G. Rajender (38), an outsourced employee with the GHMC, and two daughters, aged 13 and 11.

Between 6 p.m. and 6.30 pm on Monday, 5 November, when her husband was out, Chandrika closed the door of their bedroom. Even as her unsuspecting daughters were engaged in their homework, she doused them and herself with kerosene and set them ablaze. Death was instant for Chandrika’s younger daughter, who was studying in sixth standard, while she and her elder daughter were battling for life at Gandhi Hospital, said Alwal inspector M. Mattaiah.

(Source: The Hindu)

8. Four Youths Abduct 21-Year-Old, Take Turns to Rape Her

Four youths allegedly abducted a 21-yearold woman on the pretext of a party in east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar and raped her in turns at an empty apartment. The girl claimed that she was confined in the apartment for a day and assaulted after which the youths allowed her to leave after threatening to release her video online. She approached the cops on Monday, 5 November, to register a complaint. Investigations are on to apprehend the accused.

Police said that the woman approached them with her mother and told them about the incident. Soon after this, a case was registered and investigations in the case were taken up.

She told police that a friend invited her for dinner at his place and said that many of his other friends would be present there too. She agreed when she got to know that there would be a few girls in the party as well.

(Source: The Times of India)

9. Man Pushed in Front of Moving Car by Police Official

A 32-year-old man was killed after being pushed in front of a moving car allegedly by a senior police officer at Neyyatinkara near Kerala, police said Tuesday, 6 November.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) (Neyyatinkara) B Harikumar, who is on the run, has been suspended and a case registered against him under Section 302 of the IPC (murder), they said.

The victim, Sanal, sustained severe injuries in the incident and died later at a hospital, officials said.

Trouble broke out on Monday, 5 November, night after Harikumar asked Sanal to move his car which he had parked on the side of the road.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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