QCrime: Four Men Arrested For Assaulting Kashmiri Vendors & More
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1. Four Held For Beating Up Kashmiri Street Vendors In Lucknow
Four members of a little-known Hindu outfit were arrested on Thursday, 7 March, for allegedly beating up two Kashmiri street vendors in Lucknow on Wednesday, 6 March, even as some passersby tried to rescue them.
The attack came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 February urged people to ensure the safety of Kashmiris amid a series of attacks on them across the country.
The attacks followed the 14 February car bomb attack that left 40 Central Reserve Police Force men dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Hundreds of Kashmiris were forced to flee cities such as Dehradun and Ambala amid threats of violence.
The four – Bajrang Sonkar, Amar Kumar, Anirudh Kumar, and Himanshu Garg – were arrested after a video showing the saffron kurta clad men thrashing Abdul Salam Naik and Afzal Naik on Daliganj Bridge in Lucknow’s Hasanganj locality on Wednesday, 6 March, went viral. The four belong to Vishwa Hindu Dal.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
2. Kerala Imam Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl Held After A Month On The Run
Almost a month after a Kerala Imam, Shafiq Al Qassimi, was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) act for sexually assaulting a minor girl, the Kerala police have managed to nab him from a lodge in Madurai on Thursday, 7 March’s evening.
The Imam was nabbed by a shadow team lead by the Nedumangad Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), D Ashokan.
(Source: The News Minute)
3. Four-Year-Old Girl Raped By Juvenile Relative In Uttarakhand
A four-year-old girl was raped by a juvenile relative in Uttarakhand's Tehri district, the police said on Thursday, 7 March.
The assault on Wednesday, 6 March, left the child bleeding and the family members rushed her to the Doon Hospital in Dehradun without informing the police.
Doctors refused to admit her claiming no FIR had been registered.
Senior police officials who rushed to the hospital asked the doctors to provide immediate treatment to the child.
The victim was discharged after treatment, said senior police official Ashok Kumar. Her condition is out of danger, he said.
4. Hyderabad Primary Health Centre Gives Wrong Medicine To Infants, Two Dead, 22 Critical
Two infants died and 32 others were admitted to Niloufer Hospital here after the staff of Nampally urban primary health centre here allegedly gave the wrong medicine – tramadol instead of paracetamol – after vaccination. The alleged mistake took place because of the similar packaging on the two drugs available at the health centre.
The staff at the UPHC mistook one for the other and gave it to the parents of the children for use at home after vaccination. On Wednesday, 6 March, as many as 92 infants were immunised with the pentavalent vaccine at the Nampally UPHC.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
5. Woman Dies In UP In Alleged Dowry Death. Husband, In-Laws Missing Say Cops
A 20-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida on Thursday, 7 March, after which the police charged her husband and other in-laws for alleged dowry killing, officials said.
Radha was living in a housing society in Greater Noida's Kasna area with her husband Narendra, 24. The two had got married in May last year, the police said.
According to the complaint, Radha's brother Shivkumar had received a phone call around 1 am informing him that she has been hospitalised due to some complications.
6. Kidnapped Maharashtra Toddler, Sold To Relative, Rescued After 8 Months
A one-year-old boy kidnapped over eight months ago from Thane district in Maharashtra and allegedly sold to a woman was rescued and two persons were arrested in this connection, police said.
The boy was sleeping with his grandmother in the verandah of their home at Mharal village in Kalyan town on 29 June, 2018 when he was kidnapped, a senior police official said.
The child's mother, a widow, later lodged a police complaint under the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code.
Acting on a tip-off, the police kept a tab on the movements of local resident Somnath Pawar, 36, who was suspected to have kidnapped and sold the child for Rs. 25,000 to his relative Renuka Pawar, 40, who has three daughters but desired to have a son, he said.
8. Speeding Vehicles Ram into Motorists In Gurugram, Two Killed
In two separate incidents, two persons riding motorcycles, died in road accidents on Wednesday. In both cases, the two-wheeler riders were hit by speeding vehicles from behind and the suspected drivers of the speeding vehicles fled the scene. The police have registered cases, but no arrests have been made so far.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
7. Road Rage: Cabbie Hit, Dragged On Car’s Bonnet For Over 1 KM
A 22-year-old software engineer allegedly drove a 36-year-old man around on the bonnet of his Hyundai i20 car for around a kilometre in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, police said.
The errant driver, a resident of Delhi’s Vivek Vihar Phase-I, has been arrested.
Police said a case has been filed against the driver, Rohan Mittal, under IPC sections 279 (rash driving), 307 (attempt to murder) and 427 (causing damages) on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim, Virbhan Singh, at the Indirapuram police station.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
9. Three Criminals Arrested For Attacking Policemen, One Flee
Police arrested three persons, all history sheeters, from Karelibaug in Vadodara on Thursday, 7 March, for allegedly attacking policemen to evade arrests.
According to police, a team of police personnel had reached Kasmayala area of Karelibaug late Wednesday night to arrest 29-year-old Hussain Sunni, who is a wanted criminal in cases of loot, prohibition and gambling. However, when the police reached the locality, Hussain along with his brothers – Sikander Sunni (22) and Akbar Sunni –and their uncle Salim Sunni (47) began pelting stones at the officials to evade arrest.
(Source: The Indian Express)
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