QCrime: Truck Runs Over Traffic Cop; UP Man Kills 3 Daughters

Here are the crime stories of the day.  

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Top crime stories of the day.

1. New Delhi: Traffic Officer on Duty Mowed Down by Truck, Driver Held After Chase

A 48-year-old Delhi Traffic police officer on vehicle-checking duty was mowed down by a truck at Dhaula Kuan in the early hours of Tuesday. Police said the truck driver, who was arrested after a chase of more than three kilometres, was not carrying a licence.

DCP (southwest) Devendra Arya told The Indian Express that a traffic constable deployed at the spot chased the truck in a taxi and managed to arrest him.

“We have registered a case under IPC Sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the driver, Ashfaq. He has been arrested,” said Arya.

Police sources said Ashfaq, a resident of Nuh in Haryana, was allegedly driving the truck at high speed.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Upset With Wife, UP Man Smashes 3 Minor Daughters’ Heads

A man murdered his three daughters by hitting them on their heads with a hammer and setting them afire in Veer village of Lalitpur district on Tuesday morning, police said.

Police said the man, identified as Chedamilal alias Chiddu Kushwaha, committed the crime because he was upset over his wife’s stay at her parents’ place.

The victims were identified as Anjali, 11, Radhika, 7, and Vishakha, 3.

Police said Kushwaha had confessed to his crime. Superintendent of police, Lalitpur, OP Singh said, “He kept telling us that as he has killed the girls... A case of murder has been registered against him on the complaint of village guard Ram Ratan and Kushwaha has been sent to jail,” Singh said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. 3-Yr-Old’s Rape, Murder: Gurugram Cops Face Heat

Parents of the three-year-old girl who was raped and murdered at a slum in the city have claimed they approached Badshapur police station twice about their missing child — first on Sunday afternoon and again at midnight — but police launched a search operation only around 6:30 am on Monday.

The girl’s body was found around 10:30 am. She was a toddler when her parents came to the city from West Bengal two years ago. During the daytime, she would mostly be in the care of her brother (now 11 years old).

Both parents were away all day, their father toiled at construction sites and their mother found employment as a domestic help at flats in the vicinity. They had a large family to care for — besides the two children in Gurgaon, they had two more children who were growing up at a relative’s place in West Bengal, a son and a daughter.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Woman Arrested for Conspiring to Kill Lover’s Wife

The police on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old woman, Shefali Bhasin Tewari, for allegedly conspiring with her lover to kill his wife by pushing her from the balcony of their eighth floor apartment in an upscale condominium on the night of Karva Chauth, 27 October.

The deceased woman, Deepika Chauhan (32), a banker, had fallen to her death from the balcony of her eighth-floor apartment in Valley View Estate, Gwal Pahari, on 27 October at 9:37pm. Her husband, Vikram Singh Chauhan, was arrested the next day for allegedly pushing Deepika when she confronted him about his extra marital affair with Shefali, who is married and lives in the same condominium. Shefali is six months pregnant, police said.

Shefali was arrested on Tuesday from her house on Gurugram-Faridabad Road after the police perused through reams of transcripted conversations, primarily from Google Talk and WhatsApp, detailing a “well thought-out conspiracy”, which helped the police join the dots in the case over the past fortnight.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. Tyres of 7 Cars Stolen, Replaced with Bricks

Tyres from seven high-end cars in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden were stolen on Tuesday, the police said.

An FIR was registered at the Rajouri Garden police station against unknown persons but no arrests have been made so far, the police said.

Police said that according to the CCTV footage, four persons stole the tyres from seven cars parked outside the owners' houses and put bricks in their place.

Police said that they will question a local car mechanic and a scrap dealer in the area, adding that they hope to make the arrests soon.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Boy ‘Sexually Assaulted’ in School

Parents of a minor boy have alleged that he was sexually assaulted during an event in a Greater Noida School. Circle Officer (Greater Noida 3) Nishank Sharma said: "A tiff occurred between two students of the host school and the boy, visiting from another school.”

As per the complaint, the boy was beaten up and touched inappropriately. An FIR has been registered. "As per the parents' complaint, two minors took their son to the bathroom and performed ‘bad touch’”.

The parents allege that they approached the school to take action, but in vain. The school, however, denied that such an incident happened.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Gang Busted After Robbing Cop, 5 Held

Five members of a gang of highway robbers were arrested hours after they held a cop at gunpoint and robbed him in a moving autorickshaw near northeast Delhi’s Wazirpur.

DCP (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said that the accused have been identified as Shankar, Saddam, Ashwani, Ash Mohd and Kishan Kumar.

The cop, pursuing a cadet training, was held at gunpoint and robbed while he was on his way to the police training school. The complainant told cops that he had boarded an autorickshaw and had reached Gokulpuri flyover, when the men sitting in the vehicle pulled out a pistol and aimed it at his temple.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. 62-Year-Old Businessman Found Murdered

A 62-year-old businessman was murdered on a desolate stretch near outer Delhi’s Holambi Kalan village on Tuesday. The body, which was spotted by residents, had multiple bullet wounds. The victim has been identified as Raghunath Mandal and a murder case has been registered. Cops found a live round next to the body.

(Source: The Times of India)

9. Maharashtra Ex-Corporator Held for Rape

Shahupuri police in Maharashtra arrested former corporator Pradip Ulape and his wife, along with six others, for allegedly vandalising a woman’s house. In her complaint, the woman also alleged the Ulape had raped her over a period of three years, following which rape charges were also slapped in Ulape. The eight suspects were produced in court on Tuesday. While Ulape’s wife was remanded in magisterial custody, he and the six others were sent in police custody till 15 November. Police said Ulape had quarrelled with the woman on Sunday.

(Source: The Times of India)

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