QCrime: Vasant Kunj Double Murder; Heroin Kingpin Held
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QCrime: Vasant Kunj Double Murder; Heroin Kingpin Held

1. Vasant Kunj Double Murder: 3 Confess to Killing Fashion Designer

Three men, on Thursday, 15 November, confessed to murdering 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani and her 50-year-old domestic help, Bahadur, at her residence in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj.

According to ANI, the double murder was committed late Wednesday night. One of the accused, Rahul Anwar, was a tailor at the deceased fashion designer's workshop. He, along with his two relatives, allegedly committed the crime in an attempt to loot.

Lakhani’s body was found in her bedroom, while Bahadur’s body was recovered from the living room, according to The Times of India. Both the bodies have been sent for postmortem.

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2. Busted: 3 Thieves, All in Their 60s, Who Stole Mobiles, Cash in Buses

A gang of three men, all over 60 years of age, stole cash and mobile phones of over 30 people in the last few months while travelling in DTC buses.

Taking advantage of their age, the men used to target youngsters, asking them for a seat in the bus. When the targets moved to one side, the men stole their phones and cash. The three men were snatchers when they were young, but left the world of crime when they got married. However, they formed a gang recently and took to pickpocketing as they fell short of money.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. 45-Year-Old Held at IGI With Drugs

A 45-year-old woman from Zimbabwe was arrested at the Delhi airport for carrying 15 kg of contraband concealed in her luggage.

The drug, identified as pseudoephedrine, was found hidden in 15 brown polythene pouches placed inside the luggage of the passenger, Forest Gwatidzo, who was going to Addis Ababa by an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

According to CISF officials, the passenger was selected for a thorough search and her bag was passed through the X-BIS machine. When the officials saw suspicious images on the machine, the bag was physically checked and the pouches were found, each weighing a kilogram.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Drug Dealer With Rs 50k Reward Held

One of the kingpins of a drug racket, which has been getting heroin through Myanmar and Tibet through northeast, was caught by the Special Cell on Wednesday.

The man, Ashfaque Khan, used to get crude heroin from illegal cultivators of opium in Bareilly and Badaun districts, also procured material from the local market, and prepared pure heroin at his house. After a ban on opium cultivation in the two districts, he started procuring heroin from MP and Rajasthan. After cultivation was banned there as well, he shifted to Jharkhand and West Bengal. A reward of Rs 50,000 was declared for his arrest.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Man Crushed to Death by Speeding School Van

A 48-year-old man died after his scooter was hit by a speeding van belonging to a private school, in East Delhi's Kalyanpuri on Wednesday.

Police said that the van was not ferrying children when the incident took place.

The errant driver, Alok Nath, was arrested from the spot, said a police officer.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Man Held for Killing Wife

The Delhi Police has arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife after setting her on fire in north-west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar.

"The victim had recorded her statement after she was taken to the hospital and her husband was arrested after she succumbed to her injuries," a police officer said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Dancer Held for Snatching Money from Auto Driver

When he was not dancing, Rohan Gill would be involved in petty thefts. Gill was caught while he was fleeing after snatching money from an auto driver in Govindpuri.

DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said that they had received a complaint from an auto driver on Wednesday about a man snatching his money after asking for a bidi. “A team led by SHO Govindpuri, Kuldeep Singh, was formed to track down this man. He was found nearby and was chased by a Raftar motorbike team and caught,” said DCP Biswal.

Gill claimed that he had completed a course in professional dancing from a school in Kalkaji and joined a dance troupe and soon became the lead performer of his troupe. He started performing in events and parties, but he did not earn much.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. Man Throws Infant Daughter in Well After Tiff with Brother

A 32-year-old inebriated man in a village in Jhalawar district killed his three-month-old daughter by throwing her in a well following a scuffle with his brother over a domestic issue, police said Thursday.

Om Prakash Bheel has been absconding since the incident in Maharajpura village Tuesday night, police said.

The body of the infant was recovered from the well Wednesday morning., Piecing together events of that fateful night, SHO of the Manhorethana police station Pawan Meena said Bheel and his brother Chain Singh were drinking together when a fight erupted over a domestic issue.

(Source: PTI)

9. Woman Arrested for Robbing, Beating Up 4-Year-Old

The incident came to light Wednesday after CCTV footage of the incident was aired by some websites.

Rizwana Begum, the accused, was arrested the same day under IPC Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt while committing robbery), a senior police official said.

In the 2-minute-long video, the woman is seen brutally thrashing the girl who is crying in pain.

Begum allegedly snatched away the girl's ear-rings, the official said.

Police recovered them from Begum after she was arrested. Further probe is on.

(Source: PTI)

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