QCrime: Jeweller Found with Throat Slit; J'khand Mob Lynches Man

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1. Jeweller Found with Throat Slit at Dwarka Residence

A 37-year-old jeweller was killed inside his house by unidentified persons in Dwarka. The victim has been identified as Lalit Aggarwal, owner of Satyam Jewellers. Police said the accused slit the man’s throat while he was sleeping. Lalit is survived by his wife Neha Aggarwal (34) and their two children. His family claimed the assailants slipped away unnoticed after committing the crime.

“After dinner around 10 pm, Lalit and our eldest son went to sleep. I went to sleep in the other room along with my sister, mother and our youngest son. Around 1 am, I woke up to go to the bathroom. I also went inside Lalit’s room and plugged in the mosquito repellent, everything was fine then. Around 2 am, my son came and told me his father woke him up but didn’t say anything, and that he saw blood near his father’s face. We went to the room and saw Lalit lying on the bed, unconscious and blood oozing from his neck,” Neha told The Indian Express.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Two Held with 25 Kilos of Heroin Worth Rs 125 Crore in Delhi

Two men from Manipur have been arrested with 25 kilos of heroin they were transporting in a SUV on the Karala-Bawana Road in outer Delhi, police said on Wednesday, 4 September.

Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (special cell), pegged the worth of the recovered drug at Rs 125 crore and said that they were being smuggled to Delhi by an interstate syndicate that also supplied the narcotics to other states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The officer said a portion of the drugs seized was to be sold to a man in JJ Colony in Bawana. “We are looking out for other narcotic retailers who would purchase from this gang,” said the officer.

Yadav identified the arrested men as 24-year-old driver Chamling Amol and 40-year-old general store owner Madhav Goutam, both residents of Manipur.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Jharkhan Mob Lynches Man on Suspicion of Being Child-Lifter

One more innocent person fell prey to a lynching fuelled by rumours of child-lifting that have plagued many parts of the country in the last few weeks. An unidentified man in his 40s, who was thrashed on Tuesday evening by a mob of over 50 people in Gandhke village in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district, died on Wednesday, 4 September, while he was being taken to a hospital in Ranchi.

With this, at least nine innocent people who were branded child-lifters have died in lynchings across India since 1 August. Mob violence fuelled by child-lifting rumours was also reported from Kanpur and Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) in the last 24 hours.

Ramgarh SP Prabhat Kumar said five persons, Basant Munda (24), Santosh Kumar (22), Raju Karmali (24), Giridhari Bhokta (29) and Mahendra Mahto (35), have been arrested in the case.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Man Steals Phones to Make Better TikTok Videos, Gets Arrested

Greater Noida Police arrested four persons Wednesday, 4 September, for allegedly stealing mobile phones and cash to make TikTok videos. The main accused, Shahrukh Khan, has over 40,000 followers on the app, and committed the crime so that he could make “better TikTok videos to maintain his audience”, said police.

“We received information about mobile phones and cash being stolen in the region. Investigation revealed that Shahrukh was popular on the app, and would use the phones and money to make videos. The three other accused, Aasif, Faizan and Mukesh, would help him. Shahrukh works in Saudi Arabia as a driver for a private firm and was visiting his family when he committed the crimes. The accused have been sent to custody,” said Ranvijay Singh, SP (Rural)f

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Two NIA Staffers Held for Stealing Fake Currency from Agency’s Store

Two staffers of National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been arrested by the Delhi police for allegedly stealing fake Indian currency notes (FICN – counterfeit notes) with a face value of Rs 1.5 crore from the strong room (equivalent to a maalkhana of a police station) of the federal anti-terror agency.

The currency, in the denomination of Rs 2000 notes, was seized by the agency during raids in Gurugram in May last week.

An official familiar with the matter said that a constable of the agency and a pantry staff were seen in the CCTV footage at headquarters stealing the fake currency, presuming it to be genuine notes. The senior officials informed the Delhi police which registered a case and took them into custody.

A SP-rank officer of the NIA who had recovered the fake currency was recently repatriated to his parent cadre after it was found that he was extorting money from a businessman.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

6. Gym Trainer Held for Shooting Father Dead in Delhi’s Jafarpur Kalan

A gym trainer has been arrested for killing his father, a 52-year-old amputee, following a heated exchange in outer Delhi’s Jafarpur Kalan last week, police said on Wednesday, 4 September.

Deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse identified the dead man as Ashok Kumar, a man who worked as a mason until he lost his hand in a road accident three years ago. Ashok died after being shot thrice, allegedly by his 27-year-old son Amit Kumar.

The officer said that Ashok lived with his family in Khera Dabur village in Jafarpur Kalan. Ashok, apart from being a gym trainer also worked as a bouncer.

Ashok’s brother-in-law, Satbir, told the police in his statement that the murdered man would drink heavily and was often abusive to his family members. The DCP said that Ashok’s “abusive behaviour routinely led to arguments” in the family.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Boy Thrashed, Stripped in Bus for ‘Theft’

In a shocking incident puncturing the Delhi government’s claims of marshals being deployed on DTC buses, a young boy was beaten up, forced to strip and then thrown off a bus after passengers suspected him of stealing.

One of the passengers recorded the incident on his mobile phone, but no one on the bus came forward to help the boy. Even the DTC staff present on the bus failed to report the incident to the authorities.

In the video, which was posted on Twitter on Tuesday, 3 September, the people in the moving bus are seen arguing with the teenager. The boy is shirtless, and is seen pleading, when a man forcefully removes his pants. He is then thrown off the bus.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. SP Leader Pooja Pal Booked for Murder of Trader

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against former BSP MLA Pooja Pal and six others in connection with the murder case of a 25-year-old businessman, Lalit Verma, who was shot dead in Civil Lines area of Prayagraj district in 2016. Lalit’s cousin Vikram had suffered a bullet injury in the attack. Pooja Pal had joined the Samajwadi Party before the Lok Sabha polls.

The agency registered the FIR on the directives of the Allahabad High Court, which had passed the order on a petition by Lalit’s father, Vinod Kumar. The FIR was registered against seven persons including Pooja Pal and her younger brother Rahul Pal on charges of murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, rioting and unlawful assembly.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Cops Had ‘Verified’ Gk-II Help, Failed to Detect Crime Record

The murder of 91-year-old Kishan Dev Khosla by the household help in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash II on Saturday, 31 August, reveals how the police’s verification process for domestic help may be an eyewash.

Local beat constables had visited the Khosla household in the run-up to Independence Day as part of their routine verification drill, enquired about Khosla and his wife, and taken down details of the help, Kishan. The cops then checked the criminal records at the thana level, which in this case was CR Park, and found him clean.

As it turns out, Kishan did have a criminal record; two cases of house theft in Hauz Khas and one snatching case registered in Saket.

(Source: The Times of India)

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