QCrime: 2017 NCRB Report Out; 78-Yr-Old Man Burnt Alive in Bengal
Kidnappings Rise, Murders & Rapes Dip; UP Sees 10% of Total Crimes: 2017 NCRB Report
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Monday released its long-awaited report on 2017 crime statistics, showing a 3.7% rise in registration of cases over those booked the previous year, with the number of rape cases being the lowest since 2013 and offences against the state rising sharply.
Uttar Pradesh accounted for 10.1% of the total crimes under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). However, the report, prepared for the period between January 1 and December 31 in 2017, said that states such as UP and Delhi could not be statistically compared to other regions as they had started online registrations of cases, leading to an additional spike.
In the 2016 report, the increase in the total number of cases was 2.6% over 2015.
2. Delhi: Bakery Employee Killed for Denying Polythene Bag to Customer
A 45-year-old man died after a customer at his bakery shop allegedly hit him with a brick as he couldn’t provide a polythene bag.
The incident took place in North East Delhi’s Dayalpur on 15 October. The victim, Mohd Khaleel, was rushed to GTB Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, said DCP (North East) Ved Prakash Surya. He added that the accused, Faizan (24), is absconding and an FIR has been registered under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) at Dayalpur police station.
As per the FIR, Khaleel’s son Mohd Kasim (24) was at the bakery when the incident took place. The bakery is owned by their relative. “Faizan came to the bakery around 10 am on 15 October to buy crispy rusk. He asked for a polythene to pack it but since polythene is banned, we didn’t have any at the bakery,” said Kasim.
3. Cab Driver Convinces Us National Delhi Is Shut, Dupes Him of $1,294
A 45-year-old taxi driver was arrested for allegedly cheating an American tourist of $1,294 in the capital last week. Police said the victim, George Vanmeter, who reached IGI airport on 18 October, was allegedly convinced by the accused and his accomplices that “Delhi was shut due to festive season” and taken to a fake travel agency where he was made to re-book his tour plans.
In his complaint, Vanmeter alleged that the taxi driver offered to take him to Boom Rooms hotel in Paharganj, where he already had a booking, but later stopped near a road with police barricades.
4. Local BJP Leader, Wife Shot Dead in Front of Their Kids in Jharkhand
A local BJP leader who was a deputy village headman was shot dead along with his wife in front their children by unknown assailants in Jharkhand’s Maoist dominated Khunti district, around 50 km from the state capital.
The man was identified as Sheetal Munda, who was BJP’s booth president at Kudapurti panchayat, and his wife as Maade Hassa.
Assembly elections in Jharkhnd are about to be announced. This is the second incident in past four months in Khunti district. In July, armed assailants in uniforms of PLFI, a Jharkhand-based Maoist faction, had gunned down a local BJP leader, Maagho Mundu, his wife and a son at Hethgoa village under Khunti district.
5 . 78-Year-Old Man Burnt Alive in Bengal; Son and His Wife Arrested
Police on Sunday arrested a man and his wife for allegedly burning his 78-year-old father to death in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district on Saturday night over a property dispute, officials said.
Narayan Mallik and his wife Tanushree allegedly poured kerosene on Haripada Mallik while he was asleep and set him on fire in Geonkhali area of Mahishadal, around 110 kilometres from state capital Kolkata.
“There was a dispute over property between Haripada Mallik and his eldest son Narayan. They used to live in different places. We have arrested Narayan and his wife on murder charge,” East Midnapore’s superintendent of police, Soloman Neshakumar, said.
6. Actor-Professor Sudipto Chatterjee Sent to Two-Day Police Custody
Renowned Bengali filmmaker and theatre personality Sudipto Chatterjee who was arrested on rape and molestation charges, has been sent to two-day policy custody by a city court, police said on Sunday.
Chatterjee, a well known drama teacher, was nabbed by the Kolkata police late on Friday following two back-to-back FIRs - one of rape and the other of molestation - filed by young actresses, who had also shared their ordeal on social media website.
He was remanded in police custody on Saturday.
The first FIR was lodged by a 20-year old actress at Phoolbagan police station, under whose jurisdiction the thespian resides.
7. UP Cop Kills Self After After ‘Killing Son & Wife’
A police constable in Uttar Pradesh allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and elder son, the police said.
The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. The police said that the bodies of the cop, his wife and child were found by his elder son.
"Govind Narayan's younger son came home to find the main gate of their home locked from inside. He broke it with the help of his neighbours and found the bodies," SSP Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj told reporters.
8. Woman Dies After Getting Trapped In Lift Shaft Of Mumbai Building
A 45-year-old woman in Mumbai died after getting trapped in the lift shaft of a residential building in south Mumbai, the police said.
Arti Pardeshi, a domestic help, got trapped in the lift shaft of a building in South Mumbai's Colaba and was pinned against a wall between two floors of a multi-storied building," an official said.
"The woman was going out to walk a pet dog when she fell into the gap between the lift and the wall while trying to enter the lift," he said.
9. Delhi Man Convicted 15 Years Ago For Raping Woman Acquitted By Top Court
Fifteen years after a man was convicted by a trial court for raping a woman, the Supreme Court has acquitted him saying the "victim" was not a "trustworthy witness" as she was "blowing hot and cold" and changing her stand from time to time.
The top court said this while setting aside the judgements of the Andhra Pradesh High Court as well as the trial court which had convicted the man.
In 2011, the high court had upheld the September 2004 verdict of the trial court which had convicted and sentenced him to 10 years jail.
A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant said the trial court had "virtually convicted" the man while relying upon statements recorded by the police and had totally bypassed the statements made on oath before the court.
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