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ABVP members forced a professor to apologise for an alleged ‘anti-national’ Facebook post.

1. ABVP Members Force Karnataka Professor To Kneel Down, Apologise For 'Anti-BJP’ Post

Taking the law into their own hands, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on Saturday, 2 March, forced an assistant professor of a private engineering college in Karnataka’s Vijayapura to kneel down for a Facebook post that they claimed was “anti-India”.

The professor was forced to kneel down in the presence of the police.

The activists also demanded that he should be suspended for his alleged “anti-national” posts.

Sandeep Varthar, the assistant professor of civil engineering at Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology, wrote on Facebook, criticising the BJP-led centre for creating a war-like situation amidst the high tension that ensued between India and Pakistan since the Indian Air Force’s pre-emptive strike in Balkot on February 27. He also said that BJP is a party with absolutely no shame.

(Source: The News Minute)

2. Dalit Man Killing Case: Bhim Army Activists Might Agitate For Stricter Action

A day after a Dalit man was found dead, his family members accompanied by Bhartiya Kisan Union and Bhim Army activists on Sunday, 3 March, threatened to start an agitation demanding strict action against the killers and compensation for the kin of the deceased, police said.

The body of the 26-year-old, Poppin Kumar alias Pramukh, was found in an agricultural field in Lakhaan village of Muzaffar-nagar on Saturday, they said. Poppin used to work as a cane peeler and was recently hired by Naresh Singh (30) and Ravindra Kumar (34) for the job, police said.

“Poppin’s family members said that Naresh called Poppin to his home on Friday. Poppin didn’t return and his body was found the next day,” Chhitij Kumar, in charge of Titavi police station, told The Indian Express over phone.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. IGNOU Question Paper Leak Case: Assistant Peon, Four Ex-Students Arrested

Following a four-month-long investigation, the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Sunday, 3 March, claimed to have solved the IGNOU question paper leak case with the arrest of an assistant peon of the open university’s Bokaro study centre and four former students.

Police said the main accused, Dev Shankar, leaked the Advanced Discrete Mathematics paper on December 8, 2018, and a third semester BSc Programming in C++ paper on December 5, 2018. They said he sent images of the papers on WhatsApp to his accomplices and charged Rs 1,500 per question paper from them. The cases, which were registered in two different police stations in Delhi, were later transferred to the Crime Branch.

The probe initially made little progress as investigators were unable to get details from WhatsApp. “We had to question each person who received the paper on WhatsApp,” said DCP (Crime) Bhisham Singh.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Four Arrested For Raping 32 Women, Killing Four In Two Years

In Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari, police have cracked the rape and murder case that took place near an ancient monastery at Jeelakarragudem of Kamavarapu Kota mandal on 24 February.

The police found that the accused, a gang of four, had raped 32 women, and killed three men and a woman in the last two years.

A young couple was attacked and the woman was raped before being killed at Jeelakarragudem on 24 February. Initially it was thought that the couple was attacked in an honour killing.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Two Arrested For Killing Varanasi College Student Leader

Two students of Uday Pratap College were arrested in connection with the recent killing of a student leader on the campus in the city, the police said today.

Vivek Singh, the 22-year-old student leader, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in front of his hostel in the campus on the night of 24 February.

Based on a tip-off, two students, identified as Abhishek Mishra (20), a resident of Cholapur and Himanshu Tiwari (20), a native of neighbouring Jaunpur district, were arrested late Saturday night from the Tarna crossing in Shivpur, senior police officer Suresh Rao Anand Kulkarni said.

Both are students of the same college and were arrested for their alleged involvement in the case, he added.

(Source: NDTV)

6. Illegal Lottery: Four Nabbed In Delhi For Duping 500 People Of Rs 5 Crore

Four young, educated men, including a management graduate and a techie, have been arrested for running an online lottery racket and cheating at least 500 people of at least Rs 5 crore .

The four men were identified as Narender Sharma (32), an MBA graduate, Rakesh Abrol (41), a graduate from Jammu University, Sunil Kumar Yadav (31) a BA graduate from Delhi University, and Tanuj Talwar (32) a B.Tech from IP University, Delhi.

Police said all four had met at an IT firm where they decided to cheat people and earn easy money.

On 28 February, the police got some information about a gang of cheats that had allegedly cheated more than 500 people across India was hiding in Delhi, additional commissioner of police (crime) Rajiv Ranjan said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Hartal In A Kollam Panchayat After 70-yr-old CPI (M) Worker Stabbed To Death

A 70- year-old man from Kollam district was stabbed to death on Saturday allegedly by his acquittance Shajahan. AM Basheer, a native of Chithara panchayat near Kadaykkal in Kollam district, was also a CPI (M) worker and district committee member, while Shajahan is an activist with the Congress.

In a statement, Basheer's brother Salahudheen said that political vengeance led to his death.

The CPI (M) party alleged that political vengeance caused the murder. State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, in a Facebook post, said that the Congress had warned of consequences in the Kasargod murder of Youth Congress worker Kripesh and Sarath. The hartal was called as a protest by the party.

(Source: The News Minute)

8. Man With Mental Disability Kills Brother With Axe In Rajasthan, Says Police

Upset after being scolded by his younger brother, a 45-year-old mentally unstable man in Rajasthan's Kota killed him with an axe, police said on Sunday, 3 March.

Family members said the man would urinate in his room or verandah of the house, due to which they would be left embarrassed. It was for the same reason that his brother scolded him.

Infuriated, the man picked up an axe and attacked his younger brother, inflicting severe blows on his head and other parts of the body and fled the scene. He was rushed to a hospital but could not be saved.

Police have filed a case against the accused and are trying to locate him.

(Source: NDTV)

9. Woman Fatally Shot In Tussle Over Wedding Music In Mangolpuri, Delhi

A woman was shot dead in a bid to save her husband following an argument over the music being played during a wedding in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri during the early hours of Saturday, 2 March.

The deceased, 36-year-old Sunita Devi, was the aunt of the groom, Sumit.

The accused and his accomplice were arrested from Chandigarh where they had fled after committing the crime.

Deputy commissioner of police (outer) Seju P Kuruvilla said preliminary enquiry revealed that Sunita and her husband Sajjan Kumar, 39, were at Sumit’s wedding when Kumar had an altercation with two brothers Akash (24) and Sandeep (25), who were invited by the bride’s family.

“One of the two men fired a shot at Kumar but Sunita came in between and the bullet hit her in the head. Seeing the woman collapse, both the men fled the wedding procession,” the DCP said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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