QCrime: MP Police Looking for Cops Who ‘Robbed’ Couple, and More
1. MP Police Looking for Constable Duo Who ‘Robbed’ a Couple
Two policemen and their unidentified accomplice allegedly robbed a couple of Rs 10,500 and a gold chain in Pithampur industrial area in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar. They also forced the husband to strip and shot a video, according to the complaint.
Constables Mohan Bodana (34) and Shivendra (30) were suspended following the complaint on Tuesday, superintendent of police (SP) Virendra Singh said, adding that police were looking for the duo as well as the third person involved in the crime.
Complainant Rahul Gautam and his wife were going to Barwani from Indore on Monday night when the incident took place. As Gautam stopped his car by the roadside to relieve himself, the trio appeared on a motorcycle and asked him why did he stop.
The accused then allegedly dragged him out of the car and snatched away his wallet containing Rs 10,500 and a gold chain, the SP said. When his six months pregnant wife came to his rescue, the accused abused her and manhandled her.
2. Delhi Police to Forward Details of Minor Sex Assault Victims to DSLSA
The Delhi police on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it proposed to bring in a new system of forwarding the FIRs related to sexual violence against minors to the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) to ensure that the victims got the necessary legal aid.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was also informed that a display board was installed at all the police stations with phone numbers and e-mail addresses of those concerned in this regard.
The Delhi police counsel further submitted that the legal aid counsel would be available round-the-clock and that the victims as well the accused could avail of his services.
Noting that such FIRs should be sent to the DSLSA within 24 hours, the bench said the police should work on a mechanism, under which the same could be sent immediately.
3. Delhi LG Cancels 2017 DSSSB Examination After Cheating Allegations
Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday cancelled a Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) examination for recruiting primary teachers in MCD-run schools, after a Delhi Police report alleged cheating during the test on 29 October.
Baijal directed the education secretary to take strict disciplinary action against all department's staff identified in the case and submit an action taken report within 10 days.
The move came days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia had demanded the cancellation of the examination, saying question papers of the test were leaked.
Baijal has issued directions to the chairman of the DSSSB to reconduct the examination expeditiously so that the vacancies of teachers are filled as soon as possible.
4. Journalist J Dey Murder Case: Court Examines Expert From US
A CBI court in Mumbai on Tuesday heard the deposition of a scientific expert from the US via a video link in connection with the 2011 killing of journalist J Dey.
"Edward Burns, an expert, deposed before the court. He had compared the actual image of the bike used in the killing with its CCTV footage, and he told the court that both carried resemblance," special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said.
The image-comparison technology was being used for the first time to corroborate evidence, he added. The prosecution on Tuesday completed the examination of its witnesses. It examined a total of 154 witnesses.
Dey, a veteran crime journalist, was shot dead in suburban Powai on 11 June 2011, while he was on his way home. The CBI court framed charges against gangster Chhota Rajan in the case last year.
5. HC Rejects Bail Plea of 75-Year-Old Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Minor
The Bombay High Court has rejected the bail plea of a 75-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl, saying the perpetrator of such a "sinister" crime does not deserve any leniency.
Justice Badar made the observations recently while hearing a plea filed by a city resident seeking that a trial court order convicting him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act be suspended.
He also sought that he be released on bail till his appeal against conviction was finally decided. The man was convicted by a trial court recently for committing penetrative sexual assault on his six-year-old relative, who is a student of standard 1.
The incident came to light after the girl narrated her trauma to her mother and a medical examination confirmed it.
6. Sixty Five Journalists and Media Workers Killed Globally in 2017
Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.
Among them were 50 professional reporters, the lowest toll in 14 years. However, the downward trend is due at least in part to journalists giving up working in the world's deadliest spots.
War-torn Syria remains the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, RSF said, with 12 reporters killed, followed by Mexico where 11 were assassinated. They included Javier Valdez, one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war, whose murder in May sparked a public outcry.
7. Miscreants Slit Blind Girl's Throat
Miscreants allegedly attempted to murder a visually challenged minor girl by slitting her throat after trying to rape her in Odisha's Ganjam district early Tuesday.
The victim, a 16-year old student of standard seven of a school for the blind here, was found by her mother lying in a pool of blood at the back of her house at Puhundi village, the police said.
She was rushed to the Patrapur community health centre which referred her to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here. Her condition is critical and she is not in a position to speak as her vocal chord had been affected in the attack, doctors attending on her said.
The victim along with her brother, who is also a visually impaired, and their mother were sleeping in a room in their house. In the early hours when the girl's mother could not locate her, she rushed to look for her. She found the back door of the house unlocked and the girl lying outside in a pool of blood, the police said.
8. Asaram Witness Murder: Chargesheet Filed Against Prime Accused
A chargesheet was filed in a local court against Kartik Haldar, the main accused in the murder of a prime witness in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.
According to the prosecution, the Investigating Officer (IO) in the case police inspector Manoj Sharma on Monday filed the chargesheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Gopal Tiwari.
An investigation is pending against a lawyer and three others in connection with the killing of Akhil Gupta, the prime witness in the rape case against Asaram. Gupta was shot dead on 11 January 2015.
During an identification parade held earlier, an eyewitness in the murder case identified Haldar, who is under judicial custody and lodged in the Karnal jail in Haryana.
9. Scolded for Being Unemployed, Man Kills Aged Father
A 45-year-old man allegedly killed his aged father here after he constantly reprimanded him for not doing any job to earn his livelihood.
The accused, Suresh Dhinda, and his father Dharma Dhinda (70), residents of Paya village in Bhiwandi taluka in Thane, used to have frequent quarrels as the former did not do any work to sustain himself, a police official said.
On Sunday night, the duo again had a tiff following which Suresh Dhinda attacked his father with a saw, killing him on the spot. The accused then fled his home. The police on Monday sent the body for postmortem to a government hospital.
The Bhiwandi taluka police registered an offence against the accused under IPC Section 302 (murder), the official said, adding that a search was on to nab him.
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