QCrime: Bihar Teen Alleges School Principal Among 18 Who Raped Her
Here are the top crime stories of the day.
1. Assam MLA Accused Of Rape: AIUDF Says Law Will Take Its Own Course
Days after an All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA was accused of rape, the party on Monday said that the law will take its own course in the matter.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, AIUDF general secretary, Aminul Islam, said: “We have heard about the allegations and the leader’s denial of them, and his claim that it’s a political conspiracy against him. We don’t know what’s true or false. The law will take its own course — as of now, we have nothing to say.”
The comment came two days after the victim’s husband was arrested, after she alleged that he had confined her and facilitated rape on two occasions in May.
2. Jail Term For Blast Before IPL Match
A National Investigation Agency court on Monday jailed three Indian Mujahideen men for seven years for their role in the Chinnaswamy Stadium bomb blast that rocked the city in 2010.
Judge Siddalinga Prabhu sentenced the men for plotting the blast that injured 15 people ahead of an IPL match.
Kamaal Hassan, Gauhar Azizi Khomani and Mohammed Kafeel Akthar, all natives of Bihar, had earlier confessed as part of a plea bargain under Section 265 of the Criminal Procedure Code and sought leniency saying they had served six years as undertrials. But the court last week rejected their plea, pointing out that they were facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
3. 17-Year-old Girl Commits Suicide After Man Posts Her Intimate Photos On Facebook
A 17-year-old girl hanged herself in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district after intimate photographs of her were posted on Facebook, bringing into sharp focus the social media platform’s guidelines on “revenge porn” after at least three similar incidents over the last 10 months.
The photos were allegedly posted by her 21-year-old male friend, with whom she had a fight on Sunday evening. The West Bengal police have detained the man and are investigating, Prasenjit Banerjee, sub-divisional police officer, Jangipur, said.
“We have detained the man who uploaded the photos but he has not been arrested yet as the girl’s family has not lodged any written complaint against him.
4. Three-Year-Old Girl Crushed By School Bus In Haryana’s Sonepat
In a horrific incident, a three-year-old schoolgirl was crushed to death under the wheels of the schoolbus she had boarded just a few minutes ago in Mehendipur village of Sonepat district on Monday morning.
The child fell from her seat, hit the grill and stairs of the bus of Saraswati Sr Secondary School, Murthal, before ultimately falling out of the bus and being crushed under its rear wheels because the bus driver had forgotten to properly lock the door of the vehicle.
Ravinder, who had come to drop his daughter to the bus stop on a motorcycle, had seen that the door had been left unlocked and had even tried to overtake the bus to warn the driver, to no avail.
5. Principal Raped Me Days After His Minor Son Did, Alleges Class 10 Bihar Student
The Class 10 girl in Bihar’s Saran district has said the minor son of her school’s principal, one of the 18 people who allegedly sexually exploited her for months, was among those who gangraped her at knife-point in December last year.
The girl, from Parsagarh village, has said in the first information report, of which the Hindustan Times has a copy, lodged on 6 July the accused recorded the crime on camera and threatened to make it public if she told anyone about the incident.
She said in the document that she was found by her school’s principal, Uday Kumar alias Mukundji, and a couple of teachers as she was coming out of the lavatory after being gang-raped.
6. Thane: Man’s Body Found Inside Well
The body of a man was found in a village well at Yeoor Gaon on Sunday night. The Thane disaster management cell received a call regarding the man on Sunday evening, sources said.
“The person, identified as Chandrakant Janu Gurav (43), was on his way home when he slipped and fell. Before he could be rescued, he got swept away into the well nearby,” an official from the disaster management rescue team said. “By the time we got him out and took him to a hospital, he had already died,” he added.
The incident took place at Wanicha Pada in Yeoor gaon, atop the Yeoor hill, sources said. “We have lodged a case of accidental death. We are waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death. But prima facie it seems like he drowned,” a police officer said. “Because the place is up the hill, the water generally flows down with a force. It seems he slipped and got swept away.” Gurav is survived by his wife and two children, the police said.
7. Don Kills Don In Jail Days After Wife Aired Fear
A mafia don from eastern Uttar Pradesh was shot dead by a rival gangster from the western districts at Baghpat jail on Monday morning, hours after being shifted there from a Jhansi prison and placed in the adjoining cell, police said.
The murder of Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi, allegedly by Sunil Rathi, comes days after his wife Seema accused "powerful people including a mafia don" and police of plotting "to eliminate my husband in Baghpat jail".
"I request chief minister Yogi Adityanath to provide security to my husband and not shift him to Baghpat jail," Seema had told a news conference in Lucknow on June 29.
"I have requested the court to record my husband's statement through video-conferencing from Jhansi jail in the Baghpat case."
8. Robbers Pose As Militants, Kill Woman
Assailants carrying a toy pistol and "posing as militants" slit a woman's throat when she resisted their attempts to harm her husband and steal the family's cash and jewellery in a north Kashmir village on Sunday night, police have said.
Officers added that it would be alarming if ordinary criminals began pretending to be insurgents and copying their manner of executions.
Shakeela's murder spread panic in the area, which had been rocked by Islamic State-style beheadings and executions by suspected militants over the past one year.
Officers said the gang had barged into Abdul Majeed Dar's home late at night at Shahagund Hajin, about 35km from Srinagar. Dar is a People's Democratic Party activist.
9. Life Imprisonment For Man For Raping 5-Year-Old Girl
A POCSO court in Bundi sentenced a 22-year-old man to life imprisonment on Monday, 9 July for raping a five-year-old girl in the district four years ago.
Special judge of POCSO court Deepak Dubey sentenced Shivraj Kavet (22), a resident of Gamach village under the Keshoraipatan police station in Bundi district, to life imprisonment for raping the minor daughter of his neighbour, Special Public Prosecutor Mahendra Kumar Sharma said, adding that the court also slapped a penalty of Rs 5,000 on the convict.
On 26 April, 2014, the convict had lured the girl while she was returning home after purchasing ice cream from a nearby shop, taken her to an isolated spot and raped her, Sharma said.
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