QCrime: Newborn Dies After Mother Throws Her; Couple Found Hanging
Here are the top crime stories of the day.
1. Newborn Dies After 'Frustrated' Mother Throws Baby in Garbage Dump
A young married woman was arrested for allegedly throwing her 25-day-old daughter in a garbage dump in east Delhi, police said on Saturday, 24 February.
Accused Neha, a resident of East Vinodpur, was arrested after her infant daughter died at the GTB Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday, a senior police officer said.
“The woman admitted throwing the infant in a garbage dump saying she did so due to anger and frustration over looking after the baby girl,” he said.
The incident was reported on Friday and a case of kidnapping was filed. During the search for the baby, suspicion fell on Neha as a witness came forward who saw the woman throw something in the garbage dump, the officer said.
2. Couple Found Hanging in Delhi
A 30-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife allegedly committed suicide in south-east Delhi’s Govindpuri on Sunday, 25 February, the police said.
No suicide note has been recovered, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Chinmoy Biswal.
Mohit Bagga and his wife Arpita Bagga were found hanging from the ceiling fan of their one-bedroom flat in Govindpuri, the police said, adding that Ms Arpita allegedly messaged her mother-in law on WhatsApp about their intention to commit suicide.
“As soon as the mother-in-law saw the message, she sent her son’s cousin to check on the couple. Meanwhile, she kept calling the duo but did not receive any response,” said a police officer.
(Source: The Hindu)
3. Man Smoking Bidi Charred to Death as Petrol Sprayed on Him After Argument
A man was killed on Thursday, 22 February, after an altercation in west Delhi’s Sagarpur area. Police said the deceased, identified as Pankaj Singh, was smoking a bidi while having a heated altercation with another man, Pradeep.
Pradeep allegedly threw petrol on Pankaj and the bidi he was smoking caught fire, leading to burns. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A case was registered and police have began a probe in the incident.
Police said Pankaj lived with his wife in Sagarpur area. He was allegedly unemployed and addicted to alcohol and smoking.
A police officer said Pankaj’s wife Preeti , in her complaint, told police that on Thursday evening her husband asked her to bring their son from the private coaching centre, saying he was going to his mother’s home. She then went to bring her son.
4. To Get Wife's Lover Arrested, Man Murders Vendor in Mumbai
Two weeks after a man murdered a vegetable vendor in Vasai and planted evidence at the scene to frame his wife’s lover, the Waliv police nabbed him from Uttar Pradesh.
The accused, Ashwinikumar Shrivastava, 38, would do odd jobs, said police. He married Shikha, 26, six years ago and the couple had been living in Rampur, UP with their two children. Last year, Shikha left her husband and married Vijaykumar Yadav, a resident of Chinchoti in Vasai (East). The two began living together.
Ashwinikumar, however, managed to find out where Shikha and Vijaykumar lived. He came to Vasai on 11 February and met the vendor, Pandu, at Juchandra. As part of the plot to kill a stranger and frame Vijaykumar, Ashwinikumar got Pandu drunk. He then stabbed him 17 times in the neck, chest and abdomen at a desolate spot nearby, said Rajtilak Roshan, assistant superintendent of police, Vasai.
5. Wife, Lover Held for Pani Puri Vendor's Murder
A day after the body of a Pani Puri vendor was discovered at his Kurubarahalli residence, Mahalakshmi Layout police arrested his wife, her lover and their common friend for murdering him.
Narasimhamurthy, 28, was hacked to death a little after 10.30 pm on Thursday, 22 February. Police rushed to the spot early on Friday after being alerted by the neighbours.
On Friday, the vendor's wife Anitha, 22, had told cops that a gang of three barged into their house while her husband was eating and sprayed some chemical into her eyes which rendered her unconscious. She had claimed to have discovered the body wrapped in polythene the next morning when she regained consciousness and raised an alarm.
6. Woman Found Hanging From Balcony of Dum Dum Flat
A 76-year-old woman was found hanging from the third-floor balcony of a six-storied Dum Dum apartment on Saturday, 24 February, prompting protests by locals who alleged that she was murdered and later hanged there.
Amita Dutta — spotted hanging around 6:30am by the building security guards — had her legs touching the sunshade below and the rope used for hanging was found knotted firmly to the balcony window.
A two-line suicide note found at the spot blamed none for her death and asked that her cremation be done properly adhering to all rituals. Police have lodged an unnatural death case and will wait for the post mortem report before acting further.
7. Man Barges Into House, Attacks Woman With Knife
Enraged over the fact that his engagement was broken off, a man barged into the house of a 21-year-old woman and attacked her with a knife in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri on Saturday, 24 February, police said. Police said the accused, Lucky, locked the woman inside the kitchen and inflicted minor cuts on her.
The woman was eventually rescued by her family members, who broke open the door. “When we entered the kitchen, the floor was smeared in blood. Lucky was holding my daughter’s hair and attacking her with the knife,” the father said.
Police said the accused has been arrested and a case under IPC sections of attempt to murder has been registered at Sultanpuri police station. Police claimed that the accused wanted to “murder the woman” and “teach her family a lesson” for breaking off their engagement.
8. Pune Triple Murder May Be Result of Petty Dispute
A day after the bodies of three persons were found inside a nullah near a gurudwara in Ganesh Peth, Pune City Police have identified two of them. The two victims are 15-year-old Naved Rafiq Shaikh and Sandeep Avsare. Police are trying to identify the third victim. They are also investigating two likely suspects.
Police suspect that the three victims were beaten to death with iron rods, wooden sticks, stones and tiles, and their bodies were dumped in the nullah.
Initial investigation has revealed that the deceased and the assailants worked as ragpickers. Prima-facie, police suspect that the murder was the fallout of a petty dispute between two groups of ragpickers in the area. Naved’s uncle Arif Shaikh has lodged an FIR at the Faraskhana police station. Police Inspector Rajendra Chavan is investigating the case.
9. Three Arrested for Killing Student in Jammu
Police on Sunday, 25 February, arrested three people for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old student last week to extort money from his father and then murdering him, officials said.
Dheeraj Sharma, alias Tinku, Ankur Arora and Naresh, alias Neshu, were arrested in connection with the murder of Abhay Mahajan, whose body was found in a gunny bag from RS Pura on February 19, two days after he went missing from his house, a police spokesman said.
The official said Tinku had called the boy using a stolen SIM card, took him to the Gala Bana area and murdered him with a sharp-edged weapon.
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