QCrime: Dalit Sarpanch Killed in Gujarat; 3 Sex Workers Gang-Raped

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Dalits organised protests against atrocities against the community in Gujarat. (Used for representational purposes).

1. Gujarat: Dalit Dy Sarpanch Waited for Security, Killed by Suspected Upper Caste Men

Manji Solanki, a Dalit deputy sarpanch of a village in Gujarat, whose application for police security was pending for almost two weeks, was murdered, allegedly by a group of men from upper-caste Kshatriya community on Wednesday.

From Jalila village in Ranpur taluka of Botad district, Manji was riding his motorcycle when it was knocked down by a car whose occupants then beat him up with clubs and iron pipes, said Manji’s son Tushar Solanki. He died en route to a hospital in Ahmedabad.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. 3 Sex Workers From Delhi Gangraped at Noida Farmhouse, 7 Held: Police

Three sex workers were allegedly raped by nine men at a farm house in Noida after they were picked up from Delhi, police said.

Most of the accused are private security guards, while one is a cab driver, they said, adding that seven of the accused have been arrested after the matter was reported to police around 5 am.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. Guwahati: Headless Body of Woman Found Near Kamakhya Temple, Human Sacrifice Suspected

Headless body of a woman was found on Wednesday evening around a kilometre away from the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. Police suspect it could be a case of human sacrifice.

“The presence of an earthen lamp and a pot near the body suggests that a religious ritual might have taken place. Prima facie it appears that it could be a case of human sacrifice and we are investigating that angle. We have sent police teams to all prominent cremation grounds in Guwahati to check if someone carrying a head has been seen. The hunt for the killer is on,” DCP, Guwahati West, K K Chowdhury, told The Indian Express.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Woman Stabbed for Objecting to ‘Indecent Remarks’

A 30-year-old woman was stabbed and injured with a pair of scissors, allegedly by a tailor and his two brothers after she objected to “objectionable remarks and gestures” that he often directed at her sister in outer Delhi’s Nangloi on Monday evening, the police said. The incident took place at the tailor’s shop in the building where the injured woman’s sister lives with her husband and children, the police said.

Deputy commissioner of police (outer) Seju P Kuruvilla said that a case was registered and the three men were arrested.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. Man Arrested for Supplying Illegal Arms to Criminals in Delhi

A 42-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly supplying illegal arms to criminals in Delhi, police said.

Mohammad Parvez, a resident of Jasola village, was arrested from South Delhi. Two country-made pistols and 10 live cartridges were seized from him, they said.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. Girl Allegedly Raped Inside Army's Eastern Command in Kolkata

A girl was allegedly raped inside Fort William, Indian Army's Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata today, the police said.

A case was registered against the accused, a Group D staff of the Army, under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

(Source: NDTV)

7. IED-Like Device Found: ‘Man in Blue’ First Possible Suspect, Police Get Screen Grab

Police have managed to get a screen grab of the first possible suspect who allegedly left the IED-like device near a school in Kalamboli. Police will also be sending samples of the device to the forensic laboratory on Thursday.

An IED-like device was found near the New Sudhagad school in Kalamboli on Monday.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Man Chased, Shot at in Bawana

A 45-year-old man who works as a driver was chased and shot on a road in outer north Delhi’s Bawana by four masked men Wednesday evening.

The injured man, Kuldeep, tried to save himself by running into a mobile phone shop, but still sustained two gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Kuldeep is expected to survive, a statement released by the police said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

9. MPSC Exams: Two Held for Running Dummy Candidate Racket

Matunga police has arrested two persons in connection with a dummy candidate racket in the Maharashtra Public Service Commission examination. Police said that the two men would appear on behalf of candidates in return for money and helped them clear the written examination.

The scam was exposed in April this year, when police arrested Manoj Thovade, a clerk posted in Aurangabad, after his senior raised concerns over his qualification. “His seniors had found him slow in clerical work and suspected to how he had cleared the MPSC exams,” a police official said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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