QCrime: Woman Gang-Raped in Haryana; 20-Yr-Old Fakes Kidnapping
A wrap of the top crime stories of the day.
1. Mumbai Man Forges Documents to Open 31 Bank Accounts
Twenty-nine-year-old Sunil Chaudhary was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch after it was found that he had allegedly opened 11 current accounts and more than 20 saving accounts in private and government banks after submitting forged documents.
“We will question the accused to find out the purpose for opening several bank accounts especially current bank accounts,” said a crime branch official.
On 10 February, officials of Unit 2 raided Chaudhary’s shop ‘Sunil Enterprises’ situated in Swastik House, Masjid Bunder, and arrested him along with his accomplice, Attaullah Malik, 24, for allegedly making forged government documents like Aadhaar card, PAN card, voter identification card, and several other government documents.
2. 20-Year-Old Fakes Kidnapping
A 20-year-old woman, who allegedly faked her abduction, was on Tuesday, 27 February, traced by the Hyderabad police after she sent a video of her "kidnapping" to her mother.
The woman's mother lodged a complaint on Monday that her 20-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by a friend of the latter, the police said.
The Chandrayangutta police registered a case under IPC section 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and launched an investigation.
“The woman shot a video of her kidnapping on her mobile mobile and sent it to her mother. She said five unknown persons had kidnapped her and tied her mouth and hands," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) V Satyanarayana, in a release.
3. Kolkata College Girl Found Hanging in Hostel Washroom
A first year student of a reputed Kolkata college was found hanging in the bathroom of her hostel on Middleton Row on Monday, 26 February. Prima facie police suspects it a case of suicide. The girl’s body has been sent for postmortem.
According to the police, Riya Chowdhury (19), who originally hailed from Jamshedpur, had come to the city to study. Around 8 pm on Monday, when her inmates went looking for her in her room, they found the bathroom locked.
After several calls and repeated knock on the door evoked no response, they informed the hostel authority and the Shakespeare Sarani police station. Police broke open the door and found the girl hanging using a dupatta. She was alone in the room.
4. Woman Gang-Raped in Haryana
A woman was allegedly abducted and raped by three men in Haryana's Palwal district, police said on Tuesday, 27 February.
The matter came to light after the woman lodged a complaint, Mahila police station in-charge Kamla Devi said. The woman alleged that when she was returning home on 15 February, the accused abducted her in their car and raped her, the police officer said.
In her complaint, she also said that the men threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter, Devi said.
5. Girl Files False Molestation Case Against Father
The plight of her mother allegedly getting beaten up by her abusive father drove a 17-year-old girl to file a false molestation case against him, hoping that police would take some action.
The girl decided to file the complaint against her father after learning at a workshop in school that molestation cases are taken seriously. The man would allegedly beat his wife in a drunken state and police were not taking action against him despite their repeated complaints.
“From the facts of the present case, it thus emerges that the children and wife of the accused were being abused by the accused both physically, verbally and emotionally, if not sexually, as alleged by the prosecutrix (girl) initially,” said Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja
6. Gang of Juveniles Robs Lawyer After Asking for a Ride
On the pretext of seeking a lift, a gang of 10 boys armed with knives seized a three-sovereign gold chain, two cell phones, and Rs 3,000 from a lawyer on the Red Hills-Tambaram bypass road in Hyderabad on Tuesday, 27 February.
Sivasubramani, a resident of West Tambaram, was travelling on the bypass road early in the morning. When he reached Thalaipakkam near Kunrathur, he saw a teenage boy in front of his car asking for a lift.
As soon as he stopped the car, he was surrounded by 10 juveniles who brandished knives and started snatching things from him. He later lodged a complaint at the Kunrathur police station.
7. Robbers Flee With 25kg Locker, Find Rs 100 Note Inside It
In their bid to make a fortune out of a loot, a team of robbers took away a 25kg locker from a jeweller's house in Bengaluru only to find a Rs 100 note inside it. The hilarious goof-up came to light after the JC Nagar police arrested a seven-member gang and quizzed them.
The robbers were working as security guards at apartments and offices in the city. Police have recovered gold and other items worth Rs 7 lakh from their possession.
On 20 February, when the robbers attacked Bhatia's house, they tried to break the massive locker but in vain, so they took it with them.
8. 4-Year-Old Raped, Teen Apprehended
A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside her house by her 13-year-old neighbour in Noida’s Sarfabad on Monday, 26 February, the police said on Tuesday.
The accused was apprehended following a complaint and has been sent to a correction home, they added.
Her parents told the police that the accused entered their residence when the victim and her seven-year-old sister were alone at home. “He allegedly asked the elder sister to get him something from the market, and used the opportunity to allegedly rape the four-year-old and fled. When the elder sister and mother returned home, they found the child crying,” said Pankaj Pant, Station House Officer, Sector 49 police station.
(Source: The Hindu)
9. Police Team Trying to Arrest Man Attacked by 7 Men
A police team that went to make an arrest in Ulhasnagar was beaten up by seven men, including the person whom the team had gone to arrest.
While two constables suffered minor injuries, an assistant police inspector suffered injuries to his head and had to be admitted to a private hospital, police said.
According to Ulhasnagar police, a team of two constables went to arrest a man named Jeetendra Yadav on Monday, 26 February. “Yadav was accused of beating up some other people using metal rods and wooden sticks. We sent two men to bring him to the police station,” explained a senior officer.
(Source: The Indian Express)
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