QCrime: IIT-G Student Kills Self; Gujarat Family of 3 Found Dead
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1. IIT-Guwahati Student Kills Self, Leaves Note Saying Engineering Sucks
An 18-year-old student of IIT Guwahati allegedly killed herself on Wednesday, 12 September, as she was unhappy about pursuing engineering, police said.
Nagashree SC, a first-year mechanical engineering student, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her Dhansiri hostel room at the IIT campus on the outskirts of Guwahati, according to local police. Nagashree hailed from Hosanagara near Shimoga in Karnataka.
“Her roommate had gone to attend classes. When she returned she found the room locked. She made phone calls to Nagashree which went unanswered. She then informed the security,” an IIT spokesperson said.
2. Gujarat Family of 3 Found Dead, Man Blames ‘Dark Forces’ in Suicide Note
A 45-year-old businessman found dead in his home in a posh Ahmedabad neighbourhood on Wednesday, 12 September, left a three-page suicide note blaming “dark forces” for his death and that of his wife and teenage daughter, police said.
Kunal Trivedi was found hanging from the ceiling while his wife Kavita (45) and daughter Shreen (16) were found lying on the floor in one of the bedrooms, said Naroda police inspector and investigating officer HB Vaghela.
Trivedi’s mother Jayshreeben, 75, was also found unconscious in the house when police broke open the door of their flat Avni Sky apartment on Wednesday morning after being alerted by the family’s relatives. The relatives, police say, got suspicious when their repeated calls to the Trivedis went unanswered.
3. ‘Sheer Bad Luck’: Police on Murder of HDFC Official Who Was Stabbed 14 Times
HDFC Bank executive Siddharth Sanghvi was an incidental target and a victim of “sheer bad luck” as the accused, a 20-year-old contract labourer, had two other people as his potential victims, a source has said.
The official, privy to the murder investigation, said Sanghvi was one of three executives Sarfaraz Shaikh had selected as possible victims. He may have gone after any one of them if the banker had not turned up in the parking lot marked for HDFC Bank employees on September 5. He refused to identify the other two.
“He (Sanghvi) just happened to be at that place when Sheikh was on the prowl for a prospective victim,” the official said.
4. Auto Driver Held for Kidnapping Girl in a Bid to Molest Her
An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a teen-aged girl with an intention to molest her here in Maharashtra, police said.
The victim said in her complaint that while she was on way to her school in Kalyan town last Saturday, the accused, Santosh Garud, offered her a lift in his vehicle.
When she boarded the auto-rickshaw, the accused drove the vehicle to an isolated place, an official at the Thane rural police control room said on Tuesday, 12 September.
The girl raised an alarm and jumped out of the auto- rickshaw. In the process, she also received injuries, he said.
5. 3 'Contract Killers' Held in Rinkle Murder Case
The counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab Police on Wednesday, 12 September, claimed to have arrested three alleged contract killers in connection with Ludhiana's infamous Rinkle murder case.
Police also recovered two sophisticated illegal pistols along with live cartridges and two cars used in the crime, Counter-Intelligence Wing's Assistant Inspector General, HPS Khakh, said in an official release.
The accused, who belong to Doaba's Sheru gang, were identified as Gurmeet Singh (36), Manmeet Singh (26) and Bhupinder Singh (34).
Jagdeep Singh Rinkle (22) was beaten to death at his house in Ludhiana on July 20. Khakh said Sheru's gang, led by Satnam Singh, along with Bhupinder, Gurmeet, Manmeet, Monu Kaul and Gurpreet Singh, was allegedly involved in the contract killings and robberies.
6. Toddler Case: HC Sets Aside Notice of Cancellation of OCI Status of Indian-Origin Couple in US
The Delhi High Court has set aside a notice of cancellation of OCI status sent by the Consulate General of India in Houston to a US-based Indian-origin couple who were friends with the foster parents of a three-year-old Indian girl found dead in a culvert in Dallas in October last.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru said the 3 May 2018 show cause notice, sent to Manoj N Abraham and Nissy T Abraham asking why their Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status be not cancelled, gives a clear impression that the Consulate General of India (CGI) has "pre-decided the issue".
"It also does not indicate the reasons on the basis of which it is proposed to cancel the OCI card issued to the petitioners. In this view, the impugned order dated 3 May, 2018 is set aside," the court directed.
7. No FIR Yet in Death of Construction Worker at Noida
A day after a 23-year-old labourer fell to his death while working on the construction of an electricity tower in Greater Noida’s Pali village, no FIR has been filed in the matter, which has so far been labelled as an ‘accidental death’.
“The victim, Dharmendra, was wearing a safety belt, which broke. A post-mortem examination was conducted and it showed that the death was due to the fall. Unless a member of his family approaches us and presses charges, no FIR can be filed,” said SHO, Surajpur, Manish Chauhan.
The victim’s co-workers said his family lives in Jhandapur village in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, and his body will be taken home by a cousin, also a construction worker.
8. 35-Year-Old Policeman Shot Dead near Home, Probe On
A 35-year-old Delhi Police head constable was allegedly shot dead near his residence in southeast Delhi’s Jaitapur area Tuesday night, 11 September, police said, adding that they are trying to identify and nab the attacker. DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said a case of murder has been registered.
The incident took place between 11 pm and 11.30 pm Tuesday, when Ram Awtar Kholwar was found unconscious a few meters away from his residence in Jaitapur. A neighbour spotted him on the road with his bike parked on the roadside and informed his family, following which he was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
9. Man Ties 5-Year-Old with Iron Chain for ‘Stealing’, Arrested
Suspecting him of stealing a pair of slippers, a compounder working in a Ghaziabad clinic tied a five-year-old child to a pillar with an iron chain in public on Tuesday, 11 September. The compounder has been arrested while an FIR has also been filed against the clinic’s doctor, said police.
According to police, the incident took place around 5 pm outside Phonics Speech and Hearing Clinic in Ghaziabad’s Raj Nagar. The child — whose family lives in a slum near New Ghaziabad Railway Station — had left his house to play.
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