QCrime: 4 Harass Korean Woman Near Gurugram; DU Student Molested
Here are the top crime stories of the day.
1. Four Arrested for Harassing Korean Woman
Gurgaon Police has arrested four people for harassing a Korean woman and beating up her companion, while they were taking photos near the Manesar Highway. Police said the accused have been identified as Jitendra, Rakesh, Sandeep and Vinod.
According to police, the incident took place on Saturday evening when the woman and her friend had gone to the hills, 200 metres away from the Manesar Highway, to take some pictures.
2. DU Student Files FIR After Harassment on Bus
A 20-year-old Delhi University student has registered a complaint against a middle-aged man for allegedly masturbating and touching her inappropriately while sitting beside her on a DTC bus. The woman has also posted a video of the alleged incident on social media.
The complainant, an English (Hons) student, claimed that no one came forward to help her even after she raised an alarm. Although an FIR in the matter was registered at Vasant Vihar police station on 8 February, no arrest has been made so far.
3. Former Army Officer Was Killed for Refusing to Share Matchbox
A dispute over a matchbox led to the murder of Ravindra Bali, a former Army officer, on Koyaji Road earlier this month, Pune City Police said on Monday. Police have arrested 21-year-old Robin Anthony Lazarus for allegedly bludgeoning Bali to death in the late hours of 1 February.
Bali, a former officer of the Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Army, was homeless. He had been living inside a tent on a footpath on Koyaji Road for the last five years. He was brutally murdered outside the main gate of the Southern Command Officers’ Mess in Pune camp.
4. 8-Year-Old Boy Stripped and Tied to Tree Rescued After Mumbai Police Get an Alert on Twitter
An eight-year-old boy, stripped naked, crying and tied to a tree in Andheri (west), was rescued by the Mumbai police on Monday morning, after a Twitter user saw the child from the window of his house and alerted the police on their Twitter account.
The Juhu police said the social media team got in touch with them after receiving an alert about child abuse from one of their Twitter followers, Nishit Mehta, who tweeted a photo of the boy to @MumbaiPolice.
5. 25-Year-Old Woman Gang-Raped by Three Men in Greater Noida
A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three men on Saturday night in Salempur, Greater Noida, police said. A case has been registered at the Kasna police station in the matter.
The woman has been living with her husband in Greater Noida for the last three years. The victim, who works as a domestic help, is married to a factory worker who hails from Aligarh.
According to the first information report filed on Monday, the incident took place on the night of February 10 (Saturday).
6. XII Student Commits Suicide Allegedly After Teachers Scold Him
A Class 12 student of a private school allegedly committed suicide, after he was scolded by his teachers in front of his classmates, for not performing well in studies. Angered by this, parents and relatives of the 17-year-old boy staged a protest in front of the school, demanding immediate action against the erring teachers.
7. DJ Alleges Gang Rape in UP's Ballia District
A 30-year-old dancer was allegedly raped by the DJ operator and his friend in Baansdih Road police station area of Ballia district on 8 February.
An FIR was lodged in this connection on Sunday and police were investigating the matter.
8. Court Ignores Minor's Consent, Gives Youth 10 Years' Rigorous Imprisonment for Rape
A city court has sentenced a youth, who was in Class XII when he had repeatedly raped a junior girl from the same school and filmed the acts, to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment, observing that the survivor’s consent in this case did not matter as she was a minor.
“There is an old saying that a witness can lie, but not a document,” the court said, noting the contents of the video clips brought on record. The accused was over 18 years of age.
“The child victim appears normal and… had shown her private parts (to the accused) though initially she resisted. However, as she is less than 18 years, her consent is immaterial,” additional sessions judge Pritam Singh said.
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