QCrime: Police Says No Proof Against Nandini Sundar in Murder Case
Nandini Sundar. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Nandini Sundar. (Photo: The Quint)

QCrime: Police Says No Proof Against Nandini Sundar in Murder Case

1. Chhattisgarh Police Clean Chit to Nandini Sundar in Murder Case

The Chhattisgarh Police have given a clean chit to Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Archana Prasad and five others in a 2016 murder case, registered at Tongpal police station of Sukma district, a senior police officer said on Monday.

In a charge sheet filed in a local court on Monday, the police said that during investigation no evidence was found against Sundar, JNU professor Archana Prasad, Vineet Tiwari, who is with Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sanjay Parata, local sarpanch Manju Kawasi and a villager, Mangla Ram Verma, in connection with the murder of Shamnat Baghel, a resident of Nama village in Sukma district.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Woman, Dragged From Inside Car, Allegedly Raped by 10 Men Near Punjab’s Ludhiana

A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by 10 men near Issewal village on the banks of Sidwan canal, about 15 km from Ludhiana, after the car she was travelling in with her friend was stopped and she was dragged out, police said Monday.

The woman was travelling with a man from Ludhiana to Issewal village on Saturday night when their car was stopped in Jagraon by men on three bikes, who were following them, Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Tarun Rattan told reporters. As soon as they stopped, the car was attacked by the men with stones and bricks, he said.

The assailants then dragged them out of the car and took them to a vacant spot on the banks of the canal, where they called six to seven more persons and raped the woman, police said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Serial Molester Gets 10 Years Rigorous Imprisonment for Rape of 8-Year-Old in Mumbai

A special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Monday sentenced a 32-year-old serial rapist and molester, Ayyaz Ansari, to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Vakola in 2013.

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Ansari, known as the one-eyed molester, has been booked in 21 cases, of which 13 are related to sexual abuse and molestation. The rest are thefts and robbery. This is the sixth conviction for Ansari for raping a minor.

He has been sentenced to life imprisonment in two cases, and seven years in jail in three cases. The court has also asked him to pay a fine of Rs 65,000 in the Vakola case, of which Rs 45,000 will be given to the survivor.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Gurgaon Reporter Accuses Former Colleague of Sexual Harassment

Two days after a woman reporter of an English daily in Gurgaon accused a former colleague of sexual harassment, her statement was recorded before a magistrate on Monday afternoon.

The woman has also alleged that three reporters from other publications colluded with the accused with the “design of harassing, maligning, and defaming” her.

“The complainant’s statement was recorded before a magistrate today. We are still trying to track down the four men who have been named in the FIR,” said inspector Kamlesh, SHO of the Women’s Police Station in Sector 51.

(Source: Indian Express)

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5. Army Orders Fresh Probe Against Colonel for ‘Suicide’ by Officer’s Wife in Unit

The Army has ordered a re-investigation into the role of a former Commanding Officer (CO) of a battalion of the Brigade of Guards, in the rank of Colonel, with regards to the alleged suicide committed by the wife of the second in command of the unit deployed in Rajasthan in October 2018.

In a move that has raised eyebrows, the Army has set aside the first Court of Inquiry held into the incident in November 2018 and has ordered a fresh Court of Inquiry with explicit instruction to look into any possible acts of moral turpitude which the CO may have indulged into. The previous inquiry has been set aside on the plea that it did not have proper composition.

(Source: Indian Express)

6. West Bengal: ‘Theft Suspect’ Beaten to Death, One Arrested

A man in his mid-twenties was beaten to death allegedly by a group of 15-20 persons in Mograghat, South 24 Parganas district, Sunday. Police identified the victim as Suman Das and said he was attacked as he was suspected of being a thief.

“We have arrested one person for allegedly spreading a rumour on social media that the victim was a thief,” said Diamond Harbour SP S Selvamurugan Police said. Police said that on Sunday night, some residents people saw Das roaming around and allegedly attacked him.

By the time police reached the spot, the victim had suffered serious injuries and the suspects had fled. The arrested accused was identified as Pallav Kanyal, 27. Police took Das to Mograghat rural hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

(Source: Indian Express)

7. Kerala Woman Booked for Raping Her Nine-Year-Old Nephew

A case was registered against a 36-year-old woman by Thenhippalam police in Malappuram for allegedly raping a nine-year-old boy, a Times of India news report said.

The incident was found out after the boy told a doctor at a clinic who in turn told Childline authorities. Childline authorities recorded the victim's statement and a complaint was sent to the police.

Sections five and six have been invoked under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act. These sections under the POCSO Act deal with cases pertaining to aggravated penetrative sexual assault.

Childline said the victim had been subjected to sexual abuse for over a year. "We have confirmed that the boy was sexually misused by the woman for several months, and it has affected his mental health. The accused is the boy's uncle's wife and she lives near his house," Times of India quoted Childline (Malappuram) coordinator Anwar Karakkadan as saying.

(Source: India Today)

8. International Drug Racket Busted by Mumbai Police, Drugs Worth Rs 39 Crore Seized

Four people, including a Brazilian woman and three men, have been arrested by Mumbai Police on Sunday in connection with an international drug racket. The cops have seized drugs worth around Rs 39 crore of cocaine from them.

The four-member gang was involved in exporting drugs to South Africa.

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"We have arrested three Nigerian nationals (Neras Pokhogo, 35, Michael Hop, 29, Simon Agobata, 32) and Karle Ires, 41 who is Brazilian national. All the accused are charged under NDPS act and remanded to seven days police custody by the court. The Brazilian national was recently released from the jail after serving three years for an NDPS case," said Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Kumar.

(Source: India Today)

9. 7-Year-Old Girl Abducted and Stoned to Death in Delhi

It is yet again proved that children are not safe in the national capital. In a horrific incident on Saturday, a seven-year-old girl was kidnapped and murdered in Delhi's Nihal Vihar.

The incident took place when the seven-year-old girl had gone out to buy momos with her specially-abled younger sister around 9 pm on Saturday.

However, soon after they left, the younger sister returned home crying. The parents asked the younger girl about her sister but they did not get any proper response.

After the family could not find her, they registered an FIR with the Nihal Vihar police station.

On Sunday morning, the minor's body was found dumped near a park in Nihal Vihar.

(Source: India Today)

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