QCrime: IAS Aspirant Murders Minor; CBI Inquiry Into Kunduli Rape?
1. IAS Aspirant Kills 7-Year-Old Boy, Keeps Body for 35 Days
A civil services aspirant in Delhi killed his landlord’s seven-year-old son and lived with the rotting body stuffed in a suitcase for 35 days. He was arrested after neighbours complained of foul smell emanating from his room.
Avdesh Sakya, 27, had kidnapped the boy for ransom on 7 January, but developed cold feet fearing police action and killed the child. He had also had a verbal spat with the child’s father a few months ago and was looking to seek revenge, police said.
2. NCSC Members Seeks CBI Inquiry Into Kunduli Gangrape Case
Members of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Tuesday said the state government should order a CBI inquiry into Odisha’s Kunduli gangrape and suicide on the basis of the victim’s family’s demand.
“Since family members of the victim have been saying that they would only get justice if the incident would be inquired by CBI, the state government should handover the case to the central probe agency,” said commission member Yogendra Paswan, after a meeting with state government officials in Bhubaneswar.
3. Family Accuses Hospital Staff of Causing 32-Year-Old’s Death After Alleged Assault
Family members of a 32-year-old man have lodged a complaint with the police claiming that he died after being allegedly thrashed by the staff of a hospital in south-west Delhi, a charge denied by the facility.
Sonu had gone to the Rao Tula Ram (RTR) Hospital in Jafarapur on Sunday with his wife, where he had some quarrel with the hospital staff, a family member claimed.
Police, however, said that there appears to be no evidence of an assault by the hospital staff prima facie.
“Sonu had first come to our hospital on February 11, when his wife had been brought by a police personnel, after she had consumed some unknown poison. In the evening, he again came to the hospital drunk and started shouting,” police said.
4. 'Misappropriation of Rs 45 Lakh': CID Arrests Sub-Inspector in West Midnapore
The CID on Tuesday arrested Sub-Inspector Rajshekhar Pyne of West Midnapore in connection with a case of “misappropriating” Rs 45 lakh from a cow trader. The agency is reportedly probing the case as part of its scrutiny of former West Midnapore SP Bharati Ghosh, against whom it has already issued a warrant in connection with an extortion case.
The complainant, Yunus Ali Mondal from Basirhat, had alleged that in September 2016, he had given Rs 45 lakh to his brother, who was to deliver it to someone else. He allegedly said the car his brother was in met with an accident, following which police had booked his brother under a case and never returned the money. The accident took place on NH-6 near Sadapur.
(Source: The Indian Express)
5. Three Arrested for Beating Cabbie to Death in Mumbai
The Shivaji Nagar police arrested three men for allegedly lynching a cab driver on the Eastern Express Highway in Govandi on Monday night.
According to the police, Ola cab driver Salim Gulam Shaikh had an altercation with the three men after his cab brushed past their Activa bike while overtaking it. The men were identified as Imran Ali Shaikh, 19; Wajid Haider Idrisi, 20; and Bhondu Ali, 22. They were travelling on the Activa on Ahilyabai Holkar road.
6. Asked to Use Urine for His Whisky, Man Kills Friend
A drinking session in Bhayander on Sunday turned tragic when a 25-year-old man was killed by his friend for suggesting that he use urine for his whisky after the group ran out of water. The Navgharpolice arrested Sandip Gavas (27), a labourer, who had been absconding, on Monday.
The incident took place when the victim, Achyut Chaubey (25), who runs a Chinese shop in Bhayander, was drinking with Gavas and three others in an industrial area at Goddev Naka on Saturday night.
The drinking session went on till wee hours of Sunday. Around 2 am, Gavas wanted to have one more drink, but realised that they had run out of water to mix with the whisky. In a lighter vein, Chaubey asked Gavas to mix his drink with his urine and the others in the group too teased him.
7. Pool Car Driver Abuses 6-Year-Old
A six-year-old pre-primary student of a Howrah school was allegedly sexually abused on Saturday by the driver of the pool car. The accused Zinnat Mallik (30) has been arrested.
Guardians protested at the school on Monday, but the authorities refused to take responsibility. They said the pool car was hired by parents and was not engaged by the school.
8. Trustee Accused of Sexual Assault Back at School, Parents Write to DCP
The trustee of a suburban school who was booked for sexually assaulting a three-year-old last year has resumed his duties despite strong opposition from a section of parents.
The trustee was arrested in November by MIDC police following an FIR lodged by the girl’s parents but released on bail. Soon after the bail was granted in December, he began to visit the campus, leaving several parents shocked. The parents, especially those of students from lower classes, have now approached the police seeking their intervention. They wrote to the zonal deputy commissioner of police seeking a revision of the bail order, restricting the trustee from visiting the school premises where the alleged crime took place, at least till the trial is complete.