QCrime: Ola Driver Molests Woman; Rs 1 Cr Demonetised Notes Held

Here are the top crime stories of the day.

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1. Ola Driver Forces Woman to Strip, Clicks Pictures

A woman had a nightmarish experience after an Ola cab driver allegedly molested her, forced her to strip, took photos of her using his cellphone and threatened to call his friends to gangrape her on 1 June, police said.

Based on her complaint via email to Bengaluru police, the driver has been arrested and a case registered. According to the First Information Report, the woman was en route the airport when the incident occurred.

(Source: The Economic Times)


2. Taxi Driver Arrested for Raping 12-Year-Old in Chandigarh

A day after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped at her residence, police on 5 June, arrested a 30-year-old taxi driver. According to police, the accused has been identified as Devinder alias Bittu, a resident of Sector 25. The accused is married and has three children.

Inspector Lakhbir Singh said that the accused knew the family of the victim from the past five years and had been coming to the victim’s residence.

The victim disclosed the accused’s name during counselling, following which he was arrested near the cremation ground in Sector 25, Chandigarh. The accused will be produced in a local court on Wednesday.

(Source: The Indian Express)


3. Minor Found 3-Month Pregnant, Accused Held

The Chandigarh Police arrested a 22-year-old man on Tuesday, 5 June, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The matter came to light on Monday, 4 June, when the victim was found to be three months pregnant. He was produced in a local court on Tuesday and was sent to judicial custody.

According to police, the accused has been identified as Vijender who has been working as a helper in Sector 19 area.

The doctors confirmed that she was pregnant when she went for a medical check up at a dispensary in Sector 19 after complaining of stomach pain.

(Source: The Indian Express)


4. History-Sheeter Beaten to Death by ‘Rival’ Group in Vadodara

A 32-year-old history-sheeter, Naeem Takhtiwala, was stabbed and beaten to death allegedly by his rivals late Monday night, 4 June, in Panigate area of Vadodara city, said police.

Naeem was earlier booked in multiple cases of attempt to murder and rioting. According to the police, seven people from a rival group attacked Naeem, after he had filed a compliant against them following a brawl on Monday, 4 June.

“Five of the seven accused hit Naeem, who was riding a bike, with a baseball bat on his head. When Naeem fell down, two more accused joined the assault, armed with sharp weapons. Naeem was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival,” said police.

(Source: The Indian Express)


5. Mumbai: Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Arrested

Police have arrested a professor at a reputed engineering college for allegedly sexually harassing a 20-year-old female student. The police said that on May 18, the accused called the victim to his cabin.

“The victim wanted the professor’s signature on summer term’s form due to which she queued up outside his cabin on 18 May. Initially she was asked to wait but later at around 5.15 pm she was called inside the cabin,” said a police officer.

When the complainant handed him the form, the accused got up from his chair and allegedly touched her inappropriately. The complainant has further accused the professor of forcefully kissing her.

(Source: The Indian Express)


6. Ten Held With Rs 1 Crore in Demonetised Notes in Ghaziabad

As many as 10 persons were arrested from Kavi Nagar on 4 June with Rs 1 crore in demonetised currency notes.

Cops have seized 14,944 notes of Rs 500 denomination and 2,528 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination. The arrested persons were apparently taking the consignment to Nepal to “exchange” it with the new currency.

According to police, the demonetised currency notes were given to them by one “Mr Yadav” from Agra. There is involvement of another person Anil Dixit from Greater Noida who had claimed to have Rs 200 crore in old notes and needed to get it exchanged.

(Source: The Times of India)


7. 22-Year-Old Held for Raping Minor in Surajpur

A 22-year old youth was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Surajpur on Monday night, 4 June. The accused has been identified as Jagat, an original resident of Bulandshahr.

He lived in a rented accommodation in the neighbourhood and worked in a factory. The victim is a student of Class 10 in a government school.

Pankaj Rai, SHO, Surajpur police station, said that the accused was a tenant at the victim’s house for few months. However, he was evicted from the house six months ago due to his bad behaviour.

(Source: The Times of India)


8. Nine-Year-Old Raped by Siblings in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills

Two youngsters, both siblings, were taken into custody by Banjara Hills police on Monday, 4 June, for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl on separate occasions at their house in Film Nagar. Banjara Hills inspector K Srinivas said the brothers, Srikanth, 22, and Yellesh,18, were booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

A week ago, Srikanth lured the girl offering chocolate and took her to his house and sexually abused her. On Sunday, Srikanth's younger brother Yellesh also abused her, police said.

Police said Srikanth threatened the girl not to disclose the incident to anyone .

(Source: The Times of India)


9. 75-Year-Old Mumbai Man Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail for Keeping His Cattle Out in Rain

A 75-year-old Lalbaug resident has been sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment for keeping his 28 cattle out in the rain for five days during the 2013 monsoon, instead of keeping them dry in a covered shed. He has to also pay a fine of Rs 3,000.

Last week, on 28 May, close to five years after the incident, a Mumbai metropolitan court ruled that the cattle were exposed to weather that could have been detrimental to their health.

Gopal Phulsunge, then the owner of 17 cows, eight calves and bulls, was found guilty of confining the animals in a small space near a road and not giving them any space to move for five days.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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