QCrime: 80-Year-Old Held For Minor’s Rape, Arms Dealer Nabbed

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A school bus in Delhi that was attacked on Wednesday.

1. School Bus Attacked by ‘Anti-Padmaavat’ Protesters, Some Schools to Remain Closed

Around 25 students of GD Goenka World School were on their way home when a group of around 60 activists, believed to be members of a fringe group, attacked the bus with bamboo sticks asking the driver to stop the vehicle.

In view of the violence over the controversial film's release, some reputed schools in Gurgaon have decided to remain shut till Sunday.

The schools which have decided to shut down till Sunday include Pathways school, GD Goenka school, Shiv Nadar school and Delhi Public School. The management of the schools confirmed that they would close down as a precaution, despite the district administration and the Gurgaon police assuring adequate security.

(Source: PTI)

2. Bawana Fire: Court Sends Factory Owner to 5-Day Police Custody

A Delhi court on 24 January sent the owner of the firecracker storage unit in Bawana area here, where 17 people were killed in a massive blaze, to five-day police custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh allowed the Delhi Police to quiz 49-year-old accused Manoj Jain, who was arrested on 21 January, in connection with the fire tragedy which took place a day before, till 29 January. Jain was produced before the court from judicial custody.

The probe agency employed to look into the incident had earlier claimed that the explosive materials were brought into the city without any permission or checking and it wanted the custody of the accused to verify whether he was running any other such illegal enterprises. The police told the court that the custody of the accused was required to nab absconding co-accused Lalit Goyal.

(Source: PTI)

3. Body of Seventeen-Year-Old Girl Found in Quarry Pit

A day after 17-year-old Fiza Firoz Khan fell into an excavated pit in a quarry near Powai police station, her body was recovered by rescuers at 5:46 am Wednesday, 23 January. The body was sent to Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar. According to relatives of Khan, who lived in Manubhai Chawl in Chandivali near Powai, she had left her home to visit her maternal grandfather in the same locality after her lunch on Tuesday.

Later, her dupatta and slippers were found near the pit, which is when the relatives realised she may have fallen into it. A missing person’s complaint was lodged at Powai police station by her parents. Despite search operations being carried out by the police on Tuesday itself, the girl’s body could not be recovered till Wednesday morning.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Two Woman Constables Accuse Senior of Sexual Harassment, No FIR Yet

Two woman constables from Thane have been trying to lodge a First Information Report against their senior for alleged sexual harassment. Despite an internal inquiry confirming the crime, the FIR has not been registered.

According to the victims, both constables with the Thane police, an inspector was allegedly subjecting them to sexual harassment.

The victims, along with some other constables, had approached the police commissioner in November 2017, after which an internal inquiry was set up as per the Vishakha guidelines, sources said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Oil Thieves Dig 150-Foot Deep Tunnel to Tap Pipeline

After a minor blast rocked a residential area in south-west Delhi’s Kakrola village on Tuesday night, the police discovered a 150-feet-long and 2.5-feet-wide tunnel that had been dug to pilfer oil from an underground Indian Oil Corporation Limited pipeline.

The police managed to arrest one accused, Zubair, who said he was working with a group of four others.

DCP (Dwarka) Shibesh Singh said the racket was uncovered after they received a call around 8:30 pm, about an explosion near NSIT college. A police team reached the site and discovered the tunnel. Zubair disclosed that they had taken the plot on rent from one Balwan Singh five months ago.

(Source: The Hindu)

6. Eighty-Year-Old Arrested for ‘Raping’ Eight-Year-Old Girl

An 80-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Sewri, Mumbai. According to investigators, the accused raped the girl after luring her to his room on the pretext of giving her a chocolate.

The survivor and the accused resided in the same area, police officers said, adding that the incident took place earlier this week.

On the day of the incident, the 80-year-old saw that the girl was playing alone in the verandah, following which he approached her, the police said. “The accused took her into the storeroom and covered her mouth using his hand and then forced himself on her,” said an officer.

Senior Police Inspector Bhagwat Bansod from the RAK Marg police station confirmed the arrest. The accused has been booked under the relevant sections of the IPC.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Mother, Son Shot Dead Outside Their House in Meerut, Act Caught on Tape

A mother and son were shot dead by three miscreants outside their house in Meerut.

The double murder was recorded by the CCTV camera installed outside the house of the victims in Sorkha village of Partapur locality in Meerut.

The CCTV footage of the incident showing three men shooting the elderly woman has gone viral. Culprits reloaded their weapons thrice and made sure that lady was dead before leaving the crime scene.

The deceased woman and his son were witness in the murder of her husband and had been under pressure to withdraw from the case. They were scheduled to appear in court to testify in the case.

(Source: News18)

8. Woman Dies After 23-Year-Old Runs Her Over

Hours after purchasing a car, a 23-year-old woman from Ulhasnagar, Thane, on Monday, ran over another woman, killing her.

The victim – 55-year-old Ratnabai Thorat – was heading to the market when she met with the accident and later succumbed to her injuries. The incident took place on Aman Talkies Road in Ulhasnagar.

The driver – Dimple Panjwani – was arrested and after being producing in court, and was remanded to judicial custody.

Thorat suffered multiple injuries and locals and passers-by, who witnessed the accident, rushed Thorat to a private hospital nearby. “After the accident, we alerted Thorat’s son, who is a rickshaw driver. But during the treatment, Thorat succumbed to her injuries,” said R Kahde, sub-inspector, Central police station.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

9. Supplier of Illegal Arms Nabbed

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police claim to have arrested a key member involved in illegal supply of arms in the city from Barwala in Rohini district on Tuesday, the police said on Wednesday.

Kailash Solanki was arrested following a tip off and the 30 weapons he was carrying were seized, the police said.

“The Special Cell has, as part of a special drive, nabbed several members involved in illegal supply of arms. The trend witnessed so far clearly shows that illegal weapons are mainly pumped into Delhi and the National Capital Region from Munger in Bihar, and Khargone, Burhanpur and Manawar in Madhya Pradesh,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

The accused allegedly told the police that he worked as carrier for Dinesh of Manawar, supplied pistols to criminals in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and also acted as carrier for one Taqdeer of Manawar too.

(Source: The Hindu)

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