QCrime: Zeenat Aman Stalker Held; Chargesheet Against Ram Rahim
Top crime stories of the day.
1. Businessman Arrested for Stalking Actress Zeenat Aman
A businessman has been arrested by Mumbai's Juhu Police based on a complaint of stalking and criminal intimidation filed against him by veteran actress Zeenat Aman.
On 30 January, Aman had filed a molestation and stalking complaint against the businessman, Mumbai Police said on Thursday. The complaint has been registered under Sections 304 D (stalking) and 509 (insulting modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said they both knew each other; however, the relationship had soured over some issues following which Aman had stopped talking to the businessman. Nevertheless, the businessman allegedly kept calling and following her.
After failing to convince the person to stop stalking, the veteran actress sought the help of police and filed a complaint at Juhu police station.
An investigation has been launched into the matter.
2. Mass Castration: DSS Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Chargesheeted
The CBI on Thursday submitted its chargesheet against jailed Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and two doctors in connection with the castration of hundreds of followers inside the dera. The chargesheet was filed before the special CBI court in Panchkula which had earlier convicted Gurmeet of rape.
The two doctors — Dr Pankaj Garg and Dr MP Singh — have been charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means, criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation and cheating.
The dera chief was jailed in August last year after he was convicted of raping two of his women disciples. Dr MP Singh too is in judicial custody in connection with the violence that had erupted in Panchkula after Gurmeet was convicted, leading to the death of 36 dera followers in police firing.
It was alleged that the castration was done by doctors working for the dera's hospital. The dera lawyers argued that the procedure was performed with the consent of the followers.
(Source: Times of India)
3. 16-Yr-Old Boy Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances
A Class 9 student died under mysterious circumstances after he was allegedly found unconscious on his school's premises in northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar, police said.
Tusshar (16) was found unconscious by some students in the bathroom and was taken to a hospital. He was later referred to the GTB Hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said.
Though the school administration claimed that he was suffering loose motions, the boy's family alleged that he had a fight with some students and was thrashed, police said.
However, the police said that no injury marks were found on the boy's body.
On the basis of a complaint by the boy's family, a case has been registered. The medical board will conduct the post mortem tomorrow, they said.
4. Conman Who Duped and Married Eight Women Held in Coimbatore
A 53-year-old man, who allegedly cheated eight women after marrying them over a period of time, was today arrested here along with his daughter. Purushothaman, who is also facing some 25 cheating cases, had got married under different names with the help of a matrimonial centre at Gandhipuram in the city, police said.
Based on a complaint from a woman at Podanur police station that he had married and cheated her of some 6,800 grams of gold ornaments, police took into custody a man and a woman from the matrimonial centre, some 15 days ago.
He had also allegedly cheated a few businessmen and amassed crores of rupees in various parts of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kolkata and Andhra Pradesh, the police said.
Further investigation led to the arrest of Purushothaman and his daughter Githanjali in the early hours on Thursday from an apartment in the city.
(Source: The Indian Express)
5. 70-Year-Old Found with Throat Slit in Bathroom of Goregaon Home
A senior citizen was found murdered at her Goregaon home on Wednesday evening. The police are probing if anyone holding a grudge against her son could be involved in the crime.
Niruben Patel, a 75-year-old widow, lived with her son, Balraj, at Gaondevi SRA society. Her son was estranged from his wife and two kids after having come out as a transgender. The murderer ransacked the house but left most of Niruben's jewellery intact on her person, leading the police to suspect that the robbery was staged.
"We are questioning Balraj. We have learnt that he brought visitors home which did not go down well with his mother. We are probing if anyone who had a dispute with Balraj is involved," said a police official. "We are not completely disregarding the robbery angle yet."
(Source: Times of India)
6. Mohali: Missing Boy’s Body Found in Water Tank near Home
The body of of a missing nine-year-old boy was found in a water tank at Singha Devi Colony in Nayagaon on Thursday. Post-mortem revealed that he drowned following which police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of Criminal Procedure Code. The family, however, alleged foul play in the death of the boy.
According to Nayagaon Station House Officer (SHO), Inspector Satnam Singh, the body of Krishna Kumar Mishra was floating in the tank located just 100 metres from his house. The SHO added that post-mortem was done by a board of three doctors which confirmed that Krishna drowned.
Krishna’s family members have alleged foul play and urged the police to probe the case. Krishna’s father, Adesh Kumar, said he would meet the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and narrate the entire incident to him.
Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline, Adesh said Krishna went missing on the evening of 27 January and after searching for two days, he lodged a missing persons’ complaint with Nayagaon police on 29 January and a case was registered on 30 January.
(Source: The Indian Express)
7. 4 Minors Held in Hauz Khas Hit-And-Run
The Delhi Police apprehended four minors aged between 14 and 17 years on Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run case reported from Hauz Khas last week, the police said on Thursday. The teenagers were released on bail.
Two women, including a foreign national, sustained minor injuries when a car driven by a teenager hit them on January 25. The victims had alleged that the police had deliberately delayed action in the case.
All the accused are school students and were returning from a party at a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village on the day of the incident, the police added.
The victims had claimed that the accident was captured on a CCTV camera but it took the police over six days to identify the offending vehicle. They also questioned why the parents were not booked for letting the juvenile drive the car.
Police sources said the car belongs to one of the accused and that the police are exploring the possibility of booking his father under Motor Vehicle Act for allowing the minor drive.
“The car has been seized and a probe is on,” said DCP (South) Romil Baaniya.
(Source: The Hindu)
8. Schoolgirl Mowed down by Principal's Car in Telangana
A 15-year-old girl died while her classmate suffered severe injuries after being run over by a car, allegedly driven by the principal of the school where they studied, in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana on Thursday.
The incident took place around 9 am at Jadcherla, police said. The girls, class 10 students, were heading for their class when the car hit them, a local police official said.
S Murali (37), the school principal, was driving the car, he added. "Both the girls were rushed to a nearby hospital. B Ramyasri succumbed to injuries, while the other girl is undergoing treatment," the police official told PTI.
A case under IPC Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) was registered against the principal and he was being questioned, the official added.
9. Constable, Ex-Cops Booked for Stealing Seized Vehicles
The Sahakarnagar police has booked a serving woman police constable and two retired policemen for misappropriating and stealing 23 motorcycles, 22 cell phones and a laptop,total worth Rs 11.13 lakh, from the police station's seized property room since 2004.
The two-wheelers, cell phones and the laptop were part of the seized property that was kept in the `muddemal' (seized property) room of the police. The incident came to light during an annual audit of the police station's seized property room.
An enquiry was initiated and it was revealed that the woman constable and her two former colleagues, who were responsible for maintaining the seized property at different points in time, made changes in the register of the police station to show less number of 'seized properties' in the room.
Police inspector Appasaheb Waghmale of Sahakarnagar Police Station lodged a complaint of cheating and misappropriation against the two retired and a serving constable.
(Source: Times of India)
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