QCrime: 3 Arrested For Killing AAP Leader; 5 Siblings Found Dead

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1. Three Arrested For Killing AAP Leader

The 44-year-old Delhi-based Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who was found charred to death inside his SUV in Ghaziabad on 5 October, was kidnapped for money and later burnt alive in his car allegedly by his friend, police said on Wednesday, 10 October.

The Ghaziabad police have arrested three men and claimed that the victim was in a relationship with the prime accused, and was forcing the latter to stay with him after threatening to make a video viral.

After investigation into the case, police arrested prime accused Tayyab Qureshi and two others who allegedly were part of conspiracy to murder AAP leader Naveen Das.

“During investigation, we came to know that the victim and Tayyab were in a relationship. To get rid of the victim, "they mixed sleeping pills in a pack of halwa they purchased and offered it to the victim,” said police.

Police said the sedatives in the delicacy led victim into a semi-conscious state. They set the vehicle afire in which the unconscious victim was burnt alive, police added.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


2. Bodies Of Five Brothers Found Floating In Well In MP

The bodies of five children, all brothers aged between one and five years, were found floating in a well in a village of Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district on Wednesday, 10 October, while their parents were missing, police said.

The incident came to light in the morning when some residents of Chikli village in Barwani district, some 350 km southwest of Bhopal, spotted the bodies in the well and informed the police.

The bodies, which seemed to have been in the water for at least 24 hours, were taken out and sent for postmortem.

Barwani’s superintendent of police Vijay Khatri said all the boys were the son of Bhattar Singh from his two wives - Sangeeta, who is the mother of four of them, and Sunita, who is mother of one child.

The SP said they are still not sure whether it is a case of accident or murder. However, Singh and Sangeeta are now missing.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Son Kills Three Family Members in Delhi

Three members of a family were found dead with multiple stab wounds inflicted with a knife, at their house in southwest Delhi’s Kishangarh village on Wednesday, 10 October.

Following a 15-hour investigation, police have arrested the couple’s 19-year-old son in connection with the murders. Police said he allegedly killed them, as his parents objected to his lifestyle choices and beat him on several occasions.

Police said Suraj allegedly killed his father while he was sleeping by inflicting multiple stab wounds on his abdomen. “Hearing the commotion, his sister woke up and he allegedly stabbed her in the neck. His mother, too, woke up and tried to protect her daughter,” said DCP (southwest) Devender Arya. Police sources said when he stabbed his mother in the stomach.

According to police, he claimed that two men gained entrance to their house from the balcony, with the intent to commit theft, and killed his parents and sister. However, police said he also allegedly made contradictory statements during his questioning.

(Source: The Indian Express)


4. Auto-rickshaw Driver Assaults Woman Traffic Cop, Drags Her For 50 Metres

A woman traffic constable was allegedly assaulted by an auto-rickshaw driver near the Kalyan railway station in Mumbai. The auto driver dragged the constable along with the vehicle for around 50 metres when she allegedly demanded to see his license, police said.

According to Kalyan police, the accused has been identified as Nagesh Awalgiri. “Constable Asha Gawande was managing the traffic near Deepak Hotel on Tuesday, 9 October, when Awalgiri, stopped in the middle of the road, looking for customers. When Gawande asked for him to move, he started arguing with her, saying that he is just waiting for customers,” a police officer said.

He added, “Awalgiri started hitting her hand, placed on the rickshaw, asking her to move away. When she asked for his license, he immediately started the vehicle and knowing that Gawande was holding part of the vehicle, tried to speed away.” While Gawande fell on the road and was dragged, the driver fled the spot, police said.

Awalgiri was later arrested by the police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Three Kashmiri Students With ‘Terror Links’ Held In Punjab

Three Kashmiri students were arrested from an educational institute on the outskirts of Jalandhar on Wednesday 10 October, allegedly with weapons, including an assault rifle and explosives.

They were arrested in a joint operation by the Punjab police and special operations group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Punjab DGP Suresh Arora said that the three were part of a module of the Kashmiri terror outfit, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) and were nabbed from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology at Shahpur village.

Sources added that this is the first time in at least a decade that Kashmiri students have been arrested with explosives and weapons in Punjab.

Zahid Gulzar is a second-year B-Tech student and was arrested along with Mohammed Idriss Shahand Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt.

(Source: The Times of India)


6. BSF Man Guns Down Head Constable, Injures Another

A BSF head constable was killed and another was seriously injured when a constable of the force opened fire with his service rifle at Lakhipur Border Out Post (BOP) in south Assam's Karimganj district, BSF and police sources said on Wednesday, 10 October.

Constable Shiv Yogi Pandey of BSF was on duty in Lakhipur BOP when he entered into an argument over some issue with two head constables of his company on 9 October.

Accused Shiv Yogi Pandey opened fire with his Insas rifle and shot 9 rounds in which Ashok Kumar Kangaria died on the spot and A R Pal got seriously injured, the sources said.

The accused has fled with the rifle and two loaded magazines with 40 rounds of live ammunition and a wireless set, the sources said.

An elaborate search operation was launched by BSF and other security forces.

(Source: PTI)

7. Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Minor

The police arrested a 21-year-old executive of a multinational firm in Gurugram for allegedly sexually assaulting a student of Class 11 and blackmailing her by threatening to share an obscene video clip of hers on social media.

The accused was arrested from his house in Sector 4 on 9 October, following a complaint by the 16-year-old’s father. He was produced in the court the next day and sent to 14-day judicial custody.

“The accused had been a student of the same school as the girl. Her parents said he used to stalk her and harass her even then. He had forcefully befriended her in school and later starting taking her out. He often asked the girl to meet him outside late in the evenings,” Sumit Kuhar, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said.

The accused raped her multiple times in school over the last three years and at different locations, the girl told the police in her complaint.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


8. Two Arrested For Altering School Marksheets

Police in Maharashtra's Bhayander area busted a shop where two employees allegedly altered marks in school marksheets for a fee. Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Naya Nagar police station raided a shop inside Shanti Shopping Centre in Bhayander last week, posing as customers.

The undercover policemen had come with a Class 10 marksheet and a Class 12 Commerce stream marksheet issued by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

The customers asked whether the shop employees could increase marks on the marksheets in a way that the alteration would not be detected upon inspection.

Inspector Balaji Pandhare, Senior Inspector, Naya Nagar police station, said that the men asked for Rs 1,000 to alter marks in each marksheet.

The police then arrested Rajesh Reshamlal and Tilak Reshamlal on charges of defrauding the state education board.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. 23-year-old Sent To Judicial Custody For Rape & Blackmail

A local court on Wednesday, 10 October sent a 23-year-old man to judicial custody for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 20-year-old woman from Rajasthan's Kota city, officials said.

The accused identified as Aabid Hussain, a resident of Rajiv colony in Nainwa town of Bundi district, was arrested on 9 October for the crime, said police.

The survivor, a BSc student, on 7 October lodged a complaint against Hussain at Vigyan Nagar Police Station, stating the accused had allegedly raped her and was blackmailing her with photos and video clips he had secretly taken in his mobile phone, the SHO said.

In the plaint, the survivor said Hussain befriended her about seven to eight months ago on social media and soon the two starting meeting.

During one such meeting, the accused called the survivor to his home and offered her food "laced with an intoxicating substance". After consuming the food item, the woman said she was semi-conscious and the accused allegedly filmed a vulgar video of hers and also clicked photographs, said the SHO.

(Source: PTI)

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