QCrime: UP Councillor’s Son Found Dead; Man Kills Wife Over Affair

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Abhijit Yadav was a BSc student and lived with his mother and elder brother at the Darul Shafa quarters, said police.
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1. UP Legislative Council Chairperson’s Son Found Dead, Police Say Strangulation

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council chairperson Ramesh Yadav’s 22-year-old son was found dead at his official Lucknow residence on Sunday, 21 October. While the family claimed it was a natural death, an autopsy revealed he died of strangulation, said police.

No FIR was lodged at the time of filing this report.

Abhijit Yadav was a BSc student and lived with his mother and elder brother at the Darul Shafa quarters, said police.

Station House Officer, Hazratganj police station, Radha Raman Singh said that they were informed of the death at around 11 am and a police team rushed to the spot.

“Initially, the family claimed he had died of natural death and so they didn’t want any legal formalities into the matter. They said that he was found unconscious and suspected that he died of a heart attack,” said Singh.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Faridabad Cops Crack 4-Year-Old Murder Case, Nab Two Accused

Earlier this week, Faridabad Police unexpectedly solved a four-year-old murder case, which had hit a dead-end as soon as the remains of the deceased – who had remained unidentified ever since – were discovered.

Police said the breakthrough came during the police remand of two men – Manoj, alias Sethi and Monty.

“The duo had been arrested on the basis of an anonymous tip-off Wednesday, from Master Road, and were taken into police remand. During questioning, they revealed that they, and a third accused, had murdered Deepak, alias Kaaku, in an empty plot of land behind an SRS building in the Bhupani area,” said Sube Singh, PRO of Faridabad Police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Man Strangles Wife over Affairs

A 24-year-old man strangled his wife to death in central Delhi’s Kamla Market as he suspected that she was having extramarital affairs with two men, the police said on Sunday, 21 October.

However, Reshma’s parents have alleged she was killed over dowry, the police said.

After killing the 22-year-old, Kamil allegedly sat next to the body for a while. The couple’s two-year-old daughter was present in the room at the time of the incident.

The police said Kamil walked into Kamla Market police station with his daughter around 1:40 am on Sunday. He told them that he had strangled Reshma at their house.

A police team rushed to the house, where Reshma’s body was found lying on a mattress. Given the condition of the body, the police suspect she was killed a few hours earlier.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. BJP Councillor Held over Scuffle with Cop

A day after a Meerut BJP councillor was arrested and a sub-inspector transferred over a late night brawl in a restaurant on the Delhi-Dehradun highway, a group of three legislators and a party MP met the district SSP on Sunday, 21 October, and told him that the action taken was “one-sided”.

They demanded that an FIR be lodged against the policeman and the woman lawyer who had accompanied him, accusing them of having “misbehaved with the councillor and his staff members in an inebriated state”.

On Friday, S-I Sukhpal Panwar and a woman lawyer arrived at the restaurant on the Delhi-Dehradun Highway around 11:30 pm. Police said they were both inebriated and scuffled with the waiter when there was a “delay” in serving them. While Panwar was seen (in a video of the incident that went viral) slapping the waiter, the woman took out a pistol and aimed it towards the staff, they added.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Three Arrested for Stealing Rented Cars

The Dahisar police have busted a gang that allegedly stole cars after taking them on rent, with the arrest of three people.

Asfak Nur Ahmed Siddiqui, Zaffar Hussain Sheikh, and Nasir Madar Sheikh were caught in Mira Road with five stolen cars, while a fourth gang member, Raj Tiwari, is absconding.

After the Dahisar police took Siddiqui into custody, the Thane Police, who were investigating a similar case, zeroed in on him as well. PR Nilewad, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Wagle Estate division, Thane, said on Sunday, 21 October, that Siddiqui has several such cases against him.

Nilevad said the gang would promise to pay high rents to the car owners, allegedly generated by using these cars for corporate firms.

(Source: The Hindu)

6. Driver Doesn’t Wait for Puppy to Move, Mows It Down

A stray puppy sleeping on a road in northwest Delhi’s Pitampura was mowed down by a car driver. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera. The accused driver was arrested and later released on bail.

Senior police officers said that the incident happened on Wednesday night when the accused, Rakesh Sadija (36), was going through the area. He got bail on Saturday, 20 October.

The complainant, Sukhmani Sethi, who lives where the incident happened, said that the incident was recorded in the CCTV camera of her house, following which she approached the police for action.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. CCTV Shows Unknown Man Visiting Gurugram Couple’s Home

A person had reportedly visited the J block house in DLF 2 – where Gurmel Kaur (74) was found dead with her throat slit – on Saturday morning, 20 October, deepening the mystery in the purported murder-suicide bid wherein the woman’s husband (77) slashed his wrist but survived.

The CCTV camera installed there had captured an unknown person coming to the house on a scooter on Saturday morning. In the footage, the person could be seen departing a few minutes later, leaving his scooter parked outside.

The cops are now trying to identify this person and find out if he had any connection to the case. A police team from DLF 2 police station inspected the crime scene again on Sunday morning, collected the CCTV footage and record statements of neighbours.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. Two Groups Clash over Stolen Clothes, Four Booked

An argument over stolen clothes spiralled into a massive brawl between two groups in northeast Delhi’s Old Seelampur on Thursday, 18 October. In a video footage, people are seen attacking each other with sticks, rods and even brandishing guns right in front of a police Gypsy.

DCP (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said a case has been registered based on the complaint by one group. “The other group has also submitted its complaint, which is being examined,” she added. Initial probe revealed that the complainant, Sultan Haider (31), owned a warehouse near Old Seelampur market.

On 16 October, three men, identified as Raja, Jawed and one other, broke into the warehouse and stole clothes from there. A compromise was later reached where the accused men, who live in the same locality, agreed to return the stolen items to Haider.

(Source: The Times of India)

9. Double Plot to Kill Murder Witness, Rob Bizman Foiled

A double plot to rob an elderly owner of a pharmceutical company, and eliminate a murder witness who used to work near his house, was foiled after the Special Cell caught the man while he was on his way to execute the plan. The plan was hatched at the Rohini Jail where the arrested man and the masterminds of the plot were lodged sometime ago. The arrested man was released a few days ago but was still in touch with the criminals in the jail.

It was found that a driver working with the neighbour of the businessman had passed on the information about him to the criminals.

DCP (special cell) Pramod Kushwah said that the arrested man, Paramjeet, had recced the house of the elderly couple twice based on the information by the driver. “A team monitoring his activities tracked him near Jhajjar and caught him with a pistol and some cartridges,” said Kushwah.

(Source: The Times of India)

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