QCrime: 12-Yr-Old Sodomised, Killed; Principal Rapes Class 10 Girl

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1. 40-Yr-Old Labourer Held for Killing Wife

The Hadapsar police in Pune on Wednesday, 14 March, arrested a labourer, Sanjay Arjun Pawar (40), for strangling his wife Renuka Pawar (32) to death in Vetalbaba Vasahat. The labourer allegedly suspected his wife’s character.

Pawar took on small-time jobs, whereas Renuka had been working as a domestic help.

Senior inspector Vishnu Pawar of the Hadapsar police said, “Even before 8am, the husband started getting into an argument with his wife. She had refused to give him money on the suspicion that he intended to consume liquor.”

The police officer added, “In a fit of absolute rage, the husband picked up a hammer and hit his wife. Renuka suffered injuries on her head and left eye. Then, the husband used a rope to strangle her to death. Eventually, the man fled the house in Vetalbaba Vasahat.”

(Source: The Times of India)


2. Man Arrested for Girl’s Murder, Rape in Rohtak

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 20-year-old college student in Rohtak. The victim’s family termed it a gangrape and alleged that the elder brother of the accused, identified as Arjun, was also involved in the crime.

The girl had succumbed to injuries in a Rohtak hospital on Tuesday, 13 March. She was allegedly abducted from Bhiwani on 10 March.

The girl, who belong to Bhiwani town, was taking coaching for competitive exams. According to Haryana Police, the accused Arjun is a resident of Jhajjar district and is a relative of the girl.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. 6-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered in Ludhiana; Suspect Held

A six-year-old girl was raped and strangulated to death in the Basti Jodhewal area of Ludhiana on Wednesday, 14 March.

Police have arrested a suspect, Bablu Pandit (40), who works with a local caterer, for committing the crime. The body of the girl, who went missing on Tuesday evening, was recovered in the bush in a vacant plot near her house at Sanyas Colony, Noorwala Road, at around 7am. There were scratch marks on her neck and injuries on her face.

Basti Jodhewal station house officer (SHO) Mohammad Jamil said soon after she went missing, the family started searching for her and lodged a missing complaint at the police station around midnight.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


4. Class 5 Boy Sodomised, Killed by Two Local Youths

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised and murdered at Amrupura village under Mansukhpura police jurisdiction of Agra district. The victim’s body was recovered by police on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday inside a forested area, around three kilometres from his village. The boy was a class 5 student at a local school. Two persons, identified as Ramsiya and Kuldeep, have been booked for murder and causing disappearance of evidence.

Station house officer (SHO) of Mansukhpura, Sunil Kumar, said, “During interrogation, the two accused confessed to have sexually abused and murdered the boy. A sharp knife was used to slit the victim’s throat. The body has been sent for postmortem. Once the autopsy report confirms sexual abuse, we will levy IPC 377 (unnatural offence) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the suspects.”

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Nigdi: Jealous Over His Friendship With Girl, 18-Year-Old Kills Teen, Held

An 18-year-old engineering student has been arrested for allegedly killing a 15-year-old boy studying in Class 10. The deceased was a resident of Purnanagar in Chinchwad. The suspect, Rohan Pradeep Mahalagikar, had known the victim for a few years, said police.

As per primary information given by police, on Monday, the 15-year-old was studying for the ongoing Board exams with a classmate at his residence. A little past midnight, he went to drop the girl home on his two-wheeler. When he didn’t return for a long time, his family members started searching for him and making calls to his friends.

(Source: The Indian Express)


6. YouTube Video Taught Duo in Mumbai to Burgle Shop

The MIDC police arrested two thieves, who, during interrogation, revealed they learnt the trick of burgling after watching a YouTube video on how to break locks.

Last month, the duo burgled a beer shop in Andheri (East). However, when they returned on 12 March to burgle another shop, they were caught by the patrolling police.

According to MIDC police, this is the first crime case against the duo identified as Arman Khan, 20, and Raees Khan, 24.

“On February 12, while watching YouTube videos, they came across one on how to break locks using spanners. They then bought spanners from a roadside vendor,” said an investigating officer.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Principal Rapes Class 10 Girl as Dummy Student Writes Her Exam

A school principal allegedly raped a 16-year-old student on the pretext of helping her clear her class 10 board exams. The principal, who is also the owner of the school on the outskirts of Gohana town in Sonipat, made a dummy student write her physical education paper on Tuesday, 13 March, while he raped the girl in a nearby house.

Police officials booked the principal and two women under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act on Tuesday night. The women were booked for criminal conspiracy as the rape took place in their house. All three are absconding since Tuesday night.

(Source: The Times of India)


8. Maharashtra: Cyber Crime Cases Double Since 2017

Maharashtra has recorded almost double the number of cyber crime cases in 2017 as compared to last year, revealed a written reply tabled by the state government in the Legislative Council. The reply further showed that the lowest conviction rate was recorded in 2017 in the last six years.

As per the statistics provided by the state government, in 2017, 4,035 cases of cyber crimes were registered under the IT Act, while 2,380 cases registered in 2016. The conviction rate also dropped to 16.67 per cent in 2017 from 23.53 per cent in 2016. In 2015, the state had recorded the highest conviction rate of 40.74 per cent.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Chhenu Gang’s Hitman Held After Gun Battle With Delhi Cops in UP’s Amroha

A dreaded gangster belonging to the notorious Chhenu Pehalwan gang was arrested on Wednesday, 14 March, from western Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha after a 20-minute exchange of fire with a joint team of Delhi and UP police.

Anwar alias Hatela was wanted in over 10 cases in both Delhi and UP and is suspected to have killed two gangsters from the rival Abdul Nasir gang in a span of four hours in northeast Delhi in October last year. Police said Anwar is one of the main ‘hitmen’ of the Chhenu gang. He carried a reward of Rs 1.25 lakh on his head.

The rivalry between Chhenu gang, which is led by Irfan alias Chhenu Pehalwan and Abdul Nasir gang led to a series of murders in northeast Delhi last year.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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