QCrime: AAP MLA Booked, Shiv Sena Leader Staged Fake Attack & More

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1. AAP MLA Booked for ‘Manhandling’ Women

AAP MLA and vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya, was booked on Wednesday for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women who approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality.

The Sangam Vihar MLA has been booked on charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation and using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, police said.

The AAP MLA, however, denied the charge and said that he was being targeted on the basis of a purported video aired by some news channels. He said that he was not present at the place at the time of the alleged incident.

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2. Plumber Murdered in Mumbai

Nearly five days after the murder of a 47-year-old plumber, police have arrested an accused and said an old enmity led to the killing, according to PTI report. The accused, Sandeep Anna Durai Periyaar (30), was nabbed on Thursday.

The reason behind the killing of the plumber, Jayram Nadar, was previous enmity between the duo, he added. The 30-year-old accused was produced in a local Court, which remanded him in police custody till 28 June. According to the police, last week Nadar had come near Orlem Church for some work. When Nadar was walking towards his bike, four unidentified goons repeatedly stabbed him.

3. Woman and Her Grandchildren Murdered in Mumbai

A 47-year-old woman and her two grandchildren were found brutally murdered at their residence in suburban Malwani on Thursday morning, police said. The deceased were identified as Babli Shaw and her grandchildren, Aryan Sheikh (13) and Sania Sheikh (8). Their bodies bore multiple stab wounds, they said.

The kids were staying with their grandmother at her residence after the demise of their mother. According to the police, they came to know about the gruesome crime at around 10:30 am on Thursday after a neighbour of the victims’ called them.

Babli was last seen by her neighbours at around 1:10 AM and the murders may have taken place in the wee hours, a senior official said.

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4. Old Man Held for Planning Son’s Murder

A 63-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly getting his son murdered by hiring contract killers in Rajkot, police said. Naran Lavji Vasoya, a retired employee of the state Accountant General office, allegedly hired two men to murder his son Dipesh Vasoya (33). It is believed that Dipesh used to beat his father frequently.

Police claimed that Naran has confessed to the crime. The investigators also suspect that as Dipesh had Rs 25 lakh insurance on him, it could be also a possible motive behind the murder.

Vasoya had offered Rs 5 lakh to Mansukh Vadoliya (42), who, along with his nephew Ravi Vadoliya (23), allegedly killed Dipesh on the night of 21 June.

5. Woman and Her Lover Arrested for Murder

A woman and her paramour were arrested on Thursday in Indore in connection with the alleged murder of her husband, according to PTI report.

The woman identified as Puja alias Anjali (28) and her paramour Karamsingh (30) were arrested for the killing of her husband Yashpal Singh Bisht (30), an employee of a pharmaceutical company, police said.

Bisht was residing in Indore because of his job, while Pooja was living in Dehradun. Bisht was aware of Pooja’s illicit relationship with Karamsingh, which is why she conspired to eliminate him with the help of her paramour, the police said.

6. Shiv Sena Leader, 2 Others Arrested for Staging Attack Drama

The alleged attempt to murder Punjab Shiv Sena youth wing president Amit Arora on 3 February was orchestrated by him to get “security and publicity”, Ludhiana police said on Thursday.

According to a PTI report, Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora and two others were arrested. During investigations, it was established that it was a “fake case”.

The attack was staged to get police security and publicity only. The entire incident was a self staged drama to get more security, a security vehicle from the police and some publicity.
Jatinder Singh Aulakh, Police Commissioner, Ludhiana

7. Family Axed to Death in Thane

Three members of a family from Karavale village were allegedly axed to death by unidentified people in Thane, according to a PTI report. The incident took place on Thursday in the Malangad Hills area where the family lived in an isolated home, DCP Zone-IV (Ulhasnagar) Sunil Bharadwaj said.

Police suspect it to be a case of dacoity and murder. The trio, identified as Shankar Namdeo Bhandari (60), Fasubai Shankar Bhandari (52) and Sunny Bhandari (22) were axed to death.

The Hill line police under the Ulhasnagar division have registered an offence under section 392 of the IPC.

8. Gang Hacks Two Men to Death in Tuticorin District

Two men were hacked to death by an unidentified gang of more than four people in a village in Tuticorin district on Thursday, police said.

According to a PTI report, Kasirajan and Rajalingam, farmers, were sleeping on the open terrace of their house at Thattaparai village when they were attacked by the gang members who escaped in a vehicle after committing the crime. The motive behind the murder was being investigated, police said.

9. Dalit Man Found Murdered in Muzaffarnagar

The bullet-ridden body of a 40-year-old Dalit man was found on Thursday in Bhupkheri village of the Muzaffarnagar district, according to a PTI report.

The body was found in a field in the area, SP Rakesh Jolly said, adding that an old enmity is suspected to be the reason behind murder. A case has been registered against six people and the body has been sent for postmortem, police said.

Enraged over the incident, some locals protested and demanded compensation for the family of the deceased. Security has been tightened in the area to prevent any untoward incident, the SP said.

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