QCrime: Alarming State of Seniors, New Nigerian Fraud & More

Catch up with all the latest crime stories from all across the nation.

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The spate of crimes against the elderly is scary. (Photo: iStockphoto)

1. Delhi: 12 Senior Citizens Murdered in ’15; 46 in Last Three Years

The murder of an octogenarian couple in South-East Delhi in the wee hours of Friday is a grim reminder of the vulnerability of the elderly in the national capital. With this incident, 12 senior citizens have been murdered in the city this year.

As many as 46 senior citizens have allegedly been murdered in the past three years in Delhi, reveals records of the Delhi Police. For more read here.


2. ‘MMS Greeting’ the new Nigerian fraud

A Nigerian fraudster has duped a Hyderabad-based techie to the tune of Rs 1.4 lakh by stealing his bank account details after infiltrating his mobile phone with a malware MMS `greeting’.

The victim is a software engineer who received an email from the ‘IT Department’, informing him that he was eligible for a tax refund, which led to this crime. One of the accused was produced before the local court in Hyderabad on Thursday and remanded in judicial custody. For more read here.

3. Mumbai: BMC Staffer Held for Threatening to Blow Up Sion, KEM Hospitals

An employee of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai was arrested on Friday for allegedly making threat calls to Sion and KEM hospitals here.

Mumbai Police received the phone call at around 12:15 PM on Thursday. Police are trying to ascertain whether the caller is mentally unsound. For the full report, click here.


4. Tipu Sultan Jayanti Row: Two More Stabbed, Mixed Response to Bandh

A statewide bandh called by VHP in Karnataka to protest the death of an activist in clashes over celebration of Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary was successful in some areas of the state, while remaining weak in the rest of the state.

Two youths were also attacked and stabbed on Thursday night. Full report here.

5. Chennai Techie Commits suicide in Singapore

A 25-year old woman from Chennai committed suicide in Singapore. Her husband is in police custody and has shown no remorse, in the words of a neighbour.

The younger sister of the deceased is also believed to have committed suicide three years ago. Read the full report here.


6. Rape Cases in India More Than Doubled in 2001-14, Says Report

India has witnessed a surge in rape cases since 2001, when the crime more than doubled, according to a report titled ‘Status of Women in India’ presented at the International Conference on Gender Equality.

Besides, cruelty against married women has risen nearly 2.5 times. While rape cases registered between 2001 and 2014 rose from 16,075 to 36,735, cases of cruelty against married woman jumped from 49,170 to 1,22,877, the report said. For more read here.

7. Delhi: Grandfather’s Celebratory Firing Kills 6-Year-Old Boy

A six-year-old boy died on Friday after receiving a bullet injury — the shot accidentally fired by his grandfather — in South-West Delhi.

A case has been registered under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the 60-year-old grandfather, identified as Ram Kumar. He was arrested immediately but was later released on bail. For more read here.


8. North Bengal: Assault Charge on DIG Son

The son of a north Bengal-based IPS officer has been charged with attempt to murder for allegedly holding a driver captive and assaulting him. This is the second time in four months that a criminal case has been filed against him for a similar offence.

The victim was admitted to a hospital with scalp and other injuries.

Click for the full story.

9. Assam: Army Gets Clean Chit in Pregnant Woman Rape Case

The rape allegation levelled by a pregnant woman against two armymen in Assam’s Kokrajhar district in August has turned out to be “false”. The incident had led to widespread protests against the army.

Both the accused were arrested on September 24. The army reportedly co-operated with the police during the inquiry. Click here for full story.

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