QCrime: Fortis in Legal Soup, US Girl Alleges Molestation And More
Top crime stories from all across India.
1. Case Against Fortis After 80-Year-Old Dies In Lift Shaft
An 80-year-old man sustained head injuries and died on the spot after he slipped and fell in the pit of the lift shaft of Fortis Hospital in Nagarbhavi on Wednesday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Sachinanda Murthy, a resident of Vijaynagar. He went to Fortis Hospital for his wife’s dialysis which was over, at around 4 p.m. After that, Murthy came to the hospital again, dropping his wife in the car.
On reaching the lift on the ground floor, Murthy pressed the lift button multiple times, which was on the third floor. Due to technical issues with the elevator, the door of the elevator opened even though the lift was on the third floor. As Murthy was in a hurry, he did not notice the absence of the lift and accidentally stepped in only to fall in the pit of the lift shaft.
Murthy screamed alerting hospital staff who rushed for help. They in turn alerted the security department who in turn informed the police. The body has been sent for post mortem and a case has been filed against Fortis.
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2. US Tourist Alleges Molestation By Delhi Cab Driver, FIR Lodged
A cab driver of a city-based private company has been accused of molesting a 20-year-old tourist from the US. An FIR was registered by Delhi Police against him on Thursday.
The girl had come to Delhi on a tourist visa. The incident took place in Chittaranjan Park area of South East Delhi on July 24.
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3. Man Targets 7 Minor Girls, Kills 4 To Cure Wife
To cure his wife of debilitating mental illness, an Agra man has killed four minor girls and was looking out for three more. He confessed to the police that he did this on the “advice” of a tantrik. The man has been identified as Sonu who also revealed that he had raped all the deceased before killing them.
The tantrik had told him that to cure his wife he needed to kill seven minor girls in all.
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4. Skeletons Of Four ‘Missing’ Children Found Near Haryana
Over two years after they went missing from Haryana, the remains of four children were recovered near the Aravali range by police on Wednesday. The four children — a brother-sister duo and two other girls, all of them between six and eight years of age — had gone missing from their school in Hariyahera village near Bhondsi on May 26, 2013.
The skeletons of the four children were recovered after the siblings’ maternal uncle, who was arrested on Tuesday night, allegedly admitted to killing them and told police where he had hidden the bodies. The accused, Devraj (23), had killed his nephew and niece and two of their friends over a fight he had had with his brother-in-law, the siblings’ father.
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5. MTC Bus Mows Down 50-Yr-Old Woman in Chennai
A 50-year-old woman was run over and four others were injured when an MTC bus rammed a bus shelter in a Chennai neighbourhood, on Thursday evening.
According to eye-witnesses, the MTC bus was speeding to the scheduled stop on L.B. Road. It first hit a two-wheeler, throwing down the rider. Then the bus driver lost control and the vehicle climbed on to the platform, running over a homeless woman and four others who were waiting for the bus. It finally came to a halt after this.
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6. Husband Held For Allegedly Murdering Wife in Mumbai
The husband of a woman constable was arrested today for allegedly murdering her; her body was found from their residence yesterday.
Body of the 43-year-old Mumbai Police constable Smita Nandiwadekar had a slit mark on her throat which was done with some sharp edged weapon. Earlier it appeared as a case of suicide but later through investigation, it got revealed that the husband had killed her over some family tiff.
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7. Fatal Bomb Attack Kills Lawyer, Child
A lawyer and a three-year-old boy lost their lives in a sudden bomb attack this morning near a bus stand in Muzaffarpur. Five youths on two motorbikes hurled crude bombs at the lawyer, Madan Sharma alias Brajesh Sharma (45), at Marwan bus stand around 9.30am. He was waiting for a bus to Muzaffarpur town.
The other victim – Ashish Kumar (3) – received fatal splinter injuries of bombs exploded by the assailants while fleeing, moments after the child had alighted from a bus with his mother. A cycle shop owner, Kishore Thakur (32), who suffered splinter injuries in the bomb explosion at Marwan Chowk in Muzaffarpur, around 60km north of Patna, was released after first aid.
No arrests have been made yet.
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8. Three Held For Gangraping Teenager in Arunachal Pradesh
Four days after a teenage girl was gangraped in Arunachal Pradesh, the police have arrested three persons in connection with the incident. While one person was arrested from Daporijo town, two of his accomplices were tracked down in Taliha, a town about 45 kms away.
The car in which the victim was whisked away by the alleged rapists on July 26 has also been seized.
9. Five-Year-Old Child Tortured By Stepmom and Dad
The case of a five-year-old being tortured at the hands of her stepmother and father came to light on Thursday. This comes a day after 19-year-old Pratyusha was rehabilitated by the State government.
Jayalakshmi, currently undergoing treatment for burns and bruises at the Gadwal Area Hospital in Mahbubnagar, looked malnourished and was barely able to speak. The case came to light after an Anganwadi teacher Umamaheswari visited the child to enquire why Jayalakhsmi was not coming to school. A case been registered and arrests will be made soon, police said.
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