QCrime: Girl’s Acrobatic Escape, 24-year-old Gets Life Sentence

QCrime: The Quint’s compilation of crime news from across the country.

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1. Outrage Grows as Diplomat’s Rape Probe Trips on Protocol

A Saudi diplomat has been accused of rape, illegal confinement and torture of two Nepalese women in his Gurgaon flat. The police probe got tangled in a web of protocol, with the cops waiting for instructions from the ministry of external affairs before making the next move.

The diplomat, believed to be the first secretary of the Saudi embassy, has left his Gurgaon house and has taken the protective shelter of the embassy. The police has no jurisdiction in the premises of the Saudi embassy.

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2. Captured LeT Terrorist Reveals Bollywood-style Entry in Kashmir

Taking a leaf out of Bollywood flicks, LeT militants from Pakistan tied a red “dupatta” (stole) on a tree to discreetly announce their arrival. They waited for a green dupatta that would indicate operatives on the Indian side had arrived to receive them.

The existence of the new code emerged during the interrogation of Showkat Ahmed Bhat, an alleged LeT operative. He spoke about his involvement with the terror group and his association with Abu Qassim, south Kashmir-based commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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3. Murder of Rationalists: Bombay High Court Suggests Common Investigation Agency

The Bombay High Court suggested that all the investigations of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi be carried out by a common agency. It said that given the similarities in the circumstances of these three murders, a central agency may be able to effectively carry out an investigation.

Justices Ranjit More and Rajesh Ketkar directed that a cyber forensic expert designated to assist the (CBI) in Dabholkar’s case be relocated to Pune from Nagpur within a week.


4. Tihar Jailbreak: Probe Team Finds Wall was Weak

The probe into the Tihar jailbreak in June, in which two prisoners escaped by digging a hole in a 2-ft jail wall has blamed the jail authorities and prison security for the incident.

The prisoners, Faizan (19) and Javed (18), were later caught. The inquiry report has been submitted to the government. The report has questioned the quality of material used to build the wall that was breached by the prisoners.

The report said the wall was so weak and the material used of so poor quality that anyone could have rifled a hole through it.

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5. Assam MLA Wanted on Rape Charges Absconding

Assam legislator Gopinath Das, wanted in connection with charges of raping a minor domestic help, has been absconding for the past three days.

We are trying to arrest him. His cellphones are switched off, while two notices sent to him in the past three days have evoked no response
— Indrani Barua, Superintendent of Police, Kamrup District.

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6. Medical Council of India Blacklists 130 Doctors

The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Wednesday came out with a list of 130 doctors who have been barred from practising medicine because of professional misconduct.

The period of suspension varies from one month on the lowest side to seven years maximum. All cases were referred to the MCI by the state medical councils.

All these cases came from the state councils where the patient parties file complaints against doctors on the charges of medical negligence.
— K K Agarwal, Member of the MCI Ethic Panel


7. Dangling From Sari on 13th Floor, Child Escapes Abusive Employers

A girl, in her early teens, climbed down into the balcony of a flat on the 12th floor of a residential building in New Delhi. The girl was employed by a family living on the floor above. Her employers assaulted her and made her work at all hours of the day, she said.

She told the owners of the flat that she had climbed into; that she had escaped from the apartment on the 13th floor, by climbing down a sari that she had tied to the balcony above.

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8. 2010 Rape-Murder of 8-year-old: 24-year-old Gets Life Term Until Death

A special women’s judge sentenced 24-year-old Javed Shaikh to life imprisonment until death on Wednesday afternoon. He was charged for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kurla in 2010.

A day earlier, the prosecution had argued for death penalty, but the judge took note of the young age of the accused while pronouncing the verdict.

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9. Body of Girl Found with Throat Slit in UP

The body of a 20-year-old girl was found with her throat slit near Thana Gagal Dedi here today in what is being suspected to be a case of rape and murder.

The girl belongs to Khan Alampu area in the city. It is suspected that she was raped before being
— Jagdish Sharma, Superintendent of Police

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