QCrime: Honour Killings in UP & AP, Minor Gangraped in Mumbai

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1. Case Against Forensic Expert in Jessica Case Quashed by Apex Court

The Supreme Court has quashed a perjury case against a forensic expert in the murder of model Jessica Lal in 1999, reports The Hindu.

The Delhi High Court had started perjury proceedings against Prem Sagar Manocha, who was deputy director at the State Forensic Science Laboratory. Manocha was one of the 32 witnesses of a total of 101 against whom the High Court inititated proceedings in Lal’s murder case for turning hostile during the trial.

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2. Rape Victim Seeks Pranab’s Nod for Killing Self

After being denied justice for nearly three months, a 20-year-old rape victim in Bihar has asked President Pranab Mukherjee permission for mercy killing, according to the police.

According to the police complaint, the victim alleges she was raped by a close relative on October 22.

“The rape victim has sought permission of the President for mercy killing, as she was denied justice in her case despite knocking at the doors of all officials concerned,” a relative said.

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3. Andhra Pradesh: Youth’s Severed Body Parts Found, Honour Killing Suspected

The severed body parts of a youth were found in two different places and according to the police, it seems to be a case of honour killing, according to a report in The Hindu, The youth is suspected to have been murdered by his girlfriend’s parents.

According to police, Shabbir Basha, was in love with the teenaged daughter of one D Chandrasekhara Reddy of Muttala. Unwilling to accept the relationship, the accused called Basha to his farm on the pretext of administering medicine to his sheep and allegedly killed him.

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4. Minor Gangraped, Strangled to Death in Saharanpur; Three Arrested

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and strangulated to death by three youths in Qutubshetra police station area. According to Superintendent of Police R P S Yadav, the girl had been missing since January 5. Her body was recovered on January 7 after police intensified its search operation in the area.

You can read the full report on The Quint, here.

5. UP: Parents Kill Girl in Suspected Honour Killing

An 18-year-old girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her parents, father Satya Narain and mother Asha (44), at their house in Gajner police station area.

Bhim Sen, Station Officer, Gajner police station, said that during investigation he found out that the victim had an affair with a local youth and her parents were against it and had warned her to break her ties with the youth several times.

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6. Ferozepur: Ex-BJP Leader, Kin Arrested in Cash-For-Job Scam

Bharatiya Janata Party Minority Morcha‘s former district unit president Patras Soni and his uncle, Bhola Bhatti, have been arrested in a cash-for-job scam.

Complainant Major Singh of Warring village in Tarn Taran district claims to have paid the Rs 7 lakh to Soni through his uncle for the recruitment of his son, Ranjit Singh. Raghbeer Singh of Amritsar’s Wadala village also claims to have paid Soni Rs 3 lakh for a police job, reports The Hindustan Times.

“He neither got us the job nor returned our money,” Raghbeer stated in his police complaint.

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7. Delhi: Businessman, Wife and Son Found Dead in Apartment

A 52-year-old real estate businessman Sanjay (52), his wife Jyoti (48) and his son Pawan (21) were found strangled inside their apartment in Central Delhi’s Old Rajinder Nagar area. The victims were found with their hands tied behind their backs with a dupatta, reports The Indian Express.

The police suspect that the unidentified assailants were known to the family, as they found no signs of forced entry into the three-bedroom flat.

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8. Mumbai: 9-Yr-Old Sexual Assaulted in School

A nine-year-old Dadar schoolgirl was sexually assaulted by a cleaner-cum-errand boy in her school when she accidentally walked into the men’s toilet, the police said.

The accused, Somnath Yadav, allegedly took advantage of the minor when he noticed that she was alone, reports The Times of India. The police are holding the school management responsible. The police have arrested Yadav and seized his mobile phone, which contains some pornography.

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9. 14-Yr-Old Girl Abducted & Raped; Alleged Rapist Arrested in Delhi

The police have arrested the third accused in the case of the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl about a month ago. The girl was raped repeatedly for around two weeks by three youths after she was abducted from her house in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area. The trio also shot at her when she tried to escape before dumping her in a dry well at Greater Noida, police said.

You can read The Quint’s complete report here.

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