QCrime: Bureaucrat Attacked; Man Tries Rape as ‘Cancer Cure’

The Quint’s compilation of top crime stories from dailies across the country.

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1. Delhi: Bureaucrat from Manipur Attacked; Wife, Daughter Molested


A senior bureaucrat from Manipur and his family members, became the latest victims of road rage menace in the national capital on Tuesday night.

The bureaucrat, in his mid-fifties, was physically and verbally abused, and his wife and daughter molested, allegedly by a man over a minor collision between their cars at Rao Tula Ram road towards Moti Bagh flyover in south Delhi, but no passers-by came forward to help.

The man allegedly misbehaved with the bureaucrat’s wife and daughter, grabbed their hair and pulled them out of their car. They touched the mother-daughter inappropriately and outraged their modesty, said police.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Harassment by Daughter-In-Law Led to Family Committing Suicide: Noida Doctor


The doctor, bodies of whose five family members were found in a flat in Ranchi on 9 October, said they took overdose of sleeping pills to commit suicide due to depression caused by alleged threats and harassment from his daughter-in-law, police said on Wednesday.

Sukanta Sarkar, the Noida-based doctor who was found injured with multiple wounds along with the bodies, said in his statement to police that the family was suffering from depression and initially thought of killing themselves in Noida itself, but later decided to travel to Ranchi and think over it.

The daughter-in-law did not accompany them in their travel to Ranchi where the family members decided to commit suicide.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

3. Bihar: ‘Exorcist’ Tries Rape as ‘Cancer Cure’, Lands in Jail


A man who was in the business of cheating victims of misfortune and exploiting women on the pretext of carrying out rituals of exorcism to ‘treat’ them, has landed in jail after a woman he was allegedly trying to rape, raised an alarm.

The incident took place at the ‘exorcist’ Dharmraj Gond’s ashram (house) at Dasaunti village under Mohania police station area of Kaimur district in south western Bihar last week.

Gond, 60, landed in police net when the wife of a young man, who had come to him for being treated for ‘cancer’ through exorcism, suddenly found the exorcist getting physical with her and called out to her relatives, who were outside the room.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. 70-Year-Old Held for Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl


A 70-year-old paan vendor was arrested on Tuesday on charges of molesting a seven-year-old schoolgirl. The incident took place on the terrace of a building in Malad where the girl stays with her family. The accused, Siddhanand Chaurasia, who has been living in Mumbai for the past 35 years, does not have a history of crime.

The incident was reported around 6 pm on Tuesday when the girl was playing on the terrace. Chaurasia has a shop near the building and he allegedly molested the girl on the terrace after which she complained to her mother.

(Source: Times of India)

5. Three Held for Kidnap, Murder of 12-Year-Old Boy


With the arrest of three persons, Aligarh Police claims to have solved the murder and kidnapping case of a 12-year-old boy, who was abducted five months ago.

According to police sources, the accused – identified as Abhishek (24) and Deva (22) and Shekhar (24) – were arrested on Wednesday after they made a ransom call of Rs 30 lakh to the child's family. The kidnappers, who had abducted Abhinav on 30 April, contacted his father presuming that police may not be taking interest in the case due to long lapse of time.

(Source: Times of India)

6. Husband Killed Woman Accused of Sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Amritsar


Police on Wednesday claimed to have solved the murder of a woman, who was allegedly involved in a 2015 sacrilege incident.

“The woman, identified as Balwinder Kaur of Veroke village, was murdered by her husband who was upset over the desecration incident,” said Amritsar (rural) Senior Superintendent of Police HPS Khakh.

Police had found Balwinder’s body with injuries caused by sharp-edged weapons on 9 September. Her husband Labh Singh, at that time, had told police his wife was killed by three unidentified people.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. MP: Minor Rape Victim Tries to Immolate Self After Accused Is Released


A Dalit rape victim at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Itarsi allegedly tried to immolate herself by pouring kerosene, fearing that an accused in the case, who came out on bail recently may kill her, police said on Thursday.

The minor girl suffered 40 per cent burn injuries in the incident yesterday and is being treated at a hospital here, they said, adding her condition is stated to be stable and out of danger now.

She took the extreme step at her residence in Nayagaon, around 15 km from here, out of the fear that the accused would harm her.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

8. Crorepati Cop Booked in Surat for Graft Charges


Currently under suspension, Prakash Patil, assistant sub-inspector, has been booked for graft charges in Kadodara GIDC police station on Thursday. He was booked following an inquiry in which property worth crores was found on his name and his family. Police recorded over 284 percent property against legal income of Patil.

Patil has been booked under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in Kadodara GIDC police station and the investigation is to continue to identify his other properties.

(Source: Times of India)

9. Flyer Caught with Rs 31 Lakh Gold in Lucknow


A man from Kolkata was nabbed by customs officers at Amausi airport on Thursday. Identified as Roshan Thakur, during his frisking the customs staff member came across 10 gold biscuits.

Thakur had concealed 10 biscuits in his shoes and each of them weighed 100 gms. The flight had arrived to the city from Singapore in the morning. During routine frisking, Roshan was stopped and asked to remove his shoes as they seemed unusual.

(Source: Times of India)

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