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QCrime: Minor Forced Into Marriage, Cricket Betting Racket Busted

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1. Minor Girl Forced Into Marriage For Rs 60,000 and an E-Rickshaw

She is 15. He is 35, married and a father of two kids. Her father forced her into marrying the man — twenty years older — for Rs 60,000 and an e-rickshaw, reports the Hindustan Times. The police have arrested the girl’s father and her four relatives under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

The victim had filed a police complaint alleging that her father had taken money from the groom’s family for agreeing to the marriage. The incident was reported from north-west Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy. The girl’s father, who works as an e-rickshaw driver had taken Rs 60,000 and an e-rickshaw before agreeing to the marriage.

The victim filed complaint after which police registered an FIR under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act and started investigation.

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2. Asaram Case: Contract Killer Spills the Beans

There seems to be more trouble in store for self-proclaimed godman, Asaram. Karthik alias Raju Dulachand Haider who was nabbed by Gujarat ATS on the charge of killing three prime witnesses in Asaram case, has spilled the beans, reports Hindustan Times.

Sources said Karthik told the cops that he executed the killings at the godman’s behest. The aides of Asaram supplied the weapon to Karthik and arranged safe hideouts after the killing.

A team of Muzaffarnagar police visited Ahmedabad to interrogate Karthik and he provided some important clues regarding the murder of eye witness Akhil Gupta. The police are working on the leads.
KB Singh, SSP, Muzaffarnagar

3. Murthal Case: HC Rap For Haryana Govt

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday rapped the Haryana government for “flinging mud in the eyes of the court” and not registering an FIR in the Murthal sexual assault case, reports The Tribune.

The High Court indicated ordering a probe into the matter by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The admonishment came after a Division Bench found that the state authorities had failed to register a case on the basis of a statement by a witness while turning their back on the procedure prescribed under the Code of Criminal Procedure for probing cognisable offences.

Has Haryana adopted a new CrPC? How are you carrying out investigations in the case without registering an FIR?
Punjab and Haryana High Court Bench
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4. Couple Fought Over Inviting Nitin’s Son For Holi: Police

Six days before Priyanka Kapoor was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her Defence Colony flat, she and her husband Nitin Chawla allegedly had a “heated argument” over inviting his son from his first marriage to celebrate Holi, reports The Indian Express.

In her statement before the magistrate, Priyanka’s mother alleged that Chawla had cheated her daughter as he never told her about his two children from his first marriage. She said Priyanka found out about the children five days after the wedding.

Police said the investigation has revealed that Chawla used to beat his wife. During questioning, Chawla told police that they had problems in their marriage, more so after he decided to leave the flat, as he was facing a financial crisis, and live with his parents in Paschim Vihar.

5. Cricket Betting Racket: 7 Men Arrested in Hyderabad

Police raided a gambling den in Kushaiguda on Monday and arrested seven persons including two engineering students, who were conducting betting on the T20 match between SA and Sri Lanka.

Police seized Rs 11,12,500, cell phones, bikes and cash counters, according to Deccan Chronicle. The organiser, Suleman Surana, his aides and 27 punters are absconding. The students arrested are A Jagan Reddy and A Anjan Kumar.

SOT additional DCP E Ramchandra Reddy said that Suleman Surana, a resident of Sindhi Colony in Secunderabad, was organising betting in the city.

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6. Kerala: Ripper Who Killed 9 in Police Custody

A suspected serial killer who used to slay victims by hitting on their heads with huge stones has been arrested by the Kochi police who found evidence linking him to at least nine murders since 2007, according to Deccan Chronicle.

Panickar Kunjumon alias Xavier, 42, a painting worker based in Thevara, used to target low-profile victims who sleep by the roadside and used to murder them cruelly upon resisting his robbery bid. However, he made sure not to leave any trace of evidence and to go about his daily routine without any change that helped him dodge cops and friends for so long.

7. Father Killed After Rape Bid Reprimand

A 50-year-old man had to pay with his life for protesting a rape bid on his young daughter in Muzaffarpur district on Monday, according to The Telegraph.

The woman, in her early 20s, also received serious injuries and is being treated at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, as per the report.

The incident took place at Bhagwatipur village under the jurisdiction of Gaighat police station in Muzaffarpur district, around 80 km north of Patna. The woman was allegedly accosted by one Sanjay Yadav, who lives in the same village, and taken to a maize field where he attempted to rape her.

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8. Yannick Case: 9 Now Face Murder Charge

The nine youth accused of a murderous attack on Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza here in 2012 now face the murder charge following receipt of a medical report and death certificate by the Jalandhar Commissioner’s office from the African nation’s embassy, reports The Tribune.

Taking cognisance of the medical report, the Jalandhar Commissionerate has converted the attempt to murder case into a murder case. This empowers the police to file a fresh chargesheet, clearing the way for a murder trial. Yannick, a Bachelors in Computer Science student at Lovely Professional University, was on his way to a party when he was attacked by nine students in Jalandhar on April 22, 2012. He remained comatose for two years, before being airlifted to Burundi from Patiala on June 16, 2014. He passed away a fortnight later.

9. Two Held For Robbing Forex Trader

The crime branch has cracked the blind robbery case of a foreign exchange trader that took place in Moti Nagar of west Delhi on Holi eve with the arrest of two men, reports The Times of India.

The Karol Bagh-based trader, Jagdish Singh Saini (61) was robbed of Rs 25 lakh in Indian Rupees and foreign currency while returning home. The robbers fled after in their Honda City firing in the air to stop anyone from following them.

The mastermind has been identified as Rajvir Singh, a bankrupt businessman. After he failed to get his life back on track, he decide to conduct the robbery by roping in gangsters from Haryana. He and his accomplice have been arrested and hunt is on for their associates.
Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner (crime)

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