QCrime: Nirbhaya’s Rapist Turns Pious, Facebook Meme Row and More

Take a look at the top crime stories of the day from across the country on QCrime. 

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1. 16/12 Juvenile Turns Religious, is Afraid to Leave Reform Home

In less than six months, the boy convicted of raping and killing a 23-year-old woman in the infamous Delhi bus gang-rape case will walk free. Now a young man of 20, he doesn’t want to leave the “safety” of the reform home he has spent the last two-and-a-half-years in, afraid he will be “lynched” the moment he steps outside.

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2. Father in Jail For Murder, Son Under Cloud After Wife’s Death

Twelve years after Amarmani Tripathi, a former UP minister, was arrested and later handed a life term for the murder of a poet with whom he allegedly had an affair, his son Amanmani too has landed behind bars.

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3. Ongole: After 4 Years, Man Owns up to Honour Killing

An honour killing came to light after four years of the murder on Friday. A man killed his daughter who married her lover against the wishes of her family members. He murdered his daughter with the help of three others. When he surrendered to the police, the issue came to light on Thursday.

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4. Arrest Warrant For Liking Meme on FB Triggers Row

At a time when the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, an arrest warrant issued by a Magistrate Court in Chennai against a software professional for ‘liking’ a Facebook meme that allegedly poked fun at women, has triggered a controversy.

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5. Man Held for Murdering Mother of Rival Who Gave Him HIV Infection

Delhi: The police have arrested an HIV positive man who killed a domestic help because he believed her son was responsible for his medical condition. The accused and the help’s son, both mini-bus drivers, were engaged in a bitter quarrel over passengers.

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6. Malwani Hooch Tragedy: Sections for Murder, Attempt to Murder Added in Case Against Nine Accused

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday added two stringent sections in the case against the nine accused, arrested in connection with the hooch tragedy that claimed 104 lives in Malwani last month. Crime Branch officers said that the sections for murder and attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were added in the case, after consultation with legal experts.

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7. In Rain, Grief Pours: 6-month-old Washed Away

A six-month-old boy was washed away in the torrential downpour late Thursday night when the greater part of Kolkata began to go under several feet of water. Heavy monsoon rains have been lashing Kolkata since Thursday, causing waterlogging in large stretches and affecting normal life.

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8. Police Paid Rs 12L to Custodial Death Victim’s Kin, says NGO

Salem: The Tamil Nadu People Rights Movement (TPRM), an NGO, released a video clip in which they claimed that the parents of the youth who died in police custody were forced to settle the issue and received Rs 12 lakh in cash from police.

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9. None Convicted in Kidney Racket Cases in the Past Two Decades

The State has seen several kidney rackets, including the latest one at Magadi, but once they are exposed and arrests made, none of them has ended in a conviction. Worse still, touts arrested in these cases are out on bail and most of them are back in business.

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