QCrime: Rise in Heinous Crimes in Delhi, TV Actress Alleges ‘Rape’

QCrime: The Quint’s morning compilation of crime stories making headlines.

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1. Delhi Sees 24% Rise in Heinous Crimes

Delhi witnessed a 24.05 percent rise in heinous crimes like robberies, rapes, attempt to murders and break-ins in 2015, reports The Times of India.

According to police reports 1,82,644 FIRs were filed in 2015, as against 1,47,237 in 2014, out of which 49,892 cases were solved.

Police attributed “truthful registration” of crime as the cause for the increase in the number of cases registered.

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2. Men Posing as Cops Allegedly Molest TV Actress

Actress Pratyusha Banerjee approached the police alleging four persons, whom she claimed had posed as policemen, molested her at her residence in suburban Kandivali, Mumbai.

The TV actress claimed in her complaint that the men barged into her flat in Laljipada and left the place only after she threatened to approach Kandivali police.

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3. Teased About ‘Gay Act’, 15-Yr-Old Sets Himself Afire

A class XI student in Agra set himself on fire after his neighbour caught him in an intimate position with a male friend, reports The Times of India.

The teenager burnt himself by pouring diesel, which he had stolen from a car, over his body. He sustained 40 percent burns and is admitted in a private hospital. He took the extreme step after being and teased and harassed by his neighbour and others in the area.

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4. High School Teacher Shot Dead

A high school teacher was shot dead near Rajapur Pul under Buddha Colony police station area in Patna. The deceased, identified as Madheshwar Singh, alias Madhusudan, was a teacher at Panapur High School, Danapur.

The teacher was shot in his face, chest and stomach, reports The Times of India.

“He had a party at his office on Sunday night after which he was returning to his residence in Mainpura area. Three criminals came on foot and shot him dead. One Sujit Kumar was arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by Madhusudan’s wife who has named five persons,” said city SP (Central) Chandan Kushwaha.

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5. Maoists Release Abducted Maharashtra Students

Three students who were abducted from Maharashtra on December 29 from the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh have been released, reports The Hindu.

According to Deputy Inspector General of CRPF Dinesh Pratap Upadhyay, “The three boys reached Chintalnar CRPF camp in Sukma district at 12 am on Sunday”.

The release comes after Bastar police head S R P Kalluri suspended all operations in south Bastar to facilitate entry into the forests to secure the release of the students.

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6. Man Who Raped Corpse Arrested

The man who allegedly dug out the body of a 45-year-old woman from her grave and “raped” her in Lal Darwaza area of Fatehpur Sikri, has been arrested.

Identified as Rajendra, a resident of the same locality, the accused was arrested after widespread protests by local residents, reports The Hindu.

The matter came to light when the woman’s family members visited the grave to offer flowers, but found the dead body desecrated and naked.

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7. FIR Against Snapdeal for Flouting Maggi Ban

An FIR has been lodged against Snapdeal’s CEO Kunal Bahl and founder Rohit Bansal for allegedly selling Maggi noodles in five states during the period when it was banned.

The complaint was lodged by Lalit Sharma, a Jaipur-based lawyer following which police registered an FIR under sections 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 272 (adulteration of food or drink intended for sale), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink) of the IPC and sections 59 and 63 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

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8. Man Kills Parents for Refusing to Hand Over Property

In what can be called a shameful incident, a man killed his parents for allegedly refusing to transfer their property to his name after marriage.

Reports said he had been bringing pressure on his parents to transfer the property, according to The Hindu.

East Zone’s DSP, P Soumyalatha said that Battina Chinni (35), had been nagging his parents for property. When they refused to relent, he hacked them to death with a knife in their house. Both died on the spot.

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9. Dehradun: Jeweller Fakes Loot Complaint, Held

Police have arrested a Dehradun jeweller for lodging a fake loot complaint, reports The Tribune.

Gaurav Verma, a resident of Doon Vihar, in his complaint to the police had alleged that miscreants snatched away his bag containing gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 60,000 on January 1, 2016.

The complainant had also alleged that the miscreants thrashed him before taking his bag away, but when the police checked CCTV footage, the complaint turned out to be fake.

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