QCrime: Ruckus At Art Summit In Jaipur; Brothers Murder Teenager

Read crime stories from across the country in The Quint’s newswrap. 

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1. Police Disprove Serial Killer Theory in South Delhi Murders

Police have debunked theories making the rounds about a "serial killer" on the prowl in south and southeast Delhi, calling the murders a "coincidence", with probes into each of them unearthing different motives and murderers.

However, two cases have come to light where the police claim that they might be related.

After six bodies were found with their body parts missing within a radius of 10 km of each other in south and southeast Delhi, theories had emerged that the deaths are related to each other.

(Source: Business Standard)


2. Girl Killed by Brothers Over Love Affair

A teenage girl's throat was slit open by her brothers who disapproved of her alleged relationship with a boy in Mumbai, police said on Friday.

The 18-year-old victim, a resident of suburban Borivali, had sustained serious injuries in the attack on Wednesday and was admitted to the ICU at a hospital where she succumbed to her wound on Thursday night, they added.

Her body has been sent for a post-mortem.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Woman Burnt To Death In Jharkhand On Suspicion Of Being A Witch

An elderly woman was burnt to death allegedly by another woman on the suspicion of being a witch in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, police said on Friday.

The alleged killer believed that the the elderly woman used 'black magic' to kill her newly born twins, they added.

Anita Soy of Anantpur village delivered twin girls on November 15. One of them died on December 3 and the other one on Thursday night, Superintendent of Police Ashwini Kumar Sinha said.

After the death of one child, the other one was also not keeping well. Anita asked her neighbour, Susari Buru (62), to cure the girl but she too died on Thursday night, the police officer said.

Following this, Anita suspected that Buru was a witch and her black magic was responsible for the death of her daughters, Sinha said.

Enraged, Anita poured kerosene on Buru and set her on fire on Thursday night, leading to her death, the SP said, adding that Anita has been detained.

(Source: The Indian Express)


4. Villagers Block Highway in Muzaffarnagar After Missing Girl's Body Found

A mob blocked the Karnal highway at Phugana village in UP’s Muzaffarnagar district on Friday, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits responsible for allegedly raping and murdering a girl who had been missing, police said.

The body of the 18-year-old girl, who had been missing since Thursday, was found on Friday, after which the angry villagers blocked the Karnal highway, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits as they suspect that the girl was raped and then murdered, the police said.

(Source: Business Standard)

5. Agartala Councillor Held for Molesting Minor Girl in

A councillor of the Agartala Municipal Corporation and leader of the ruling RSP, Mrinmay Sen alias Khokan Vaishnav, was arrested on Friday for allegedly molesting a minor girl in her school.

According to the FIR lodged by the girl's father, Sen, who is also the administrator of the school, called the Std I student to his room and molested her on Thursday, SP (Police Control) Uttam Bhowmick said.

After returning home, the girl told her parents about the alleged incident, following which her father lodged a complaint on Friday morning, Bhowmick said.

(Source: The Indian Express)


6. Ten Juveniles Escape From Remand Home in Jabalpur

Ten juveniles escaped from a remand home in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, on Friday after allegedly attacking the security guard.

The incident occurred around 10 am. "They snatched the keys from him and escaped after unlocking the gate of the remand home," said Remand Home Superintendent Punit Verma.

(Source: DNA)

7. Man Arrested for Creating Ruckus Over Painting at Art Summit in Jaipur

A man was arrested for allegedly creating a ruckus at an art summit in Jaipur after he, along with a local activist, raised objections over a painting, calling it obscene, police said on Friday.

Vijay Shankar Pandey was arrested under Section 151 of the CrPC (arrest to prevent the commission of a cognisable offences) on Thursday night.

Pandey, along with activist Hemlata Sharma, had staged a protested against the display of the painting depicting a woman at the Ravindra Manch.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)


8. Madras HC Takes Serious View of Illegal Eviction of Shop Owner

Taking a serious view of the illegal eviction of a garment shop owner in Chennai’s Mambalam area, the Madras High Court has directed the Registry to place a copy of the order before the state Advocate General to decide whether a motion for criminal contempt should be made before the court against those involved.

Justice PN Prakash also quashed the entire rent control and Lok Adalat proceedings and directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mambalam Range, to give possession of the shop back to the shop owner.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Online Portal Booked for Fraud

A case has been registered against an online portal for fraud on the basis of a complaint filed by a top doctor of RML Hospital, Delhi police said on Friday.

Dr Rajeev Sood, Consultant and Head, Department of Urology, RML Hospital, in his complaint said despite having sufficient money in his e-wallet, he was not allowed to book tickets by the online portal.

"I booked tickets for my family from New Delhi to Port Blair on December 22 2015 using a credit card. On December 23, I got an email saying that my booking was unconfirmed since there was a fare hike and my money was transferred to my e-wallet," he told police.

When he tried booking the tickets again on December 23, he was not able to do so.

(Source: Business Standard)

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