QCrime: Teen Murdered in Delhi School; NBE Questioned in NEET Scam

The Quint’s roundup of the big crime stories of the day.

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1. 13-Yr-Old Killed by Classmate Inside Delhi School, No Teacher in Room, Say Police

A class VII student died after his classmate allegedly hit his head on the classroom wall in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar on Thursday morning, police said. The incident took place when the students were attending an extra class, police said, adding that no teacher was present in the class at the time of the incident.

The family has alleged that the boy had objected to being bullied.


2. NEET Scam: Probe Leads Cops to National Board of Examination Officials

The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch — investigating the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) scam — has questioned senior officials of the National Board of Examination (NBE), sources said, adding that they have denied their involvement in the case.

Sources said the investigation officer (IO) in the case recently summoned the former and present executive directors, deputy director and additional director of NBE.

3. Rohini Murder: Victim’s Family Knew of Extramarital Affair, Feared for Daughter’s Life

Police arrested a businessman on Thursday, 26 October, for allegedly shooting dead his wife at point-blank range, a day after he claimed that the 34-year-old woman was killed by hired assailants of a financier whom he owed lakhs of rupees.

Police said they cracked the case after evaluating forensic evidence and scanning CCTV footage from the crime spot in outer Delhi’s Rohini where Pankaj Mehra had claimed his wife, Priya, was killed by 3-4 unidentified men who waylaid his car early on Wednesday.

He had claimed that he and his two-year-old son escaped as the assailant’s pistol jammed after the first two shots.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


4. UP Train Double Murders: Police Track Father Phone to Jammu

A man suspected to have pushed his wife and four minor daughters off a moving train passing through Uttar Pradesh is also a suspect in the murder of his brother-in-law seven years ago, police said on Thursday.

“Police are on the hunt for Iddu Mian, 42, and his phone’s location has been tracked to Jammu,” said Binod Kumar Singh, inspector general, Government Railway Police (GRP), Lucknow.

Police are also looking for the children’s uncle, Iqbal, and his friend, Izhar, who have been booked on charges of murder and attempt to murder in the case.

5. ‘Reaper Is Highly Evolved, Dangerous’

Reaper, the malware that is taking over millions of devices around the world, is a highly evolved and advanced malware capable of taking over devices by identifying and exploiting their vulnerabilities, and hiding its own presence in the device, Maharashtra cyber police officers said on Thursday.

The Hindu had reported on Thursday how Reaper is hacking and taking over 10,000 devices connected to the internet per day and has already assumed control of two million devices.

It seems to be focusing on WiFi routers, CCTV cameras and digital video recorders, and is believed to be gathering up bots for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on an unprecedented scale.

(Source: The Hindu)


6. Gang Arrested by Gurgaon Police ‘Admits’ They Were Involved in Bulandshahr, Jewar Rape Cases

Four persons arrested for allegedly raping two women at Mandpura village in Haryana’s Pataudi have reportedly admitted to their involvement in the sensational Mewat rapes and double murders, the Jewar gangrape and robbery, and the Bulandshahr highway gangrape case, Gurgaon police said.

The Gurgaon police said the four men said they were involved in almost 150 crimes, include rape, murder and dacoity in Delhi-NCR and neighbouring states.

7. Cyber Crime Hubs of Jharkhand's Jamtara District

The quiet railway station in the heart of Karmatar draws its name from one of the country’s greatest social reformers, but today hardly anyone seems to be aware of the connection of this place to Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Only a few hundred metres from the Vidyasagar railway station is the place where he lived for 18 years, taught girls in a thatched school, and distributed medicines from a home clinic.

Some of the articles used by him are still lying here but the place, which should have been a tourist destination, does not get any visitors these days.

Instead, this nondescript little town in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district is often frequented by police from different States: it has emerged as one of the biggest hubs of cyber crime in the country.

Records at the Karmatar police station reveal that between April 2015 and March 2017, police teams from 12 different States have visited the station 23 times and arrested around 38 accused.

(Source: The Hindu)


8. CBI Names Karnataka Minister KJ George, Two Police Officers as Accused in FIR

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered case against Karnataka minister KJ George in connection with the suicide of a police officer, MK Ganapathi.

The CBI also registered case against Inspector General of Police (IGP), Lokayukta, Bengaluru, Pranab Mohanty and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) state intelligence AM Prasad. All three have been named as accused in the case.


9. Child Rape Shocker

A seven-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by her 18-year-old neighbour, is battling for life at a government hospital in Muzaffarpur, police said on Wednesday. The child was found unconscious in a field next to the house of the accused, Panbabu Sah, on 20 October.

Representatives of the Madhopur panchayat, around 71 km north of Patna, allegedly persuaded the child's family to not report the incident to the police station. On Tuesday, however, the girl’s mother decided to fight for justice for her daughter, and lodged a police complaint.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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