Muslim family murdered their Daughters Hindu lover over religious animosity



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The murder of a 23-year-old photographer in Khyala has sparked communal tension in West Delhi. The family members of the accused girl alleged the deceased man of having an illegal relationship with the woman and attacked him. The victim allegedly was attacked by the brothers and uncles of his supposed girlfriend. The victim was beaten and his throat was slashed publicly, with the murder spot covered in a pool of blood.

Sources said that the family members of the woman were against the relationship due to the difference of their religious communities. But, the victim was dating the 20-year-old woman for last three years despite condemnation by the woman’s family.

The victim’s mother rushed to the scene on being alerted by the commuters only to find her son being stabbed.

The victim and his girlfriend, a second-year college student started their relationship when they were neighbors a few years ago. They continued the relationship even after her family moved away. A source quoted that they are going to marry. He had promised her that he will marry her, so she had decided to continue on with the relationship. She was on her way to see him he was stabbed by her relatives.

Senior police officer Vijay Kumar said the victim was stabbed in the neck. The woman’s family was against the relationship and had warned the victim against associating with her on earlier occasions. The woman’s family members were arrested along with minor bother, who was allegedly involved in the public killing.

Source: NDTV, The Quint 

Salesman held for raping 12-yr-old in Chandigarh

Rape accused Shammi Kumar (left) on the way to district courts proceeding in Chandigarh
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Chandigarh, Feb 11: A 21-year-old salesman working for Bansal Superstore was arrested for raping his 12-year old neighbor in Chandigarh’s Daddu Marja Colony. The accused has confessed to the crime, along with his involvement in many other sexual assaults as per the sources.

Investigating officer for the case, sub-inspector Ashok said that the accused, Shammi Kumar, a salesman at Bansal Superstore in sector 7, Chandigarh, has also confessed sexually assaulting many other minor girls of his colony since the past two years. The accused live in the colony’s char Manzila quarters with other families of the victims-past and present ones, which made it easy for him to prey on them. One of the victims was his girlfriend who is just 16 years old.

The case indicates the need for parents to be cautious and watchful about their minor children when left home alone, while they are away at work. The sub-inspector added that Incidents like this are on rise in colonies of Chandigarh. The source said Kumar threatened the 12-year-old victim with dire consequences if she filed a complaint. Kumar has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody

However, relatives of Kumar said the case was falsely implicated. They stated that he was away for work at the time of the crime and therefore could not have been involved in it.

Source: Hindustan Times, NewsZ

Delhi: 8 month old baby sexually assaulted by relative


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Protests against increasing incidences of rapes in DelhiOn January 28th, an eight-month-old infant was allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin. The incident occurred in Shakurbasti, northwest Delhi. The child suffered severe injuries in her vital organs and was immediately rushed to the Kalawati Saran hospital. She was kept under ventilator support in the ICU. After undergoing a 3-hour long surgery, her condition stabilized. According to reports from NDTV, the accused confessed guilty of the crime on January 29th and was arrested by the police.

Reports from Hindustan times stated that the baby’s parents left her in their relative’s house as they had to go to work. The child lived with her parents on the first floor while the relatives lived on the ground floor of the same building. The mother of the accused was taking care of the child when her son suggested that he would take her to the room and play with her. On police interrogation, the 28-year-old revealed that he muzzled the child’s mouth to suppress her screams and then raped her.

When the child’s mother returned home in the night, she found that her child’s clothes were stained with blood and she was profusely crying. The child was admitted to the hospital where the doctors confirmed that it was a case of sexual assault. The police were informed and a case was registered.

The 28-year old initially denied his actions during police questioning, following which he escaped from his house. The police later tracked down his location and arrested him. A rape case under the IPC section and POCSO section (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) was registered against the accused at the Subhash Place police station.


Sources: Hindustan Times, NDTV


Muslim Cleric charged with raping 12-year-old girl

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Maulavi Saber Farooqui, a Muslim cleric at a madrasa in Nanded, Maharashtra raped a 12-year-old girl, and is now absconding.

Nanded (Maharashtra), January 18: A Madrasa cleric in Nanded, Maharashtra has been charged for allegedly raping a 12 year old girl and molesting another minor according to official police reports. The minor was raped at a seminary in Deglur Naka, Nanded called Islamia Arabia, a few days ago say the police. The cleric has been identified as Maulavi Saber Farooqui, who is presently absconding. The madrasa has several girl students from the Marathwada region.

Farooqui allegedly raped the girl after showing her clips of pornography on his mobile phone. After this, he also molested another 8 year old girl, reports NDTV. The case will be further probed by a special investigation team (SIT). When the mother of the victim showed intent to file a case against the cleric, three local politicians from the village tried to dissuade her. These three local leaders have been arrested after the mother registered a case with the Itwara police station in Nanded, according to Hindustan Times.

The police have reported that Farooqui had allegedly approached the minor’s mother to negotiate the situation but was immediately thrashed by locals. SIT head Sunita Borgaonker has said that more complaints could be filed against the accused and that the police have seized all documents from the Madrasa. Officials have been dispatched to trace the cleric.

Kamala Mills Fire: Third co-owner of 1Above pub arrested

Mumbai Police on Thursday morning arrested Abhijit Mankar, a co-owner of 1Above Pub in Kama Mills where a fire last month killed 14 people.

The three partners of the pub, Kripesh Sanghavi, Jigar Sanghavi and Abhijeet Mankar, were on the run after the police charged them with a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The Sanghavis were arrested on Wednesday and Abhijeet Mankar got arrested this Thursday.

Accusing the police of “destroying the evidence on site and making false reports”, the owners of 1Above pub had written to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Mumbai Police commissioner and the Chief of the cities civic body, demanding the case to be investigated by the central Bureau of Investigation.

The police on Tuesday arrested Vishal Karya, for allegedly helping Mankar escape arrest.

Initially, the police had filed a case against the 1Above pub management but later after the investigation they added the names of the owners of Mojo’s Bistro. Mojo’s Bistro pub is located on the rooftop of a building in Kamal Mills compound.

According to the fire department, the fire started at Mojo Bistro after the charcoal used for hookah set the curtains of the pub ablaze and spread to 1Above pub. Mojo’s Bistro did not have clearance to serve hookah and both the restaurants structures were not built in accordance with fire safety norms.

Former Shiv Sena Corporator hacked to death

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Former Shiv Sena corporator, Ashok Sawant (centre) succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed by two unknown assailants.

Mumbai, January 08: Ashok Sawant, aged 62, was killed by two unidentified assailants in Mumbai on January 7. The former Shiv Sena Corporator was struck with cleavers around 11 PM on Sunday, January 6 while returning to his home after meeting up with a friend. Sawant was a two-term Corporator hailing from Samta Nagar in suburban Kandivli. Sawant is the brother of Assistant Police Commissioner, Subhash Sawant, who is associated with the anti-terrorism squad.

The Times of India reported, the police confirmed that the incident transpired outside Sawant’s house where two men were waiting in an unconfirmed vehicle outside his residential complex, Sur Building in Samta Nagar. They fled the scene speedily after accosting Sawant. According to The Indian Express, Sawant was ushered immediately to a hospital in the vicinity. However, due to the severity of his wounds, he was declared dead on arrival.

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Police investigation is underway following the murder of Ashok Sawant.

Following the gruesome incident, a case was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, which sprung the police into action and they began investigating the CCTV cameras in the area.  A source in the crime branch divulged information about closed-circuit television cameras installed in the neighbourhood that have allegedly captured images of the murderers. The attackers have been identified, one being an infamous criminal, Jagga.

As per an official, Sawant had recently entered the cable television business and had reportedly received a couple of extortion calls. He had registered a complaint with the police regarding these threatening calls. Police believe that the murder was an outcome of a fallout related to the extortion calls.

Sawant is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. One of the daughters was to be married on February 5th.

Patient beaten up by a senior doctor in Medical College in Cuttack

A male patient alleged that he was beaten up by a senior doctor from the nephrology department in the state-run Shriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College for consulting a junior doctor on Thursday.

The patient belongs to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and is a native of Bargarh district. He said that he was getting treatment under the consultation of the senior doctor for the past four months and had been receiving medicines from the Odisha State Treatment Fund.

The patient said that on Thursday, he had come for further treatment and consulted the junior doctor on duty at the OPD after getting an outpatient ticket. This angered the senior doctor, who, he alleged, kicked and slapped him saying why he did not come on the day when he had outdoor duty.

The man also claimed that the senior doctor tore his outpatient ticket, and added that he has informed the hospital’s superintendent Shyama Kanungo about the incident.

However, the man’s allegations were denied by the senior doctor saying he never assaulted the patient.

The Hospital Superintendent Kanungo has confirmed receiving complaint on the matter.

This is not the first time that there has been a case regarding assault in SCB Medical College Hospital. On May 30, 2017, a case was registered by the police regarding the assault of attendants of a patient by junior doctors of the hospital.