A 14-year-old cancer patient was allegedly raped twice in Lucknow on Saturday. She was first gang-raped by her neighbour and his friend and then by a commuter who was supposed to be helping her reach home after the incident. Only one of the accused has been arrested, the other two are still at large. According to Indian Express, the minor returned home at 3 am on Sunday, immediately after which her father filed an FIR with the police.
Reports from a police officer state that the girl had left her house at 4.30 pm to buy groceries. On her way, an acquaintance offered her a ride to the market but instead of dropping her at the market he took her to an abandoned bridge where he and a friend of his raped her and left her on the road. Around 11 pm when the girl was attempting to return home, a Virendra Yadav (38) who was passing by offered to take her home, after she accepted he took the girl to the roadside and raped her.
The series of events have been confirmed by circle officer (CO) Lal Pratap Singh from Sarojini Nagar. A spokesperson at the Sarojini Nagar station said that an FIR has been filed against all three of the accused under IPC section 376-D (gang rape) and section 5G/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Sources – Huffington Post, Indian Express
A kindergarten student was assaulted by her male physical education teacher on Friday, December 1st. The incident was reported to have occurred at GD Birla Centre for Education in Ranikuthi, Kolkata.
“Our daughter rushed home crying. We noticed that her uniform had blood stains. She was taken to SSKM Hospital. The doctors informed that she had been sexually abused. Later, she told us that her teacher had trapped her,” her father mentioned in his statement to The Indian Express.
Partha Chatterjee in an interview stated, that the state government along with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has set up a committee to probe the incident. Actions of the school would be monitored so that they consider the security of students as a top priority. Strong measures would be taken to ensure that the accused is punished. He also ensured assistance to the parents.
The Principal informed India Today, that they have begun to investigate the issue thoroughly. CCTV cameras would soon be installed in the school. She further said that the accused had seven years of teaching experience in the school, and had no accusations against him previously.
Agitating parents are reluctant to send their wards to the school till safety measures are strictly formulated and followed. They, along with the girl’s father, protested and demanded the authorities to take necessary action immediately. Police have detained the accused and other staff of the school.
Sources – Indian Express, India Today
The CCTV footage of a property dealer, Wazid, being brutally murdered surfaced on Wednesday a month after the incident took place. The businessman was shot around twenty times in North East Delhi’s Brahmapuri area on October 22nd, 2017.
According to NDTV, the CCTV footage shows the gruesome ongoings of the event in detail, where the property dealer, Wazid, is spotted as he is being chased by three men on a motorcycle. In a desperate attempt of ensure his survival, Wazid enters his house to find sanctuary. The footage then progress to show Wazid falling on the road, as his attacker looms over him, wearing a helmet.
NewsEleven reports, the attacker disguised in a helmet ceaselessly open firing at the victim without any speck of remorse. The video that has surfaced is extremely disturbing to watch. Soon thereafter, the attacker’s partners emerge out of a building and join him in shooting the property dealer. The criminals then fled the scene, leaving Wazid alone to bleed out and succumb to his injuries. Three men were arrested earlier this month as prime suspects in this case, by the Delhi police. The police stated that this incident was an outcome of gang rivalries.
Sources: NDTV, NewsEleven
In a shocking incidence at a market near Billhaur Nagar Palika in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; a Hindi newspaper journalist was shot dead in broad daylight. The victim, identified as Naveen Gupta, worked for a Hindi daily in the area.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was quick to pay his condolences and order an immediate probe to investigate the murder. The Police have filed a case of murder and already questioned six to seven suspects for an early lead.
The incident occurred at 5:30 pm when three people riding a two-wheeler arrived at the family shop where Naveen was sitting. As soon as Naveen got up from the shop, the trio rushed on the motorbike and sprayed five bullets on Gupta. They immediately fled the spot.
Family members and local shopkeepers rushed Gupta to the hospital, but he was declared brought dead by the doctors. Police said that motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, but suspect some kind of enmity as the prime motive.
Naveen Gupta is now the second journalist to be killed in the past month. Sudip Datta Bhaumick, reporter of a Bengali daily ‘Syandan Patrika’, was shot dead on November 22. Another journalist, Santanu Bhowmick, was also killed he went to cover an agitation by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT).
The most high profile murder came when senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in front of her house in Bengaluru on September 5, a crime that created massive outrage in public.
Two European nationals have been arrested for allegedly compromising the security of five ATMs in Bangaluru on Wednesday. According to CBI sources, they planted skimmers which are used to store card details.
“The duo brought sophisticated equipment and planted it in ATMs to gather data of as many ATM users as possible to later monetize it,” CID Director General H C Kishore Chandra said.
The accused, identified as Dan Sabin Cristian, 40 from Rome and Mare Janos, 44 from Ciorbalina who arrived in India on a tourist visa have confessed to being a part of a large gang in Europe. The both of them were earlier caught in Jamaica for a similar issue.
The cash loading staff of Kodak Mahindra bank had noticed a suspicious device inside the ATM. The bank officials did not delay in lodging a complaint with the Police. Police took immediate action and laid a trap for the thieves. As fate had it, both of them were caught retrieving a skimmer from a machine and were arrested.
The CBI has advised every customer who used the specified ATMs to draw money to change their passwords. The banks have also extended helping hands in order to safeguard the security of the customers.
“Security of customer information is of paramount importance to Citi. To the best of our understanding, there has been no compromise of any customer data due to this fraudulent activity as on date, and we shall continue to take all possible steps to safeguard our customers’ interests. We are monitoring the situation and cooperating with the law enforcement agency,” a Citibank spokesperson said.
TOI, The Indian Express
NEW DELHI: The sexual assault of a 23 year old woman in a cab minus the mandatory global positioning system (GPS), came in the eye of the Delhi High Court, which ultimately came down heavily on the agencies for not properly enforcing the law.
Acting Chief Justice, Gita Mittal, along with the bench took cognisance of the incident that took place on September 12, where a driver of a yellow-black taxi offered lift to a woman near the railway station and then forced himself on her. C Hari Shankar, also a part of the bench was quoted “It points out that enforcement agencies, Delhi Police and traffic police are unable to check gross violation of law by taxi drivers in Delhi, resulting in serious crimes including sexual violence against passengers, It needs to be checked.”
The bench has asked the Delhi government, Centre, transport department and the city police to file responses of the laws that are being violated by the cab drivers in Delhi. The responses for the same have been ordered by September 20. The court in addition has ordered that the victim should be given compensation and be provided with immediate legal aid.
News Sources- NDTV, India Today
GURGAON: A huge number of flustered parents could be seen protesting outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon, where a bus conductor allegedly killed a Class 2 student on Friday. The acting Principle along with the security agency that used to provide security to the school have been suspended. Parents have been protesting outside the school since Thursday morning where the student was found in the school bathroom with his throat slit.
Sept 09, 2017 at 20:35
Parents protesting outside Ryan International School, Gurgaon with candle lights.
Sept 09, 2017 at 18:52
The accused Ashok Kumar has been sent to three day police remand by Gurgaon Court.
Sept 09, 2017 at 16:54
Haryana CM quoted: Directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days.
Manohar Lal Khatar, Harayana Chief Minister referred to the incident as “sad incident and heinous crime.”
Sept 09, 2017 at 16:33
Haryana PWD Minister said: State government will take strict action against the culprits and tried reassuring the family that they should not worry. Whoever has committed the crime will not be forgiven.
Sept 09, 2017 at 16:29
School Principle suspended.
Sept 08, 2017
Late evening, the accused bus driver, Ashok Kumar was arrested. After questioning the staff at Ryan International School, the driver was taken into police custody.
Sourced from NDTV and Indian Express