QCrime: 10 Killed in UP Gunfight; TN Man Held for Beef Post on FB

1. Ten Killed in UP Gunfight Between 2 Groups Over Property Dispute

A village head and his supporters allegedly opened fire on a rival group over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra, killing 10 people, including three women, and leaving 19 injured on Wednesday, 17 July, the police said.

The 90 bighas of land in contention once belonged to an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who sold it to village head Yagya Dutt about two years ago, Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) OP Singh said. Dutt wanted to take possession of the land.

Inspector general (law and order) Praveen Kumar said the clash took place in a remote place under the Ghorawal police station area on Wednesday morning.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Tamil Nadu Man Posts Beef Fest Invite on FB, Held

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for posting a Facebook invitation on 13 July for a beef festival In Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam.

A police officer said S Ezhilan alias Ramkumar had invited members of right-wing outfits for the festival. “The post also said if they attend the festival, they will be given foremost respect.”

Ezhilan had not mentioned the date for the beef festival.

Since the Kallappuliyur Village Administrative Officer Sudara Rajan complained, we have filed a case against Ezhilan, the police said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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3. One Convicted, One Acquitted in British Teen Scarlett Murder Case

The Bombay high court at Goa on Wednesday convicted a beach shack worker of culpable homicide for drugging and sexually assaulting British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whom he left to die on the Anjuna beach in February 2008. The court acquitted a second man of the charges.

The court overturned the acquittal of Samson D’Souza, who was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, sexual assault, drugging, sexual abuse of a child, and destruction of evidence.

The second accused, Placido Carvalho, was found not guilty of the same offences and his acquittal upheld.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Delhi: Drunk Bus Driver Assaults Passenger, Held

A cluster bus driver was arrested after he allegedly beat up a 24-year-old passenger near Dyal Singh College on Lodi Road after an argument over the bus route, police said.

The victim, Deepak Sharma, who works as a steward at a cafe in Khan Market, was on his way home to Ambedkar Nagar Monday night when the incident took place.

DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said, “The medical examination of the accused showed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. He has been arrested and a case under sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the IPC has been registered at Lodi Colony police station.”

(Source: The Indian Express)

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5. Four Held After Car Chase and Shootout in Gurgaon

Four wanted men, allegedly involved in multiple cases including murder in Delhi and Rajasthan, were arrested by Gurgaon Police early Wednesday morning after an exchange of fire which left three of the accused injured.

Police identified the accused as Lokesh alias Surya, Pradeep alias Sonu, Neeraj alias Sanju, and Jagbeer. While Lokesh hails from Delhi and Neeraj is a resident of Sonepat, both Pradeep and Jagbeer hail from Jhajjar.

Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for the arrest of Lokesh and Rs 50,000 each for the arrest of Pradeep and Neeraj. The three were injured in cross firing with the police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Gujarat: Man Says Police ‘Tortured’ Him to ‘Force’ Him Confess to Theft

A 36-year-old employee of a car repair showroom has alleged that he was thrashed in police custody in order to force his confession in a theft case.

In his complaint to the city police, Imtiyaz Sabbir Miyan, a resident of Wadi locality of Vadodara, said that he was picked up by the police on 13 July and tortured in custody to make him confess to a theft.

Police have initiated a primary investigation into the incident.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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7. Ghaziabad Woman Sets Herself, Her Two Children, On Fire

A woman on Wednesday, 17 July, committed suicide by setting herself and her two children on fire in Ghaziabad's Murad Nagar locality, police said.

The police said the woman, Deepa, 32, a resident of Preet Vihar colony of Murad Nagar, reportedly poured kerosene on herself and her two children.

When the neighbours reported the matter to the police, the SHO, Circle Officer Sadar and Tehsildar Magistrate Modi Nagar reached the spot.

(Source: IANS)

8. 24-Year-Old Resident Doctor Hangs Herself In Rajasthan's Jaipur

A 24-year-old woman doctor allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her hostel room in Rajasthan capital Jaipur, police said Wednesday, 17 July.

Resident doctor Sakshi Gupta of the government-run Mahila Chikitsalya, Sanganeri Gate, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room Wednesday, a police official said.

No suicide note was found there, the official added.

However, the family members of the doctor filed a police complaint against five doctors for alleged abetment of suicide, another official said.

(Source: PTI)

9. Maharashtra Lawyer's Mercedes Stolen Inside Court Premises

A Mercedes belonging to a lawyer was stolen from the district court premises in Maharashtra's Nagpur on Wednesday, 17 July.

Advocate Mukesh Shukla said he had parked the car in the allotted space outside the court.

"I keep the keys with a photographer who sits nearby. Around 2.45 pm the driver of another lawyer took the keys from his table and gave them to somebody who sped away with the car before the photographer could stop him," said Shukla.

(Source: PTI)

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