QCrime: Accused Held In HDFC VP Murder; Kerala Nun Seeks Justice

1. Killed HDFC Executive for Money, Says Accused

Sarfaraz Shaikh, a 20-year-old man arrested for the murder of HDFC bank executive Siddharth Sanghvi in Mumbai, told a magistrate that he had killed him for money to pay his EMIs for his motorbike.

Sanghvi, 39, was allegedly murdered by Shaikh in a robbery attempt gone wrong, in the parking lot of the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel on 5 September. The body was found on Monday morning, near Kalyan, around 45 kms away.

Jo hua woh hua sir, meine hi kiya hai (Whatever has happened has in fact happened and I have done it),” said Shaikh when he was put on the stand.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Nun Seeks Justice from Vatican in Rape Case; Accused Bishop Says Charges Concoted

Weeks after accusing a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her, a nun has sought urgent intervention of the Vatican for justice and demanded his removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese, questioning why the Church was "closing its eyes to the truth" when she mustered courage to make public her sufferings.

In a scathing letter to the Vatican that was made available to the media Tuesday, the nun also asked will the Church be able to give back what she has lost. She alleged that Bishop Franco Mulakkal was using "political and money power" to bury the case against him.

Noting that she felt the Catholic Church was still doubting her over the argument as to why she allowed the bishop to sexually abuse her multiple times, the nun said she had tremendous fear and shame to bring this out into the open. She also feared 'threats' to her family members.

(Source: PTI)

3. Bihar: Man Trying to Loot Railway Official Lynched, Says Police

A 30-year-old man was lynched by a mob in Bihar’s Rohtas district on Tuesday after he along with his two accomplices tried to loot around Rs 35 lakh from a railway official, the police said. The victim allegedly had also opened fire injuring a passerby, they said.

The incident comes just three days after three men were lynched by a mob outside a Begusarai school for allegedly trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl, and two days after a suspected thief was beaten to death in Sitamarhi.

So far, 11 mob lynching cases have been reported from across the state since March, the police said, adding that in seven cases the victims were suspected criminals.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. 12-Year-Old Gagged, Raped at Knifepoint at Her Home in Mumbai

A 12-year-old girl was gagged, tied up and allegedly raped at knifepoint when she was alone at her home in Mumbai, police said on Tuesday, 11 September.

The accused, who fled from the house with Rs 15,000 in cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 36,000, is yet to be identified. Based on the description given by the victim and CCTV camera footage available in the area, a search is on to find him, said police.

The incident took place when the girl’s father was at work and her mother had gone to the market.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Girl’s Family Alleges Sexual Assault at School

Alleging that their daughter was sexually assaulted inside her school, the parents of a three-year-old girl have released a video where they mention a bite mark on her cheek, missing undergarments after attending a poetry recitation competition, and fear of going to the bathroom.

Police have already registered a case under Section 6 of the POCSO Act but no arrest has been made so far. The girl had earlier recorded her statement before a Delhi Commission for Women official, following which police started probing the role of a family member, prompting the family to lash out.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Wife, In-Laws Held for Cabbie’s Suicide in Manesar

Twenty days after a 28-year-old cab driver hanged himself from a tree, his 26-year-old wife and her parents were arrested, on Tuesday, 11 September, on charges of abetment, the police said. The wife and her parents were sent to jail for 14 days by a city court.

On 20 August, Naveen Kumar allegedly hanged himself from a tree using a seat belt from his car, in a forested area in Manesar. In a suicide note, seemingly written by him, he named his wife and in-laws, revealing that they were responsible for his death.

An FIR was registered under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC at the Manesar police station.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Delhi Sewer Deaths: Victims Had No Safety Gear

A day after five men were killed cleaning a sewage treatment plant (STP) at a housing complex in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar, police arrested a supervisor and said the workers were not provided safety equipment.

Madhup Tewari, joint commissioner of police (western) range, said the stringent Indian Penal Code (IPC) section pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder (304) has been added to the FIR.

“In the absence of an eyewitness, we had initially registered a case under section 304A (causing death due to negligence), but that has now been corrected after it became clear that no safety precaution was taken,” said Tewari.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

8. Video Shows Rape Survivor Being Thrashed in C'Garh Village

Two days after a 15-year-old-girl lodged a rape case against a man in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, a purported video clip of her being thrashed in front of local residents went viral on social media.

Another purported video from the same village, in which a woman is being physically assaulted, also surfaced on Tuesday. According to police, the minor was allegedly raped inside the house of the woman seen in the video.

Police have confirmed that both the video clips were shot during a meeting held in the village, around 250 km from state capital Raipur, on 9 September, before the rape case was registered.

(Source: PTI)

9. 20 Years After Coimbatore Blasts, Key Accused Arrested in Chennai

A key accused of the 1998-Coimbatore blasts has been arrested by the CB-CID Special Investigation Division.

NP Noohu alias Rasheed alias Mankavu Rasheed from Kozhikode, Kerala was nabbed by a special team of the CB-CID on Monday evening. He was one of the key accused in the serial blasts that rocked Coimbatore in February 1998 and has been absconding since.

On 14 February, 1998, 12 bomb blasts occurred in the city killing around 50 people and injuring 200. 177 accused were arrested in relation to the case and the police were on the look out for many others.

(Source: The News Minute)

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