QCrime: Man Sets Wife on Fire; Teen Raped by Lover, Friends

1. Man Sets Wife on Fire

A 32-year-old woman survived critical burns after she was set ablaze by her husband on 5 January over domestic discord. The woman was rushed to the district hospital in Noida and later shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi where she was reported out of danger. The police have not registered a case as there was no complaint lodged.

According to the police, Teeja (32), from Mahoba district, lived with her husband Binda and three kids in a small room in Sector Delta-2 in Surajpur of Greater Noida. The couple worked as construction workers at nearby sites in Greater Noida.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. IIT Faculty Member Held for Rape Attempt

A faculty member of the IIT-Guwahati was arrested on Sunday, 6 January, for his alleged attempt to rape an insurance agent, police said.

The woman life insurance agent lodged a complaint on Friday against a faculty member in the Mathematics department at the North Guwahati police outpost.

In her complaint, she said the accused had called her to enrol for a policy and when she went to meet him, he tried to rape her.

The teacher was detained on Saturday and formally arrested on Sunday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

3. Unable to Conceive, 19-year-old from Punjab Kidnaps Kid

In 2017, Pooja (19) ran away from her home in Punjab and came to Delhi. She stayed at a gurdwara and did odd jobs to make ends meet.

A few months later, she fell in love and got married, but it went downhill from there: the couple wanted a child, but she could not conceive. To make things worse, the husband was arrested in a criminal case and sent to jail. However, her desire to have a child did not die. In December 2018, she kidnapped a nine-month-old boy, Aman belonging to a homeless couple, and fled to Punjab.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Uttar Pradesh: 26 Including Principal Held for ‘Helping Candidates Cheat’

A total of 26 people including an inter-college principal and a teacher were arrested for allegedly helping candidates cheat in the assistant teachers’ appointment examination conducted across the state Sunday.

A statement released by the Special Task Force (STF) Sunday said that during a joint operation by the STF and local police, 9 were arrested in Lucknow and 4 in Prayagraj during surprise checks in various schools.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Man Commits Suicide by Hanging Self in Northeast Delhi

A 36-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar area, police said Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar Tiwari, they said.

Before committing suicide, Tiwari recorded a video from his mobile phone accusing his in-laws of mentally harassing him, police said.

A case has been registered and investigation taken up, a senior police office said.

(Source: PTI)

6. Supervisor of Factory Shot in Robbery Bid

The supervisor of an industrial unit in east Delhi's Friends colony was gunned down by bike-borne criminals when he tried to resist a robbery bid. The robbers fired multiple rounds and managed to flee with a bag containing approximately Rs 2.5 lakh in cash.

DCP (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that the victim was identified as Hariom Sharma (36) and a case of murder and under Arms Act registered.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. Six Years After Woman’s Suicide, Man Kills Himself, Police Probe ‘Pressure From Her Family’

In 2013, a 23-year-old woman ended her life allegedly by jumping into a well because her family were against her marrying an 18-year-old man with whom she was in a relationship. Now, the man allegedly ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance because the woman’s family was demanding money to withdraw an ongoing abetment to suicide case and threatening him with a jail term.

A First Information Report has been registered at Uttamnagar police station on Saturday against the parents of the woman, Nathu and Pushpa Bhagat, from Bahuli village in Haweli, and their four relatives.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Teenage Girl Alleges Rape by Lover, His Friends

A teenage girl from Bompally village in Telangana's Peddapalli district has filed a rape case against her 24-year-old lover and his two friends, police said Sunday.

Police have identified the main accused as Kotte Ranjith.

A police officer said Ranjith allegedly maintained physical relations with the girl under the pretext of marrying her.

The officer said Ranjith's friends Methuku Satish (23) and Vykuntam (24) also allegedly raped the girl repeatedly in the last ten months, following which she became pregnant.

“The girl had delivered a stillborn foetus and asked Ranjith to marry her, but he refused and threatened her with dire consequences, following which the victim approached police,” he said.

(Source: PTI)

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