QCrime: Minor Sexually Assaulted in School; Man Kills Wife

1. Mumbai: 59-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaults Minor in School

A 59-year-old woman, an attendant at a south Mumbai school, was arrested on Monday, 23 April, for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl on the school premises. The girl’s father, an alumni of the school, said that around two weeks ago, the child had complained of abdominal pain and thereafter showed signs of depression. “We thought she had an upset stomach and let it go. She then became hesitant to go to school.”

On Sunday night, while playing with a cousin, the girl mentioned that the attendant had touched her inappropriately while taking her to the washroom.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. Man Bludgeons Wife to Death in Outer Delhi

A 42-year-old man allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer on Monday, 23 April. The incident took place in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri, in front of their teenage son, who was threatened to stay away.

The couple was married for 18 years but for the past few months, their relationship had hit a rough patch. The husband, Vinod, was an e-rickshaw driver and was addicted to liquor, and the couple had frequent fights over it. They had been staying on different floors of the house, cops said. Family members told the cops that the woman had complained about her husband in the past as well and he was counselled for it.

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. 67-Year-Old Woman Murdered at Gulmohar Enclave Residence

A 67-year-old woman was found murdered at her house, with injuries on her head and slash wounds on her neck, in south Delhi’s Gulmohar Enclave on Monday, 23 April.
The DDA flat was also found ransacked. Police suspect that a dumbbell and a kitchen knife may have been used for the murder. The possibility of a robbery motive has not been ruled out. Sources said that some people have been detained for questioning.

The victim, Usha Devi, used to live with her husband Ajay Kumar, a retired CPWD architect, and 36-year-old daughter, who works at a private firm in south Delhi. The murder was discovered by her daughter, who found Devi lying in a pool of blood beside the dining table, when she returned from work.

(Source: The Times of India)

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4. Hyderabad: B.Tech Student Runs Car over Man Sleeping on Pavement

In yet another case of drunken driving, a cobbler, sleeping on a footpath at Kushaiguda, died and another injured after a speeding Skoda Octavia car, driven by an inebriated B.Tech student ran over him.

One of the girls, who was seated inside the ill-fated car is Malakpet Inspector Gangi Reddy's daughter. There were four persons in the car and it is not sure who was driving the car at the time of the mishap. The four persons – I Pathi Reddy, K Srujana, B Amrutha and Harika Reddy – were inside the car.

Three among the four were reportedly drunk, including Harika Reddy, daughter of Malakpet Inspector. All the four are engineering students.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Salem-Based Doctor Arrested for Sex-Determination

The police on Monday, 23 April, arrested a Salem-based gynaecologist in Vazhapadi for sex-determination and illegal abortion that led to the death of a 24-year-old pregnant woman. After her arrest, a court sent Dr Selvamba Rajkumar to jail.

On Saturday, after a woman named Lakshmi Manigandan died following a botched-up abortion at Niharika Hospital in Vazhapadi, officials sealed the hospital and seized the ultrasound equipment.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. Chennai Lawyer Held for Attempting to Molest Nine-Year-Old Girl

The government railway police (GRP) in Erode arrested a Chennai-based lawyer on Sunday, 22 April, for allegedly trying to molest a nine-year-old girl on a train. He was identified KP Prem Ananth, a resident of Besant Nagar in Chennai.

A relative of the victim had lodged a complaint against the 57-year-old man. “The family were on the way to Chennai in the Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Express when the minor girl told them about a passenger, who misbehaved with her. He immediately approached the train ticket examiner (TTE), who alerted the railway protection force (RPF). When the train arrived at Erode Railway Junction, RPF police asked the passenger to get down from the train. He was handed over to GRP. Prem Ananth is a lawyer in Madras High Court,” a police officer said.

(Source: The Times of India)

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7. Man Gets One Year in Jail for Assaulting BEST Driver

A man was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for assaulting a BEST bus driver in a road rage case. Umesh Hadikar, was convicted for causing injury to driver Ramgir Gosavi in an incident that took place on 2 March 2015.  Gosavi had told the court during his deposition that on the day of the incident, he was driving on route number 27 from Worli to Vaishali Nagar in Mulund. At 7pm, while returning, near Dadar TT, he stopped the bus at the signal on the left side of the road. Hadikar, riding a motorcycle, came in front of the bus and stopped the bike.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Man ‘Wanted for 7 Murders’ Shot Dead in Joint Op by UP and Haryana

A man accused of extortion and murder in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi was shot dead in an encounter, conducted by joint teams of the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF), on Monday, 23 April. Police claimed Balraj Bhati, who carried a reward of Rs 2.5 lakh, was trying to escape in his Maruti Swift Dzire and had opened fire at the officers.

According to the Gurgaon STF, a “special intelligence” input — that Bhati would be near Sector 37 overbridge in Noida to “collect extortion money” — was received on Monday morning, following which a team reached Gautam Buddh Nagar district.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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