QCrime: Mumbai Musician Found Dead, Minors Held for Murdering Teen

1. Head and Torso of Murdered Mumbai Musician Found in Prabhadevi

Murdered Vakola musician Bennett Rebello’s head and torso, which were the last missing parts of his body, were found in the Prabhadevi area on Friday morning.

Two bags containing body parts were recovered from the Mithi river with the help of locals, while the other two were fished out at Mahim and Prabhadevi.

“Locals noticed a body without a hand and leg at the beach and informed the police. A team was sent from unit 5 and they confirmed that it was Rebello’s body,” said Shahji Umap, deputy commissioner of police.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. 16-Yr-Old Booked for Sending Hoax Mail About Bomb at Actor Salman Khan’s Home

A 16-year-old boy from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh was booked for sending a hoax mail to the Mumbai Police, claiming that a bomb was scheduled to go off at Galaxy Apartments in Bandra where Bollywood actor Salman Khan lives.

The email read “Bandra me Galaxy, Salman Khan ke ghar par agle 2 ghante me blast hoga, rok sakte ho to rok lo (There will be a blast at Galaxy, Salman Khan’s house in the next two hours. Try to stop it if you can).”

The email, which was sent on December 4, had put the Mumbai Police on high alert. Additional commissioner of police Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma; deputy commissioner of police (zone 9) Paramjit Singh Dahiya; senior inspector (PI), Bandra police station Vijayalaxmi Hiremath, along with the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) rushed to Galaxy Apartments to find the explosive.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Father Booked for Murder of Teenage Step-Daughter; Rape Suspected

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death by her step-father, an autorickshaw driver, during a domestic fight between him and her mother at their house in Dapodi, Pune on Thursday afternoon.

Based on the doctor’s opinion, the police have also invoked sections of rape against the man. The police have formed 8-10 teams to look for the accused man who has been on the run since Thursday.

The cause of death was found to be “asphyxia due to smothering”, according to the officials of Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital in Pimpri. The girl, a class 8 student, was found with injuries on her nose and mouth suspected to have been caused by being hit hard on the face.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Minor Boys Held for Murdering Teenager over ‘Area Supremacy’ in Central Delhi: Police

Two minor boys, aged 15 and 16 years, were apprehended for allegedly killing another teenager after inviting him to a liquor party at an abandoned building in central Delhi’s Desh Bandhu Gupta Road and stabbing him with a broken liquor bottle when he was drunk last week, the police said.

Police said the murder was an act of revenge as the two groups had fought around a fortnight ago over claiming dominance. The two were caught on Friday from the house of the relatives of one of them in outer Delhi’s Nangloi.

On December 6, the duo invited the 17-year-old boy for the party on the pretext of resolving their difference. They made him drink a lot. As the teenager got drunk, they allegedly began hurling abuses on him. A scuffle broke out between them when the teenager protested. The two boys found an opportunity, broke a liquor bottle and stabbed him multiple times in his neck and other parts of the body, the police said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. Goodwin Jewellers Owners Arrested Outside Thane Court

Nearly three months after they shut down 12 showrooms and fled with Rs 25 crore worth of their investors’ money, the promoters of Goodwin Jewellers were arrested on Friday afternoon outside a Thane court, where they allegedly planned to surrender.

Sanjay Jadhav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Economic Offences Wing and Cyber Cell), said that the firm’s chairman A M Sunilkumar and managing director A M Sudhirkumar were arrested at 3 pm. The two brothers have been accused of duping 1,154 investors in Thane of Rs 25 crore.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Woman’s Quick Thinking Leads Police to Railway Bag Thief

After two men snatched her designer bag, containing money and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh, from inside the compartment of a Kerala Express train and then jumped off at Nizamuddin railway station Thursday morning, the victim took a quick photograph of the jump point. The photograph in G Snigdha’s phone, taken from a moving train, became a vital clue for the police to track down the accused.

DCP (Railways) Harendra K Singh said, “A close study of the photo clicked by the victim revealed that the men probably ran towards the area near the Delhi Zoo. The victim had said that the men ran towards a ‘jungle’, by which they meant the topography around the zoo. We started doing the recce of the area and got local intelligence inputs.”

The recce led investigators to a few young men, following which raids were conducted and one accused, Pawan Sharma (26), a resident of Mathura, was arrested from Sarai Kale Khan. The other accused Nand Kishore (22), a resident of Agra, managed to escape.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Govt School Teacher Held for Sexually Assaulting Student

A government school teacher was arrested by police on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students in Hyderabad.

The police registered a case on Friday charging the accused with sections 354 IPC (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and section 11(IV) r/w 12 of POCSO Act, based on a complaint from the victim’s family.

According to police, the complainant observed an unusual change in his daughter’s behaviour for the last four days. Upon enquiring with her, she told them that her social studies teacher has been misbehaving with her and violated her sexually.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Bengaluru Police Bust International Drug Racket, 3 Arrested for Growing Weed in Apartment

The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) Police on Friday busted an international drug mafia and arrested three people, who were using the dark web to smuggle narcotics from The Netherlands.

The accused – identified as Amathya (23), Mangal Mukhya (30), both natives of Bihar, and Adhitya Kumar (21) resident of Banashankari in Bengaluru – were arrested. The police discovered that one of the accused was growing weed in pots in an apartment.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Elderly Couple Found With Throats Slit In Odisha

An elderly couple was found dead with their throats slit at Beleswar village near Cuttack, police said on Friday.

Their throats were slit with a sharp weapon and the bodies were found on Thursday night, the police said.

The couple was staying in their house and it appears that the accused were known to the couple, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Cuttack, Akhilesvar Singh said. The bodies were found in their kitchen, he said.

(Source: PTI)

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