QCrime: Outrage as Three More Minor Girls Raped in UP, Two in MP

1. Outrage as Three More Minor Girls Raped in UP, Two in MP

A series of heinous crime cases, especially those of rape, with victims being minor girls were reported from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, with three cases coming from UP, where people are still in shock after the brutal murder of a three-year-old in Aligarh’s Tappal village.

In the three cases in Uttar Pradesh, a 12-year-old girl was dragged from her house and allegedly gang-raped by six men in Kushinagar district, a 15-year-old was allegedly raped by a teacher inside a seminary in Kanpur, and the unclothed body of seven-year-old girl was found in a field on Sunday in Jalaun.

In Madhya Pradesh, a 10-year-old girl, who went missing from a slum in Bhopal on Saturday night, was raped and murdered, police said. In the second case in MP, a 16-year-old boy was detained for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl in a village in Jabalpur district on Sunday.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Three Arrested by UP Police in Judicial Custody, New FIR Against a Fourth

A day after they were arrested for allegedly making “objectionable comments” and “propagating defamatory content” against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia, Ishika Singh, head of a Noida-based news channel, and Anuj Shukla, one of the editors of the channel, were remanded in judicial custody.

Amidst these arrests, another case was lodged in Fatehpur district on Saturday night against 30-year-old Raju Singh Yadav who allegedly uploaded on his Facebook account morphed photographs of the CM and the Kanpur-based woman at the centre of the video row.

Police said Raju, who belongs to Fatehpur district and works in Mumbai, has been booked under IPC Section 505 (2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes).

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Bikers Open Fire at ABP News Reporting Team on Barapullah

Two journalists working with a TV news channel and their driver had a narrow escape early on Sunday when two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants chased and fired at them at the Barapullah flyover in south Delhi.

Though no one was hurt in incident, three shots were fired at the office taxi that the ABP News crew was travelling in – one got lodged in door on the driver’s side, the second missed its mark, and the third went through the car window but exited from the other side having missed everyone.

The journalists alleged that when they approached three officers posted at a police picket near INA Market to report the incident, the officers did not “show any interest” in probing the matter. Following the allegations, Delhi Police suspended three police personnel for the alleged lack of prompt response.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Rave Party Busted in Delhi’s Chhattarpur, Eight Held

The Delhi Excise Department and police busted a rave party being held illegally in Chhattarpur here, arresting eight people including the main coordinators of the event, a government official said Sunday.

Police said the organisers used social media platforms including WhatsApp to invite youths into the party.

The joint raid was carried out late Saturday night following a tip-off about alleged violation of liquor licence, and among the eight arrested by the police is Pulkit Rastogi, one of the main coordinators of party, police said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Major, Three Soldiers Booked for Attempt to Murder Colleague

Four Army personnel, including a major, were booked on Saturday for allegedly attempting to murder a 26-year-old soldier in Pune.

Police identified the four as Major Soham Singh Bisht, Lieutenant Mahipalsingh Khati, Subedar Subhash Chand and Naik Subedar Vikas Mandal.

In his complaint, Ramesh Mohanrao Bishnoi, who is from Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, said the four forced him to drink and thrashed him when he refused to join the four for drinks on May 3 at Aundh Military Station.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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6. Masalawala and Kalburgi Case: Entry in Diary Helps SIT Nab Murder Suspect

An entry, ‘Masalawala’, in a diary seized from a key accused in the killings of journalist Gauri Lankesh and Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi in 2017 and 2015 enabled a Special Investigation Team of Karnataka Police to identify and arrest a 27-year-old Belagavi man in the Kalburgi murder case on 31 May.

The SIT, during the course of its investigation into the Lankesh murder case and the arrest of prime suspect Amol Kale in May 2018, found a notebook used as a diary by Kale. It contained references to persons recruited for subversive activities by a radical right wing outfit linked to the Sanatan Sanstha group. The diary entry ‘Builder’ had earlier helped the SIT identify a 26-year-old man from Bijapur in north Karnataka, Parashuram Waghmore, as the 5 September 2017 shooter of Lankesh.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Woman’s Shooting in Vasant Kunj: 3, Including Her Friend, Arrested

Two days after a 25-year-old woman was shot in her face and thrown out of an SUV car in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, the police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man, who they alleged was the attacker, from Chhatarpur Enclave area in the city. The police said they also arrested two men, suspected to be his associates, for allegedly helping him evade arrest.

The journalists alleged that when they approached three officers posted at a police picket near INA Market to report the incident, the officers did not “show any interest” in probing the matter. Following the allegations, Delhi Police suspended three police personnel for the alleged lack of prompt response.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Also Read: Breakthrough in Kalburgi Murder Case; Shooter, Aide in SIT Custody

8. Mumbai: Vote Mark on Victim’s Finger Helps Police Crack Murder Case

The indelible ink voting mark on the finger of a murder victim has helped Mumbai Police identify the man and solve the case, police officers said.

Kiran Wankhede’s body was found near a public toilet on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road along the city’s western suburbs in the first week of May. His face had been smashed with a stone and other than the voting mark, the only other marks on his body were tattoos – a ‘holy cross’ and the alphabets B and K on his hand. Both turned out to be red herrings.

Post-mortem reports confirmed that his head had been smashed and Deonar police registered a case of murder against unidentified persons.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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9. Mumbai: Resto-Bar Manager Booked as Woman Says He Helped Harasser Escape

The manager of a restro-bar in Saki Naka was booked after a 23-year-old software engineer alleged that he helped a man misbehaving with her escape. Saki Naka police has registered an FIR against the man and the manager.

On Wednesday around 8 pm, the woman , along with her three female friends, visited Pop Tate’s in Saki Naka, where one of the three men seated on the opposite table allegedly kept staring at her and made unpleasant expressions. “After a while I complained to the hotel manager, looking at which the three got up and were about to leave the restaurant. As I saw that the restaurant management was not taking any action, I walked upto the man, who was making me uncomfortable, and confronted him. He told me that he looked at me as I was pretty,” the woman said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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