MURDERS

  • Vadodara: 16-year-old girl kills parents, keeps bodies in house for 72 days October 18, 2014

    Vadodara: An elderly couple was allegedly killed by their adopted daughter and her boyfriend in Tirupati Society in Manjalpur locality of Vadodara city, police said. "A 16-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend Sapan Purani were arrested for killing 63-year-old Shrihari Vinod and his 60-year-old wife Sneha in their house located...
  • Munirka murder: Delhi Police goofs up, calls victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl' October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident showcasing the society's lackadaisical attitude towards northeastern states, the Delhi Police, which is probing the murder of a 24-year-old Mizoram woman in the capital, called the victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl'. Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram and the Delhi Police's statement only confirmed...
  • Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison, says prosecutor October 17, 2014

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, the state prosecutor said at the close of the athlete's sentencing hearing on Friday. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the session until Tuesday, when she is...
  • Two suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania October 17, 2014

    Arusha (Tanzania): Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said on Friday, in the latest killings of alleged "witches". The women, one aged in her 80s and her 45-year old daughter, were killed in the village of...
  • Delhi: Class 12 student killed by friend after a scuffle over a phone charger October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In another shocking incident of crime from the capital, a class 12 student was allegedly murdered by his friend following an argument over a phone charger. The incident occurred on Thursday evening at Delhi's Ranholla aread. According to the police the deceased went to his friend's place to get...
  • Delhi: 24-year-old Mizoram girl found dead in Munirka flat; live-in partner main suspect October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a suspected case of murder, a 24-year-old girl from Mizoram was found dead in a Munirka apartment on Friday. The girl was taken to Safdarjung Hospital with serious head injuries where she was declared dead, police said. "She was living with a man identified as Virender Singh since the...
  • Trinidad: Bolivian man kills girlfriend as onlookers videotape October 16, 2014

    La Paz: A young Bolivian man stabbed his girlfriend to death in a street before a crowd of about 20 people, who did nothing to prevent the murder and simply videotaped and photographed the deed, police said. The victim, identified as Vanesa PR, 21, was working on Tuesday in a restaurant...
  • Delhi teenager murdered by three friends in Haryana's Murthal October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An 18-year-old Delhi school boy was allegedly strangled and shot dead by three friends, including his juvenile classmate, in Haryana's Murthal village where his charred body was recovered, police said on Wednesday. The three accused teenagers had taken Shiva, a class XII student, to Murthal on the pretext of...
  • Constable shot dead: What makes Delhi Police personnel so vulnerable? October 14, 2014

    A day after a Delhi Police constable was shot dead outside a police station, two people have been arrested and two juveniles have been detained for the crime. But this isn't a one-off incident. Delhi Policemen have come under attack way too many times in the past month. So what...
  • Two arrested, two detained for killing Delhi policeman October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a Delhi Police constable was shot dead outside a police station, two adults have been arrested and two juveniles have been held for the crime. All the four accused who have been taken under custody are burglars. The arrests have been made in connection with...
  • There was lacunae in Aarushi-Hemraj murder probe: Former CBI director October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former CBI Director AP Singh on said there was a "lacunae" in the probe carried out by the first CBI team under the then Joint Director Arun Kumar, in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. Singh in a condolence message for AGL Kaul, investigator in the case who died last...
  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy set ablaze by army men dies October 10, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy, who was set ablaze by unidentified military men, died at a hospital here Thursday, police said. Sheikh Mustafauddin, who was found with critical burn injuries at garrison area in Mehdipatnam in the heart of the city Wednesday, died at DRDO Apollo Hospital. The body was shifted to government-run Osmania...
  • London-based millionaire paid Rs 1 cr to get Vijaywada businessman killed October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a complicated murder plot, a London-based millionaire paid Rs 1 crore to contract killers from Delhi to kill a 70-year-old businessman and his two sons in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. According to the Delhi police, the killings were triggered by the millionaire's daughter eloping with one of the...
  • I'm bisexual: Dewani tells South African court as his trial begins October 6, 2014

    Cape Town: An Indian-origin British billionaire businessman, accused of plotting the murder his Indo-Swedish wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010, told a court that he is bisexual as his trial for began here on Monday. Billionaire Shrien Dewani, 34, also denied paying three hitmen to kill his wife...
  • The world's first 'online murder' may happen by the end of year October 6, 2014

    London: The world's first 'online murder' via a hacked internet-connected device could happen by the end of this year, experts have warned. The European Union's law enforcement agency Europol has cautioned that governments are ill-prepared to combat the looming threat of "online murder" as cyber criminals exploit internet technology to target...
  • Pakistan court orders filing of another murder case against Nawaz Sharif September 27, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered registration of a fresh murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 10 others over the death of three protesters during the anti-government demonstrations in August. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had sought the court's intervention for launching of the case...
  • US: Man with implanted horns tells jury that convicted him of murder, 'I'll see you all in hell' September 27, 2014

    Springfield (Massachusetts): A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges on Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011. "I'll see you all in hell," Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, yelled at the...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • Delhi: LNJP Hospital nurse allegedly murdered September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The 45-year-old LNJP Hospital nurse who was found dead at her staff quarter last week was allegedly murdered by an advocate with whom her relationship had gone sour after the latter married another woman. The deceased, identified as Nirmala Devi, who worked as a staff nurse at LNJP hospital...
  • 3 Venezuelans jailed for murdering former beauty queen September 24, 2014

    Caracas: Three Venezuelans have been sentenced from 24 years to 26 years in prison for murdering a former Venezuelan beauty queen and her ex-husband. Monica Spear, 29, a famous actress and Thomas Berry, 39, were brutally killed after being attacked when their car broke down on a highway in central Venezuela...
  • Indianorigin mother killed son in custody battle: UK inquest September 20, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin mother killed herself and her fouryearold son earlier this year by deliberately setting her house on fire after she lost his custody in a longdrawn court case, an inquest has concluded. Janma Joshi, 40, and her son, Moksha Jai Joshi, had both died in a fatal fire at...
  • Badaun murders: Key eyewitness fails CBI's lie detector test September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that the key eyewitness in the Badaun murder case has failed to pass its lie detector test. The victims' families had earlier alleged that the CBI's probe was discriminatory as it was probing an honour killing angle. The bodies of the two...
  • Bombay HC orders CBI probe in Pune student's death after birthday bash September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that police investigation was not satisfactory, Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to take over the probe into the death of a student of Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune two years ago. Sanam Hassan (18) collapsed at a flat in Pune where she was celebrating her birthday...
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assures action to improve law and order September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Home Minister Tanga Byaling have assured visible actions to improve the deteriorating law and order in the Itanagar capital complex. This assurance was given when a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) called on them here on Friday. Giving a...
  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, sentence on October 13 September 13, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide and not premeditated murder. Pistorius could face up to 15 years in jail on the culpable homicide charge. The sentence is due on October 13. ...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today September 11, 2014

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • South African court to deliver verdict in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today September 11, 2014

    It's DDay for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. A South Africa court will deliver the verdict of Pistorius' murder trial today more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. If he is found guilty of premeditated murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • No illegality in quashing FIR in lesser offences if parties reach compromise: SC September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no illegality in quashing proceedings in matrimonial and civil property disputes if the parties have reached a compromise and there are no chances of conviction but the same would not apply in serious offences like rape, murder and robbery, the Supreme Court has said. "We are...
  • US: Lawyer wants independent probe in Indian couple's murder case September 9, 2014

    Houston: The attorney for an Indianorigin couple, found dead under mysterious circumstances in a house in Texas, wants an independent investigation into their deaths. Attorney David Finn said yesterday he has no idea precisely what led to the death of Pallavi and Sumeet Dhawan last week but he knew they were...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...