Crimes

  • 1971 wounds: Bangladesh needs a healing touch

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    Last February of last year, thousands of young people flocked to Dhaka's Shahbag Square, seeking justice. Like Lucy Akhtar, the 23-year-old protest organiser everyone called...

  • Kidney not enough, woman immolates self over dowry demand, dies 24-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Poonam Devi (28), who had donated one of her kidneys as part of a "dowry deal" to save the life of her ailing husband, succumbed to her injuries after she allegedly self-immolated herself in Hazaribagh district, the police said on Thursday. On April 16, Poonam, of Kavilashi village in Ichak...
  • Delhi: Discom employee arrested for molesting girl 23-04-2014 11:52 PM

    New Delhi: A 58-year-old employee of a power distribution company has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl at a government dispensary in the Nehru Nagar area of southeast Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday while the 19-year-old girl and accused Gyan Prakash were waiting...
  • Delhi: Woman teacher accuses principal, manager of molestation 23-04-2014 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: A teacher of a well-known school has accused her school principal and manager of molesting her in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi. According to police, based on complaint filed by the woman, a case has been registered against school principal and manager at Vasunt Kunj (north) police...
  • Woman suffering from depression kills three daughters 23-04-2014 09:32 PM

    A woman suffering from depression allegedly murdered her three minor daughters in Rajasthan's Alwar district. 28-year old Bina Bai Koli along with her three daughters Monika (6), Khushbu (4) and Muskan (2) went missing from her home on Tuesday morning. When she returned home last evening, her in-laws asked her...
  • Police arrest dacoit carrying reward of Rs 5 lakh 23-04-2014 09:20 PM

    A dacoit carrying a reward of Rs 5.10 lakh on his head was arrested by Gujarat police along with three of his associates from Shivpuri town in Morena, police said on Wednesday. The dacoit, identified as Manish Gusain, and his three associates, Gaurav Tomar, Pushpendra Singh and Vinay were arrested...
  • MP: After being allegedly molested, 15-year-old sets herself ablaze 22-04-2014 09:22 AM

    Singrauli: In yet another incident of sexual assault on children, after being allegedly molested by her neighbour, a 15-year old girl set herself ablaze in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. The minor girl succumbed to her injuries on Monday. The girl had on Monday gave her dying declaration, which said...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony 22-04-2014 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid growth and dependence on...
  • Man rapes 7-year-old girl in Jhalawar 21-04-2014 11:59 PM

    A 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Jhalawar district, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Ravi Koli, was staying at his maternal uncle's home for a month and the victim also lived in the same locality, said SHO Manhorathana police station, Rameshawar Choudhary. He took...
  • Suspecting an illicit relationship, man strangulated wife to death 21-04-2014 11:38 PM

    Suspecting his wife of having an illicit relationship, a man allegedly strangulated her to death in Kulesra village in Greater Noida on Monday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Anuradha (26). Her husband Anand Kumar has been arrested, police said. Anand hit Anuradha with a hard object and...
  • Human trafficking: 4 women, 1 minor from Chhattisgarh sold in Delhi; police arrest one 21-04-2014 11:08 PM

    A woman, who had allegedly sold off in Delhi four tribal women and a minor girl belonging to Chhattisgarh's Korba district, was arrested on Monday, police said. However, director of a Delhi based placement agency-BR Service Center and another woman, who played a role of the mediator in this case,...
  • Government school headmaster, teachers sexually assault 4 minor students 21-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Four minor girls of a government school were allegedly sexually abused by the headmaster and two teachers of the institution at Bagri, 70 kms from Pali district, police said on Monday. Headmaster Jagdish Prasad and teachers Narendra Garg and Sanjay Kumar allegedly sexually abused the girls, about a fortnight ago,...
  • UP: Man commits suicide over inaction in daughter's rape case 21-04-2014 12:54 PM

    Amroha: There are more reports of inaction over crimes against women from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh. Upset by the lack of action by authorities after his daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted, a Dalit man has committed suicide. According to his family, a group of men kidnapped and tried to rape...
  • MP: 5 men allegedly gangrape minor in a moving bus, 4 arrested 21-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Singrauli: Incidents of sexual assault on children shows no signs of coming down. In the yet another case, five men allegedly gangraped a 14-year-old girl in a moving bus on Sunday in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. A case has been registered against five people. Four men including the bus...
  • 18-year-old girl allegedly gangraped in Budhana town 19-04-2014 01:16 PM

    An 18-year-old girl has been allegedly gang-raped by two youths in Budhana town in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Saturday. According to the complaint lodged here, two youths took away the victim and raped her in a house on April 15. They also threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed...
  • IT firm manager sexually assaults female employee, arrested 18-04-2014 09:26 PM

    The manager of an IT company here was on Friday arrested for allegedly molesting a female employee, police said on Friday. M Jha was arrested after the victim lodged a complaint, police said. Jha's company is located in Sector 127. Police said Jha was being interrogated and other employees of...
  • Delhi HC upholds conviction of man for rape, murder of 3-year-old girl 18-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a 56-year-old man for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, saying the offence fits the description of a crime of "exceptional depravity". The court, however, deferred its decision to July 11 as to whether the convict be sent...
  • Bangalore: Security guard sexually abuses seven-year-old girl 18-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Bangalore: The Police have arrested a security guard in south-east Bangalore for trying to rape a seven year old girl on Thursday, the polling day. The girl is the daugther of parents who work as construction labourers, was playing with two others outside her home, when Raju allegedly lured her...
  • Relative rapes 20-year-old for over four years 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A 20-year-old B.Com student was allegedly raped by her uncle for over four years in Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad. Based on the victim's complaint, a case was registered on Thursday against Dhyanchand Bhaskar at Kavi Nagar police station, police said. The accused is on the run since the registration...
  • Woman stripped as punishment for resisting molestation 17-04-2014 11:06 PM

    Two youth tore woman's clothes when she tried to resist their molestation bid at Siyani Gate area in Ghaziabad on Thursday. Police said the victim, who lives with her family in Ghaziabad, along with her husband, was going to Siyani Gate on a bike. "When the woman and her husband...
  • Businessman burnt alive over payment dispute 16-04-2014 10:45 PM

    A 32-year-old businessman has been allegedly set ablaze by three people, including a couple, over a payment dispute in Mathura, police said on Wednesday. An FIR has been lodged against Mohan Lal, a trader, his wife Pushpa and his partner Bobby, following a complaint by the victim's brother-in-law. The accused...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 16-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Professor and head of surgery unit of SMS Hospital and College was on Wednesday arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a patient's son, an official spokesperson said. Surgeon of Sawai Man Singh Hospital and College Rajveer Arya was arrested by...
  • Auto driver rapes 21-year-old foreign national in Alwar 16-04-2014 10:35 PM

    A 21-year-old Nepali woman, working at a road-side eatery, was allegedly raped by an auto rickshaw driver in Neemrana industrial area of Rajasthan's Alwar district, police said on Wednesday. The victim, working with her husband at the eatery, said in her complaint that she was raped by driver Sandeep Yadav,...
  • Crimes against women confined to pockets of Delhi: HC 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that crimes against women in the national capital occur more often in a few "pockets" of the city, particularly areas which have undergone rapid urbanisation. A bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul made the remarks after...
  • Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria 15-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Maiduguri: Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the...
  • Delhi: Assam student beaten up by college mates 15-04-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old Delhi University undergraduate hailing from Assam was on Tuesday beaten up by his fellow students inside the college canteen over a petty issue, police said. The main accused has been arrested. BA final year student Pran Saikia, who studies in PGDAV College in the south campus,...
  • Delhi: Woman alleges rape by father-in-law, husband's friend 14-04-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: A 23-year-old woman has accused her father-in-law and her husband's friend of raping her in south Delhi's Govindpuri, police said on Monday. According to a complaint filed by the woman, the father-in-law raped her over a year ago while her husband's 32-year-old friend, Sonu raped her in March,...
  • Man shoots wife dead over suspected illicit affair 14-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Suspecting his wife of having an illicit affair, a 49-year-old man shot her dead at their home in Masuri area in Ghaziabad, police said on Monday. The incident happened late on Sunday night after a scuffle broke out between Rahisuddin and his 45-year-old wife Shabana, a senior police officer said....
  • Nitish Katara murder case: Complaint filed against Congress leader for demanding extortion 14-04-2014 06:56 PM

    A prime witness in Nitish Katara murder case has lodged a complaint against a Noida-based Congress leader and "close aide" of DP Yadav for allegedly demanding extortion in Sahibabad area in Ghaziabad. Ajay Katara in his complaint at Sahibabad police station of Ghaziabad, has alleged that Congress leader Kriparam Sharma,...
  • Delhi: Man held for attempting to rape minor girl 13-04-2014 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl staying in his neighbourhood, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday evening in central Delhi's Nabi Karim area. Mohammad Asghar, who stays in a rented accommodation in Nabi Karim and works in...