Gurgaon: Dreaded criminal killed; 2 cops injured in encounter


Gurgaon: Dreaded criminal killed; 2 cops injured in encounter

Gurgaon: A dreaded criminal of Uttar Pradesh was killed and four others, including two policemen, were injured in an encounter in Noida, police said. The deceased gangster Balraj Bhati, brother of Uttar Pradesh notorious Sunder Bhati, was killed in the encounter.

A team of STF of Gurgaon police, headed by Deputy Superintendent  Rahuldev, received a specific intelligence regarding the members of Balraj Bhati gang, who was involved in various crimes in Gurgaon, Gurgaon police PRO Ravinder Kumar told PTI.

The team reached and laid a trap at the spot where three gang members, including Bhati, came in a car near Sector 37 over bridge in Noida to collect extortion money, he said. Two members of the Gurgaon STF, head constables Rajkumar and Bhupinder, were injured but they are out of danger, while a seven-year-old boy and a civilian were also injured in the firing by the criminals, he said.


The gang members were asked to surrender. In the meantime, they started firing at police and in retaliatory firing Bhati was gunned down, Kumar said.




Uttar Pradesh: 12-year-old boy sodomised, beaten up by 2 youths; accused arrested


Uttar Pradesh: 12-year-old boy sodomised, beaten up by 2 youths; accused arrested

Muzaffarnagar: A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised and beaten up at a village here by two youths, who have been arrested, police said today. The incident took place yesterday.

The youths were arrested after a case was registered at the New Mandi police station based on a complaint by his parents, police said. The boy was beaten up after he tried to stop them from sexually assaulting him, they said.  Police said the victim managed to reach home and inform his parents about the incident. He is receiving treatment at a hospital here, they said.




No end to rape horror: Odisha registers three minor rape cases in three days


No end to rape horror: Odisha registers three minor rape cases in three days

Jajpur (Odisha): A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old man at a village in Odisha‘s Jajpur district, in another incident of sexual assault of minors in the state.

The 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped at Malaanandapur on Friday evening and the accused was arrested and sent to jail yesterday on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl’s father, said Prasanta Kumar Mallha, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jajpur. The accused, identified as Gatikrushna Dalei of the same village, was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days after his bail plea was rejected by a court, police said.

According to the complaint filed by the girl’s father, Dalei came to his house on Friday evening and took his daughter to a shop on the pretext of buying her cold drinks.


“As Dalei is a fellow villager, we allowed our daughter to go with him,” he said in the complaint.

When the girl did not return home after one hour, the family members started a frantic search. A missing report was filed with the Sadar police station, he said.

On Saturday, some locals found the girl profusely bleeding and lying in an unconscious state in a nearby brick kiln of the village, he said. A police team reached the spot and took the girl to a local hospital. The accused was arrested after the police conducted raids at several places, the SDPO said.

Police have conducted medical examination of the victim and the accused at the district headquarters hospital in Jajpur town. The accused also confessed to the crime before the police, the SDPO said. Police said the accused was arrested under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of POCSO Act.

The incident comes close on the heels of a series of incidents of rape of minor girls in the state. Two girls – one aged six years and the other four years — were allegedly raped in Cuttack and Kendrapara districts on Saturday. Similar incidents had rocked Balasore, Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj districts of the state earlier.




Karnataka polls: BJP releases fourth list of candidates


Karnataka polls: BJP releases fourth list of candidates

New Delhi: The BJP today released its fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls.

With today’s announcement, the BJP has declared its nominees for 220 seats for the polls to the 224-member state Assembly but has withheld the names of its candidates for seats such as Varuna, from where the son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is contesting on a Congress ticket.

BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra was seen as a likely candidate from the seat but the party ruled out his name today.


The saffron party is making an all-out bid to oust the Congress government from the state.

The counting of the votes will be done on May 15.




Uttar Pradesh: Five-year-old girl raped in Bareilly district


Uttar Pradesh: Five-year-old girl raped in Bareilly district

Lucknow: A five-year-old girl was raped in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh by a man living in her neighbourhood, police said on Monday.

The man, whose name was not immediately known, lured the girl away and committed the crime on Sunday night in Saranaia area. The girl, a Class 1 student, was admitted to a hospital, an official said.

Police said the accused was on the run. Tension prevailed in the area as residents demanded his immediate arrest.




Rajpal Yadav cheque bounce case: Actor sentenced to 6 months in prison, granted bail


Rajpal Yadav cheque bounce case: Actor sentenced to 6 months in prison, granted bail

Delhi’s Karkardooma Court sentenced actor Rajpal Yadav to 6 months in prison, and later granted him bail in connection with a cheque bounce case. There were 7 cases against the actor & has to pay Rs 1.60 cr fine per case.




Delhi: Mentally ill woman beheads her eight-month-old son


Delhi: Mentally ill woman beheads her eight-month-old son

New Delhi: A mentally disturbed woman allegedly beheaded her child, chopped his body and was found sleeping with it in outer Delhi’s Aman Vihar area, police said on Friday.

They said that the woman had decapitated her son’s head using knives and mutilated the body using bricks.  The incident happened late last night, when the baby boy was with his mother. His two sisters, aged seven and two, were at their grandfather’s residence, the police said. The boy’s father was out for work. The woman had also inflicted injuries to herself and she is currently admitted to a hospital, they said.

When the father returned home late in the night, he found his wife sleeping with the body of the infant. The boy’s father said that when he reached home, his wife did not open the door. “I sensed something wrong and broke open the door. There was blood all around and my son’s head was lying on the floor while my wife was holding his body in her lap,” he said. The boy’s father said that his wife had earlier killed their two-month-old son four years ago but they had not informed the police at that time keeping the woman’s mental condition in mind.

He said that he had sent his daughters to their grandfather’s house nearby to keep them safe. The woman had been undergoing treatment at Lady Hardinge for mental health issues, the police said. Meanwhile, locals alleged that the woman had killed her son under the influence of a godman but her husband denied it even as the police said that further investigation is underway.

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Decision not to conduct class 10 maths re-exam based on trend analysis says CBSE to HC


Decision not to conduct class 10 maths re-exam based on trend analysis says CBSE to HC

New Delhi: The CBSE today informed the Delhi High Court that the decision not to conduct re-examination of the Class 10 mathematics paper, which was allegedly leaked, was taken after doing a trend analysis of science, maths and english papers.

The CBSE said it was a considered decision and they cannot put lakhs of students in difficulty just for one student who wanted a re-test of maths. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and C Hari Shankar posed several questions to the counsel for the student, who has been seeking re-conduct of the exam.

The court asked the counsel for the student as to what was the difficulty and anxiety about the maths exam and why he was insisting on a fresh exam. “How you client (student) is affected with the decision of not conducting a re-test.

When you are asking for such a radical relief, you have to see it in an overall perspective… “They have done a trend analysis of not only maths paper but also science and english to see there are no spikes of leakage,” the bench said. The court, which listed the matter for further hearing on July 23, noted that the petition does not utter one word on the prejudice caused to the student and that sometimes advocates must look at larger public interest.

During the hearing, the bench said the counsel should call the student in the court as it wanted to know why she was seeking a fresh examination. CBSE’s advocate Amit Bansal placed the records relating to the board’s decision not to conduct re-examination of class 10 mathematics paper.

The court had earlier dismissed a plea seeking rescheduling of the re-examination of the Class 12 economics paper, which the CBSE has decided to conduct on April 25 following an alleged leak. The court had earlier disposed of a PIL in which NGO Social Jurist had sought that CBSE be directed to hold the class 10 exam in April, if required, and not in July as it had proposed earlier. NGO’s counsel Ashok Agarwal had said he was satisfied with the board’s decision of not holding the re-examination for the Class 10 paper.

The CBSE, in its affidavit, had earlier said it had decided not to hold re-examination of Class 10 Maths test as a scientific evaluation of random answer sheets did not indicate any unusual pattern to believe that there was widespread benefit of the alleged paper leak.




Two more held for violence in Morena during Bharat Bandh


Two more held for violence in Morena during Bharat Bandh

Morena: Police have arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the violence in Morena during the April 2 Bharat Bandh, an officer said. With the arrest of the duo, the total number of those arrested from Morena district in connection with the violence has gone up to 100, police said.

“The two accused, identified as Neeraj Chandolia (28) and Jai Kumar (32), were arrested yesterday based on a tip-off,” city Kotwali police station in-charge Yogendra Yadav said. “Both the accused had absconded after indulging in violent acts that led to the death of one person in Morena.They were identified based on the CCTV footage,” he added.

They were carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 each on their heads, Yadav said. Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts in Madhya Pradesh witnessed massive violence during the bandh, organised by Dalit groups to protest a recent Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted certain provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Eight persons had died in the violence in Madhya Pradesh. While four persons lost their lives in Gwalior, three others died in Bhind and one in Morena.




Jawan commits suicide; shoots himself with rifle


Jawan commits suicide; shoots himself with rifle

Bikaner: A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a rifle in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan, police said today. The incident occurred in Lalgarh cantonment area yesterday where the Army jawan Mukesh Kumar shot himself with a rifle in guard room in the cantonment area, SHO, Lalgarh Police Station, Rajesh Meena said.  Kumar hailed from Maharashtra and was suffering from depression for some time, he said.




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