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One held in Goa for harassing woman through fake FB profile
Goa’s Cyber Crime police have arrested one person for allegedly creating a fake account of a minor girl and demanding sexual favours from her mother.
Police informed that one Raju (name changed) stated in his complaint that an unknown accused person created a fake Facebook profile of his minor daughter and was messaging his wife for sexual favours. Subsequently the police initiated the investigation.
“On investigation, the messages were traced to Siddanath Kaisukar from North Goa. It was ascertained that before the marriage of the complainant’s wife, the accused person harboured a huge crush on her. He even proposed to her for marriage which she had declined,” police said.
“After six years of marriage, driven by long-standing unfulfilled love, the accused person created a fake profile of her daughter and started harassing her by asking for sexual favours. Accused person was arrested on Tuesday,” police further said.
The offence has been registered under section 66C of IT Act and 354A of IPC. Police are further investigating the case.
TN hotel owner, wife arrested over caste discrimination
Police in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai have arrested hotel owner and his wife for discrimination against the Scheduled Castes and providing separate tumblers at the establishment’s restaurant.
The arrested have been identified as Mookkaiah, the 57-year-old owner of the hotel in Vengaiyavayal, and his wife Meenakshi (52).
R. Saravanan, a local leader of the Dalit political party Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), told IANS: “There has been several instances of this hotel discriminating against the people of the Dalit community. We are not even provided tea in this hotel and if at all they provide water, they give it in a different tumbler.
“The two tumbler system is in force in this hotel for several years. We had raised this issue with the panchayat authorities but to no avail. The hotel owner has been adamant on providing water to Dalits in a different tumbler.”
The arrests come after the district administration and police had conducted a joint inspection in Vengaiyavayal after human excreta was found in the drinking water tank that supply water to a Scheduled caste colony.
Several people from the community raised this issue with the police, which led to the raid at the hotel and the subsequent arrest of the couple.
Vengaiyavayal residents also complained about being denied entry to a local temple because of their caste.
Speaking of the developments, a senior officer told IANS: “It is really shocking. The two tumbler system and the Dalits being denied entry in the local temple point to the fact that human excreta in the overhead water tank was not a job of miscreants but a planned operation against the community.”
The olice have already registered a criminal case against unidentified persons under the SC/ST Act regarding the presence of human excreta in the water tank.
The police and district administration have now made arrangements for supply of drinking water to the colony from the common overhead tanks.
IMD predicts rain in 4 TN districts
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain and thunderstorms likely in four districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
The districts are Kanniyakumari, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi.
In a statement, the IMD said that a low-pressure area that prevailed over the Kanniyakumari sea and adjoining areas has weakened.
An atmospheric downstream circulation over Kanniyakumari has come up and due to this moderate rain is likely to lash the four districts.
Intense cold grips Kashmir, fog envelopes Jammu
Intense cold gripped Ladakh and Kashmir Valley and dense fog covered Jammu city in the morning on Wednesday.
The Meteorological (MeT) office said mainly a clear sky with cold and dry weather is likely to continue in Ladakh and J&K during the next 24 hours.
The intense cold gripped Ladakh and Kashmir Valley while dense fog affected the normal life in Jammu.
Srinagar had minus 5.6, Pahalgam minus 7.4 and Gulmarg minus 6 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.
In Ladakh region, Kargil had minus 11.8 and Leh minus 13.4 as the minimum temperature.
Jammu had 2.7, Katra 6.2, Batote 1.5, Banihal 3.3 and Bhaderwah minus 0.8 as the minimum temperature.
Three terrorists killed in Jammu gunfight
Three terrorists were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in J&K’s Jammu district.
Police said three terrorists were killed in the encounter, which broke out in the Sidhra area of Jammu district.
“Identity of the slain terrorists is being established. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the slain terrorists,” police said.
Security forces had surrounded the Sidhra area in the outskirts of Jammu city in the morning following inputs about the presence of a group of terrorists there.
“When the hiding terrorists were challenged, they fired at the surrounding security forces triggering an encounter which has now ended,” police said.
Teen attacked by stray dogs in Lucknow
A 14-year-old boy, Pranav Rai, was attacked by a group of 6-7 stray dogs in the compound of a high-rise building in Lucknow.
The boy was attacked when he had come down to the parking lot to fetch something.
According to his father A.K. Rai around half-a-dozen dogs attacked the boy and a few of them bit him in the legs.
“We immediately rushed him to the doctor. He is doing fine now but the incident has made him fearful of even stepping out of the house due to stray dogs,” said Rai.
This is the second time in ten days when stray dogs have attacked building occupants.
Earlier, a 40-year-old woman, Rohana Asif, who lives in the same building, was attacked in a similar manner while strolling in the evening. She suffered serious injuries and was admitted to a nearby hospital.
“I was out for an evening walk with my father-in-law when dogs started barking at me. They attacked me when I tried to shoo them away,” said Rohana.
She added, “I was attacked by one of the dogs while other canines tried to rip flesh from my leg, thigh, and waist. When the neighbours heard my screams, they rushed to save me.”
Vivek Sharma, vice-president of Jan Kalyan Mahasamiti and resident of the building said that the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) gets the dogs sterilised.
“However, the authorities leave them back here after sterilisation. They return more aggressive,” he said
UP: Man thrashes wife for failing to conceive a child
In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old man allegedly thrashed his wife and caused severe trauma to her private parts as he was upset with her for “not being able to conceive a child”.
The alleged incident took place under the Mohanlalganj police circle and the victim, who was bleeding profusely, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
The accused husband is absconding.
The matter was reported to the police on Tuesday by the victim’s brother.
Manisha Singh, Lucknow’s additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP South), said, “The complainant informed us that the accused married her sister around six years ago. However, the victim was living with her parents for three months as the accused was upset with her for not being able to conceive a child. The woman returned to her in-laws’ house only on Monday after the accused took her in.”
The ADCP added, “The crime took place within hours of the woman going back to her in-laws’ house.”
The police official said that the accused first had unnatural sex with the woman and then attacked her with a shaving razor. The injured woman, somehow, informed her brother who got her admitted to a hospital.
“Further probe into the case is underway. Meanwhile, the accused has been booked under relevant sections for causing injuries, domestic violence, and threatening,” said the official.
Five of a family charred to death
Five members of a family, including a woman and three minors, died in a house fire in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district.
Fire tenders were rushed to the house located in Shahpur village under Kopaganj police circle to douse the flames.
The bodies have been sent to a hospital for post-mortem.
The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
District Magistrate Arun Kumar said that as per initial report the fire began from a stove.
“An assistance of Rs 4 lakhs will be given per person,” he added.
UP: 5 jail wardens suspended for beating colleague
Five jail warders in the Rae Bareli district jail have been suspended after a 42-second video clip showing them thrashing their colleague with sticks went viral on social media.
DG prisons, Anand Kumar said that the five jail warders have been suspended for indiscipline and district jail superintendent Avinash Gautam has been asked to probe the incident.
Those suspended are Vijay Singh, Saurabh Verma, Parvesh Singh, Rajeev Shukla and Jaswant Tomar.
Police said that a named FIR has been lodged by the victim, jail warder Mukesh Kumar Dubey, against the five co-workers under the charges of rioting, punishment for voluntarily causing hurt and punishment for criminal intimidation.
Nine senior IPS officers shifted in UP
In a late-night reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh transferred nine senior IPS officers.
Additional Director General (ADG) A. Satish Ganesh who was attached to the DGP headquarters, has been made ADG GRP. While, ADG GRP, Piyush Anand is the new ADG administration at DGP headquarters.
Similarly, ADG Bareilly zone Raj Kumar has been shifted in the same capacity as ADG logistics and ADG Administration. P.C. Meena has been given the charge in the same capacity of Bareilly zone.
ADG Alok Singh who was attached to DGP headquarters has been made ADG Kanpur zone, while ADG Kanpur zone Bhanu Bhaskar has been shifted to Prayagraj zone in the same capacity.
ADG Prayagraj Prem Prakash has been attached to DGP headquarters. He will retire next year.
13 more held in religious conversion case in UP
Thirteen people have been arrested from different locations of Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district in connection with their alleged involvement in illegal religious conversions.
In Talgaon, a pastor and five of his associates were arrested, while in Rampur Mathura, three, including a pastor, were arrested after a face-off ensued between the police team and a group of women who opposed the arrest.
In Misrikh, four more people were arrested on similar charges. Meanwhile, the police also booked two people in Tambaur but had not formally arrested them till Tuesday evening.
Those arrested in the three police stations include Mukesh, Hansraj, Sonu, Shiv Kumar, Ram Bhati. Pyareram, Buddhsagar, Seema, Ram Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Ramesh Babu, Deepu Gaur, and Guddu.
Charges under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion of Religion Act, 2021, have been slapped upon them along with those of rioting, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, said the police.
The arrests are a sequel to the arrest of ten persons, including a pastor, from Sitapur district itself about a week ago.
Sitapur’s additional SP Narendra Pratap Singh said that they had received complaints from villagers that a group of men were inducing them with offers of jobs, money and even marriage for converting them to Christianity in Talgaon, Mishrikh, and Rampur Mathura.
“A case has been registered against two in Tambaur and evidence is being collected,” he said.
On the other hand, in the previous case in which Pastor David Asthana was arrested on charges of conversion from Sadarpur, police are tracking the foreign funding made to his NGO.
On December 22, David was sent to 14-day police custody by a local court.