12:02 pm Forty-seven-year-old Jolly Thomas, who had eliminated six people in her family for several years, attempted suicide by cutting off her right wrists early on Thursday and was quickly rushed to the hospital of Medical College, here, police say. Jolly, who had been housed in the Kozhikode District Jail, first bit her wrists and then rubbed it against the tiles and wounded herself, according to a statement given to the hospital police. The hospital authorities indicate that a surgery is needed. A police probe has started.
10:02 pm Mangalore has been witnessing rising incidents of QR code of late. Crooks posing as army personnel are duping gullible shopowners of their hard earned money. In one of the latest incidents an electronics shopkeeper in central business district area received a call with the caller addressing himself as an army officer. He booked a refrigerator and told the shopkeeper that he would make digital payment. The shopkeeper shared the digital wallet number to which the conman transferred a small amount as advance payment. He then called the shop again saying that he sent a QR code to scan, to the shopkeeper’s number on WhatsApp, doing which he could transfer the remaining amount. Convinced the shopkeeper scanned it and immediately the money from his bank account was transferred to the conman’s account. Incidents like these are rising and people believe when the caller says that he is working with the Indian Army. However, these are cyber criminals who have found a new modus operandi to do crime and predominantly they target shops and restaurants, said a police official. Victims are losing money, ranging from Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000, and in some cases even more. Incidents like these happen usually on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, when banks are mostly closed.
05:02 pm New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya convicts seeking treatment for mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries in head and arm. while dismissing the plea, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana observed, "It is evident that the convict is not only being provided regular medical care, but regular supportive therapy sessions are also being conducted for him by specialists." The convict -- Vinay -- allegedly attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in the jail earlier this week. While seeking a direction to shift Vinay to the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in Delhi for "high level treatment", his counsel A.P. Singh had contended that his client is suffering from mental illness and schizophrenia. Vinay has exhausted all this legal remedies. He, along with three other convicts, are scheduled to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m. for the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012. One of the convicts, Pawan, is yet to avail the legal remedy of either curative or mercy petition.
03:02 pm New Delhi: Five people from the same family were found dead in a house in East Delhi's Bhajanpura on Wednesday. According to sources, the family -- Shambhunath (43), his wife Sunita (38), daughter Kavita (16), sons Sachin (14) and another son -- was living in a rented accommodation in Bhajanpura C block for some time. On Wednesday, neighbours noticed that the gate was locked from outside. Sensing something amiss a resident informed the police. After that the police broke open the door and found the bodies. Source IANS
10:02 am A former army personnel was allegedly shot dead by his teenage daughter after he opened fire at her and his wife, injuring them seriously in Mitthauli village in Mathura district. The incident took place on Tuesday, when Chetram, 41, pulled out his gun after a heated family argument and fired at his wife, 38, and daughter, 17. As he turned the weapon to shoot his 13-year-old son, the injured daughter managed to snatch the weapon from him. She then opened fire, killing the former soldier on the spot. Chetram's wife and his daughter are battling for their lives at a private hospital.
07:02 am Bengaluru, Feb 11 A city-based woman poured simmering hot oil on her sleeping husband suspecting infidelity, a police officer said on Monday. Manjunath, 40, who works with a private company, suffered 50 per cent burns as his wife Padma, a homemaker, poured hot oil on him. "We have arrested Padma. However, we are suspecting that she is mentally unstable," Yeshwantpur Assistant Commissioner of Police Srinivas Reddy told IANS. The bickering couple used to have fights regularly over a suspected affair and fought on Saturday as well. At around 7 a.m. on Sunday, Padma spilled a litre of hot oil on her husband and fled the home with her children. A screaming Manjunath ran out of home and was rushed to the Victoria hospital by his neighbours. Though out of danger, Manjunath suffered burns on his shoulder, face and hands. According to the police, Manjunath and Padma have been married for nine years and have two children. The live in Yeshwantpur's Mohankumar Nagar. Source : IANS
03:02 pm A three-year-old girl has been raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district. The incident has led to an outrage with people blocking the Sitapur-Delhi highway for several hours on Tuesday. Senior police officials reached the spot and assured the people of strict action against the accused who has been arrested. Following which the blockade was lifted. According to reports, the victim was playing outside her house under Mohali police circle, late on Monday evening, when she was lured away by a youth, Raju, who offered her biscuits. Raju took the child to his house where he raped her and then strangulated her to death. He put her body into a sack and then covered it with a bucket. The victim's parents were not at home when the incident took place. When the parents returned and found their daughter missing, they started searching for her. The victim's uncle saw Raju and asked him if he had seen the child. Raju became nervous and rushed into his house and the uncle followed him in. The child's slippers were lying in the courtyard. The police was called in and after an intensive search, the body was found in a sack, hidden under a bucket. Raju was arrested and has been booked under the relevant sections of IPC and the POCSO Act.
02:02 pm Lucknow: A 20-year-old female student here has received obscene calls and message from 41 different numbers in the past six days.The victim has lodged an FIR with the Krishna Nagar police station in Lucknow in this regard. In her complaint, the undergraduate said that she had started receiving vulgar messages on her WhatsApp from February 3. The messages came from an international number. She told the police that when she blocked a particular number, the message would come from another number. When she began blocking numbers on WhatsApp, she started receiving obscene calls from different numbers. The girl said she received messages from 30 different numbers and calls from 11 numbers. "It was traumatic," she said in her complaint. Initially, she did not want to lodge an FIR fearing social stigma, but her parents and friends persuaded her to do so.Krishna Nagar Station House Officer Ram Kumar Yadav said that all the numbers given by the complainant had been put on surveillance and efforts were on to track down the accused.
08:02 am A college student was found murdered with her throat slit at her residence in Telangana's Karimnagar town on Monday, police said. According to police, an unidentified person killed the 17-year-old with a kitchen knife. The Intermediate First Year (Class 11) student of a private junior college was alone at her residence. Her parents, both daily wage workers, found her murdered when they returned home in the evening. Police rushed to the scene and shifted the body for autopsy. Clues team and dog squad were pressed into service. A police officer said they did not find many clues but gathered some fingerprints.
09:02 am Prayagraj: A saint, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, has been arrested from Jhusi area by the Prayagraj police. According to reports, the accused has been identified as Sanjeev Kumar Rai a.k.a. Sanjeev Maharaj. Police sources said that Sanjeev Maharaj had allegedly raped the girl at his camp on the Magh Mela ground on February 5. Station House Officer (SHO), Jhusi police station Brijesh Singh said that the accused is a native of Gadwar in Ballia district. "The accused had set up a camp under his organisation Parmarth Utthan Evam Anusandhan Sansthan on the Magh Mela ground. On February 5, the accused allegedly raped the minor girl who used to deliver flowers at his camp," the SHO said. The girl's mother sells flowers from a makeshift shop in the Mela ground. The victim used to deliver flowers to various camps of kalpwasis around their shop. On February 5, when the girl went to Rai's camp, he allegedly convinced her to come inside and raped her. The accused called the girl inside by telling her that he wanted to give her 'prasad'. The girl somehow managed to escape and then told her mother about the rape. Acting on a tip-off, a police team nabbed the seer from the Lotus trisection in Jhusi on Sunday. An FIR was lodged at Jhusi police station under relevant sections of the IPC and Pocso Act on February 6 on the complaint filed by the victim's mother. source:ians