Crime file: Software engineer kills wife, mother-in-law; Father arrested for raping teenaged daughter and more

Crime file: Techie kills wife, mother-in-law; father arrested for raping teenaged daughter and more.

Software engineer kills wife, mother-in-law

Hyderabad: Fed up with her constant "harassment", a software engineer allegedly killed his wife and mother-in-law, who intervened during a verbal duel, in Secunderabad and later surrendered before police on Thursday.

Sharavan, who worked as a techie in a Bangalore firm, hit his wife Padmapriya (32) and her mother Parameshwari (56) with a rod at his grandmother's house in Secunderabad last night following an argument. Both died instantly, police said. The couple got married in 2011.

(Pic: Shravan and uncle Angamuthu at the Market Police Station. DC/S. Surender Reddy)

Sharavan later came to know that Padmapriya, who hails from neighbouring Karnataka, was already married. This led to frequent quarrels between them, they said.

Sharavan lodged a cheating complaint against his wife who, in turn, initially filed a kidnap offence against him in Bengaluru, police said. Later, she moved a court against Sharavan, who shifted to Hyderabad in June last and was in search of a job, police said after questioning Sharavan who has been arrested.

"Sharavan has accused his wife of harassing, abusing him and also insulting him before his relatives and at his office on several occasions besides creating nuisance at places where he went for job interviews," police said.

Last night, Padmapriya went to Sharavan grandmother's house where a heated argument broke out between the couple. Sharavan, in a fit of rage, pushed her to the wall. When her mother intervened, he allegedly hit her and also Padmapriya on their heads with a rod, killing them on the spot, they said.

After the double murder, Sharavan surrendered before police at around 2 am on Thursday. A case under IPC Section 302 (murder) was registered against Sharavan, while his uncle Angamuthu was booked under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence or giving false information to screen offender). Angamuthu has also been arrested.

Next: Father arrested for raping teenaged daughter

Father arrested for raping teenaged daughter

Coimbatore: A scrap merchant was arrested here on Thursday for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter at nearby Karumbukadai some days back.

Police said the man raped his daughter on November 9 when she was alone in the house, following which she swooned.

The incident came to light when the girl narrated the incident to her mother on regaining consciousness. The woman immediately lodged a complaint with police.

The 35-year-old man who had been absconding for the last three days was arrested this evening, police said.

Next: Woman brands minor stepson with iron rods for bed-wetting

Woman brands minor stepson with iron rods for bed-wetting

Pune: A woman was arrested here for allegedly branding her five-year-old stepson with iron rods and tying him upside down for wetting his bed.

The minor boy, Golu was branded with hot iron rods and tied upside down by his step-mother Manju and his father Vijay as a punishment for his habitual bed-wetting, according to a complaint lodged with police on Tuesday.

The complaint was lodged by a social activist who helped in rescuing the child. The accused -- Manju and Vijay -- also confined the boy in their house in Lohegaon area for three days from November 9 before neighbours came to know about the inhuman torture after hearing Golu's loud cries, leading to police intervention.

While Manju was immediately arrested, the boy's father managed to escape, police said. A case was registered against the couple under relevant sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act. Golu, who is in a state of shock, is undergoing treatment for burn injuries all over the body in a hospital.

Next: 16-year-old girl raped by classmate, three friends

16-year-old girl raped by classmate, three friends

New Delhi: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by her classmate and three of his friends for months in Shalimar Bagh, police said on Thursday.

The girl's classmate, who is a juvenile and another accused identified as Alok Srivastava were arrested yesterday while efforts are on to nab the other two accused in the case who are absconding.

"The girl, a student of Class XI of a school in Shalimar Bagh was first raped by her classmate in March. He then blackmailed her into having sexual relations with his friends by threatening to reveal about the incident to others," said a police official.

After months of abuse, the girl finally gathered courage and revealed the incident to her family who later approached police. The police then registered a case under POCS and other relevant sections and arrested her classmate and Alok. Further investigations are on and efforts are being made to nab the other two accused, police said.

Next: Five thieves arrested for stealing idol from temple

Five thieves arrested for stealing idol from temple

Warangal: Five thieves were arrested in connection with a stolen 'panchloha' idol from a temple at Matedu village of Thorru mandal of the district, the police said here on Thursday.

They were produced before the Warangal Rural Superintendent of police L Kalidas who said that the idol worth Rs 1 crore was stolen from the Venugopala Swamy temple on November 8.

14-yr old maid raped by landlord

Kolkata: A 14-year-old maid was allegedly raped by her employer in Tollygunje area of Kolkata, police said here on Thursday.

The girl last night filed a complaint against her employer Bunty Rungta, where she was working for last few years, of raping her repeatedly. The accused is absconding.

Next: Rise in boy sex workers in Malappuram

Rise in boy sex workers in Malappuram

Thiruvananthapuram: K. P. Jayaraj, a PhD student at Jamia Milia University, has revealed huge increase in the number of male child sex workers in Malappuram district. He made the startling revelation at a national seminar on sexual violence against children organised by National Alliance of Grassroots NGOs (NAGN), Shreyas Social Service Centre and Butterflies.

Labour Minister Shibu Baby John, who inaugurated the seminar, said that child sex work is prevalent in all the northern districts of Kerala and that incest is also on the increase in the state compared to other southern states.

Jayaraj, a native of Malappuram district, said he was shocked when one of his friends acted as a ‘child sex worker’ during his early school days. Later, when Jayaraj joined as a student of Master of Social Work, he decided to pursue his research into this taboo topic which has become a burgeoning issue among several families in Malappuram district.

“The majority of the male children from well-to-do families belonging to the age group of 16 -18 years are pushed into the sex trade. The adults engage in ‘thigh sex’ and the perpetrators belong to the 20-30 age group. There was even a 17-year-old boy identified as guilty. While some of these boys earn Rs 10- 20 for each sexual interaction, there are boys who earn '800 per day. These encounters occur during school hours which means that they bunk classes,” said Jayaraj.

As part of his research studies, he came across a ‘pimp’ in Malappuram who started his business at the age of 16 and is now 42 years. “He is always accompanied by five boys. He has so far pushed 2000 children into child sex market in Malappuram district alone,” Jayaraj told a stunned audience of NGOs from across the country.

Zarin Gupta of Salaam Baalak trust in Mumbai urged Jayaraj to lodge a complaint with the nearest police station under the recent legislation of Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act 2012.

Next: Businessman hacked to death at home

Businessman hacked to death at home

Chennai: A 45-year-old, small-time real estate businessman was hacked to death in his residence by a three-member gang in Purasawalkam on Wednesday.

Vijayakumar, a bachelor, lived with his sisters Ran­jani Devi and Sasikala, who is also unmarried, on the first floor of the family-ow­ned building at Arasappa Mudali street, off Thana street, in Purasa­wa­lkam.

According to police sou­rces, Vijayakumar retu­rn­ed home from the market ar­ound 12 noon when a three-member gang, which had followed him, hacked him to death with sickles. Th­ough hearing his scre­ams Sasikala rushed out of a room, the gang had fled.

Police secured the body and sent it to Kilpauk medical college hospital. Initial investigations suggest a civil dispute because of a property tussle to be the cause of the murder.

The murder in the densely populated residential a­rea shocked the neighbo­u­rs. Kaniga, a tenant who li­v­es on the ground floor of the building, had moved in only that morning said she was unaware of the entry of the gang. They came to kn­ow about the murder only after the police trooped in.

Next: Nettoor flat was used for sex trade too, says police

Nettoor flat was used for sex trade too, says police

Kochi: The apartment which was sealed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) the other day in connection with the Karipur gold smuggling case was also used for flesh trade, according to police sources.

It is understood that the main accused in the case were running a sex racket parallel to the gold smuggling. The people who stay close to this apartment at Kundannoor told the police that many people, including women, used to visit the flat during late hours.

An actor also used to visit this flat in the guise of discussing cinema stories, police sources said. The actor, who is also a representative of one of the film associations, is a close friend of Habeeb, the main accused in the gold smuggling case who was arrested from Chennai the other day.

Next: Tehsildar in ACB net for taking Rs 10,000 bribe

Tehsildar in ACB net for taking Rs 10,000 bribe

Hyderabad: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested the Tehsildar of Atmakur Mandal in Warangal district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Karam Yadagiri was arrested by ACB officials at his residence this morning when he demanded and accepted Rs 10,000 as bribe from the complainant for doing an official favour, an ACB release said here.

ACB officials recovered the bribe amount from Yadagiri and subsequently arrested him, the release added.

Next: Man gets death for killing woman

Man gets death for killing woman

P. Arul | DC

Chennai: A youth accused of murdering a 65-year-old woman for gain and keeping her body in a freezer in his shop at Maduravoyal in February 2011 was awarded death sentence by a sessions court in Poonamallee on Wednesday.

The III additional sessions judge R. Ravindra Bose also awarded seven years of imprisonment to V. Muthuselvan on the charge of stealing gold jewellery from another woman after attacking her.

According to additional public prosecutor Anda­man K. Murgan, based on a complaint from Ga­nap­athy, a priest, a case was registered on Febr­uary 23 about his aged mother, Jayalaks­hmi, 65, missing from the previous day. The Maduravoyal police were on the look-out for the missing woman.

On March 11, 2011, Bhavani, 24, of the same area, lodged a complaint with the police station against Muthuselvan (26) on the charge of attacking her with a knife and attempting to snatch a gold chain from her in his shop. Based on this complaint, he was arrested and remanded.

A month later, locals lodged a complaint of foul smell emanating from his shop. During investigation, the cops found a woman’s body in the freezer, wrapped in a sack.

During interrogation, Muthuselvan revealed that he had committed the murder and left body in the freezer. Before he could dispose of it, he was arrested, he said.

While passing the order, judge Ravindra Bose stated that the case rarest of rare and awarded death sentence for murdering Jayalakshmi. and keeping the body in the freezer.

Next: Man held with Rs 1 cr worth gold at airport

Man held with Rs 1 cr worth gold at airport

Chennai: A man hailing from Rama­n­athapuram was arrested by sleuths from the directorate of revenue in­t­e­lli­gence on Wedn­es­day mo­­rning from the Che­nnai airport for allegedly trying to smuggle in 3 kg of 24-carat gold, worth ne­­arly Rs 1 crore, from Dubai.

The arrested was identified as Ismail, who travel­l­ed to Dubai on a to­ur­i­st vi­sa and returned in an Air India flight to Che­n­n­ai. The DRI officials found 30 gold biscuits, each we­ighing 100 gm, concealed in secret chambers of his suitcase.

When questioned, he confessed that he decided to take up the ‘assignment’ because those who used him as a carrier had promised to get him a job abroad if he successfully delivered the gold in Ch­e­nnai. “He decided to ca­r­ry the gold to Che­nnai,” so­urces said.

( Source : dc )
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