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Crime file: Woman dies after rapists gorge out her eyes; Imam rapes 12-year-old in AP and more

Published Nov 25, 2013, 11:42 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 8:11 pm IST
Crime file: Assam woman thrown out of tempo, dies; 60-yr-old Imam rapes minor in AP and more.

Four men rape woman, gorge out her eyes and throw her out of tempo

Lakhimpur (Assam): Four men allegedly raped a woman inside a tempo, gorged out her eyes and beat her before throwing the victim out of the vehicle leading to her death in upper Assam's Lakhimpur district, sparking outrage from locals.


The incident took place on Friday when the woman had boarded a shared tempo to pick up her six-year-old daughter from school at Boginadi area, about 14 km from the district headquarters town Lakhimpur, police sources said.

The woman was allegedly raped by the four men inside the tempo before they gorged out her eyes, injured her on the head and neck, they said.

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The locals saw the accused throwing the injured woman out of the tempo, about 50 metres away from Boginadi police station on the National Highway following which they informed the police which admitted her to a local hospital. The woman was later taken to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital where she succumbed to her wounds on Sunday.

Women's organisations and locals blocked the National Highway 52 on Monday with her body and condemned the incident, demanding justice for the woman and arrest of the culprits.

On the district administration officials assuring them to nab the culprits, the protesters withdrew their blockade on the road, which had disrupted traffic movement to and from Arunachal Pradesh for about two hours. Meanwhile, police has picked up two persons for questioning in this connection.

Next - AP: Imam rapes 12-year-old, tries to intimidate girl

AP: Imam rapes 12-year-old, tries to intimidate girl

Warangal: A 12-year-old girl, the daughter of a labourer, was sexually assaulted by Mohd Sarvar Baig, 60, an Imam (priest) of Ajmer Jama Masjid at Fort Warangal.

The incident took place in a deserted house near Ajmer Jama Masjid on Muharram, November 15, but came to light on Sunday when members of a local Self-Help Group (SHG) took the girl to the Mills Colony police station to lodge a complaint.

The Imam has been leading devotees in prayer for the last decade, said sources. Though the child informed her parents, they wanted to hush it up, fearing the wrath of community elders.

Since she got no help from her parents, eyewitnesses said that the victim visited houses of nearby residents seeking justice. Distressed by her plight, locals forced community elders to convene a panchayat. The panchayat decided to keep the case under wraps. However, a case was filed against the imam.

This was fiercely resisted by five women SHG members. “They (the five women SHG members) did not agree with the panchayat’s verdict and instead took the victim to Mills Colony police station,” a local resident told this newspaper.

The urban police have registered a case under stringent provisions of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 against the accused.

Speaking to this newspaper, Warangal Urban SP A. Venkateshwar Rao said that the accused was now in their custody.

“We have already sent the victim for medical examination to MGM hospital,” he said, adding that they have gone ahead with the registration of the case against the accused in spite of the reluctance of the victim’s parents.

Next: Andhra Pradesh tobacco trader duped of Rs 2.34 crore

Andhra Pradesh tobacco trader duped of Rs 2.34 crore

Hyderabad: A tobacco trader in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh was allegedly duped of Rs 2.34 crore after unidentified persons hacked into the e-mail account of one his managers and diverted funds that were due to him for supply of tobacco, police said on Monday.

C. Ramaiah, the manager, lodged a complaint with Tangutur police, saying that B. Kotaiah, owner of a tobbaco company had exported tobacco worth Rs 2.34 crore to an importer in Bulgaria and was supposed to get the amount in this regard in his account in a PSU bank in Ongole town, they said.

However, the complainant claimed that his e-mail account was hacked by some persons who then corresponded to the importer to transfer the amount in two bank accounts in US and Turkey instead of the PSU bank account, which the importer did, police said quoting the complainant.

The matter came to light on Saturday last, though investigators said that whether the amount diverted in other accounts has been withdrawn or not was still not known. Tangutur police registered a case of cheating under relevant sections of IPC and also under IT Act and the matter was transferred to Cyber Crime Cell of Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh police.

Next: 12-yr-old raped by neighbourhood boy

12-yr-old raped by neighbourhood boy

Nizamabad: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 16-year-old boy on the terrace of a building in a village here, police said On MOnday.

The boy, a neighbour of the 12-year-old girl, took her upstairs the building in the district's Nagaram village late last night and allegedly committed the offence, they said based on a complaint lodged by the victim's parents.

Following the complaint, Nizamabad V Town police booked a case against the teenaged boy under relevant sections of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The victim has been sent for medical examination, they said, adding that efforts were on to nab the accused.

Next: 20-yr-old ends life over girlfriend’s death in AP

20-yr-old ends life over lover’s death

Nizamabad: In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old lover committed suicide at Ananthagiri village in Navipet mandal on Sunday as he was unable to stomach the death of his girlfriend. Police said the deceased identified as Komati Reddy Bhaskar Reddy fell in love with Rajamani alias Radha of Metpally village in Makloor mandal.

Rajamani reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Godavari last Monday. The body was found near Yamcha village in Navipet mandal on Saturday.

Shocked over the death of Rajamani, Bhaskar Reddy hanged himself to death in his village. In his suicide note he stated that he had convinced Rajamani not to resort to any extreme step due to her suicidal tendencies.

Bhaskar Reddy was an autorickshaw driver and Rajamani worked as a salesgirl in a cloth showroom at Nizamabad.

Navipet SI Sudhakar said that the reason for Rajamani’s death has not yet been confirmed. He said that caste differences would have become a hurdle for them as Rajamani belongs to an SC group and Bhaskar is Reddy.

Police shifted the body for postmortem and registered a case. Navipet police is investigating the case.

Next: Teenage girl hangs self in Bengaluru

Teenage girl hangs self

Bengaluru: A 16-year-old girl was on Sunday morning found hanging at her house in Bahaddur Nagar 4th Cross in Jalahalli police station limits. The reason for the extreme step is yet to be ascertained.

The deceased has been identified as Muthamma, daughter of Perumal and Chellamma, both daily wage workers.

Police said that Muthamma took the extreme step after her parents left for work on Sunday morning. The incident came to light when her younger sister Ashwini, who had gone out to play, returned home.

Jalahalli police, who have registered a case, are investigating to know the reason for the suicide.

Next: Husband, mother-in-law held for abetting suicide

Husband, mother-in-law held for abetting suicide

Chennai: The police on Sunday arrested the husband and mother-in-law for abetting the suicide of a 32-year-old woman who along with her three teenaged girls committed suicide on Saturday.

Lakshmi and her three daughters, Sangeetha, Saranya and Sabithra, were found hanging at their house in Balaraman street in Manali, on Saturday evening.

Investigations revealed that Lakshmi had married Jayaraman, from another caste, which hadn’t gone down too well with his mother, Valliammal, who also stayed on the first floor of the house.

Lakshmi, a few days ago, had complained at the Ennore all women’s police station, regarding the abuse and the issue was settled amicably, sources said.

Since the abuse had continued, Lakshmi seemed to have taken the extreme step on Saturday, police sources added. Based on a complaint from the victim’s brother, Murugan, the Manali police registered a case and on Sunday and arrested the husband Jayaraman and mother-in-law Valliammal for abetting the suicide.

Next: 40 kg ganja seized, 3 held

40 kg ganja seized, 3 held

Visakhapatnam: Rolugunta police seized 40 kg ganja, worth Rs 2 lakh and arrested three drug peddlers at Papampeta area in the mandal in the wee hours of Sunday. The peddlers
were making arrangement to transport it to Warangal .

According to head constable S. Santhosh Kumar of Rolugunta PS, J. Sitaram and B. Srinu of Warangal district came to Rolugunta, few days back and they reportedly procured the contraband from Vizag Agency with the support of S. Babu Rao and U. Chinna Babu of Rolugunta mandal.

On a tip-off, Rolugunta police raided one place and seized the four bags of ganja (each bag contains 10 kg) and arrested three smugglers Sitaram, Srinu and Babu Rao. However, Chinna Babu fled away from the spot. Police said they have registered a case against the four peddlers.

Next: 3 students held for bike thefts

3 students held for bike thefts

Chennai: The police on Sunday busted a student gang involved in stealing two-wheelers and recovered 11 vehicles from them.

The accused were identified as Karthik, 23, from ECR, Venkatakrishnan of Vyasarpadi and Prasanth, 20, of Kannagi Nagar, Thoraipakkam, diploma students at a polytechnic college in the city, police sources said.

On Saturday, Durga Prasad Rao, 27, who works at Tidel Park, had approached the Taramani police, to lodge a complaint about the theft of his bike that he had parked in the usual place.

"I usually leave my bike around 8.30 am and on Saturday, when I returned at 5.30 pm, it was missing," Rao had stated in his complaint, the police said.

Based on his complaint, a special team was formed and with the help of information, the students were nabbed on Sunday morning. They have confessed to the crime, the police said.

Investigations revealed that the three students had been engaging in similar activities over the past year and stolen more than 50 two-wheelers and sold them. As of Sunday,11 bikes have been recovered from the accused.

They have been arrested and remanded in custody. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

Next: Harassment at work cause for murder

Harassment at work cause for murder

Chennai: Victims of harassment at the workplace seem to be resorting to quick-fix solutions. The murder of a textile shop owner on Saturday was allegedly committed after one of his female staff members complained at home about his misbehaviour. Her brother and his friends stormed into the shop on Saturday to deliver 'justice'.

The Royapuram police have detained the girl, Meena, 22, who had reported the matter to the police first; her brother, Satheesh, 19, both Tondiarpet residents, and two of his friends, Vignesh and Sivakumar.

On Saturday morning, the deceased, Eshwar, a resident of Pantheon road in Egmore, was found lying in a pool of blood at his shop, Sona Mandir, on M.S. Koil street in Royapuram, by a staff member around 9.30 am.

Eshwar was rushed to Stanley medical hospital and was later referred to a private multi- speciality hospital on Greams road, where he died around 12.30 pm.

Police investigations on Sunday revealed that Eshwar had verbally abused Meena and a  few other staff members over the last two days after his mobile phone went missing.

This is suspected to have irked the girl, who plotted with her brother, Satheesh, to kill him. He and two of his friends, Vignesh and Sivakumar, entered the shop around 8.30 am on Saturday, and smashed his head with a sledgehammer.

They had left him to die while Meena, who was also present with them, alerted the neighbours and approached the police, acting as if she had nothing to do with the incident, a senior police officer said. Further investigations are on.

Next: 42 Lankans smuggle 10 kg gold, held at Kochi airport

42 Lankans smuggle 10 kg gold, held at Kochi airport

Kochi: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Cochin International Airport on Sunday intercepted and seized crude gold ornaments weighing more than 10 kg from a team of 42 Sri Lankan nationals.

The ornaments have been valued at more than Rs 3 cr. The team was held based on a tip-off that international rackets were now using foreign nationals to smuggle gold to India against the backdrop of the recent arrests of natives.

The Sri Lankan team, consisting of 28 women and 14 men, arrived by Sri Lankan flight UL 165 at 8.45 a.m. from Colombo. “The crude ornaments were concealed on their body.

On verifying their passports, it was found that most of them had made several trips from Colombo to various southern airports in India and had gone back to Colombo the same day or the very next day.

It is believed that a major gang is operating in Colombo and Chennai and is recruiting passengers to smuggle in the precious metal.

These passengers are only carriers who are given remuneration and free travel tickets. They also carry back textiles and other goods that can be sold at a huge profit in Sri Lanka,” said S.A.S.Navaz, Deputy Commissioner of Cochin Customs.

As per baggage rules, only Indian nationals are permitted to bring in gold ornaments. Male passengers can bring in duty free gold ornaments worth Rs 50,000 and female passengers can bring the same worth Rs 1 lakh.

Any Indian who has stayed abroad for more than six months can import gold bullion or gold ornaments totally weighing only one kg by paying duty at 10 per cent and 15 per cent respectively in convertible foreign exchange. Foreigners are not permitted to import gold or gold ornaments and cannot pay duty for the same.

Customs sleuths are now questioning the Sri Lankan natives to collect details about the racket which  employed them. A Chennai-based gang is believed to be under the customs radar.

Next: Tobacco worth Rs 5 lakh seized

Tobacco worth Rs 5 lakh seized

Thiruvananthapuram: A team of excise officials on Sunday seized various brands of pan masala worth Rs 5 lakh from a Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation bus at the integrated check post in Amaravila.

About 4,000 packets of pan masala , shambhu , khaini and cool lip were neatly packed in a carton and a sack and kept under the seats.

The smuggled consignment was found during a random checking of vehicles at the check post. Since no one came forward to claim the consignment, no arrests could be made. Altogether, pan masala worth Rs 50 lakh has been seized so far.