Prabhu Razdan

Prabhu Razdan

Prabhu Razdan has been a journalist for over two decades. He has covered insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, and has reported from Jaipur, Jodhpur and Varanasi. He now writes on politics, crime, social issues and developmental issues in Faridabad.

Articles by Prabhu Razdan
Prime Minister Modi had flagged off Metro services between Raja Nahar Singh station in Delhi and Escorts Mujesar station in Ballabgarh last month(HT File)
Prime Minister Modi had flagged off Metro services between Raja Nahar Singh station in Delhi and Escorts Mujesar station in Ballabgarh last month(HT File)

Faridabad-Gurugram Metro link to be operational by April 2021

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2018 11:59 AM IST
The minister said that work on a bridge connecting Faridabad with Greater Noida at Manjawali was in progress and the bridge would be opened to traffic in a few months’ time.
In a statement, Tata Steel Processing and Distribution expressed its condolences to the family of Arindam Pal, who is survived by his wife, parents and a daughter.(ANI/Twitter)
In a statement, Tata Steel Processing and Distribution expressed its condolences to the family of Arindam Pal, who is survived by his wife, parents and a daughter.(ANI/Twitter)

Senior manager of Tata Steel Processing and Distribution allegedly shot dead by former employee in Faridabad

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Other employees rushed the senior manager to the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, police said.
The air quality in Anand Vihar and Dwarka was in the ‘severe’ category on Friday while Ghaziabad fell in ‘very poor’ category.(HT FIle Photo)
The air quality in Anand Vihar and Dwarka was in the ‘severe’ category on Friday while Ghaziabad fell in ‘very poor’ category.(HT FIle Photo)

Inspection teams find widespread violation of green norms at ‘hotspots’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:26 AM IST
Inspecting agencies found widespread violations of green norms in major pollution hotspots including areas like Anand Vihar, Dwarka and Ghaziabad
Neighbours gather outside Aman Apartments in Dayalbagh after the news of the suicides spread.(Subhas Sharma/HT Photo)
Neighbours gather outside Aman Apartments in Dayalbagh after the news of the suicides spread.(Subhas Sharma/HT Photo)

Months after Burari suicides, Dayalbagh residents wake up to similar tragedy

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Four siblings, unmarried and aged between 37 and 52, were found hanging from ceiling fans in their rented house in Dayalbagh on Saturday morning.
The house in Aman apartments, Surajkund, Faridabad, where the four bodies were found on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The house in Aman apartments, Surajkund, Faridabad, where the four bodies were found on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

‘Giving up our lives because...’: What Faridabad family’s ‘suicide’ note said

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Anvit Srivastava and Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 06:18 PM IST
The note, dated October 18 and signed by the siblings, contains detailed instructions of tasks that needed to be done, such as selling personal belongings to fund the funerals, as well talks of the depression the family was dealing with.
A 38-year-old man and his three sisters were found hanging from the ceiling fans of their house in Surajkund’s Dayalbagh in Faridabad.(ANI Photo)
A 38-year-old man and his three sisters were found hanging from the ceiling fans of their house in Surajkund’s Dayalbagh in Faridabad.(ANI Photo)

4 siblings found hanging in Faridabad home, suicide note recovered

HIndustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 07:51 AM IST
Police have ruled out any foul play in the incident and are probing the contents of the suicide note. In their note, the siblings have requested that their belongings be sold to fund their funeral.
The bodies of four siblings was found at a house in Surajkund.(ANI Photo)
The bodies of four siblings was found at a house in Surajkund.(ANI Photo)

3 sisters, brother found hanging in Faridabad house; suicide pact suspected

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 06:57 PM IST
A suicide note recovered from the spot mentions financial trouble as the reason for the deaths.
The woman alleged that two of them dragged her male friend to one side while the others forced her into the nearby bushes. The men then took turns to rape her before fleeing the spot.(AFP PHOTO)
The woman alleged that two of them dragged her male friend to one side while the others forced her into the nearby bushes. The men then took turns to rape her before fleeing the spot.(AFP PHOTO)

20-year-old gangraped by four youths in Faridabad

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 01:51 AM IST
The woman alleged that two of them dragged her male friend to one side while the others forced her into the nearby bushes. The men then took turns to rape her before fleeing the spot.
The victim, identified as Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Faridabad’s Nehru Colony, married the woman around 10 months ago.(AFP)
The victim, identified as Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Faridabad’s Nehru Colony, married the woman around 10 months ago.(AFP)

4th arrest in murder of man over threat to ‘divorce’ wife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 02:01 AM IST
The victim, identified as Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Faridabad’s Nehru Colony, married the woman around 10 months ago.
The line will be open for public in September-October subject to approvals, the officials said.(HT Photo for representation)
The line will be open for public in September-October subject to approvals, the officials said.(HT Photo for representation)

DMRC begins trials on Violet Line from Escorts Mujesar to Ballabhgarh

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 08:25 AM IST
Ballabhgarh will become the fourth city in Haryana to get Metro connectivity after Gurugram, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh.
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .

Faridabad: Man rapes, murders employer’s 5-year-old daughter

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 10:02 AM IST
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .
SRS chairman Anil Jindal and his associates were arrested by Faridabad Police on Thursday.(Subhash Sharma/HT Photo)
SRS chairman Anil Jindal and his associates were arrested by Faridabad Police on Thursday.(Subhash Sharma/HT Photo)

SRS chairman Anil Jindal, 4 others arrested in Delhi for cheating investors

Faridabad, Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Police had registered 22 cases of cheating and fraud against SRS chairman Anil Jindal and other promoters of his company.
The Faridabad police on Tuesday filed an FIR against a 99-year-old man from Machgar village for allegedly possessing skin of endangered blackbuck.
The Faridabad police on Tuesday filed an FIR against a 99-year-old man from Machgar village for allegedly possessing skin of endangered blackbuck.

Faridabad: Cops seize blackbuck skin from 99-yr-old, he says it was a gift from Nawab Pataudi

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2018 11:28 PM IST
According to the police, the man identified as Badam Singh claimed to have received it as a gift over 50 years ago from former Indian Test cricket captain Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, father of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Over 1,500 police personnel have been deployed for security at the inaugural ceremony of the Surajkund International Crafts, which begins Friday.(File photo)
Over 1,500 police personnel have been deployed for security at the inaugural ceremony of the Surajkund International Crafts, which begins Friday.(File photo)

Surajkund crafts mela begins on Friday, Uttar Pradesh is the theme state for the first time

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Over 1,500 police personnel have been deployed for security at the inaugural ceremony of the Surajkund International Crafts, which begins Friday.
The 23-year-old woman was abducted from Rajiv Gandhi Chowk area in Old Faridabad. Her family learnt about the kidnapping because she was talking to her cousin on phone at that time when she was abducted(AFP/Getty Images)
The 23-year-old woman was abducted from Rajiv Gandhi Chowk area in Old Faridabad. Her family learnt about the kidnapping because she was talking to her cousin on phone at that time when she was abducted(AFP/Getty Images)

Two nabbed for gang rape in Faridabad, hunt on for two others

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2018 11:49 PM IST
The 23-year-old woman was abducted from Rajiv Gandhi Chowk area in Old Faridabad
The 23-year-old woman was dumped near Sikri village on Mathura Road from where she contacted her brother.(HT FILE)
The 23-year-old woman was dumped near Sikri village on Mathura Road from where she contacted her brother.(HT FILE)

23-year-old woman kidnapped, gang-raped in moving car for two hours in Faridabad

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2018 06:16 PM IST
The 23-year-old woman was retuning home from work and was talking to a family member on phone when the incident took place in Rajiv Gandhi Chowk area of Old Faridabad.
Dhankar underwent a neurosurgery on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, his vitals — body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure — turned stable.(SubhashSharma/ HT Photo)
Dhankar underwent a neurosurgery on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, his vitals — body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure — turned stable.(SubhashSharma/ HT Photo)

SIT to probe Palwal killings, Rs 3 lakh compensation announced for victims

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2018 09:11 AM IST
The accused, Naresh Dhankar, a sub-divisional officer (SDO) with the Haryana government’s agricultural department in Bhiwani, had bludgeoned six people to death with an iron rod in a two-hour-long mayhem in the early hours of Tuesday in Palwal. Dhankar had taken voluntary retirement from the Army as a lieutenant in 2003.
The accused Naresh Dhankar at a hospital. He is said to be mentally unstable and has been taken into custody.(HT Photo)
The accused Naresh Dhankar at a hospital. He is said to be mentally unstable and has been taken into custody.(HT Photo)

Palwal murders: Sister-in-law says accused suffered from mental disorder, bad temper

Palwal/Faridabad, Hindustan Times | By Shiv Sunny and Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2018 02:32 PM IST
Naresh Dhankar, 43, had gone bludgeoned six people to death with an iron rod in a late-night killing spree in Haryana’s Palwal town on Monday.
A video screengrab shows the attacker. A woman and three watchmen were among the victims.
A video screengrab shows the attacker. A woman and three watchmen were among the victims.

Former soldier kills 6 with iron rod in 2 hours in Haryana, crime caught on CCTV

Hindustan Times, Palwal/Faridabad | By Shiv Sunny and Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2018 09:23 PM IST
The accused, identified as an ex-serviceman, committed the crimes within 100m of the police station.
Crime against children in on the rise in India.
Crime against children in on the rise in India.

Two-year-old girl dies after ‘rape’ by stepfather, hunt on for accused

HIndustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2017 12:21 AM IST
The incident occurred on November 22 when a woman, living in Sarai Khwaja, left home for her housekeeping job leaving her two daughters with her husband.
On Tuesday, the farmers stopped work between Palwal and Shahjanpur Khadar, the last village on the Haryana border.(HT FILE)
On Tuesday, the farmers stopped work between Palwal and Shahjanpur Khadar, the last village on the Haryana border.(HT FILE)

Work on Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway halted as farmers demand compensation

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2017 03:05 PM IST
NCR’s biggest 136km Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway was proposed to be complete by August 15, 2017.
The juvenile accused in the Pradhyumn Thakur murder case was shifted to the observation home in Faridabad on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The juvenile accused in the Pradhyumn Thakur murder case was shifted to the observation home in Faridabad on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Ryan murder: Juvenile accused asks for books to read at shelter home

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2017 10:48 PM IST
Members of the Haryana State Human Rights Commission visited on Thursday the observation home where the juvenile accused in the Pradhyumn Thakur murder case is lodged and took stock of the facilities there.
On Friday, an auto-rickshaw driver, Azad, along with his four friends was on their way from Fatehpur Billauch to Old Faridabad when 15-20 men intercepted their vehicle near Bajri village and thrashed them for transporting ‘beef’.(Representational photo)
On Friday, an auto-rickshaw driver, Azad, along with his four friends was on their way from Fatehpur Billauch to Old Faridabad when 15-20 men intercepted their vehicle near Bajri village and thrashed them for transporting ‘beef’.(Representational photo)

Three cow vigilantes held for attacking 5 men for carrying ‘beef’ in Faridabad

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2017 02:41 PM IST
On Friday, an auto-rickshaw driver, Azad, along with his four friends was on their way from Fatehpur Billauch to Old Faridabad when 15-20 men intercepted their vehicle near Bajri village. The self-styled cow vigilantes then had assaulted the five Muslim men on suspicion that they were transporting beef in their vehicle.
One of the men assaulted by a vigilante group.(ANI photo)
One of the men assaulted by a vigilante group.(ANI photo)

Cow-protection vigilantes attack men carrying ‘buffalo meat’ in Faridabad

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2017 04:54 PM IST
Police have booked the suspects and the victims as well, and will investigate if the meat is indeed of a buffalo
On Wednesday, the 14-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly being tortured by her employer, jumped from the 10th floor balcony of Kanishka Tower in Sector 37. The minor survived since she got caught in a net on the same floor.
On Wednesday, the 14-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly being tortured by her employer, jumped from the 10th floor balcony of Kanishka Tower in Sector 37. The minor survived since she got caught in a net on the same floor.

Haryana commission orders probe into torture of minor domestic help

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2017 11:27 PM IST
On Wednesday, the 14-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly being tortured by her employer, jumped from the 10th floor balcony of Kanishka Tower in Sector 37. The minor survived since she got caught in a net on the same floor.
The 14-year-old girl had bruises on her body. Police alleged that she had been beaten up by her employer.(Photo: Sourced)
The 14-year-old girl had bruises on her body. Police alleged that she had been beaten up by her employer.(Photo: Sourced)

Tortured minor tries to escape from Faridabad flat, falls off 11th floor

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2017 01:54 PM IST
The girl had been employed as a house help by an engineering student who studies at Manav Rachna International University in Faridabad.
Police said the incident occurred around 9.30pm on Sunday when two groups clashed allegedly over parking issue in the village.(HT FILE)
Police said the incident occurred around 9.30pm on Sunday when two groups clashed allegedly over parking issue in the village.(HT FILE)

5 people shot dead, 6 injured in clash over ‘parking’ at Faridabad village

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2017 11:53 AM IST
Police rounded up 19 people in connection with the murders while the FIR registered at Kheripul police station names 25 accused. An SIT has been formed to investigate the case.
The victim’s decomposing body, besides his uniform, were recovered from the crime spot on Monday even as the accused was sent into five-day police custody.(HT FILE)
The victim’s decomposing body, besides his uniform, were recovered from the crime spot on Monday even as the accused was sent into five-day police custody.(HT FILE)

Faridabad boy’s body found buried near school, ‘killer’ admits to sexual assault

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2017 11:44 AM IST
Three days after murder of a student at Ryan International, Gurgaon, safety of children in schools continues to be under cloud. The body of a missing class 8 student was found in Faridabad with cops arresting an 18-year-old who confessed to allegedly luring the boy during school recess and killing him.
Ballabgarh was in news when a young Muslim boy was killed on board a train for being a suspected beef eater.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Ballabgarh was in news when a young Muslim boy was killed on board a train for being a suspected beef eater.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Ballabgarh again: Rohingyas beaten up over buffalo sacrifice, no arrests yet

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan, Faridabad
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2017 11:50 PM IST
Ballabgarh was in news when a young Muslim boy was killed on board a train for being a suspected beef eater
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