Articles by Sandeep Bhaskar
A 14-year-old girl was critically injured after she was allegedly thrown before a speeding vehicle when resisted a rape bid at a village in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Monday late evening, police said.
BETTIAH: A doctor living in Bagaha was abducted and kept hostage in Bihar’s West Champaran district for nearly 10 days, police said on Tuesday after the doctor, a Nepali, was rescued and his two abductors arrested
An 85-year-old woman at a village in Bihar’s East Champaran has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man, who has since been arrested, police said on Monday.
The girl was allegedly battered and bruised by the teacher. The accused continues to evade arrest three days after the registration of the case.
A police officer has been suspended for failing to file a complaint in the rape case of a minor in Bagaha town of West Champaran district in Bihar, and favouring a settlement of the case through an agreement among the villagers.
A large number of migrant workers from Bihar left for their home on Tuesday from Kashmir’s Pulwama district and some others are preparing to leave following the terrorist attack on Monday in which two labourers suffered gunshot injuries.
Those arrested have been identified as Roldugin Alexey, a resident of Mposad, Zherdev Ilia, a resident of Ryazan and Balshova Anna, a resident of Moscow.
The case has attracted fresh spotlight after the death of the slain activist’s son allegedly by suicide on Friday.
A slain RTI (right to information) activist’s 14-year-old son allegedly set himself on fire and jumped off a three-storey building in Bihar’s East Champaran district late Thursday night and died hours later in a hospital, police said.
The teenager’s grandfather said the 14-year-old was upset over delay in justice for his father and had unsuccessfully sought a meeting with superintendent of police over it
Fourteen migrant workers from Bihar’s West Champaran district, rescued from Karnataka’s Belagavi district earlier this week, reached their homes on Thursday, officials familiar with the matter said.
BETTIAH: As many as 14 people have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s incident in which a police constable was killed and three others were injured after a mob attacked the Balthar police station in West Champaran district following alleged death of a villager in custody, police said on Sunday
The deceased constable was identified as Ram Jatan Rai, who was attached to the neighbouring Prushottampur police station
- The deceased constable was identified as Rajmangal Rai, who was attached to the neighbouring Prushottampur police station. The injured police personnel were admitted to a local hospital in Narkatiaganj, from where they were referred to GMCH Bettiah, an officer said.
Bihar cricketer Sakibul Gani, who created history by smashing a triple century in his debut appearance in a Ranji Trophy match against Mizoram in February, says that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet congratulating him for his performance gave a ‘big boost’ to his confidence.
At least four people have died, while two fell seriously ill, after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Bihar’s West Champaran and Siwan districts, police said on Wednesday.
The death, prima facie, looks to have occurred following the consumption of poisonous substances. However, the exact cause of the death could only be known after the post mortem reports, the West Champaran police said.
Students from Bihar studying in Ukrainian universities are heading towards the countryside or taking refuge in bunkers of their hostels, hoping that the Indian government will help them leave the country before Russian invasion intensifies.
Sakibul Gani (22) from Motihari in Bihar created history on Friday after he scored a triple century, breaking the record for the highest individual score by a cricketer in debut appearance in a Ranji Trophy match against Mizoram.
Questions of class 10 mathematics paper were found circulating on social media on Thursday at least half-an-hour before the commencement of matriculation examinations being conducted by Bihar Secondary Examination Board (BSEB), officials said.
In second such incident in Bihar’s East Champaran district in as many days, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found vandalised at Turkauliya on Wednesday morning, according to locals and a video clip circulating in the social media that purportedly shows the bust garlanded with tetra packs used for liquor bottles.
The police in Bihar’s East Champaran district said Tuesday that they have arrested a man in connection with the incident in which a life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi installed at a park in Motihari town was vandalised.
The matter was discovered after some locals spotted the statue uprooted and thrown a few meters away inside the park.
BySandeep Bhaskar, Hindustan Times, Bettiah
A life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi, installed in a park in Motihari of Bihar’s East Champaran district during centenary celebrations of Champaran satyagraha, was found vandalised on Monday morning, police said.
BySandeep Bhaskar, Motihari
The assistant commandant “C” Coy Gandak branch has written a letter to the block development officer (BDO) Bagaha 2 demanding the construction of a permanent toilet near barrage at Valmikinagar in Bihar’s West Champaran district.
The Mumbai police Friday took the transit remand of former director of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Daljit Singh Bal, who was arrested in connection with multi-crore bank scam late Wednesday evening at Raxaul in Bihar’s East Chamaparan district, which borders Nepal, police said.
Bal has been on run since September 30, 2019, when Mumbai’s economic offences wing (EOW) registered a case in connection with the fraud at the cooperative bank against Bal and 10 of its former directors, who were accused of illegally extending huge loans to realty firm Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) and its group companies.
The district administration in Bihar’s East Champaran on Wednesday recommended suspension of eight teachers, including the centre superintendent of Motihari-based Maharaja Harendra Kishore college, after gross mismanagement surfaced there on the very first day of the state board exams on Tuesday, when examinees were forced to write their Hindi papers allegedly under the head light of vehicles, officials said.
Officials used car headlights to illuminate parts of corridors where scores of students in Motihari town appearing for the Bihar state board’s intermediate (class 12) examination were seated. The board examinations started on 1 February.
Seven people, including Bihar tourism minister’s son Niraj Kumar and brother Harendra Prasad, have been booked in connection with the violence in which a 28-year-old man sustained injuries when two groups clashed at Hardiya Koritala village at the outskirts of Bettiah in West Champaran district on Sunday, police said on Monday.