Shruti Tomar

She is a senior reporter based at Bhopal. She covers higher education, social issues, youth affairs, woman and child development related issues, sports and business & industries.

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Neemuch attack accused says was drunk, trying to find out where Jain lived

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Dinesh Kushwaha was arrested on Saturday after a video clip of him slapping 65-year-old Bhanwarlal Jain and demanding his Aadhaar card surfaced on social media
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Published on May 23, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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Minor rape victim killed by kin in MP, say police

The minor girl, who was raped by a villager earlier this month, was forced to consume poison by her uncle and cousin, a senior police officer said, suspecting it to be a case of hate crime
Earlier, the minor was abducted and raped by a 22-year-old man, police said.
Earlier, the minor was abducted and raped by a 22-year-old man, police said.
Updated on May 22, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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Jain man dies in Madhya Pradesh after attack in anti-Muslim hate crime

A video purportedly showed a man slapping the 65-year-old mentally ill man repeatedly and asking whether he was a Muslim
Later in the day, the accused surrendered at Manasa police station, where he was arrested. (Representational image)
Later in the day, the accused surrendered at Manasa police station, where he was arrested. (Representational image)
Updated on May 22, 2022 01:08 AM IST
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Madhya Pradesh: Man thrashed for not showing Aadhar card, found dead

A video of the incident went viral on social media after the man went missing from Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district.
60year-old Bhanwarlal Jain was found dead in Manasa on Friday. (Video grab)
60year-old Bhanwarlal Jain was found dead in Manasa on Friday. (Video grab)
Updated on May 21, 2022 02:55 PM IST
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Police arrest Muslim leader for Neemuch violence, recommends NSA

Ghulam Rasool Pathan was arrested after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed the district officials to take strict action against those who were trying to create tension, and to resolve the matter swiftly.
Hindu organisations tried to install an idol of Lord Hanuman near a Muslim shrine in Neemuch’s Purani Kacheri area on Sunday, leading to stone pelting and arson (Video grab)
Hindu organisations tried to install an idol of Lord Hanuman near a Muslim shrine in Neemuch’s Purani Kacheri area on Sunday, leading to stone pelting and arson (Video grab)
Updated on May 19, 2022 06:30 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh couple, granddaughter killed on suspicion of black magic: Police

The accused allegedly slit the throats of the MP couple and their minor granddaughter on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday while they were sleeping on the terrace of their home
The woman’s head was cut off and hung from a tree near the scene of the crime, according to Mandla superintendent of police, Yashpal Rajput (Representational image)
The woman’s head was cut off and hung from a tree near the scene of the crime, according to Mandla superintendent of police, Yashpal Rajput (Representational image)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Guna firing: Third accused killed

Police superintendent Rajeev Mishra said that the accused was spotted in Guna’s Ruthiya area before he was killed
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:49 AM IST
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Dalit wedding attacked despite police security in Madhya Pradesh, 5 arrested

Rajgarh superintendent of police Pradeep Sharma said the mob also blocked the road leading to the wedding venue by placing stones to prevent the procession from reaching there.
A group of men attacked a Dalit wedding procession being taken out under police protection in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, police said on Monday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A group of men attacked a Dalit wedding procession being taken out under police protection in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, police said on Monday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 17, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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2 poachers linked to killing of 3 cops shot at as they tried to flee: MP police

Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were injured while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday, police said, adding that two policemen were also injured in the incident.
Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.
Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.
Updated on May 16, 2022 05:16 AM IST
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Two poachers killed after they gun down three policemen in Madhya Pradesh

Guna superintendent of police Rajeev Mishra said acting on a tipoff about blackbuck poaching in the forest, 3-4 police teams reached the spot around 2.45 am. “They nabbed three poachers, but suddenly four poachers on motorbikes opened fire at the police team,” he said.
Three police personnel were killed after a group of poachers opened fire at them in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district early on Saturday, police officers said. (Shutterstock)
Three police personnel were killed after a group of poachers opened fire at them in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district early on Saturday, police officers said. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 15, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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3 cops, 1 hunter killed in clashes between two groups over poaching of blackbucks in MP

Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the poachers, Naushad Mewati, who was killed in the cross-fire, along with six others had killed four male blackbucks, a female blackbuck and a peacock on Friday night to serve the meat at the marriage feast of his niece.
The presence of blackbucks near agricultural land in more than 12 districts is attracting poachers in Madhya Pradesh, a forest official said. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
The presence of blackbucks near agricultural land in more than 12 districts is attracting poachers in Madhya Pradesh, a forest official said. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on May 14, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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MP: Mob beats up truck driver for hitting minor; throw him into burning vehicle

The mob gathered in no time after the accident and thrashed him. They also torched his vehicle and threw the driver into the fire, according to the police.
A mob on Friday set a mini truck on fire and threw the driver into the fire after beating him up brutally for hitting a minor girl in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. (Image used for representation). (HT FILE PHOTO.)
A mob on Friday set a mini truck on fire and threw the driver into the fire after beating him up brutally for hitting a minor girl in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. (Image used for representation). (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on May 15, 2022 08:25 AM IST
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3 cops shot dead by blackbuck poachers in Madhya Pradesh, 1 poacher killed

Police recovered two decapitated carcasses and five heads of blackbucks. A peacock carcass was also found on the spot.
The incident happened in the forest of Aron in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district in the wee hours on Saturday. (Representational Image)
The incident happened in the forest of Aron in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district in the wee hours on Saturday. (Representational Image)
Updated on May 14, 2022 04:15 PM IST
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Girl, 14, turns down his offer to be friends. Class 9 boy slits her throat, flees

BHOPAL: A class 9 student in Bhopal is on the run after he allegedly slit the throat and wrist of a girl, one year his junior at school, after she turned down his proposal to be friends, police said
Police said they were in the process of confirming the age of the accused, a class 9 student at the same school as the survivor (Getty Images)
Police said they were in the process of confirming the age of the accused, a class 9 student at the same school as the survivor (Getty Images)
Published on May 13, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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Mob sets house, bikes, shop afire in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh

Rajgarh Police superintendent Pradeep Sharma said an argument over a land dispute escalated into the mob attack
Vehicles of the district administration and police were also vandalised. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Vehicles of the district administration and police were also vandalised. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 12, 2022 11:03 AM IST
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'Was stressed', says Madhya Pradesh cop accused of killing boy asking for money

Datia police superintendent said the policeman initially told investigators someone put the child’s body in the car’s boot but came around after CCTV showed the boy talking to him.
The little boy was killed because he was pestering the policeman for money, saying he was hungry (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The little boy was killed because he was pestering the policeman for money, saying he was hungry (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 12, 2022 11:47 AM IST
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Bhojshala dispute: Madhya Pradesh HC issues notice to Centre, ASI and state govt

As per the arrangement made by the ASI on April 7, 2003, Hindus perform puja in the Bhojshala premises every Tuesday, while Muslims offer namaz in the complex on Fridays.
Bhojshala is an ASI protected 11th century monument, which Hindus claim is a temple of Vagdevi (Goddess Saraswati), while the Muslim community treats it as Kamal Maula Mosque. (Hindustan Times)
Bhojshala is an ASI protected 11th century monument, which Hindus claim is a temple of Vagdevi (Goddess Saraswati), while the Muslim community treats it as Kamal Maula Mosque. (Hindustan Times)
Published on May 11, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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By, Bhopal

Release of water from Rajasthan washes away nestlings of Indian skimmers

Jaipur/Bhopal: The release of water from Rajasthan’s Kota Barrage has inundated the Chambal’s riverine islands downstream and washed away nests, nestlings, and eggs of birds, including endangered Indian skimmers
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), an NGO involved in conservation and biodiversity research, tweeted a video on Wednesday showing a drowned birdling. (BNHS)
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), an NGO involved in conservation and biodiversity research, tweeted a video on Wednesday showing a drowned birdling. (BNHS)
Updated on May 11, 2022 03:53 PM IST
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Acquitted after 13 yrs, life begins at 36 for former medical student

The acquittal came 13 years after he was wrongly convicted by a trial court for murdering his girlfriend.
Bhopal: Chandresh Marskole, former fourth-year medical student from Balaghat, comes out from the Central Jail after the Madhya Pradesh High Court acquitted him in a murder case, in Bhopal, Monday, May 9, 2022.(PTI)
Bhopal: Chandresh Marskole, former fourth-year medical student from Balaghat, comes out from the Central Jail after the Madhya Pradesh High Court acquitted him in a murder case, in Bhopal, Monday, May 9, 2022.(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2022 08:25 AM IST
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When MP government scrapped new community forest provision in 3 weeks

Tribal activists told the MP government that the FRA has a provision of community rights but the government formed a committee under Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj and Gram Swaraj Act 1993 without mentioning anything about FRA
Nagpur-based organisation, Tribal Ethos and Economic Research (TEER) Foundation, director Milind Thatte met chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the third week of April to oppose the notification. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Nagpur-based organisation, Tribal Ethos and Economic Research (TEER) Foundation, director Milind Thatte met chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the third week of April to oppose the notification. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on May 10, 2022 08:20 AM IST
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Man who triggered Madhya Pradesh fire that killed 7 arrested, say police

Shubham Dixit, alias Sanjay, a 28-year-old resident of Jhansi, was arrested from Lohamandi hours after the incident
A massive fire broke out in a double-storey building, at Swarna Bagh Colony, in Indore on Saturday. (ANI)
A massive fire broke out in a double-storey building, at Swarna Bagh Colony, in Indore on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2022 03:22 AM IST
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Indore fire that killed 7 started by man over a breakup, arrested: Cops

The fire in the Indore building claimed seven lives and injured nine others on Saturday. Police arrested the accused on Saturday night from Lohamandi.
The accused said he just wanted to set the Scooty on fire because the woman cheated on him and claimed he didn’t know the consequences. (ANI)
The accused said he just wanted to set the Scooty on fire because the woman cheated on him and claimed he didn’t know the consequences. (ANI)
Updated on May 08, 2022 04:26 PM IST
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Indore: 7 die in fire after man sets ex-partner’s scooter ablaze

According to the police, accused Shubham Dixit alias Sanjay stayed in the same building and moved out after the woman broke up with him a few weeks ago.
Charred remains are pictured after a massive fire broke out in a building, at Swarna Bagh Colony, in Indore on May 7, 2022. (ANI)
Charred remains are pictured after a massive fire broke out in a building, at Swarna Bagh Colony, in Indore on May 7, 2022. (ANI)
Published on May 08, 2022 01:38 AM IST
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7 killed as fire breaks out in 2-storey building in Indore

The fire broke out in the wee hours of Saturday in a building in Indore’s Swarn Baag Colony. Nine people have been rescued so far. Some people jumped from the building to save their lives.
Among the dead, two people aged between 40 and 45 have not been identified yet. (Video grab)
Among the dead, two people aged between 40 and 45 have not been identified yet. (Video grab)
Updated on May 07, 2022 10:48 AM IST
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Woman abducted, gang-raped in MP, 2 minors among accused: Police

The two accused were also nabbed from the spot, said Gurjar, adding that the woman has been sent for a medical examination.
Police have announced a cash reward of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 20,000 for sharing information regarding the accused. (Representational photo)
Police have announced a cash reward of 20,000 for sharing information regarding the accused. (Representational photo)
Published on May 07, 2022 12:17 AM IST
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SC cancels bail over celebratory posters

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, justice Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli called the celebration of bail a brazen act by the accused, Shubhang Gontia, a member of the ABVP, the student wing of the BJP
Court has directed the accused to surrender within a week (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Court has directed the accused to surrender within a week (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2022 06:34 AM IST
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ByShruti Tomar and Monika Pandey

In MP’s Sagar, 20-year-old woman gang-raped by 4 including two minors

Bhopal: A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four people including two minors in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar on Thursday night, police said
A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four people including two minors in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar on Thursday night. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four people including two minors in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar on Thursday night. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on May 06, 2022 05:29 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh minister says no Bajrang Dal link in lynching of two tribals

Home minister Narottam Mishra said primary investigation revealed that the meat recovered from the possession of the deceased was beef
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra’s remarks came amid the opposition Congress’s allegation that the attackers belong to Bajrang Dal. (PTI)
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra’s remarks came amid the opposition Congress’s allegation that the attackers belong to Bajrang Dal. (PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2022 07:05 AM IST
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MP demolition drive: Authorities face charges of doing away with due process

Madhya Pradesh revenue minister Govind Singh Rajput said the authorities have been serving notices and acting as per the law
The demolitions were carried out after violence during a Ram Navami procession. (ANI File Photo)
The demolitions were carried out after violence during a Ram Navami procession. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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Kamal Nath replaced as MP leader of opposition

Party functionaries familiar with the matter said Nath had sent in his resignation earlier in the day.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath resigned from the post of the leader of opposition in the state assembly on Thursday (File)
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath resigned from the post of the leader of opposition in the state assembly on Thursday (File)
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 05:55 AM IST
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