Snehal Tripathi

Snehal Tripathi

Snehal Tripathi covers crime and policing in Delhi. A trained electronic and electrical engineer, she always wanted to be a journalist, starting this journey with the hyper-local edition of Hindustan Times in south Delhi.

Articles by Snehal Tripathi
Scene at Mumbai airport after flights cancelled on Tuesday in Mumbai, India.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Scene at Mumbai airport after flights cancelled on Tuesday in Mumbai, India.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Chaos at major airports after DGCA grounds aircrafts over engine issue

By Snehal Tripathi and Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Low-cost carriers IndiGo and Go Air cancelled 65 flights a day after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded 11 Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by a particular batch of faulty Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines.
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Arnav Duggal, 23, was allegedly found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house of his female friend in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 10 on June 13 last year.(Sourced)
Arnav Duggal, 23, was allegedly found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house of his female friend in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 10 on June 13 last year.(Sourced)

Man found dead in mysterious circumstances in 2017: Police registers a case of murder

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The court on February 17 had directed the police to register an FIR under appropriate sections. It had also ordered an inquiry into the alleged lapses by police officials associated in the case.
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Delhi-based puppeteers rehearse for their show in a studio at Kishangarh on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Delhi-based puppeteers rehearse for their show in a studio at Kishangarh on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

As puppeteers gather in Delhi, a rare chance for them to enjoy the limelight

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Puppeteers prepare for Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival to be held in Delhi from February 20 to February 27.
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Shamshudin says he doesn't have a bank account to withdraw the money. He lost his wife in the fire.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Shamshudin says he doesn't have a bank account to withdraw the money. He lost his wife in the fire.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Bawana fire tragedy: No bank accounts to encash cheques, say kin of victims

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Seventeen people had died in that incident with the family members of the victims receiving compensation cheques of Rs 5 lakh each from the state government on January 24.
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Jigisha Ghosh in an undated photograph.(HT Photo)
Jigisha Ghosh in an undated photograph.(HT Photo)

Jigisha Ghosh murder: Delhi High Court commutes death sentence of two convicts

By Snehal Tripathi and Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Jigisha Ghosh, a 28-year-old IT executive, was abducted by four men in a car little away from her house in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj after she was dropped by her office cab at 4 am
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Public interest litigations have alleged that the restaurants and pubs in the two areas are running in contravention of the safety rules, prompting the high court to seek reports from the authorities concerned.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Public interest litigations have alleged that the restaurants and pubs in the two areas are running in contravention of the safety rules, prompting the high court to seek reports from the authorities concerned.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Fire hazard at Delhi hangouts: No action despite high court prod

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2017 11:46 PM IST
Public interest litigations have alleged that the restaurants and pubs in the two areas are running in contravention of the safety rules, prompting the high court to seek reports from the authorities concerned.
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DMK MP Kanimozhi was acquitted by a special court in the 2G scam case, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
DMK MP Kanimozhi was acquitted by a special court in the 2G scam case, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

A Raja, Kanimozhi, others acquitted in 2G spectrum case

By Ashok Bagriya, P Suchetana Ray, Bhadra Sinha and Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2017 11:42 PM IST
A Special CBI court acquitted former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and all other accused in the 2G scam case that had rocked the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II government.
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DMK MP Kanimozhi and her husband G Aravindan celebrate in Delhi after the politician was acquitted by a special court in the 2G scam case in Delhi on December 21.(PTI)
DMK MP Kanimozhi and her husband G Aravindan celebrate in Delhi after the politician was acquitted by a special court in the 2G scam case in Delhi on December 21.(PTI)

Tears and joy as special CBI court gives 2G scam judgment

By Suchetana Ray and Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2017 04:54 PM IST
Special CBI judge acquits all accused in 2G spectrum allocation case, says there is no evidence against them.
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An isolated spot outside Barakhamba Metro Station after dark.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
An isolated spot outside Barakhamba Metro Station after dark.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Unsafe public spaces: When danger lurks outside Delhi’s Metro stations

By Snehal Tripathi and Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2017 08:31 AM IST
HT SPOTLIGHT | Daily commuters, including men, say they feel unsafe after exiting from many metro stations in Delhi. Just last month, two women were molested within a span of 15 minutes at the ITO metro station
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Suhaib Ilyasi, former producer and host of TV serial ‘India’s Most Wanted’.(File Photo)
Suhaib Ilyasi, former producer and host of TV serial ‘India’s Most Wanted’.(File Photo)

Suhaib Ilyasi, host of India’s Most Wanted, sentenced to life for murder

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2017 11:36 PM IST
The court also directed that Rs 10 lakh would be paid as compensation to his wife’s parents.
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The house of the six-year-old girl who was murdered in Ghazipur in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
The house of the six-year-old girl who was murdered in Ghazipur in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

6-yr-old murdered in Delhi by mother and her lover after she saw them in compromising position

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2017 09:47 AM IST
Police said the woman from east Delhi’s Ghazipur had an extra-marital affair, and later planned the murder of her daughter with her lover after the child found them in a compromising position.
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Police said that Vijay and Vishal, along with their associates, had allegedly assaulted and murdered a man with iron rods and sticks on July 17, 2016.(FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)
Police said that Vijay and Vishal, along with their associates, had allegedly assaulted and murdered a man with iron rods and sticks on July 17, 2016.(FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)

District-level cricketer nicknamed ‘Dhoni’ arrested by Delhi police for murder

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2017 11:45 AM IST
Vijay, alias Dhoni, allegedly became a member of Gaurav Jhareda gang after failing to get into Delhi’s state cricket team
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People wait outside a toilet at the Lahori Gate night shelter in New Delhi on Saturday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
People wait outside a toilet at the Lahori Gate night shelter in New Delhi on Saturday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

As winter sets in, homeless shelters across Delhi plagued by same old issues

By Ashish Mishra and Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2017 03:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times’ visit to five homeless shelters reveals shortage of toilets, geysers, space and food
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Locals living near Kathputli Colony providing food to the evicted residents.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Locals living near Kathputli Colony providing food to the evicted residents.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

No roof above head, how Delhi’s Kathputli Colony residents are spending sleepless nights

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2017 08:44 PM IST
The colony was demolished to construct multi-storey buildings by a private builder, as part of Delhi Master Plan 2021 of DDA. However, some families stayed put, refusing to move out.
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The homeless locals said that they are battling the cold weather and begging for food and water for the past four days. Many women said they found it humiliating to relieve themselves in the open.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The homeless locals said that they are battling the cold weather and begging for food and water for the past four days. Many women said they found it humiliating to relieve themselves in the open.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Kathputli Colony evictees stay put under flyover, refuse to move to transit camp

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Kathputli Colony was demolished to construct multi-storey buildings as part of DDA’s Master Plan 2021. During the last three years, 1,355 families have shifted to a transit accommodation at Anand Parbat.
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Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in the hotel room on January 17,2014.(HT File Photo)
Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in the hotel room on January 17,2014.(HT File Photo)

Delhi hotel suite where Sunanda Pushkar was found dead de-sealed after 3 years

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 09:16 AM IST
Hotel Leela Palace claimed that due to the sealing of the suite, which costs 55,000-61,000 a night, it had suffered a loss of 50 lakh in the last 3 years
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Residents in some Delhi localities complained that the campaign to segregate ran out of steam in the absence required monitoring and follow up by municipal officials.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Residents in some Delhi localities complained that the campaign to segregate ran out of steam in the absence required monitoring and follow up by municipal officials.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

Four months on, garbage segregation at source still not doable for Delhi residents

By Vibha Sharma & Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2017 04:12 PM IST
The north and east Delhi civic bodies had launched the waste segregation at source project at 10 selected neighbourhoods on the occasion of World Environment Day. The objective was to encourage people to sort out their domestic trash
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The court has ordered desealing of the suite twice in the past this year. However, the suite continues to be locked since January 17, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
The court has ordered desealing of the suite twice in the past this year. However, the suite continues to be locked since January 17, 2014.(Hindustan Times)

Sunanda Pushkar death: Police rapped for not de-sealing hotel suite

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2017 10:19 PM IST
The court has ordered desealing of the suite twice in the past this year. However, the suite continues to be locked since January 17, 2014.
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Monsoon winds brings rain in Delhi between June and September. At this stage, Delhi is facing a 35% rain deficiency.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Monsoon winds brings rain in Delhi between June and September. At this stage, Delhi is facing a 35% rain deficiency.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Delhi to get more rain, thunderstorms this week before monsoon retreats

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2017 01:19 PM IST
This June was the wettest since 2007 thanks to heavy pre-monsoon showers. But rain has been erratic since monsoon hit on July 2
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The idol makers gather in CR Park in south Delhi three months before Durga Puja. Their Durga idols go for anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 1 lakh.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The idol makers gather in CR Park in south Delhi three months before Durga Puja. Their Durga idols go for anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 1 lakh.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Durga Puja: From Bengal to Delhi, idol makers who bring the goddess to life

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2017 12:22 PM IST
In Pics | People from across Delhi visit Durga Puja pandals in CR Park to see the larger-than-life idols of the goddess. Meet the artisans from West Bengal who come to Delhi every during this time to make these idols
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Ramlal Bhutani (79) and his wife Kaushal Bhutani (73) were found dead by an attendants at 9.43am.
Ramlal Bhutani (79) and his wife Kaushal Bhutani (73) were found dead by an attendants at 9.43am.

Delhi couple killed: Party plans turned into funeral as she died on her 74th birthday

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2017 12:07 AM IST
A couple in their seventies was murdered and their house ransacked in north-west Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, Phase-3, on Saturday.
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Relatives said that Ramlal was a retired government official. He had worked in audit department of home ministry. Kaushal was a retired government school teacher.(Picture: Sourced)
Relatives said that Ramlal was a retired government official. He had worked in audit department of home ministry. Kaushal was a retired government school teacher.(Picture: Sourced)

Elderly couple murdered in north Delhi, lockers emptied, help absconding

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2017 04:24 PM IST
The double murder came to light when an attendant alerted the neighbours that the couple were neither opening the door nor taking calls. Delhi police broke open the house and found the two lying dead in a room.
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Abhishek Gautam, 20, lost his life in the Ghazipur landfill collapse.(Picture: Sourced)
Abhishek Gautam, 20, lost his life in the Ghazipur landfill collapse.(Picture: Sourced)

Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill collapse: Survivors recall 6 minutes of horror

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2017 12:22 PM IST
Survivors and eye-witnesses recall a loud blast that shook the ground right before the mayhem. Abhishek, 20, and Rajkumari, 28, died after falling into a canal.
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23-year-old businessman Yashish Arora was rescued safely within an hour after a shootout between the police and the two kidnappers, who were later arrested.(Picture: Sourced)
23-year-old businessman Yashish Arora was rescued safely within an hour after a shootout between the police and the two kidnappers, who were later arrested.(Picture: Sourced)

How an alert girlfriend foiled kidnapping bid, saved Delhi trader

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2017 02:30 PM IST
Yashish Arora was talking to his girlfriend when the abductors hit his car. She heard him get into an argument before his phone was disconnected. She alerted Arora’s family and Delhi police who tracked the victim’s location through electronic surveillance.
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Jyoti Bakshi remained unconscious for about 24 hours at the Sushruta Trauma Centre after suffering head injuries.(Picture: Sourced)
Jyoti Bakshi remained unconscious for about 24 hours at the Sushruta Trauma Centre after suffering head injuries.(Picture: Sourced)

Woman falls off auto in Delhi as bikers snatch purse, suffers severe head injury

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2017 11:33 AM IST
Jyoti Bakhsi was on her way to Kashmere Gate ISBT with her daughter Mahak when two men on a bike targeted them. Jyoti fell out of the auto and sustained head injuries.
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Sanjana’s uncle Rama Shankar (35) had called the police and confessed to the murder on Saturday afternoon. He allegedly committed the crime on Friday night.(Picture: Sourced)
Sanjana’s uncle Rama Shankar (35) had called the police and confessed to the murder on Saturday afternoon. He allegedly committed the crime on Friday night.(Picture: Sourced)

Uncle hated that mom earned more, says daughter of woman beheaded in Delhi

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2017 10:26 AM IST
Rama Shankar confessed his crime to the Delhi Police even before it had been discovered. He claimed that ‘liberal ways’ of the victim Kalawati were bringing disrepute to the family prompting him to murder her.
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The accused, Onkar Singh, had jumped parole in a murder case of 1980 and was declared proclaimed offender in 1991.(Picture: Sourced)
The accused, Onkar Singh, had jumped parole in a murder case of 1980 and was declared proclaimed offender in 1991.(Picture: Sourced)

Murder convict thought he was safe till Delhi cops caught up with him, 26 yrs later

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2017 11:51 AM IST
Police said that after jumping parole, Singh kept on shifting from one city to another and for short periods, lived in cities such as Ludhiana, Bikaner, Haridwar and Ghaziabad before returning to Delhi.
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Senior police officials said that the victim and the accused should have been taken into the interrogation room for questioning, instead of being taken into a room belonging to an investigation officer.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Senior police officials said that the victim and the accused should have been taken into the interrogation room for questioning, instead of being taken into a room belonging to an investigation officer.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Murder in police station: Police left fighting men in same room

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 11:39 PM IST
Senior police officials said that the victim and the accused should have been taken into the interrogation room for questioning, instead of being taken into a room belonging to an investigation officer.
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A plane flies over Dwarka following its descent to land at Delhi’s IGI airport. On Sunday, pilots of two planes reported seeing a ‘drone-like’ object flying near the airport, leading to closure of operations for over 40 minutes.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A plane flies over Dwarka following its descent to land at Delhi’s IGI airport. On Sunday, pilots of two planes reported seeing a ‘drone-like’ object flying near the airport, leading to closure of operations for over 40 minutes.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

It’s a bird... it’s a plane... it’s a drone: Dwarka residents, what’s in your sky?

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 10:55 AM IST
Flight operations at Delhi airport were halted twice for around two hours on Sunday after pilots of two airlines spotted a drone-like object in the area even as security agencies went into a tizzy. Police said that the drone-like object was seen near Dwarka Sector 23.
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'Neighbourhood Diaries' is an ongoing exhibition at Chittaranjan Bhawan by children. The exhibition which traces the history of CR Park area in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
'Neighbourhood Diaries' is an ongoing exhibition at Chittaranjan Bhawan by children. The exhibition which traces the history of CR Park area in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Delhi kids trace history of CR Park through drawings, sketches, comic strips

By Snehal Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2017 01:28 PM IST
15 schoolchildren interacted with elders in CR Park to know about their personal histories and relationship with the area.
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