Tribal woman in MP set on fire for resisting rape, dies
A 22-year-old tribal woman who was allegedly set on fire by a man for resisting rape died on Wednesday at a district hospital in Sagar, highlighting rising crime against women in the country.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night under the jurisdiction of the Banda police station.
The accused, Ramkumar Lodhi, reportedly entered the victim’s house and attempted to rape her. When she fought back, Lodhi poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze, the victim’s mother said.
The woman said her daughter had complained about the accused to other villagers on previous occasions but they chose not to interfere.
The district hospital police outpost in charge Govind Singh told Hindustan Times the victim was brought in with serious burn injuries from a Banda town hospital. Her dying declaration was reportedly recorded by officials and an autopsy conducted.
Banda police station officer Sandheer Choudary denied knowledge of the incident.
At the time when residents have been raising hue and cry over rising pollution, staffers of a saddle manufacturing unit, Surindra Saddles, were caught dumping untreated electroplating waste in a green belt in Phase 5 of Focal Point on Friday evening. MC officials impounded the vehicle and filed a complaint with police and Punjab Pollution Control Board for further action.
A man has been booked for trying to rape a 13-year-old girl who lives in his neighbourhood in Dholewal, police said on Saturday. The girl's mother approached the police to lodge an FIR against the accused, a resident of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar. The complainant said that on Friday, her daughter was returning from tuition when the accused intercepted her. A hunt is on for the arrest of the accused, Sub-inspector Madhu Bala, Division Number 6 SHO added.
Three motorcycle-borne robbers targeted a food delivery man and took away ₹1 lakh after thrashing The victim, Gurwinder Singh, 26 on the elevated road near Master Tara Singh College on Saturday evening. On being informed, CIA staff and Division Number 1 police reached the spot and initiated investigation. The victim, Gurwinder Singh, 26, said he worked for a food delivery company. Division Number 1 SHO, Inspector Amritpal Singh, said the matter appeared suspicious.
Senior MCD officials clarified that work was taken up because of the importance of the stretch, which passes by Humayun’s Tomb, Sunder Nursery and other institutions and religious places. Nearly 150,000 visit Humayun’s Tomb and Sunder Nursery every month, said a municipal official.
The court of justice Anu Malhotra made the observation while hearing a plea by an imam of a masjid near Nabi Karim police station, claiming that he was allegedly threatened by a “self-styled caretaker” of the mosque in the presence of the SHO of the police station.