Ludhiana: Slum dweller held for raping 25-yr-old woman
The Koom Kalan police arrested a slum dweller on Saturday for allegedly abducting and raping a 25-year-old woman.
The accused has been identified as Ajay Kumar, 26, who lives at a slum in Koom Kalan’s Mahal Ghumana village. He allegedly abducted the woman from her younger sister’s wedding in the same village and raped her after taking her to an isolated area near Sutlej river.
The FIR was lodged based on the victim’s mother’s statement. Sub-inspector Jaswinder Singh, who is investigating the case, said that police arrested Kumar when he was trying to escape from the city to avoid his arrest.
In a rare sighting, fifty gharial hatchlings were spotted on the banks of Ramganga river passing through Corbett national park on Monday. Wildlife specialist of Corbett tiger reserve, Dr Shah Bilal said that the breeding season of gharials begins in February. The Corbett tiger reserve conducts an aquatic animal census every year. In last year's census, 152 crocodiles, 116 otters and 98 gharials were recorded. Ghariya's limited population now exists within four tributaries Ganga, Chambal, Girwaand-Son, in India, and Rapti-Narayani river in Nepal.
The growing city and the chaos of urban sprawl make most compelling demands on the city's heritage. The case in point here is a lone temple of Lakshmi Narasimha at Sadashiv peth or Karkolpura of yesterday years. Unlike temples of Shiva, Vishnu and different goddesses, temples of lord Narasimha are relatively rare in the city. The lord advised His descendent, Ganesh Bhat Joshi to rescue him from the cactus trees where the former's idol was left unattended.
A young man by the name of Varun Nayak - from Karnataka's Udupi - lanNayak'sself in judicial custody after that he faked his own abduction and attempted to extort ₹5 lakh in 'ransom' from his parents, news agency PTI reported. The 25-year-old is addicted to gambling and was in Goa with friends when he decided to fake his kidnapping. Nayak was brought to a court which remanded him to prison.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting of the state cabinet at 5pm on Thursday ahead of the crucial floor test set to be held a day later. A meeting of Congress leaders was underway in Mumbai to discuss their strategy ahead of the scheduled floor test. Follow live updates here: Party leaders, including Ashok Chavan, Nana Patole, Balasaheb Thorat, Sunil Kedar, Charan Singh Sapra and Nitin Raut are attending the meeting.
The cyber cell of Dehradun police has launched a probe after some anti-social elements created a fake WhatsApp profile of the police informed on Wednesday, Dehradun district magistrate R Rajesh Kumar. The alert was issued by the district magistrate, who raised a complaint to the cyber cell for immediate action into the matter. An investigation has begun, and the number has been traced to Rajasthan, he said.