Punjab: ASI accused of rape bid on minor girl dismissed
Chandigarh Punjab Police have dismissed assistant sub-inspector Surinder Kumar from service for allegedly attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl in Batala on Saturday afternoon. A spokesperson of the department said the ASI was arrested after the victim’s grandmother filed a complaint and an FIR was registered under sections 376 (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 511 (offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 10 of the POCSO Act at the Civil Lines police station, Batala, on Sunday.
Subsequently, DGP Dinkar Gupta ordered the dismissal of the ASI who was posted at Sadar Police Station, Batala, under Article 311 (2) (b) of the Constitution. The DGP also ordered the Batala police to expedite investigation for early filing of the charge-sheet against the accused.
According to the complaint filed by the victim’s family, on the fateful day the girl had left her house about 1pm to buy some household stuff. The accused ASI, a neighbour of the victim, who was drunk, forcibly took her home and attempted to rape her.
A mechanical engineer from Delhi who was on a tourist visit at Duke's Nose point (Nagphani) at Lonavla near Pune has been reported missing in the forest since Friday afternoon, police said. The engineer, Irfan Shah (24) had called his brother and told him that he lost track in the forest. The Lonavla rural police and local volunteers of Shiv Durg Group are searching the jungle to trace the youth.
Paying heed and actively working towards safeguarding Mother Earth, by creating awareness are some college students and community groups. Charged up to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity , today, in full fervour, some have even planned to meet up for the cause. To raise awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity, MH Vatavaran, the environment society of Miranda House College, Delhi University, has been organising various competitions that help create awareness.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Sunday directed police to identify the accused and take appropriate action after a video of a school girl being beaten by a young boy went viral on social media. The girl, seen in uniform, is reportedly a tribal student of a school in Pakur district. The accused boy is seen raining kicks on the girl carrying a school bag while another unidentified person recorded the incident.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday condemned the killing of an elderly man in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district. Taking to Twitter, Sibal, the former Union minister said that he was ashamed that this was happening in the country. “Differently-able elderly man beaten to death on suspicion of being a Muslim. I am ashamed that this is happening in my country. Amit Shah Ji please speak up,” Sibal tweeted.
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