Chhattisgarh police constable held for torturing two-year-old
A Chhattisgarh police constable was arrested on Saturday for allegedly torturing a two-year-old girl with cigarette butts in the state’s Balod.
Police superintendent Jitendra Meena said Avinash Rai tortured the girl as her mother was unable to repay some money she had borrowed from him. He added the accused also insisted the girl call him “papa” while torturing her.
Meena said the mother lodged a case against the constable on Friday.
Chhattisgarh police chief DM Awasthi called it a heinous crime and added the accused has no right to remain in the police force. “I have told the SP [Meena] to terminate him as soon as possible.”
Meena said the termination process has been started.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- Even though the case was posted for February 4, the court heard the case on Wednesday based on the request of the former Tamil Nadu CM's family.
- An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that all endeavours should be made to ensure appointments come through in a time-bound manner.
- The TMC, however, has hit back calling it the height of hypocrisy and refuting the charges as baseless allegations.
- Leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the platform of farm unions leading the protests, on Wednesday apologised for the violent events in Delhi that have dented the credibility of the movement.
- Singh and Pompili will preside over the signing of a letter of intent between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the French Development Agency (AFD) for developing a floating solar plant of up to 150 MW.
- Mamata Banerjee has recently appointed coordinators for the five assembly constituencies in East Midnapore district, the home turf of former TMC stalwart Suvendu Adhikari who joined the BJP on December 19.
- As part of the strategy, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday issued an order announcing hefty cash incentives to be given to gram panchayats where sarpanches and ward members are elected unanimously without any contest.
- The defence ministry said Rajnath Singh received an "introductory telephone call" from the newly-appointed US Secretary of Defence Austin and that the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen defence cooperation and the strategic partnership between the two countries.