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Here are stories that made national headlines this week.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2017 11:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Security forces stand guard during a search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa.(PTI Photo)

From an eight-year-old’s murder at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School to a search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa, here are the stories that made headlines this week: 

1) Ryan school murder: Doctor says victim could not shout as his wind pipe was slit

An autopsy into the murder of an eight-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon didn’t establish sodomy but other forms of sexual assault cannot be ruled out, the doctor who conducted the procedure said.

A 42-year-old bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, was arrested after publicly confessing to slitting the throat of the Class 2 student who he allegedly tried to sexually abuse inside the private school’s toilet.

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2) Kangana Ranaut’s jabs at Bollywood bigwigs in AIB video

Kangana Ranaut and AIB went full Taylor Swift in their new video as they ‘served tea’ to more people than one can count on their fingers. They dragged Karan Johar for saying she plays the victim card, parodied scenes from his film, called out actors for having women half their age play their ‘love interests’, among a plethora of other things.

The video, at a little over 7 minutes, manages clever allusions to a lot of things she finds wrong with the Hindi film industry. Here are 10 we could manage to find.

3) Found at Dera’s Sirsa HQ: Secret tunnels, firecracker factory, women’s hostel

No proper record of dead bodies being sent from the hospital running inside the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters was maintained while a skin bank was running without license, a senior official said as the mammoth “sanitisation” exercise of the complex was completed on Sunday.

Secret tunnels, including one which linked jailed sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s plush residence with female disciples’ hostel, an empty box of AK-47 cartridges, an illegal firecracker factory were among other shocking detections made, according to Haryana’s public relations department deputy director, Satish Mehra.

Irregularities in the implementation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act by the Dera were also detected, he said.

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4) Delhi school rape: 5-year-old frantically tried to wash blood off her clothes

Saturday was the first time in five months that the five-year-old refused to have lunch with her father after returning from school. The usually bubbly child refused to utter a word, despite much cajoling by her parents, leading them to believe she had fever.

It turned out she was looking for a chance to quietly slip into the bathroom.

As it turned out, their girl had been raped, allegedly by a peon of her school in Gandhi Nagar, and was looking for a chance to wash the blood stains off her clothes.

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5) Asaram, Ram Rahim, Rampal: The 14 fake babas put on boycott list

Prompted by recent controversies surrounding self-styled godmen, the apex body of Hindu sadhus -- the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad – has released a list of 14 ‘fake babas’ and demanded a crackdown on “rootless cult leaders” by bringing in a legislation.

Giving out the list, the parishad’s president Swami Narendra Giri said: “We appeal to even the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis.”

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First Published: Sep 16, 2017 11:33 IST