HT Image
HT Image

Haryana rape victim cremated

The family of the rape victim who committed suicide at the state police headquarters on June 9, kept the administration on tenterhooks for hours before agreeing to her cremation Wednesday evening, reports Satvir S Sarwari.
By Satvir S Sarwari | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2008 02:38 AM IST

The family of the rape victim who committed suicide at the state police headquarters on June 9, kept the administration on tenterhooks for hours before agreeing to her cremation Wednesday evening.

Her husband Subhash and father Jagbir had insisted the body would be cremated only after the policemen accused of raping her — Balraj and Seelak Ram — were arrested.

Around noon, officiating Rohtak Deputy Commissioner PC Meena arrived to meet the family with a relief cheque for Rs 5 lakh. However, Subhash flatly refused to accept the monetary help.

After discussions, officials finally announced that Subhash would be given employment and Rs 21,000 as immediate relief. The relief amount would be deposited in the names of his daughters. The victim’s body was subsequently taken in a van to the cremation ground on Gohana Road, where Subhash lit the pyre.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government removed Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, Anil Dawra and Superintendent of Police, Rohtak, Hanif Qureishi. They have reportedly been shifted as authorities are unhappy with the manner in which the investigation was handled.

Another cop accused of rape

A Deputy Superintendent of Police at Pratapgarh, UP, has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman. Shivbaran Singh was arrested after a complaint by the woman accusing him of raping her was found to be prima facie true.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
A vial of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is pictured in Belgrade, Serbia, (Reuters)
A vial of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is pictured in Belgrade, Serbia, (Reuters)

Russian Sputnik vaccine gets phase 3 trials approval in India

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:11 PM IST
In its report, the Board concluded that no safety concerns were identified and the study met the primary endpoints of safety.
Close
People watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the launch of Covid -19 vaccination drive, at District Hospital in Varanasi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)
People watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the launch of Covid -19 vaccination drive, at District Hospital in Varanasi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)

'Defining victory in war against virus': PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi emphasised that “only when our scientists are assured of the power of vaccine, they gave permission for emergency use”, asking people not to pay heed to speculations about the efficacy of the shots.
Close
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_16_2021_000043B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_16_2021_000043B)(PTI)

India's vaccine, production capability must be used for human interest: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:58 AM IST
PM Modi said that India is among the few countries which despite hardships, provided medicines and medical help to over 150 countries around the world.
Close
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)

PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive in India: Key highlights from his speech

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:44 AM IST
India launched one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
Close
Our huge population was not our weakness. We turned it into our strength, PM Modi said, (PTI)
Our huge population was not our weakness. We turned it into our strength, PM Modi said, (PTI)

'Some countries let their people remain in China...': PM Modi's veiled dig

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:47 AM IST
We evacuated not only Indians but also people from other countries under Vande Bharat Mission," PM Modi said.
Close
Children walk on a snow-covered wooden bridge amid dense fog during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar. (ANI Photo)
Children walk on a snow-covered wooden bridge amid dense fog during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar. (ANI Photo)

No end to cold wave at -8.2 degree C in Srinagar, sunny days bring some relief

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • Since the last four days, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir are observing freezing temperatures and a cold wave.
Close
PM Modi said the coronavirus disease kept people away from their families.(ANI/Twitter)
PM Modi said the coronavirus disease kept people away from their families.(ANI/Twitter)

India's vaccines enjoy global credibility because of their track record: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Health workers, people over 50 and those deemed at high-risk are prioritised to receive one of the two approved vaccines.
Close
There is no law or an autonomous body that governs digital content or Over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India(AFP)
There is no law or an autonomous body that governs digital content or Over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India(AFP)

I&B ministry works on self-regulation law for OTT platforms and digital media

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:49 AM IST
  • The aim is to provide a level-playing field in media and a platform to redress public grievances against digital media
Close
Nidhi Razdan issued a statement to say that she was victim of a phishing attack.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times )
Nidhi Razdan issued a statement to say that she was victim of a phishing attack.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times )

Nidhi Razdan phishing attack: Harvard doesn’t have journalism department

By HT Correspondent, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:56 AM IST
  • Razdan said she has lodged a complaint with the police and requested “immediate steps to identify, apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of this abominable attack".
Close
Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day, the union health ministry has said.(ANI/Twitter)
Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day, the union health ministry has said.(ANI/Twitter)

Don't make mistake of taking off mask after getting 1st dose of vaccine: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:05 PM IST
PM Modi added that India's vaccination programme is driven by humanitarian concerns and those exposed to maximum risk get priority.
Close
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation virtually ahead of the launch of the vaccine drive.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation virtually ahead of the launch of the vaccine drive.

'People should stay away from rumours, propaganda,' PM Modi at vaccine launch

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:51 AM IST
"It takes years to prepare vaccines. But in the shortest span of time, we have not only one but two India-made vaccines," PM Modi said heaping praises on scientists.
Close
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses the media in Mumbai. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses the media in Mumbai. (HT FILE PHOTO)

CM Uddhav Thackeray to launch Maharashtra’s vaccination drive soon

By Sagar Pillai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:27 AM IST
The launch will follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s live video interaction with health care workers. Arrangements for the interaction have been made at Mumbai’s R N Cooper Hospital.
Close
People, not adhering to social distancing norms, at Narwal wholesale vegetable and fruit market, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Jammu.(PTI)
People, not adhering to social distancing norms, at Narwal wholesale vegetable and fruit market, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Jammu.(PTI)

India records 15,158 fresh Covid-19 infections, slightly lower than yesterday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:02 AM IST
In the last 24 hours, India reported 15,158 fresh infections, slightly lower than Friday, taking the total tally to over 10.54 million.
Close
After implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act since September 1, road accidents and fatalities in the state have started declining.(HT PHOTO.)
After implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act since September 1, road accidents and fatalities in the state have started declining.(HT PHOTO.)

Celebrated biker King Richard killed after collision with camel in Jaisalmer

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
  • Srinivasan had been on several long bike tours and expeditions, travelling to 36 countries and several continents, including America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Close
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)

Sanskrit was the 5th most used language in Rajya Sabha in 2019-20

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • While Hindi and English have been mostly used during the proceedings of the House, members preferring to speak in the 21 other scheduled Indian languages has increased to over five times per sitting in 2020 compared to the 14-year period between 2004-17.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP