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The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Centre plans AI-backed database to solve similar crimes faster, prevent them

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The Modus Operandi Bureau (MOB), the database, will have over 100 modus operandi or trademark of criminals/accused persons involved in crimes till date.
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Physical participation in crime not a must for conviction over common intention: HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Bombay, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Physical participation in the crime is not necessary for an accused facing “common intention” charges to be convicted in murder cases, the Bombay high court’s Nagpur bench observed on Tuesday
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The girl’s father has filed a complaint against the three men, officials said.(File photo for representation)
The girl’s father has filed a complaint against the three men, officials said.(File photo for representation)

14-year-old abducted, gang-raped by three men in Nainital: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:40 AM IST
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by three men in Uttarakhand’s Nainital, police officials said on Thursday. She was found unconscious in a forest, the officials said.
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The report revealed that children were victims in 61% of the rape cases in Mumbai in 2019.
The report revealed that children were victims in 61% of the rape cases in Mumbai in 2019.

Rise in crimes against women, children in Mumbai in 2019-2020: Praja Foundation report

By Manish K Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:38 AM IST
The number of rape cases in Mumbai went up from 728 in 2015-2016 to 904 in 2019-2020 (a 24% increase), according to the city-based Praja Foundation report released on Thursday
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In her complaint lodged at the Anta police station in neighbouring Baran district, the woman said she was able to approach the police after her father managed to rescue her from the 22-year-old man’s captivity on November 22.(File photo for representation)
In her complaint lodged at the Anta police station in neighbouring Baran district, the woman said she was able to approach the police after her father managed to rescue her from the 22-year-old man’s captivity on November 22.(File photo for representation)

20-year-old woman abducted, raped for 14 days in Kota jungle: Police

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | Kota
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:28 PM IST
A 20-year-old woman has accused a man of abducting and raping her for 14 days while keeping her in his captivity in a jungle near Mandana town of Kota district, police said on Wednesday.
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A daily wage labourer throttled his 28-year-old wife to death while their three children slept in the same room in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh on Saturday morning, the police said.(File photo for representation)
A daily wage labourer throttled his 28-year-old wife to death while their three children slept in the same room in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh on Saturday morning, the police said.(File photo for representation)

Man kills wife as their three children sleep in same room in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:05 PM IST
During the initial interrogation, the suspect Ramakant said he was angry with his wife for being overly involved with her side of the family and “neglecting their three children”, said an official.
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Three persons have been arrested in Panchkula under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)
Three persons have been arrested in Panchkula under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)

Aunt asks rape victim not to reveal crime, held with 2 men in Panchkula

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Naveen Sharma (29), Jatin (27) and the paternal aunt (26) of the minor were arrested under the POCSO Act after the victim’s grandmother filed a complaint with the police
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This 1978 file photo shows Peter William Sutcliffe, the alleged 'Yorkshire Ripper'.(AP)
This 1978 file photo shows Peter William Sutcliffe, the alleged 'Yorkshire Ripper'.(AP)

Yorkshire Ripper, notorious 1970s serial killer, dies in jail

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Dubbed the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’, Sutcliffe hit headlines across the globe with his killings that he believed were prompted by the “voice of god.”
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Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal, 33, stabbed a 10-year-old boy, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 70s. In another incident, a five-year-old girl was hit with a car.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)
Carlos Vinodchandra Racitalal, 33, stabbed a 10-year-old boy, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 70s. In another incident, a five-year-old girl was hit with a car.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)

UK: 4 life-terms for Indian-origin man on stabbing spree

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Racitalal, 33, stabbed a 10-year-old boy, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 70s. In another incident, a five-year-old girl was hit with a car.
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His family members have alleged that he was stabbed 28 times, but the police said they were waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the number of stab wounds.(File photo for representation)
His family members have alleged that he was stabbed 28 times, but the police said they were waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the number of stab wounds.(File photo for representation)

Accountant murdered, robbed of Rs 2.15 lakh, family says he was stabbed 28 times

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:36 AM IST
A 32-year-old accountant working with two transport companies in Azadpur died after he was stabbed multiple times and robbed of his bag containing around Rs 2.16 lakh by unknown assailants near the Zakhira flyover in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar on Tuesday night, the police said
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Police said the five allegedly attacked and killed the man, a habitual criminal according to the police, at a public park in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar 2.(File photo for representation)
Police said the five allegedly attacked and killed the man, a habitual criminal according to the police, at a public park in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar 2.(File photo for representation)

5 drummers held for murdering man who constantly bullied them for money

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:16 AM IST
A 23-year-old man, who allegedly bullied and extorted money from five drummers in his neighbourhood, was bludgeoned to death with a spade allegedly by the five men on Tuesday evening, police said.
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The two bouncers were arrested on Saturday and Sunday while the security guard was caught Monday. All three had fled the hospital after the crime.(File photo for representation)
The two bouncers were arrested on Saturday and Sunday while the security guard was caught Monday. All three had fled the hospital after the crime.(File photo for representation)

Woman gang-raped in Delhi hospital, 3 held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 02:39 AM IST
A 30-year-old woman was gang-raped and threatened in the parking space of Baba Saheb Ambedkar (BSA) Hospital in outer Delhi’s Rohini, allegedly by a security guard and two former bouncers of the hospital early Friday morning, the police said.
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After killing the minor girl, the couple cleaned the blood from the crime scene (the room), and slept on the single bed for the night with the girl’s body inside its box, they said.(File photo for representation)
After killing the minor girl, the couple cleaned the blood from the crime scene (the room), and slept on the single bed for the night with the girl’s body inside its box, they said.(File photo for representation)

Man murders wife’s 17-year-old niece, hides body in bed box in Delhi

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 05:21 AM IST
A man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly murdering the woman’s 17-year-old niece at their home in northeast Delhi’s Tahirpur and stuffing her body in their bed box last month, police said on Monday.
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The parents told police that they had taken their daughter for an ultrasound on October 24 and on finding her six-month pregnant, they tried for an abortion but no doctor was ready for it, so they axed her to death.(File photo for representation)
The parents told police that they had taken their daughter for an ultrasound on October 24 and on finding her six-month pregnant, they tried for an abortion but no doctor was ready for it, so they axed her to death.(File photo for representation)

Parents axed daughter to death in UP’s Pratapgarh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Pratapgarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 08:11 PM IST
During investigation, police got inputs about the involvement of her parents in the crime. They took the woman to a place near the Alapur railway tracks and hacked her to death with an axe, police said.
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A K-9 unit police officer walks near the site of a stabbing in Quebec City on November 1.(AP)
A K-9 unit police officer walks near the site of a stabbing in Quebec City on November 1.(AP)

Canada stabbing attack suspect who killed two people identified, charged with murder

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya I edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 11:59 AM IST
He used a Japanese katana sword for the attacks which took place at four locations in the city.
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UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case.(HT File)
UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case.(HT File)

15-year-old raped in UP’s Jaunpur, accused on the run

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Gupta | Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:24 PM IST
The incident occurred when the girl was returning home after buying medicines from a local market.
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Representative image.

Rajasthan man arrested for trying to kill father to get government job, say police

By Sohail Khan | Udaipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The accused allegedly wanted money to start a restaurant.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Sexual, gender minorities much likelier to be victims of crime. Here’s why

By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Phoenix
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:17 PM IST
The first study of its kind found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-conforming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities.
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The man was enraged that his daughter was in a relationship without his consent, said police. (Photo@DGP_Goa)
The man was enraged that his daughter was in a relationship without his consent, said police. (Photo@DGP_Goa)

‘Man bludgeons daughter to death, takes body to hospital’: Police

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:06 PM IST
The incident that took place in Sanquelim, a town around 30-km north of the state capital Panaji. The accused has been arrested.
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The incident had taken place on August 31, police said, adding that a search was on for others involved in it.(File photo for representation)
The incident had taken place on August 31, police said, adding that a search was on for others involved in it.(File photo for representation)

Man beaten up by over 6 people in UP’s Gorakhpur; 2 arrested

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | Gorakhpur
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Two people were arrested in Badhalganj town here on Wednesday for allegedly beating up a man after a purported video of the incident surfaced online, police said.
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A murder case was registered and the two suspects were caught after multiple searches in north-east Delhi late evening, the officer said.(File photo for representation)
A murder case was registered and the two suspects were caught after multiple searches in north-east Delhi late evening, the officer said.(File photo for representation)

Man murdered by two friends over Rs 1,000 he loaned to one of them

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:30 PM IST
The two fled the crime scene but were caught late Tuesday night along with the murder weapon, said deputy commissioner of police (northeast) Ved Prakash Surya.
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According to the police, a call was received at Khyala police station around 7.30pm stating that two men had been stabbed and were lying in their room in D block.(File photo for representation)
According to the police, a call was received at Khyala police station around 7.30pm stating that two men had been stabbed and were lying in their room in D block.(File photo for representation)

Man kills roommates after tiff over paying rent

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:38 AM IST
Two men were stabbed to death by their third roommate in west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar on Monday after an altercation over payment of rent.
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Mayawati lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state.
Mayawati lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state.

Mayawati slams UP govt over law and order situation in state

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Citing recent cases of crime in some parts of the state, Mayawati demanded strict action against those involved in them .
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Bodies of woman’s husband and the children were found on the bed in the master bedroom, while the doctor was found hanging from a ceiling fan, a police official said.(Representational Photo)
Bodies of woman’s husband and the children were found on the bed in the master bedroom, while the doctor was found hanging from a ceiling fan, a police official said.(Representational Photo)

Doctor in Maharashtra’s Nagpur hangs herself after killing husband, 2 children: Police

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | Nagpur
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:42 AM IST
The deaths came to light when the deceased’s aunt, who lived with them, knocked on the bedroom door and did not receive any response, the official said.
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Police said the woman’s body had been sent for postmortem and a probe in the case has begun.(Representational Photo)
Police said the woman’s body had been sent for postmortem and a probe in the case has begun.(Representational Photo)

Woman, accused of practising witchcraft, beaten to death in Jharkhand’s Giridih

By Subhash Mishra | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:38 PM IST
According to the villagers, Munshio Mahto’s family had accused Geeta of practising witchcraft and threatened to kill her after Mahto’s son died due to some illness about two weeks ago.
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A search by police teams failed to locate her, some villagers later spotted an unconscious girl on Mela road and informed the cops.(AP)
A search by police teams failed to locate her, some villagers later spotted an unconscious girl on Mela road and informed the cops.(AP)

6-yr-old kidnapped and raped in UP’s Hapur, critical; search on for culprit

By HT Correspondent |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 12:53 PM IST
A police officer said initial investigation indicated that the girl was raped. He added that the sketch of the suspected criminal has been released and various police teams assigned the task of tracing and nabbing the culprit.
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The accused was taken on a two-day police remand after being produced before the duty magistrate on Sunday, said the police.(Representational Photo)
The accused was taken on a two-day police remand after being produced before the duty magistrate on Sunday, said the police.(Representational Photo)

Faridabad police arrest history-sheeter for killing Delhi Jal Board employee

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Assistant commissioner of police (crime against women), Faridabad, Dharna Yadav, said in the past eight years, the accused has been involved in various crimes and has been to jail on several occasions.
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Bombay High Court.(HT Photo)
Bombay High Court.(HT Photo)

Social impact of crime against women can’t be lost sight of: Bombay HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 02:03 PM IST
The bench said any liberal approach by imposing meagre sentences or taking a lenient view of the crimes against women would be counter-productive in the long run and against societal interests.
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Police began their investigation soon after getting information and were able to nab all the three accused on Wednesday evening itself.(Representational Image)
Police began their investigation soon after getting information and were able to nab all the three accused on Wednesday evening itself.(Representational Image)

3 arrested in Assam for abduction, murder of 5-month-old infant

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The body has been sent for post mortem and a case has been lodged under various section of IPC for kidnapping for murder, theft and trespass.
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According to a police officer, the five men entered the shop on the pretext of carrying out an investigation into a case of stolen gold ornaments.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
According to a police officer, the five men entered the shop on the pretext of carrying out an investigation into a case of stolen gold ornaments.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

5 including two dismissed ‘cops’ loot jewellery shop in Pune district

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Police have recovered CCTV footage which showed two men in police uniforms and three other unidentified persons committing the crime, an official said.
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