Crime and crash

Udaipur, Feb 5: A BJP MLA in Rajasthan's Udaipur has been booked for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marriage. The FIR against Gogunda MLA Pratap Lal Bheel (52) was registered at Sukher Police Station on Thursday. “The medical examination of the victim, who is aged around 35 years, was conducted and statements were recorded yesterday (Thursday),” SP Udaipur Rajeev Pachar said. The case

Mumbai, Feb 4: A man has allegedly killed his 20-month-old daughter after his wife asked for Rs 5 to buy a snack for the wailing child in Maharashtra's Gondia district, a police official said on Thursday. The incident took place on Tuesday at Lonara village, located over 900 km from here, following which the 28-year-old accused, Vivek Uike, was arrested, he said. The child was crying and asking

Mumbai, Feb 1: Four occupants of a sports car have been killed and as many others injured after the vehicle hit a road divider and collided with a bus on Mumbai-Nashik highway here in Maharashtra, police said on Monday. The accident took place around 11.30 pm on Sunday near Pimplas village under Kongaon police station limits of Bhiwandi division when the car was on way to Mumbai from Nashik, an

Bengaluru, Jan 29: An aspiring chartered accountant is accused of peddling drugs. Vishruth N Raj, 27, working at a CA’s office, allegedly started peddling drugs to make a quick buck, police said, adding they have seized 1.2 kg of hashish oil and three kg of ganja from him. Both of these items are banned. Raj, a resident of Dwarakanagar in Channasandra in East Bengaluru, had enrolled on a CA course

Etah, Jan 28: Two farmers were killed in a fire after a hut went up in flames in Piphaara village in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday. The two men who died in the fire were identified as Kalicharan, 45, and his friend Radhey Shyam, 35. According to Shivpal, the elder brother of Kalicharan, the hut caught fire from brazier which the two men had

Kochi, Jan 27: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and the state government in a plea seeking ban on online gambling in the state. Besides Kohli, a division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar, also issued notices to Malayalam actor Aju Varghese and South Indian actress Tamanna Bhatia. The celebrities are the brand ambassadors of

Lucknow, Jan 27: Three local journalists working with a news channel have been accused of public mischief and criminal intimidation in an FIR filed against them for airing a news report on school children allegedly exercising in biting cold conditions without winter wear at a government function, a police official said. The FIR lodged by a Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), an official who takes care

Bhadohi, Jan 26: At least five persons were killed when an ambulance rammed into a stationary truck in the Gopiganj area in Bhadohi district on Tuesday morning. The ambulance was going from Asansol in West Bengal to Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, carrying a dead body. Sources said the ambulance was moving at a high speed and the driver apparently could not see the truck parked on the roadside due to

Bareilly, Jan 25: In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old man was tied to a tree with barbed wires and set on fire in Sheeshgarh area of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, over an old enmity. The charred body of Dharampal was found late on Saturday night and an FIR against two persons was filed on late Sunday evening. Station House Officer (SHO) of Sheeshgarh, Rajkumar Bhardwaj, said: "Our forensic team has

Mumbai, Jan 24: Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be