Crime and crash

Aligarh, Feb 22: The 24-year-old son of a jeweller allegedly murdered his mother and looted valuables worth over Rs one crore from her house in the Saroj Nagar Colony of Aligarh The accused, Yogesh, and his three associates, including two women, were arrested on Sunday and the stolen gold, diamond and silver jewellery was recovered from them. According to the police, jeweller Kuldeep Verma's son

New Delhi, Jan 20: There is no evidence to show that the toolkit on farmers' protest is responsible for the violence on January 26, activist Disha Ravi's counsel told a Delhi court which reserved for Tuesday its order on her bail plea. "If highlighting farmers’ protest globally is sedition, I’m better in jail," Ravi said through her counsel on Saturday. Ravi's counsel was submitting arguments

Hoshiarpur, Feb 20: A debt-ridden farmer and his son allegedly died by suicide in Punjab's Hoshiarpur village, saying in a note that they were upset over the Centre's new farm laws and the state government's failure to waive their loans. The farmer, Jagtar Singh (70), and his son Kirpal Singh (42) were found dead at their residence in Muhadipur village on Saturday morning, Deputy Superintendent of

Imphal, Feb 20: A 48-year-old Anganwadi worker in Manipur has died a week after receiving her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, officials said on Saturday. W Sundari Devi of Kumbi Terakha area in Bishunpur district had received her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 12 at Kumbhi primary health centre (PHC), they said. She was taken to the Moirang community health centre (CHC) on

New Delhi, Feb 20: The number of cybercrime cases reported in the national capital spiked during last year's lockdown period, from nearly 2,000 in March to over 4,000 in May, as fraudsters adopted new methods to cheat people, the Delhi Police said on Friday. According to data shared by the city police, 62 per cent of the cybercrimes reported in Delhi were related to online financial fraud, 24 per

Tumkur, Feb 19: Two people were killed and over 40 were injured after a bus, in which they were traveling, fell into a wayside ditch as the driver lost control over the steering near Sira-Bukkapatna highway on Thursday late night. Police said on Friday that the bus was carrying 50 passengers of a marriage party at Bangarahatti. The deceased have been identified as Kittappa and his wife Bhyagyamma

Unnao, Feb 18: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls were found in a field here on Wednesday, police said. Three minor girls were found in the field in the evening by the villagers when they did not return after they left their house to bring fodder for the cattle, they said. The hands and feet of the girls were tied with their dupatta and they were frothing at the mouth, sources said. The villagers

Patna, Feb 16: A special court in Bihar has awarded death sentence to a private school principal for raping an 11-year-old girl, a student of Class V of the same school. The order was passed by Additional District Judge (ADJ) in Patna, Awadhesh Kumar, who also sentenced the principal Arvind Kumar’s associate Abhishek Kumar (29) life-term for his complicity in the crime. Besides, the court also

Sidhi, Feb 16: At least 45 people, including 20 women, were killed when a packed bus skidded off the road and plunged into a canal in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday morning, a senior official said. The accident took place near Patna village, around 80 km from the Sidhi district headquarters, when the ill-fated bus was on its way to Satna from Sidhi, he said. A search operation

Lucknow, Feb 14: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly thrown off a terrace after a failed rape attempt by two of her neighbours, police said on Sunday. The two pushed the girl down when they saw her father enter the house, alleged the family. The girl has suffered several fractures and internal injuries, said her father while lodging a complaint with the police in Jahanabad area. Harish Vardhan Singh