Crime and crash

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

Virudhunagar, Feb 13: The death toll in the fire incident that took place at the firecracker factory in Virudhunagar on Friday, has mounted to 19, said R Kannan, Viruthunagar district collector on Saturday. As many as 30 people were critically injured at a massive fire. "At around 1 pm on Friday, a loud noise was heard from the firecracker factory in Achankulam village near Sattur. More than a

Bengaluru, Feb 11: Begur police busted a gang that had indulged in making fake Demand Drafts of various Banks and have arrested a couple, a dismissed prison department employee and another person. Police have seized 25 fake DDs worth about Rs 7.18 crore from the gang comprising S R Indrajith Nayak (34), his wife Manjula (34), Muniraj (48) and C Ananda (25), all residents of Begur and the

Bengaluru, Feb 11: Police have nabbed two mobile lifters and recovered from them 15 stolen mobile phones worth about Rs five lakhs. Two auto rickshaws used for the crime were also seized from them, police said on Thursday. The arrested were identified as 23-year-old Prasanna and 20 year-old Jagadish, police said. Annapurneshwari Police have registered a case and are investigating. In the second

Kasganj, Feb 10: A constable was beaten to death and a sub-inspector seriously injured when a police team went to a village in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district to serve a warrant to a liquor mafia kingpin on Tuesday evening, officials said. The two had gone to Nagla Dheemar village in Sidhpura police station area to serve a warrant to Moti when his associates caught them, District Magistrate

Lucknow, Feb 10: The Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) court has convicted a man to life imprisonment for raping his minor daughter. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 1.75 lakh on the accused and dismissed his plea for minimum sentence, as there was no one in the family to take care of his elderly mother. According to reports, the accused, labourer by profession, had

Bareli, Feb 9: In a shocking incident, a man strangled his tailor to death because the shirt he had stitched was ill-fitting. The victim's son, Abdul Naeem Khan, claimed that his father, Abdul Majid Khan, 65, was allegedly strangled by one Saleem on Sunday night. Saleem was reportedly enraged over the poor fitting of the shirt that Abdul Majid Khan had stitched for him. According to reports

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