Crime & Crash
Urdu poet attacked with acid after he confronts miscreants who harassed schoolgirls
Firozabad, Oct 21: A noted Urdu poet Hashim Firozabadi was attacked with acid and was mercilessly beaten up for confronting five youth who allegedly sexually harassing school girls.
The incident happened at around 9:30 pm on Saturday in Firozabad’s Rasoolpur area of Uttar Pradesh.
According to news agency ANI, Hashim claimed that, “A man came to...
Youth found hanging on church premises
Bengaluru, Oct 21: An unidentified man was found dead in a church’s community hall in V.V. Puram in Bengaluru on Thursday night. The police said the victim, who was found hanging, was around 25 years old.
“Efforts are on to identify the deceased,” said a police officer.
The stranger had sneaked into the church premises...
Monkeys stone elderly man to death in Uttar Pradesh
Meerut, Oct 20: A “gang” of monkeys stoned an elderly man to death in Tikri village of Baghpat in Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh.
The murder took place when Dharampal Singh (72) was collecting pieces of dry wood for havan. The monkeys rained bricks, which they got from a nearby dilapidated building, at him from the treetop.
Three injured as fuel tank of auto-rickshaw explodes
Mumbai, Oct 20: At least three persons were injured, two of them seriously, when the fuel tank of an auto-rickshaw exploded while CNG was being filled in it at suburban Malad on Saturday, an official said.
The incident took place around 8 am at a petrol pump near Milap Talkies on S V Road in Malad West, the official...
#MeToo: Celebrity manager rescued before suicide attempt
Mumbai, Oct 19: Navi Mumbai Police rescued Anirban Blah, who is the co-founder of celebrity management firm Kwan Entertainment and has been accused by some women in the #MeToo movement, before he could allegedly attempt suicide by jumping off a bridge, police said Friday.
On Tuesday, Blah was asked to "step aside" by the firm, which handles the work...
High school boy bakes grandpa’s ashes into cookies, distributes among friends
Davis, Oct 18: A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday.
The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near Sacramento on Oct. 4, said Davis Police Lt....
Truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP; 2 train coaches derail
Jhabua, Oct 18: A speeding truck rammed into the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express Thursday, resulting in derailment of two of its coaches at a railway crossing in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, an official said.
The truck driver was killed in the accident but no casualty of any train passenger was reported in the incident that took place between 6.30...
Young model killed, body put in bag, dumped; college boy arrested
Mumbai, Oct 16: In a shocking incident, the body of a young model was found stuffed in a travel bag in a bush near Mindspace, Malad (West), on Monday. The police swung into action and tracked down a 20-year-old student who had allegedly committed the murder.
The victim, Mansii Dixit (21), hailed from Kota, Rajasthan, and had been living...
Woman faces online abuse after announcing plans to visit Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15: Amid raging protests over the Sabarimala issue, a Keralite woman, who announced her decision to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine, Monday complained that she was being slut-shamed and subjected to threats and abuses on social media.
Emboldened by the Supreme Court order permitting entry of women of all age groups into the hill temple,...
9 Members of Family Dead after Car Rams Truck in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Oct 14: Nine members of a family were killed in a road accident in Chhattisgarh early this morning. The deceased were returning from Dongargarh after a visit to a temple when their Bolero SUV hit a truck in Rajnandgaon, about 70 kms from Raipur.
The accident took place in the early hours on Rajnandgaon-Durg road when the victims,...