Crime file: Actor Anjali goes missing; eve-teasers kill girl’s mom and more

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Actor Anjali goes missing from Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Hours after she accused her relative Bharathi Devi and Tamil film director Kalanjiyam of economically exploiting her, actor Anjali went missing from Monday, her brother Ravi Shankar said.
He lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday stating that Anjali had come to Hyderabad from Chennai, and checked into the Daspalla Hotel at Road No 37, Jubilee Hills, on Monday.
There was no trace of her thereafter and her cellphone was switched off. Police said Suri Babu, who was with Anjali, had left the city by Monday afternoon.
South Zone DCP G. Sudheer Babu said the police suspects the actor has gone to Bengaluru. Sources said she has a relative at Vijaynagar Colony at Mehdipatnam.
Anjali is known for her Tamil films 'Engaeyum Eppothum' and 'Angaadi Theru' besides the multi-starrer Telugu movie 'Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu'.
TV channels showed reports claiming that Anjali had accused her step-mother Bharati Devi and Tamil film director Kalanjiyam of harassing her before coming to Hyderabad.
Next: Eve-teasers kill girl’s mom
Eve-teasers kill girl’s mom
Guntur: In a shocking incident, a group of drunk eve-teasers pushed a woman under an oncoming lorry because she was trying to prevent them from sexually harassing her daughter, in Tenali late on Monday night.
According to the police, Bethala Suneela, 45, was returning home at 9 pm with her daughter after shopping in Tenali town. When they were passing a bar at the Gandhi Chowk Centre, the drunk group misbehaved with her daughter Mounika, a third-year engineering student.
Suneela asked the men to stop but when they persisted, she tried to physically stop one of them.Another man in the gang pushed her and she fell under the wheels of the lorry. When Mounika screamed, a few people gathered at the spot. The gang, meanwhile, disappeared.
Suneela was taken to a private hospital and later to NRI General Hospital at Mangalagiri. She, however, succumbed to her injuries early on Tuesday.
Most of eve-teasers were auto drivers
B. Babu Rao, a teacher and husband of Bethala Suneela, who was pushed under a lorry in Tenali, lodged a complaint with the police.
The police arrested seven men — M. Balasubrahmanyam, Karthik, Pavan Kumar, Jaffer alias Billa, Ramu, Vinod and Prasad — and filed cases against them. Five of the accused are autorickshaw drivers.
Mounika alleged that the police took her signature on a piece of paper and that they were trying to dilute the case. She has demanded stern action against the gang of eve-teasers.
Opposition parities jumped in to support the victim and demand stern action against the accused. They alleged that M. Nagaraju, son of former Tenali municipal vice-chairman M. Janaki Rama Rao was involved in the case but that the police was trying to bail him out.
Opposition activists staged dharnas at the Lakshmi Ganapathi Bar, near where the incident took place, and demanded that the district administration close down the place, and at the Tenali RDO office.
Tenali DSP Y. Tulasi Ram Prasad denied that charge, and said seven persons had been arrested. He said no one was being shielded and the case is being investigated “as per rules”.
All India Democratic Women’s Association district president D. Ramadevi demanded that the investigation should be handed over to the CB-CID. She demanded the immediate arrest of M. Nagaraju and also urged the district administration to close the bar immediately.
MLC Nannapuneni Rajakumari. too. has called for stern action against the accused.Former minister Alapati Rajendra Prasad urged police officials to conduct an identification parade so that Mounika can identify the culprits. He alleged that the police was trying to save the real culprits.
CPI district president Muppalla Nageswara Rao and YSR Congress leader and former minister Umma Reddy Venkateswarulu were among those who participated in the dharna. Dalit associations and teachers’ associations also joined the protest.
Next: Girl alleges rape by her friend during tour to Goa
Girl alleges rape by her friend during tour to Goa
Hyderabad: A twenty-one-year-old woman approached the Chilkalguda police on Tuesday with a complaint that she was raped by her friend who took her to Goa on a tour.
Accused Mohd. Naseer, 23, a resident of Old Bowenpally, went to Goa with the victim and two other friends last Friday, and returned on Monday. She alleged that Naseer raped her even though she tried to resist the attempt. 
The woman, a resident of Chilkalguda, said in her complaint that she knew for many months.She was raped in a lodge there, she said, but did not explain why she went out with a man about whom she knew little. 
Chilkalguda police booked a case against the accused under Section 376 of the IPC, and started an investigation. “We booked a case and sent the victim for medical examination. We are trying to trace the accused,” he said.
The victim also told the police that Naseer returned with two of his friends to the city.  Naseer, a college drop out, was an unemployed youth and he met the victim a few months ago, police said.
Next: Dowry abuse: Teenager sets herself ablaze

Dowry abuse: Teenager sets herself ablaze
Hyderabad: A teenage girl who was allegedly harassed by her husband and sisters-in-law for additional dowry committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at her residence in Srinivasa Nagar, under LB Nagar police station limits.
She succumbed to her injuries on Monday night while being treated at Gandhi Hospital. The girl was P. Meghamala, 19, a native of Medak. She was married to Nagesh a year ago. It was an arranged marriage and both the families had given their consent to the wedding. A good sum of money was allegedly given as dowry at the time of marriage.
The couple were living in a joint family and were happy for the first six months after the marriage. Nagesh started to harass Meghamala for additional dowry after that and torture her both physically and mentally, police was told.Apart from this, her mother-in-law Susheela and her sisters-in-law Mangamma, Lalitha and Maheshwari also tortured her, said LB Nagar police, quoting her relatives. She was also forced to look after her father-in-law who was paralysed.“Unable to bear the alleged torture, she set herself ablaze. She was admitted to Orange Hospital for treatment. “As her condition was serious, she was shifted to Gandhi Hospital on April 8, where she died at around 9.45 pm,” police said.
The body was shifted to the Gandhi mortuary for a post-mortem. The accused were arrested on April 29. They are in remand,” police said.
Next: 7-year-old boy dies in jupally swimming pool

7-year-old boy dies in jupally swimming pool
Hyderabad: The issue of the lack of adequate lifeguards and safety measures in swimming pools came to the fore again on Tuesday, with a seven-year-old boy drowning in a swimming pool at Yapral while attending a summer camp.
The summer camp was organised by the Jupally Swimming Pool. The victim was identified as Kaushik, son of Srinivas, a resident of Sainikpuri.
Kaushik studied in a local school and attended the summer camp which is an annual event. Police said that when Kaushik did not return home, his mother got worried and enquired with his friends at the camp, and alerted the organisers. When the organisers went to the pool they found that the boy had drowned.
Pool belonged to MLA’s nephew
The drowning of the seven-year-old boy in a swimming pool at Yapral went unnoticed.The pool belongs to Shravan Kumar, nephew of Jupally Krishna Rao, MLA from Kollapur, Mahbubnagar district.
Shravan Kumar holds the licence for the pool, but gave it to one Mukesh on lease, for organising the camp. “The incident probably took place around 6 pm. The father of the kid was in Kurnool and is rushing to the city to lodge a complaint.” a source said.
Alwal SI Narsaiah said, “There is no complaint lodged at the police station or any information about the incident.”

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