Crime file: Rape, murder, molestation, kidnap and more

 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"22288","attributes":{"alt":"Naga Sai Gayatri","class":"media-image","height":"480","style":"width: 354px; height: 480px;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"354"}}]]  Girl dies in college loo Guntur: A first year Intermediate student was found dead in suspicious circumstances in the bathroom of Bhashyam Junior College at Gorantla in Guntur city on Saturday afternoon.The college management informed her parents that the girl was admitted to a private hospital as blood was oozing out of her nose. By the time the parents sent a family friend to the hospital, the doctors had declared her dead.Expressing doubts over the circumstances leading to death, her cousin Pillamsetty Harish said the college management had claimed that the girl had committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope in the bathroom. He said her dress was torn and blood stains were found on her dress. Scratches were found on her body, he said and alleged that it was an unnatural death.Harish asked why the college management did not give first aid if she was found unconscious. They did not even call 108 services, he alleged. She had not taken lunch on Saturday, he said.The girl’s mother Lakshmi Devi said her daughter spoke to her on Saturday morning and had asked for `500 to celebrate her birthday on January 11. She said she had agreed to send the money. Her daughter had no problems and no need to commit suicide, she said. Lakshmi said that she was hoping her daughter to become an engineer.Guntur DSP P.  Rajakumar said that Sai Kumari went to the bathroom and locked it.  “We don’t know whether she committed suicide or died unnaturally. Only after getting the post-mortem report, we can tell the cause of death. We have registered the case as a suspicious death,” he said.Student organisations staged a dharna at the hospital and mortuary and demanded action against those responsible for her death. Guntur SP A. Ravi Krishna said he would order an inquiry into the student’s death. Naga Sai’s father Srinivas Sinha works with the LIC.Bhashyam institutions director Bhashyam Hanumantha Rao denied charges that the girl died due to negligence of the management. He said that her father had scolded her for poor academic performance on Saturday, and added that she might have committed suicide because of that.Next: Student molested, suspect abscondsStudent molested, suspect abscondsVisakhapatnam: Following allegations of molestation of a school girl by an autorickshaw driver, the victim’s parents lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday. Meanwhile, the accused has absconded. The incident occurred under Kanchili police limits in Srikakulam district.Police said the incident came to light on Sunday after village elders put pressure on the victim’s parents to lodge a complaint. Investigation Officer SI Srinivasa Rao told newsmen that a case under Section 354 was registered against the 24-year-old driver, Subratho Panda, who allegedly molested the 7-year-old girl on January 3 and 5. The accused, who used to drive the school autorickshaw, had been molesting the Class 2 girl after dropping all the other children.Parents also stressed in their complaint that the driver had taken advantage of the fact that the victim had to travel alone for two km in the autorickshaw to reach her village after the other students got down.Police said that Subratho allegedly molested the girl during the journey home. “The accused absconded after he heard about discussions on what action to be taken against him,” Rao said. The girl had to travel 24-km every day to attend school as buses were not available.Next: Weaver tries to rape  school girlWeaver tries to rape  school girlHindupur: A 40-year-old weaver has allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old girl sexually at her residence at Muddireddypalli in Anantapur district on January 1. The incident came to light on Sunday when the girl’s parents lodged a complaint with One Town police.Inspector B. Srinivasulu said the girl was studying at Muddireddypalli government school, and was staying with her weaver parents at Polepalli Ramakrishna Veedhi in Muddireddypalli.On January 1, the 40-year-old Ramesh, who was also a weaver, lured the girl while she was playing alone outside her house, offering chocolates. Ramesh took the girl inside the house and allegedly made a rape attempt. When she tried to resist, the man gagged her using clothes. When the girl became unconscious, he fled.The girl informed her parents about the incident when they returned home. But, locals allegedly tried to solve the problem through a private settlement and forced the parents not to lodge a complaint with the police. However, the parents lodged a complaint with the police against Ramesh.Next: Manager arrested for kidnap and rapeManager arrested for kidnap and rapeHyderabad: The city police on Saturday midnight rescued a 21-year-old woman who had been abducted and raped over the course of a week by the manager of the company she used to work for.The man, Krishna Rajan, 26, was arrested after the victim’s father lodged a complaint at the Kukatpally police station.When police broke into Rajan’s house at Sainagar in Balanagar at midnight, the woman was found tied to a chair in the kitchen. Rajan was caught by the police team in the bathroom.Raped woman stable, say copsHyderabad: The 21-year-old woman who was confined and raped in a house by her former employer was taken to Gandhi Hospital. Her condition is stable, said Kukatpally police.The abductor Krishna Rajan is from Maharashtra. He runs a packers and movers service at Sainagar, Balanagar. He turned up at the young woman’s home in Eluru on December 30 and got her to accompany him by lying to her that her father had met with an accident in Hyderabad city.“Krishna lied to her that her father’s condition is critical after an accident, and brought her to the city by bus. On the way he drugged her. After reaching the city, he took the unconscious woman to his house in an autorickshaw and confined her,” Kukatpally Inspector K. Srinivas Rao said.Whenever anyone asked him what was the matter with the woman he convinced them that she was his wife, and he was taking her to hospital since she was not well, a police officer said.A relative of the woman said she was a computer operator in Rajan’s company till six months ago. “Rajan used to stalk her and talk in obscene language. He had also tried to molest her a few times. Later he kept on demanding she marry him. She quit the job and came back to her native place in Eluru,” the relative said. The woman lived with her mother in Eluru while her father stayed in Kukatpally.The woman managed to send a message to her father that she had been confined in Rajan’s house. He contacted the police.Kukatpally police have booked a case against Rajan under IPC section 376 for rape and 363 for abduction. Since the incident occurred in Balanagar, Kukatpally police have transferred the case to the Balanagar police station. The accused will be remanded soon, police said.Next: Hit in eye by teacher, boy hospitalisedHit in eye by teacher, boy hospitalisedKhammam: It has now come to light that a Class II student of the Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) School at Palvancha is undergoing treatment since December 12 last after he was beaten by his teacher.Sources said Telugu teacher S. Visalakshi allegedly beat the student, Jeedimetla Sai, for not doing his homework. The teacher apparently hit the boy’s hand with a pencil that slipped and pierced his right eye. “When I approached the school management, they threatened to expel my son,” the boy’s father J. Laxminarayana, said.Parents threatened us: PrincipalDAV School principal M. Sudhakar said the parents of the boy threatened us with the help of student unions. “We are ready to pay compensation if it is proved that the boy became ill due to beating by our teacher,” he added.The father of the student who was beaten by his Telugu teacher is a home guard with the Palvancha Town police station. He said that his son was treated at Kothagudem and Khammam hospitals for more than 15 days, but did not recover.Sai was then shifted to a private hospital at Vijayawada where doctors declared that his brain had been infected due to the injury in his right eye. “Unable to bear the expenditure, I approached the principal again, but nothing was done. I then lodged a complaint with Palvancha RDO,” Laxmi-narayana said.RDO Syam Prasad said that he had received the complaint and had ordered an inquiry. Kothagudem deputy DEO G. Rajeswara Rao said that they had not received a complaint so far.About the incident. "We will verify whether the injury was caused due to infection or for any other reason," he said.The injured boy, Sai of DAV School of Palvancha has developed infection concerning to viral infection and cerebral meningitis said Dr P.Venkata RamaRao of Andhra Hospitals Vijayawada. The student needed treatment in personal intensive care unit (PICU) who is treating in generalward the doctor said. The boy condition is not at all critical but he needs better treatment which costs for more than Rs 1.20 lakh he added.Man attempts rape, tries to kill victimMan attempts rape, tries to kill victimTumkur: A man allegedly attempted to rape a woman on the pretext of dropping her off at a bank in Kunigal taluk of Tumkur. On Sunday morning, he even allegedly attempted to kill her with an axe.As per the complaint filed at Kunigal police station, Krishnashetty (35) attempted to rape a 30-year-old married woman who is also a member of a Sthree Shakti group on Thursday. Both are residents of Gana­mestri Palya in Kunigal taluk.When she resisted, Krishnashetty allegedly offered her Rs 500 and threatened her not to reveal about the incident. On Sunday, he allegedly attempted to assault her with axe. Luckily, she noticed the accused approaching her and shouted for help. The villagers then come to her rescue.Next: Man hacked to deathMan hacked to deathBengaluru: A 27-year-old electrician was hacked to death in full public view by unidentified assailants at Lakshmipura under Hulimavu police limits on Sunday evening.Police said a group of unidentified men, who alighted from a bus, attacked Suresh around 8.30 pm. They hacked him with machetes and other deadly weapons, leaving him injured in the head, face and shoulders.Aghast bystanders alerted the police, but by the time they arrived, Suresh was dead. The incident held up traffic for a while. Police suspect old rivalry behind the murder and said about seven people attacked Suresh.Next: Irate mob attacks copsIrate mob attacks copsTirunelveli: Three policemen including a woman sub-inspector were injured in an attack by a group of Christians, who tried to demolish the concrete name board of the Chidambarapuram village to name it as Yakob­upuram against the wish of the majority Hindu community.Chidambarapuram village near Palzhavoor in Tirunelveli district had been named after a local Siva temple more than 300 years ago but now a few families, recently converted to Christianity, have demanded that the village be renamed Yakobupuram. With the majority community rejecting this demand, hostility grew between the Hindus and Christians in the village, though both people belong to the same Nadar caste.On Sunday evening, around 150 men and women belonging to the Christian faith gathered at the church and went in procession to the bus stop. When they tried to damage the name-board of the village there, the Hindu group opposed it and complained to the police. Following this, two head constables Raju and Rajasekar rushed to that place and tried to restrain the Christian group.When some youth there manhandled the two cops, woman sub-inspector Vijaya­kumari rushed to their rescue but she too was attacked by the mob.The situation was brought under control by Tirunelveli district SP, Vijayendra Bidarim who pacified the mob.In this connection, police took three men—Selvaraj, Daniel and Paulthurai—under custody for allegedly instigating the violence.Next: Warden brutally beats up student for being lateWarden brutally beats up student for being late[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"22359","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"354","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Sachin Jacob ThomasKozhikode: Sachin Jacob Thomas, 16, a plus two student of Rani Public School in Vadakara, here, has been allegedly brutally beaten up by the hostel warden for coming late by two minutes for the study hour at the school hostel on Friday night, according to a complaint filed at the Vadakara police station .“Sachin was staying at the school hostel for his studies. He arrived for studies at 6.17 pm on Friday and was late by two minutes. After the study class, which finished at 10.30, Ram Mohan, the warden, called him and started to abuse him verbally. After that, he pushed my son to the wall and started to slap him continuously,” said Sa-chin’s father K.C. Thomas. “We were informed about the incident on Saturday afternoon only. We rushed to the school by which time the right side of his neck had swollen profusely. We took him to a nearby hospital and lodged a complaint at Vadakara Police Station. The warden is notorious among the students for harshly punishing them even for small mistakes,” he said.Meanwhile Vadakara police said that they had registered the case and will inquire into the incident.Next: Man found hanging in police stationMan found hanging in police stationKozhikode: An accused taken into custody on Saturday for allegedly harassing a woman was found hanging in mysterious circumstances by evening at theBedakom police station  in Kasarag-od. Though he was rushed to the hospital, he died on Sunday morning.The man, Benny Joseph, 38, was a native of Kaduvakuzhi near Erattupetta in Kottayam.According to po-lice, he was taken into custody on the complaint by a woman that she was harassed by him over the phone.“He was found hanging on the first floor of the station on Saturday evening, arou-nd 5:45 pm,” police said.Kasargod SP, S. Surendran, suspended two policemen at the station —Narayanan (head constable) and Muraleedharan (constable) — on Sunday.He told DC an investigation is on to find out how the accused climbed the stairs to the first floor without the police knowing about it.The body was taken to the medical college hospital, Kozhikode, on Sunday afternoon for postmortem.

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