Crime file: Rapes and murders

Hostel manager found dead
Hyderabad: A women’s hostel manager, who went missing four days ago, was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Gurrampode in Nalgonda district. The victim, M. Kameshwar Rao, 60, was a resident of Shivbagh, Sanjeev Reddy nagar.
SR Nagar police, which had booked a man missing case, ruled out the possibility of murder but his valet money and ATM cards were missing from his pocket.
SR Nagar Police Inspector S. Prabhakar said that the victim had told his wife on  January 4th that he was going to Nalgonda for a land business purpose. However, he did not return till yesterday, and his wife approach-ed the police. Gurrampode police identified him bsut the reason behind his death is unclear as no internal or external injuries were found on his body,” Mr Prabhakar said.
 Gurrampode police has booked a case under CrPc 174 for suspicious death, and started an investigation to ascertain if he was robbed and killed, or he committed suicide for any reason. 
The victim was running a women’s hostel named Sridevi at Shivbagh for the last few years. He was asked to vacate the hostel by the building owner in the last week, victim’s family said.
Next: Man held after 16-yr-old daughter alleges rape

Man held after 16-yr-old daughter alleges rape
Bengaluru: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father at their home in Bidarahalli under Avalahalli police limits in Bengaluru Rural district. Police arrested the 40-year-old father, a cattle broker, after the victim filed a complaint early on Tuesday.
Bengaluru Rural SP D. Prakash told Deccan Chronicle that the victim has accused her father of raping her on Monday when there was no one at home. The victim has two brothers and two sisters. One of her brothers resides in K.R. Puram and her mother had gone to his house.
After the alleged rape, the victim came to her brother’s house and started crying, complaining of severe pain. The victim, who was also bleeding, did not reveal the cause of the injuries and was inconsolable. After she was consoled by her mother, the victim accused her father of having raped her.
On the advice of her mother, the victim filed a complaint with the Avalahalli police on Tuesday around 1.30 am. Police have subjected both to medical tests.
Next: Youth rapes 10-yr-old, flees

Youth rapes 10-yr-old, flees
Bellary: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by Sanju Naik (20) at Govindapura tanda of Hadagali taluk in Bellary on Monday afternoon while the girl was grazing sheep. The accused is absconding and Itagi police, who registered a case on Tuesday, are on the lookout for him.
Minor girl pregnant after rape

Minor girl pregnant after rape
Kanakapura:A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped for several months by one Seena alias Shrinivas, a worker at a sericulture farm in Kanakpura. The victim’s mother came to know about this only after she discovered that the girl was pregnant. She has filed a rape case at the Kanakpura police station. Police are now looking for Seena.
In another case, a KSRP constable has been accused of misbehaving with a minor girl. The accused, Chikkanna, allegedly molested the girl, who is his neighbour, according to a complaint filed by the girl’s parents. The Rajankunte police have registered a case.
Next: Alga network MD held for cheating

Alga network MD held for cheating
Kochi: Aluva-based Alga multi-level marketing managing director Praveen G. Nair, 36, who has been absconding with around Rs 52 crore collected from distributors, was arrested by the crime branch here on Tuesday.
The accused, a native of Kollam, had been on the run for the past six months and was arrested from Thamm-anam on Tuesday night after the crime branch got a tip-off.
“His arrest was on the basis of a complaint filed by one Suprabha of Kozhikode who had lost nearly Rs 12 lakh. There are several other complaints against him,” crime branch deputy superintendent Venugopal said.
Alga MLM has a registered office functioning in a multi-storey building opposite Aluva Palace. However, the office had remained closed for the past several months.
“He was residing in the house of his friends here. We’re interrogating him to trace the money and also find out how many more have been cheated,” the official said.
Next: 1 held for murder of businessman

1 held for murder of businessman

M.A. Shamsudin
Kochi: A day after a businessman was brutally murdered in Nettur, a land broker who had aided him in many land dealings was taken into custody on Tuesday. The cops suspect he committed the crime following a financial dispute.
M.A. Shamsudin, 61, owner of Kings Shoe Mart and partner of Sea Kings Hotel, was found stabbed to death at the Nettur International Vegetable Market around 10pm on Monday night. Police recovered the ID card of one Joshi, 46, a resident of Karithara, from the spot. The locals had seen him with the victim on the fateful night. Joshi was on the run but cops apprehended him from Cherthala Tuesday morning.
The police recovered his mobile phone and ID card from the spot which provided the crucial lead.
“Joshi is a land broker who had helped Shamsudin in many financial dealings. The duo reached the market around 9pm and had a few drinks inside the latter’s vehicle. We suspect the victim owed several lakhs to Joshi and the duo got into an altercation over it which ended in the accused stabbing the businessman,” a police source said.
Though the police have taken Joshi for interrogation, he is yet to be officially arrested. “We are yet to collect crucial evidence as there was no witness in the case.”
However, police said that this murder has no connection to the murder of Imtiaz of Vaduthala, in the city two weeks ago.
Next: Police suspects racket aid to terrorists

Police suspects racket aid to terrorists
Kochi: The police team probing the Nedumbassery human trafficking case has submitted before the Ernak-ulam Principal Sessions Court that it could not rule out the suspicion that the human traffickers must have helped terrorists  escape through the Cochin international Airport.
The police made the submissions in response to the anticipatory bail plea of Ajeeb, the civilian police officer and the main accused in the case. The crime detachment bureau further submitted that Ajeeb was a part of the racket and had siphoned off lakhs of rupees.

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