Crime file: Woman tries to kill 7-day-old baby, self, 2 killed in broad daylight and more


Woman tries to kill 7-day-old baby, self in Kochi
Kochi: A 21-year-old woman attempted to end her life in the wee hours of Saturday after attempting to slit the throat of her newborn.
The incident occurred at the woman’s house at Odakkali at Kurupampady near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district.
Both the woman and the seven-day-old child are out of danger and have been admitted to Kolenchery medical mission hospital. According to police, the woman was showing slight mental instability after the delivery.
“The incident occurred at 4 am. The cut on the baby’s throat is very light. But the woman had a deep cut on the vein of her wrist.
Her mother, and four siblings tried to take her and the baby to the hospital, but the woman showed unusual strength and fought them off refusing to go with them,” said the Kurupampady S.I.She got married a year and half back and has been leading a peaceful life with her husband, who is an auto driver.
“Prima facie there were no issues between the couple. The woman came to her house for the delivery. She had a normal delivery and was discharged five days after,” the police added.Police has not charged her yet, as the newborn’s injury was not serious.
Next: 2 killed in broad daylight in Madurai

2 killed in broad daylight in Madurai
Madurai: Two persons were brutally murdered in broad daylight by an armed, 10-member gang in Madurai on Saturday.
P. Raghu alias Naga­rajan (33) and his friend N. Kasimaayan (32) of Aruldosspuram in Sell­ur, both construction wo­r­kers, used to spend their evenings drinking and playing carom in a public place in the locality. The police said they had petty cases against them because of the s­mall fights they were involved in.
As was their routine, they played carom on Friday evening during which there was a clash between them and another gang. The gang flung mud at the carom board and broke it. After a quarrel that lasted quite a long time, both groups dispersed harbouring animosity, the police said.
The friends went to a public toilet at Kalathu Pottal on Saturday mo­rn­ing when a 10-member gang, also from Arul­dosspuram, armed with weapons, chased them and hacked them indiscriminately. The duo fell dead in a pool of blood on the road. Their other friend, Lak­shma­na­r­aja, suffered cut inju­ries on his hand. The gang escaped while onlookers, screaming in fear, started running helter-skelter.
Deputy commissioner of police (law and order) Samant Rohan Rajendra and assistant commissioner Dhanapal inspected the scene of crime and conducted enqu­iries. Sniffer dogs were pressed into service and forensic experts lifted evidences.
The bodies of Nagarajan and Kasim­aayan were sent to the government Rajaji hospital for postmortem.
Next: Cheats use ‘arrest’ threat to dupe victims over phone

Cheats use ‘arrest’ threat to dupe victims over phone
U. Sudhakar Reddy | DC
Hyderabad: A new modus operandi for cheating the gullible public has emerged. In this method, the cheats attempt to loot money from victims by instilling the fear of arrest in them.
These conmen make phone calls to selected targets and say that a non-bailable warrant (NBW) has been issued against them. The unsuspecting targets are further told that the warrant was issued in a bank loan case and ask the victims to hire a lawyer, otherwise a police team will arrest them immediately.
The Cyber Crime police has been receiving several of such complaints in the past few days. Cyber Crime police station officials said,“The caller either claims that he is from a law firm or from the police department.
These callers say that the person being called had taken a loan from the bank and failed to repay it, due to which the bank has approached the court. They also claim that the court has issued an NBW and a police team has been dispatched to arrest them in the next few hours.
The caller then offers a lawyer’s service and claims that he will help in recalling the NBW. He asks the victim to deposit money in a bank account. We are pursuing certain complaints of this nature.”
Naga Lakshmi of Medchal said,“I had received a call stating that I had defaulted on a bank loan and I needed to pay money, otherwise I would get arrested. They also told me that someone may have used my photographs and details to secure a bank loan. They asked me to deposit rs 10,000 to avert any danger. I did it. But later ,when I checked with the bank, I found that no case was booked against me.”
Next: Mother, daughter kidnap woman, rob 20 sovereigns

Mother, daughter kidnap woman, rob 20 sovereigns
Chennai: The Neelankarai police on Saturday arrested three members of a family, two of them women, after they allegedly kidnapped a woman in a car and robbed nearly 20 sovereigns of the gold jewels she was wearing.
The police identified the accused as Ganga, 36, her daughter, Geetanjali, 18, and Vignesh, 22, her adopted son, all residents of Periyar nagar, in Palavakkam.
The police said the accused had mixed a sedative in the tea and made Thenmozhi (55) drink it before kidnapping her in a car on Friday evening.
After snatching the jewels, the accused had let off the victim at Periapalayam after which she managed to return home with the help of a few locals.
A police officer said the accused were acquainted with Thenmozhi having known her for a few years. On Friday, they invited her to their house with the intention of kidnapping her for her jewels. They also assaulted her when she resisted their attempts, the officer added.
Next: Chain-snatching gang arrested in Hyderabad

Chain-snatching gang arrested in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Amid frequent chain-snatching incidents in Kukatpally and surrounding areas, police arrested three chain-snatchers and recovered 1kg silver and 151 gram gold ornaments from them.
The accused, D. Srinivas, 30, of Keesara, G. Gangandhar, 28, of Alwal, and Mitalal, 22, were arrested after cops traced them to KPHB, Phase 3 bus station. According to Kukatpally ACP Malla Reddy, the accused persons have were involved in chain snatching and theft in different parts of the city. “The accused mainly targeted women on lonely stretches,” Malla Reddy said.
Police said cases were earlier booked against Srinivas and Gangadhar. Cops booked a case was against the trio and sent them to judicial custody.
Next: Trio accused in fraud sent to judicial custody

Trio accused in fraud sent to judicial custody
Hyderabad: RGIA police produced three persons accused in the Sheetal Refineries fraud case to the Rajendranagar Metropolitan Magistrate on Saturday. The accused, Somy Mathew, 28, her husband Vinod Babu, 32, and Deepak Singh, 27, were sent to judicial custody.
The trio, who allegedly duped Sheetal Refineries to the tune of more than Rs 30 lakh, were arrested by Kerala police three days ago. They were handed over to Hyderabad police on Friday.
Next: Waqas made circuits of Dilsukhnagar bombs

Waqas made circuits of Dilsukhnagar bombs
Hyderabad: On the run Dilshukhnagar bomber Waqas, alias Ahmed, was identified as a bomb circuit making expert. The circuits were assembled into the bombs in a rented house at Badhadurpura a day before the twin blasts at Dilshukhnagar. NIA, which has brought co-bomber Asadullah Akthar, alias Haddi, to the city in a secret operation, has speeded-up the probe.
A state police official said the Counter Intelligence department has filed an application for Prisoner Transit Warrant and is waiting for the court verdict.
Next: Man hurt in fire mishap succumbs

Man hurt in fire mishap succumbs
Hyderabad: The 40-year-old man, who suffered burn injuries in a house fire in New Bhoiguda early on Friday morning, died while undergoing treatment. He had sustained 35 per cent burn injuries on his chest.
The deceased has been identified as Mario Francis Xavier. His father Laxmiah, alias Francis Xavier, had died in the same fire. Incidentally, initial reports had said that the Laxmaiah’s other son John was injured in the fire.
However, on Saturday, the police clarified that it was Mario who sustained injuries. His brother and sister-in-law had managed to escape to safety.
According to Gandhinagar SI S. Devender, Mario was sleeping next to his father when the fire broke out. It was caused by a candle kept near the bed.
Next: Pregnant woman hangs herself in Miyapur

Pregnant woman hangs herself in Miyapur
Hyderabad: A 23-year-old pregnant woman, identified as Nishitha, hanged herself at her house in Janapriyanagar, Miyapur. Her family members alleged that her husband, Srinivas, a credit card recovery agent, would often harass her for dowry and this drove her to suicide. Nishitha was nine months pregnant.
According to Nishitha’s family, Srinivas sought additional dowry. The couple often argued over this and due to the harassment, the woman took the extreme step.
On Friday afternoon, when there was nobody home, Nishitha hanged herself from the ceiling. Her body was discovered by a neighbour who had come to meet her. When Nishitha did not open the door, the neighbour peeped in from the window and saw her body hanging.
Miyapur SI V. Saidireddy, said,“She hanged herself due to the harassment by her husband for additional dowry.” The body was kept at the Gandhi Hospital mortuary. The victim’s parents, residents of Karimnagar, lodged a complaint, based on which, a case was booked against Srinivas.
Next: Valuables stolen from two houses in Visakhapatnam

Valuables stolen from two houses in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam: Burglars continue to strike locked houses at various places in Visakhapatnam district.
In a fresh case, burglars struck two houses at Saradanagar under Narsipatnam police station limits on Friday night and decamped with gold ornaments, weighing 75 gm, from one house and 120 gm silver from another house, together worth Rs 2 lakh.
Burglars struck the house of T. Srinivas Rao, 39, a senior assistant at the mandal revenue office, who live in Tailor Veedhi near Saradanagar.
On Friday morning, he, along with his family, left for his relative’s house to spend the weekend.
On Saturday morning, Rao received a call from his neighbours saying that the doors of his house were broken. Soon Rao rushed to his house and approached police after learning that 75 gms of jewellery was stolen.
In another incident, one P. Nageswara Rao, a teacher, woke up early on Saturday morning and was about to go to school when miscreants locked him up in the bedroom. He raised an alarm but by the time, his neighbours came in, robbers decamped with 120 gm silver ornaments from the house.
Nageswara Rao lodged a complaint with the police.
Narsipatnam police said special teams have been pressed into service to collect clues in both cases.
Next: Certificate racket busted, Keralite among 3 held

Certificate racket busted, Keralite among 3 held
Visakhapatnam: City cops of IV Town police station bust a fake educational certificate racket in the city and arrested three persons of a four-member gang involved in the sale of the fake certificates pertaining to various universities and Board of High School and Intermediate, Uttar Pradesh and Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Madhya Pradesh.
The cops seized 300 fake certificates of universities and BSEs,  two laptops, two computers, one colour printer, rubber stamps and few other material  from the accused persons. One the accused persons Pithani Venkateswara Rao (34), was arrested for selling fake certificates of various universities in 2012 and released on bail was has been absconding ever since.
Disclosing the details to newsmen here on Saturday, DCP (law & order) P. Viswa Prasad said that  the prime accused Chambalam Kotaiah Santosh Kumar (39), a Keralite settled in the city started a bogus educational academy titled Sree Academy at Lalithanagar in 2011 while Santhosh Kumar friend of Venkateswara Rao also started Venkat Academy (bogus academy) at Dondaparthy in the city in the same year.
The duo lured gullible unemployed youth and students seeking  employment in private sectors in India, Singapore and Dubai with offering to make  educational certificates. of various universities and boards.
The duo with the help of Malla Govinda Rao (35) and Chinthada Krishna (28) printed the certificates and issued around 118 fake certificates. The gang used to sell each certificate for Rs 12,000-Rs 30,000 depending on the  course.
Cops said that the accused used to downloaded the copies of provisional and original certificates of various universities and boards and  scanned the signatures of university officers, councillors of examinations, registrar of university to forge later.
The gang was nabbed following a complaint lodged at IV Town police station by victim K. Srinivas of Arilova area in the city from whom the  gang took cash for but failed to issue a certificate.Inspector of Police, S. Bala Surya Rao aapproached the gang posing as certificate seekers and seized the fake certificates and machinery.
Next: Man jumps to death in Chennai

Man jumps to death in Chennai
Chennai: Allegedly frustrated over his loneliness, a 60-year-old man committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor of the Kilpauk medical college hospital on Saturday morning. The victim, identified as Kumar, resided at Tholkappiar nagar, in K.K. nagar, and worked as a cook, the police said.
Police sources said the man’s wife, Subbulakshmi, had died six years back and his 22-year-old son, Prabha, has been living with his grandmother ever since. His son works at a garment store in T. Nagar, the police said.
On Saturday, around 8 am, the victim had come to the hospital to get a knee ailment treated, hospital sources said. He was asked to take an X-ray, but he went to the sixth floor of the building and took this extreme step, the source added.
The man who fell from a height landed on a car parked below, damaging the car and injured Paapathi, 48, a nurse in the same hospital, who had just got out of the vehicle. Her husband, Chelladurai, 52, a doctor at government Stanley hospital had come to drop his wife.
Kumar, who was greivously injured in his head and shoulder, was rushed for treatment but he succumbed to injuries, the police added. The nurse, who was also injured, is being treated at the hospital.
The KMC police have registered a case of mysterious death and are investigating.

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