मौत से पहले फोन पर रो-रोकर बेटी ने कही थी मुझसे ये बातें, पिता ने सुनाई आपबीती

नोएडा.टीचर के टॉर्चर और गंदी नीयत से परेशान होकर 9वीं की छात्रा इकिशा शाह ने खुदकुुुशी कर ली। लेकिन उसका परिवार अब भी यह मानने को तैयार नहीं कि उनकी बेटी अब उनके बीच नहीं है। पिता का रो-रो कर बुरा हाल है। वे आरोपी टीचर्स को सलाखों के पीछे देखना चाहते हैं। वहीं, मां का कहना है कि अगर उन्हें इंसाफ नहीं मिला तो पूरे परिवार के साथ आत्महत्या कर लेंगी। आरोपियों के खिलाफ मामला दर्ज कर लिया गया है। मौत से 20 मिनट पहले बेटी ने फोन पर पिता से कही थी ये बातें…

– इकिशा दिल्ली के मयूर विहार स्थित एल्कॉन इंटरनेशनल स्कूल में पढ़ती थी। उसका परिवार नोएडा सेक्टर-52 में रहता है।
– पिता राघव शाह प्रसिद्ध कथक डांसर और बिरजू महाराज के शिष्य हैं।
– मंगलवार शाम मौत से 20 मिनट पहले इकिशा ने पिता से फोन पर बात कर खुदकुशी कर ली।
– रोते हुए पिता ने बताया- ‘मंगलवार शाम करीब 4.15 मिनट पर मेरी इकिशा से फोन पर बात हुई।’
– ‘पापा कहते ही रोने लगी। कहा- मैंने पूरा कोर्स तैयार कर लिया है।’
– ‘लेकिन ये दोनों बहुत गंदे लोग हैं। मुझे फिर फेल कर देंगे।’
– ‘फोन पर मैं उसे दिलासा देता रहा, बेटी कुछ नहीं हुआ। घर आकर बात करता हूं।’

कमरे का दरवाजा तोड़ा, तो दिखा ऐसा मंजर
– पिता राघव शाह के मुताबिक, जब वे घर पहुंचे तो बेटी के कमरे का दरवाजा अंदर से बंद था।
– ‘मैं बहुत घबराया हुआ था। आवाज लगाने पर भी इकिशा दरवाजा नहीं खोल रही थी।’
– ‘मैंने फिर से आवाज लगाई। फिर दरवाजा तोड़कर भीतर देखा…।’
– ‘वो फंदे से लटकी हुई थी। मुझे यकीन नहीं हो रहा था कि बेटी ने आत्महत्या कर ली है।’
– ‘उसे फौरन फंदे से निकालकर हम पास के अस्पताल पहुंचे। जहां डॉक्टरों ने उसे डेड डिक्लेयर कर दिया।’

आखिर क्या हुआ था इकिशा के साथ, क्यों थी परेशान?
– पिता के मुताबिक, पिछले कुछ समय से इकिशा बहुत परेशान रह रही थी।
– जब उन्होंने बेटी से पूछा- आखिर क्या बात है, तो उसकी बातें सुन पिता हैरान रह गए।
– इकिशा ने स्कूल के ही दो टीचर राजीव सहगल (एसएसटी) और नीरज आनंद (साइंस) पर गंदी नीयत से देखने और छेड़खानी का आरोप लगाया।
– राघव शाह ने बताया, दोनों टीचर अकेले में उसे गंदी नीयत से छूने की कोशिश करते थे।
– ‘मैंने प्रिंसिपल से इसकी शिकायत की। सुनने की बजाए उलटा उन्होंने मुझे बेटी को स्कूल से निकालने की धमकी दे दी।

एक्जाम में किया फेल
– ‘मेरी बेटी पढ़ाई में बहुत अच्छी थी। शिकायत के बाद से ही टीचर उसे परेशान करने लगे।’
– ’16 मार्च को उसका रिजल्ट आया। हैरानी की बात यह है कि उन्हीं दो सब्जेक्ट में इकिशा फेल हुई थी।’
– राघव शाह ने बताया, इसके बाद मैंने प्रिंसिपल से रि-चेकिंग की बात की। पर उन्होंने मुझे अनसुना कर दिया।
– ‘उसी दिन कॉरिडोर में मुझे वो दोनों टीचर मिले। दोनों मुझे देख कर हंस रहे थे।’
– बेटी बैक पेपर की तैयारी में लगी थी। लेकिन मेंटली टॉर्चर्ड महसूस कर रही थी।
– ‘वह बार-बार मुझसे कहती थी कि वो उसे फिर से फेल कर देंगे। मैं ही उसे समझ नहीं पाया।’

Five militants killed in Kupwara

Two policemen and three jawans also lost their lives in the encounter.

Five militants have been killed and five security personnel lost their lives in an ongoing gunfight in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

“Earlier [in the day], three bodies of the militants were recovered. The fourth body of a militant was also spotted at the encounter site in Kupwara. The firing continued [till late Wednesday evening],” said Director General of Police S.P. Vaid.

Late in the evening, a Srinagar-based spokesman confirmed that a fifth militant was “neutralised” at the encounter site. All slain militants, according to the police, were “foreigners and part of a recently infiltrated group”.

“Owing to the thick vegetation and low visibility, the mopping operation is heading slowly in the area and with due caution,” said the police spokesman. “Incriminating documents have also been seized from the slain militants,” he added.

The bodies recovered were strapped with weapons and ammunition, including live grenades, said the police.

A fresh gunfight started on Wednesday morning after an intermittent exchange of fire during the night in Kupwara’s dense forest area of Check Fatehkhan in Halmatpora range.

Officials said the group of militants, which attacked on Army’s domination domination patrol on Tuesday afternoon, “resumed target fire during the day and were holed up in natural caves offered by the mountain range in the area.” The militants fanned out in different directions and “positioned at multiple points”, they said.

According to the spokesmen of the Army and the police, two policeman and three army jawans were also killed in the fierce exchange of fire.

The deceased personnel were identified as Mohammad Ashraf Rather and Naik Ranjeet Singh of 160 battalion of the Territorial Army, and Special Police Officer Mohammad Yousuf Cheche and policeman Deepak Thesoo. The identity of third deceased Army jawan could not be ascertained.

One policeman of the Special Operation Group (SOG) was also injured and “is stated to be stable”.

The Army’s elite force, Para Commandos, have also been brought in to wrap up the encounter. Kupwara is over 110 km north of Srinagar and is a frontier district, close to the Line of Control.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of the deceased personnel.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: Bengaluru Police clarifies ‘no arrest by SIT’

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Rebuffing the media reports, the Bengaluru Police on Friday clarified that nobody has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Police said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has not arrested anyone in the case so far.

17-yr-old junior kabaddi player raped by man posing as stadium official

A 17-year-old national level junior kabaddi player has alleged that she was raped by a man in his thirties in northwest Delhi’s Model Town area on Saturday.

The teenager told police in her statement that on July 9 she was outside a stadium when the man, who runs a wrestling training centre, befriended her posing as a stadium official. She alleged that the man took her to a flat in Rohini on the pretext of introducing her to a few of his friends and then raped her.

The girl alleged that he served her drinks laced with sedatives after which she fell unconscious and realised later that she was sexually abused.

The girl approached police on Monday morning and said that she was traumatised because of which she could not approach police earlier. She alleged the man dropped her on a road outside the stadium and threatened to kill her if she reported the matter.

Police took the girl to a hospital for medical examination, which confirmed rape. Police are yet to make any arrests. Following her complaint, police have registered a case of rape and other sections of POCSO (Protection of children from sexual offences act) and have also detained the man.

“He was identified and has been detained. He is being questioned and will soon be put under arrest,” a police officer said.

According to the Delhi Police crime statistics, a rape case is reported every four hours in the city. In 2016, 2,155 cases of rape were reported. This year the number has already touched 930. The Delhi Police have released a tender inviting experts to conduct a sociological and psychological study on the causes of rape in Delhi.

‘8 murders and notes promising revolution’: Delhi gang claims to be vigilantes

“Long live the revolution”

“We want to correct injustices. We are against crimes in society. We want peace against oppression. If war is the solution then so be it.”

This is the note left by a group whose members claim to be “the saviours of society” and promise to make it crime free. The note was found at a spot where a 32-year- old businessman, identified as Vikas, was gunned down on Monday night in Dwarka’s sector 22.

According to reports, the string of events that led to Vikas’ murder began on July 14 when a 23-year-old youth named Hemant Kumar was shot at by the gang. Hemant allegedly was in a relationship with the sister of one of the gang members and they did not approve of it. It is suspected that Vikas was targeted because he supported the couple.

In the note left after Vikas’ murder, the group claimed that Hemant had been taught a lesson for molesting a girl and said they will not spare rapists.

The group have been allegedly involved in seven to eight murder cases and the car they use for committing crimes is also said to be a stolen one.

The group struck again on Tuesday afternoon. They are suspected to have murdered a 21-year-old man, Pradeep, who had brushed his bike against their car in Kanjhawala, a day after the Dwarka incident.

Pradeep was on his bike with his brother Pawan when it accidentally brushed against a Verna car. After an argument the men in the car allegedly whipped out a pistol and shot Pradeep dead. Pawan, his brother later identified the accused, who is also a suspect in the Dwarka murder case.

The group claim to be fighting against corrupt doctors, molesters,rapists, gamblers, anti-nationals and those with black money. The note signs off with “Jai Hind, Jai Bharat”, however, the police suspect that this may be a way of misleading the investigators.

Dismissing the gang’s claims of wiping out ‘criminals’, the police said the two murders were a result of gang rivalry that took place in Gurgaon, Jhajjar and Chhawla in May. They claimed the killers may have been hired to eliminate rivals.

The one-page note also mentions the names of the group members. The group members claim that the idea behind the killings was to “bring peace to the nation” and that they would gun down all offenders across Delhi using “high tech weapons”.

लंदन: ट्रेन का इंतजार कर रही मुस्लिम महिला का हिजाब उतारने की कोशिश

ब्रितानी पुलिस ने बेकर स्ट्रीट रेलवे स्टेशन पर मुस्लिम महिला का हिजाब उतारने की कोशिश को नफ़रत से जुड़ी घटना बताया है.

एक शख़्स ने लंदन के बेकर स्ट्रीट स्टेशन पर अपनी दोस्तों के साथ ट्रेन का इंतज़ार कर रही अनिसो अब्दुलकदीर का हिजाब उतारने की कोशिश की थी.

बाद में पीड़िता ने कथित हमलावर की तस्वीर ट्वीट की और लोगों से अपील की कि तस्वीर को ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा शेयर करें.

ब्रिटिश ट्रांसपोर्ट पुलिस ने पुष्टि की है कि घटना की जांच की जा रही है.

अनिसो अब्दुलकदीर ने ट्वीट किया, “बेकर स्ट्रीट स्टेशन पर इस आदमी ने जबरन मेरा हिजाब खींचने की कोशिश की तो मैंने हिजाब कसकर पकड़ लिया. उसने मुझे चोट पहुंचाई.”

‘हिजाब वाली बेचारी मुसलमान महिला’

कैटवॉक में हिजाब से नाराज़ मुस्लिम महिलाएं

लंदन: ट्रेन का इंतजार कर रही मुस्लिम महिला का हिजाब उतारने की कोशिश

उन्होंने आगे लिखा, “उसने मुझे और मेरी दोस्तों को अपशब्द कहे. उसने मेरी एक दोस्त का सिर दीवार से भिड़ाया और उसके चेहरे पर थूक दिया.”

उनके पोस्ट को 24,000 से भी ज्यादा लोगों ने रीट्वीट किया है.

हिजाब पहनने वालों को बैन कर सकेंगी कंपनी

ट्रंप के अमरीका में हिजाब पहन दिखाई ताकत

ब्रिटिश ट्रांसपोर्ट पुलिस के प्रवक्ता ने कहा कि मामले की जांच नफ़रत फैलाने वाले अपराध के तौर पर की जा रही है.

उन्होंने कहा, ”ऐसा व्यवहार बिल्कुल बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जाएगा. हमें घटना की शिकायत मिली है. जांच की जा रही है.”

Husband tied up, woman raped by 8 on UP highway

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Jalaun based couple was travelling home from Jaipur, where they work as artisans
  • After raping the woman, the men dumped the couple on the highway

JHANSI: Eight men allegedly gang-raped a woman before her husband in a vehicle on Thursday night in Jalaun district. The couple was then robbed and dumped on Auraiya-Jalaun highway. Police said the Jalaun based couple was travelling home from Jaipur, where they work as artisans. They reached Auraiya by train around Thursday midnight and were looking for a public transport, when the driver of a loader van offered them a lift.
Shortly afterwards, the vehicle halted at a liquor shop from where some other men boarded it. It was then driven to a secluded spot, where eight men took turns to rape the woman after tying up her husband. The duo was also abused and threatened against raising an alarm, cops said.

The couple was then dumped on the highway after being robbed of their belongings. They somehow reached out to Jalaun cops around 3 am on Friday, and lodged an FIR, following which the woman was sent for medical examination.

 Additional SP of Jalaun S C Shakya said, “An FIR has been lodged against eight unidentified men for gang rape and dacoity. We’ll arrest the culprits soon.” Some people have been rounded up and the probe is on, Shakya added.

Indian-origin couple shot dead in US

WASHINGTON: An Indian-origin couple was killed in the US in an apparent revenge attack by their daughter’s ex-boyfriend who was eventually shot dead in a standoff with police.

Mirza Tatlic, 24, fatally shot Naren Prabhu, a Silicon Valley tech executive, and his wife at their home in San Jose, CBS San Francisco reported.

Prabhu’s daughter, who lives in another state, was not present.

“The suspect had been in a dating relationship with the victims’ adult daughter who was not home,” San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “The relationship ended last year. The suspect had a history of domestic violence and there was an active criminal restraining order.”

The incident was reported by the victims’ 20-year-old son.

SC verdict today on appeals of Nirbhaya case convicts

The four have opposed death penalty for the December 16, 2012 gangrape, murder

The Supreme Court will on Friday pronounce the judgment on the appeals filed by four death row convicts against death penalty in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

The brutal crime against the 23-year-old had created public furore for a more stringent law to deal with sex crimes against women. She was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on a moving bus in South Delhi and thrown out of the vehicle with her male friend on the night of December 16, 2012. She died days later in a Singapore hospital.

Nirbhaya Act

In 2013, Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 or the Anti-Rape Bill, which was later called the Nirbhaya Act, came into existence. The new law mandated death penalty under Section 376A of the Indian Penal Code.

Under Section 376A, whoever commits rape, which leads to the death of the victim or causes her to be in a “persistent vegetative state,” shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a minimum term of 20 years which may extend to life or with death.

Marathon hearings

The three-judge Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra wrapped up the marathon hearings on their appeals on March 27. The appeals were heard for almost a year on a day-to-day basis.

The arguments ended with senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for the Delhi Police, strongly pushing for death penalty for the convicts as a proportionate punishment for their “brutal crime.”

Amicus curiae and senior advocate Raju Ramachandran had, however, opposed, asking the court to consider sentencing the convicts to a life in prison.

Incidentally, the Bench had prima facie agreed with the contention of the amicus that Section 235 of the Code of Criminal Procedure — which provides that a trial court should individually hear a convict before sentencing him — was not followed in this case.

Young age

Advocates A.P. Singh and M.L. Sharma, appearing for the convicts, asked the court to consider their family background and young age as mitigating factors.

The convicts — Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh — had approached the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court decision confirming the death penalty awarded to them by the trial court.

Maoists used villagers as human shields in Sukma: Home Ministry official

Extremists had been monitoring movements of the CRPF jawans, says official

Maoists used villagers as “human shields” when they attacked CRPF personnel in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday, a senior Home Ministry official said on Monday. Twenty-five CRPF jawans were killed in the ambush, and seven critically injured.

Sudhir Sonwale, Assistant Commandant of the CRPF posted near the encounter site, told The Hindu that the body of at least one jawan had been mutilated by the Maoists. The CRPF team, which came under attack, was providing protection to workers and contractors engaged in constructing a 5.5 km road stretch near Burkapal and had been following a routine for the past few days. The attack took place on a main road, around 12.30 p.m.

A senior CRPF official said the Maoists were monitoring the movement of the CRPF personnel and they turned out to be “sitting ducks.”

On Monday, the Maoists, pretending to be villagers, pushed cattle near the road construction site. As per a precise plan, they struck when some of the jawans broke for lunch.

A CRPF camp is located barely 2.5 km away and the entire stretch is picketed. Describing it as an “act of desperation,” the official said the Maoists “used all that they had” in the attack and sprayed bullets on the jawans. “There were more than 90 personnel providing cover to the workers. They took turns to have lunch. They were attacked when one group sat down for lunch. There were 40 civilians working at the site, and the jawans ensured that no harm was done to them,” he said.

Former CRPF DG K. Durga Prasad who retired on February 28, said, “This (providing cover) is something they had been doing on a daily basis. It is for anybody to see the everyday movement. Road construction is fraught with danger. Why does it take five years to construct a road? The government has to think differently and we have to adopt new technologies.”

The Maoists also looted a huge assortment of weapons and ammunition belonging to the jawans. This included 12 AK-47 rifles, five of them fitted with under barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs), five INSAS machine guns and rifles, more than 2,800 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 600 rounds of INSAS ammunition, 22 bullet-proof jackets, five wireless sets, two binoculars and a metal detector.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited State capital Raipur and met the injured jawans in the hospital. “The sacrifice of our brave jawans will not go in vain. A meeting of all Maoist-affected States will be held on May 8 to look at ways of rooting out Left Wing Extremism. We will review the strategy [of dealing with Naxailtes] and if necessary we will revisit it,” Mr. Singh told reporters in Raipur after paying homage to the CRPF personnel killed in the ambush.

Mr. Singh said the Maoists were seeking to destabilise development in the State and using tribals as fodder. “They are being used as human shields. It was an act of cowardice and desperation and a cold-blooded murder,” he said.

Asked by a reporter at the press conference if the attack indicated an “intelligence failure”, Mr. Singh said, “This is not the time for a blame game.”

On why a full-time director general of the CRPF had not been appointed, he said, “We don’t have a dearth of leadership…whenever needed we will appoint a senior officer here.”

A senior Home Ministry official ruled out “Army intervention” and said that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) was a “law and order” problem and it ought to be handled by “civilian forces.”