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Girl raped by two men
New Delhi, January 29
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two drunk men inside a house in the Jamia Nagar area of southeast Delhi, where she was given tea laced with sedatives yesterday. The girl was allegedly lured to the house by her friend, who is being questioned by the police. Both the victim and her friend are maidservants.

Two women among three held for bid to sell girl
New Delhi, January 29
Three persons, including two women, were apprehended when they were allegedly trying to sell an 11-year-old girl for Rs 70,000 at ISBT in Delhi on January 27. The girl is reportedly the niece of one of the arrested women, who had forced her into prostitution at the age of 10.

Three killed in two accidents
New Delhi, January 29
Three persons, including two women, were killed and six were injured in two accidents. The first accident occurred at a traffic intersection between Sher Shah Road and Mathura Road today and the second one happened at Lajpat Nagar on Sunday.


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An illuminated Raisina Hill after the Beating Retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday
An illuminated Raisina Hill after the Beating Retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Extortion racket busted at Tihar Jail
New Delhi, January 29
The police has unearthed an extortion racket that is allegedly being run by an inmate of the Tihar Jail. An employee of the jail was arrested for allegedly taking Rs 50,000 from a businessman who had received extortion calls over the phone from the inmate.

Man throws acid on estranged wife
New Delhi, January 29
A 26-year-old woman has alleged that her husband threw acid on her at northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar, the police said today. Minakshi, a resident of Indian Apartment at Dilshad Colony, claims that the incident took place on January 26. She married Harbir Singh in 2003, but has been living with her parents for the last one year.

7 students suspended for ragging
New Delhi, January 29
Seven students of Delhi's School of Planning and Architecture have been suspended over a pending college inquiry on the grounds of allegedly ragging a 22-year-old first-year student in the college hostel in September last year, due to which he suffered a knee-fracture and had been bedridden for three months.

DUTA takes up disabled teacherís issue with Ansari
New Delhi, January 29
In the wake of the row between the Delhi University administration and the orthopaedically-challenged Dr G N Saibaba over his accommodation at Gwyer Hall hostel, a delegation of the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) accompanied by him today met Vice-President of India Dr Hamid Ansari to seek his intervention into the matter.





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Girl raped by two men
The maidís friend allegedly lured her to the house where she was given tea laced with sedatives
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two drunk men inside a house in the Jamia Nagar area of southeast Delhi, where she was given tea laced with sedatives yesterday. The girl was allegedly lured to the house by her friend, who is being questioned by the police. Both the victim and her friend are maidservants.

A medical examination of the girl has confirmed the crime. A case of gangrape has been registered at the Jamia Nagar police station. The police is searching for the two men, who are at large.

According to the police, the victim's friend allegedly took her to a house at Jamia Nagar. Before reaching there, her friend told her that she was going to attend a party, where she would also meet her two male friends.

When the victim reached there, she was given tea laced with sedatives. The two men then allegedly dragged her to an adjoining room and took turns to rape her, claimed the investigators.

After the incident, the girl lodged a complaint with the police, who conducted her medical examination that confirmed the sexual assault.

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Two women among three held for bid to sell girl
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
Three persons, including two women, were apprehended when they were allegedly trying to sell an 11-year-old girl for Rs 70,000 at ISBT in Delhi on January 27. The girl is reportedly the niece of one of the arrested women, who had forced her into prostitution at the age of 10.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) S.B.S.Tyagi said Shehnaz, a resident of Jalandhar in Punjab, Tahira and Shamim, both residents of Ghaziabad, were arrested on January 27 for allegedly trying to sell the minor.

On that day, the Crime Branch was tipped off about the victim. The police with Shakti Vahini, an NGO, fighting against human trafficking, conducted a raid near Chandagi Ram Akhada on Ring Road, ISBT.

"Shehnaz, Tahira and Shamim were trying to sell the girl for Rs 70,000, when they were apprehended by the police team. The victim is reportedly the niece of Shehnaz," said Tyagi.

The accused revealed that Shehnaz fell into a trap of prostitution after the death of her husband.

"Later she became acquainted with Tahira, who is also involved in the prostitution racket. Shehnaz forced her niece into prostitution at the age of 10," said the officer.

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Three killed in two accidents
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
Three persons, including two women, were killed and six were injured in two accidents. The first accident occurred at a traffic intersection between Sher Shah Road and Mathura Road today and the second one happened at Lajpat Nagar on Sunday.

An elderly woman, Premwati (60) and her daughter-in-law, Saroj Bala, were killed and six other family members were injured when a speeding truck rammed into their Toyota Innova SUV at 2.15 am today. The family was returning to Delhi from Amritsar. The accident happened at a traffic intersection between Sher Shah Road and Mathura Road.

In the second incident, a security guard working with the bus rapid transit system was killed after a speeding vehicle hit him at the BRT corridor near the Defence Colony-Moolchand flyover on Sunday. Arvind Kumar (35) worked with A22 Group Security Ltd.

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Extortion racket busted at Tihar Jail
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
The police has unearthed an extortion racket that is allegedly being run by an inmate of the Tihar Jail. An employee of the jail was arrested for allegedly taking Rs 50,000 from a businessman who had received extortion calls over the phone from the inmate.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav said Arun Kumar (27), who works as a compounder in a dispensary in the jail on a contractual basis, was apprehended. "He had collected the extortion money on the directions of a jail inmate named as Amit Shukla," said Yadav.

The police said that more inmates, besides Shukla, are involved in the racket. Yadav added that inside the jail, Kumar over a period of time became friendly with Shukla. "He procured a mobile phone and a SIM card for Shukla. The card was used for making extortion calls," said the official.

Investigators said Shukla telephoned Rajender Saraf, a resident of Vaishali and a manager to a businessman. He told Rajender to give Rs 50,000 otherwise he would implicate him in a criminal case.

On January 24, Saraf got a case registered with the crime branch of the Delhi police in regard to the extortion calls. Saraf fearing for his life had given Rs 50,000 to Kumar on January 25, on the directions of Shukla. On January 27, Kumar was arrested from Mukund Vihar.

Yadav said, "Kumar said that on January 25, he received a phone call from Shukla, who gave him Saraf's number and asked him to collect the money from him. Kumar called Saraf and collected Rs 50,000."

The police has recovered Rs 44,000 from Kumar's house at Mukund Vihar.

He has been sent to the judicial custody and his antecedents are being verified.

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Man throws acid on estranged wife
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
A 26-year-old woman has alleged that her husband threw acid on her at northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar, the police said today. Minakshi, a resident of Indian Apartment at Dilshad Colony, claims that the incident took place on January 26. She married Harbir Singh in 2003, but has been living with her parents for the last one year. They have also been fighting a case at Karkardooma Court.

Minakshi alleges she was lured into a house in Karawal Nagar on Saturday by Harbir's neighbour Harish. Harbir was present in the house. Harbir told her to withdraw the case and give him the custody of their eight-year-old son. When Minakshi refused, Harbir and his relatives allegedly beat her up, said the police.

The woman complains that she was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and Harbir threw acid on her clothes.

A case was lodged at the Khajuri Khas police station after Minakshi's statement on Sunday.

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7 students suspended for ragging
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
Seven students of Delhi's School of Planning and Architecture have been suspended over a pending college inquiry on the grounds of allegedly ragging a 22-year-old first-year student in the college hostel in September last year, due to which he suffered a knee-fracture and had been bedridden for three months.

The suspension order was issued by School of Planning and Architecture Director Prof A K Sharma yesterday. The seven students who are pursuing their second year in Bachelors in Architecture have been asked to vacate the hostel located at Taimoor Nagar.

The victim named as Naveen Kujur, who belongs to Jharkhand, has alleged that he was ragged so harshly by his seniors that he underwent treatment for four months. He claimed he was made to do sit-ups and push-ups at the terrace of the college hostel on September 2, which resulted in a fracture in his left knee.

His father David had lodged a complaint of wrongful restraint and causing hurt at the New Friends Colony police station on December 30.

Naveen said he and his classmates were called by about half a dozen second year students for an introduction meet. "Five second-year students - Abhishek Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Amrit Tripathi, Muddassir Iqbal and Vansi Krishna Bukka - were present there, among others. After the introduction, they began to manhandle us and started beating us," he said.

"They put bricks on my spine and directed me to do push-ups. When I failed in doing so, they hurled abuses at me and again put bricks on my hands, asking me to lift them till the count of 100," he added. Naveen was later taken for medical checkup where doctors said his left knee had got fractured and at least needed three months of bed rest for recovery.

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DUTA takes up disabled teacherís issue with Ansari
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
In the wake of the row between the Delhi University administration and the orthopaedically-challenged Dr G N Saibaba over his accommodation at Gwyer Hall hostel, a delegation of the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) accompanied by him today met Vice-President of India Dr Hamid Ansari to seek his intervention into the matter.

During the meeting, the teachers briefed Ansari about Dr Saibaba, a wheelchair-bound teacher at the English department of Ram Lal Anand College, who was served an eviction notice to vacate his quarters in the university's oldest hostel nearly a fortnight ago, and urged him to ask the administration to fulfill its commitment towards its differently abled employees.

"Dr Saibaba suffers from 90% orthopaedic disability and is completely bound to the wheelchair. The administration has issued a formal notice of eviction despite the fact that Dr Saibaba's appeal against the university is pending in the court of the Chief Commissioner of Persons with Disability," said DUTA's president Amar Deo Sharma.

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