Daily Archive: February 23, 2018

15-year-old girl gang-raped, burnt to death

A 15-year-old girl, who had gone to answer nature’s call, was gang-raped in Jharkhand’s Chatra district and later burnt to death, police said on Friday.

According to the police, when the teenager of Humajang village of the district had gone to answer nature’s call on Thursday night, three youths of the same village caught hold of her, took her away at an isolated place and raped her.

After raping the girl, the youths allegedly poured kerosene oil over her and set her on fire. The accused have been identified as Ishrar, Saddam and Sahid Aalam, according to locals.

The severely burnt girl somehow managed to reach her home and inform about the incident. She also revealed the names of the culprits.

She was admitted to a local hospital, but later succumbed to the burn injuries.

The police have arrested two accused while one managed to escape.

Bajrang Dal workers on Friday blocked the highway demanding arrest of the third accused and death penalty for all the three.


Employees of Nirav Modi firms in Surat SEZ demand salary payments

Surat: The employees of diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s firms, located in the special economic zone (SEZ) in Surat , staged a protest on Friday, demanding the payment of their salaries.

The firms were unable to pay them after their bank accounts were frozen by Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged Rs11,400 PNB fraud.

“Some 700 employees of two of Nirav Modi’s firms in the SEZ have lost their jobs as the management has locked the units and asked us to search for jobs elsewhere. We are in a big trouble. We have not been given any assurance about the payment of our outstanding salaries,” said Deepak Ingle, an employee.

A week ago, ED officials had conducted raids at Firestar Diamond International Pvt. Ltd and Firestar International Pvt. Ltd and seized a stock worth over Rs900 crore. Both these units were part of Nirav Modi’s empire, the ED officials had said.

“The management has told us they cannot pay the outstanding salaries for January and February as all the bank accounts have been frozen by the ED and the CBI. We want the government to think about us and un-freeze at least one account to facilitate the payment of our salaries,” Ingle said.

priyaka chopra decides to terminate her contract with nirav modi’s jewelllery brand

In the background of the allegations against nirav modi priyaka chopra’s spokesperson said that the actress has decided to terminate her contract with the jewelllery brand. priyanka chopra was appointed as the global brand ambassador for nirav modi who has been accused of committing a major banking fraud.

Her spokesperson, however, clarified that Priyanka had not sued Nirav Modi but was seeking legal opinion to terminate her contract. ‘There are speculative reports that Priyanka Chopra has sued Nirav Modi. This is not true. However, she is currently seeking a legal opinion with respect to terminating her contract with the brand in light of allegations of financial fraud against Nirav Modi,’ Priyanka’s spokesperson said on February 15, reported news agency IANS.

AAP accuses Delhi police, centre of acting like a bully

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accused the Delhi police of acting like a bully at the behest of the centre by entering chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence “illegally” and said the action was aimed at “insulting and humiliating” him.

The party’s sharp reaction came after the police went to Kejriwal’s residence saying its demand for the CCTV footage of the alleged incident of assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs had not been met.

AAP leader Ashutosh claimed the police had initially requested the video from the public works department (PWD) but did not take it . Without taking the name of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leaders, AAP MP Sanjay Singh said it is “unfortunate” that some “dictators” and people with a mentality of “hooligans” have captured power, be it Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh.

“The dadagiri by the Delhi Police at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence is being done at the behest of the BJP. The Delhi Police is a mere puppet but the Centre is resorting to such dadagiri to dismiss the Delhi government,” Singh said.