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Man held over minor girl’s rape in Kolkata

Kolkata: A 22-year-old man was arrested in Kolkata on Monday after a minor girl lodged a complaint saying he had raped her, police said. Police said the six-year-old girl said in her complaint that she was forcibly taken by her neighbour to his house in Topsia area where he raped her on Sunday night. When the girl informed her parents, the accused was thrashed by the residents and handed over to police. The girl was hospitalised with serious injuries. Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Fire Services Minister Javed Ahmed Khan visited the girl at the hospital and assured that the offender will be punished. “The offender has been arrested and we assure that the administration will ensure that the offender is given strict punishment,” Khan said. (IANS)

Bengal ragging death: School principal gets bail

Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Monday granted bail to the school principal who was arrested following the death of a minor girl student after she was allegedly ragged inside the school in North 24-Parganas district. Helen Sarkar was granted bail on a Rs.5,000 bond, her counsel Subhas Dutta said. Sarkar, principal of the Christ Church School in Dum Dum, was arrested Thursday night and subsequently remanded to three days’ police custody following protests by parents who blamed her for the death of 10-year-old Oindrila Das. The Class 5 student died on Wednesday a week after she was allegedly locked up inside the school toilet by some of her seniors who demanded money from her. Sarkar was booked under several non-bailable charges following a police complaint by the dead girl’s family. (IANS)

Minor girl gangraped in Moga village

Moga: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four people at Thoothgarh village of Dharamkot subdivision, police said. Dharamkot police registered a case against four suspects, who were identified as Tara Singh and Daddu Singh, both brothers, Laddi and Jeetu. All are residents of the same village, a report of the victim’s mother said. According to police, the accused who are victim’s neighbours, called the girl while she was going to a village departmental store on Sunday evening. They allegedly forced her inside the house of Tara Singh when she answered their call and committed the crime. When the girl raised an alarm for help, her mother along with the other neighbours arrived in the house of the accused. But all the accused after threatening the victim managed to escape. The victim’s mother immediately reported the matter to the Dharamkot police and police registered a case under section 376-B and 511-IPC. (UNI)

Storm kills three, injures 50 near Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A high velocity storm has left at least three people dead and over 50 injured in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, officials said on Monday. Himanshu, a final year student of S.D. College in Chandigarh’s Sector 32, was killed Sunday evening when a portion of the college outer wall collapsed while he was passing by. Another student, Piyush, was injured in the incident. The wind had speeds ranging from 70 to 105 km per hour. A young man died when he was trapped under a bus shelter that collapsed in nearby Mohali town. Another person was killed in Raipur Rani town of Panchkula district in Haryana, 40 km from here, when his motorcycle slipped in the storm. Over 50 people were injured in the storm that lasted up to nearly an hour in various parts of the region. Most of the injuries were due to wall collapses, trees being uprooted, electricity poles falling and two-wheelers skidding. The storm left a trail of destruction with uprooted trees, broken branches and bent electricity poles. In many areas, cars were damaged as trees and poles fell on them. Power supply to several areas of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana was affected through the night. (IANS)

CRPF jawan dies in ‘accidental fire’

Jammu: A Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) jawan today died in an alleged accidental fire when the service weapon of another cop went off in Police Control Room in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. “A jawan identified as Akbar Ali, 60 Battalion, B Company received a bullet injury in his abdomen when the carbine rifle of JKAP policeman Mohan Lal went off accidentally inside the PCR,” a police source said here. The jawan was immediately rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries. The cop has been detained and the matter was being investigated, police added. (UNI)

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