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Doctor, four family members found dead
VIJAYAWADA, April 30: A doctor and his four family members were found dead at their residence in Vijayawada on Tuesday, police said.D. Srinivas (40), an orthopaedic doctor, his wife, two children and mother were found dead at their house in Patamata neighbourhood.According to police, when the maidservant went to the doctor’s house, she found him hanging on the balcony. She immediately alerted the neighbours, who informed the police.The police entered the house and found the bodies of Srinivas’ wife Usha (38), daughter Sailaja (9), son Srihan (8) and mother Ramanamm (65). They were all believed to have been strangled to death.Police suspect that Srinivas killed his family members before taking his life. Police shifted the bodies for autopsy and took up investigation.The relatives of Srinivas suspect that he resorted to the extreme step due to financial problems. He had recently established a hospital but after running into losses, sold it. Since then, he was facing financial hardship. (IANS)

Cops question youth leader over Shah’s fake video
CHATTARPUR, (MP) April 30: A team from the Delhi police’s special cell on Tuesday questioned a Youth Congress leader from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district over a deep fake video of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, police said.District Convenor of Youth Congress IT Cell Umashankar Patel had shared the video online in which Shah is seen purportedly speaking about the curtailment of reservation rights of the SCs, STs and OBCs.Patel, who was questioned by the Delhi police team, said he had shared an edited version of the video which was posted by someone on social media.While expressing ignorance about the authenticity of the video, he said it was deleted after someone told him it could lead to filing of a case against him. (PTI)

5 killed, 41 injured in bus-truck crash
NASHIK, April 30: At least 5 persons were killed and 41 others injured, including 9 critically, when a state transport bus they were travelling in crashed into a truck on the Mumbai-Agra Highway in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Tuesday, officials said.Among the victims are 2 senior citizens, a 14-year-old boy, and two men, including the bus conductor, who were killed instantly in the accident that occurred on the outskirts of Chandwad town around 9.45 a.m.The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus was en route from Bhusawal in Jalgaon district to Nashik town and the crash is said to have occurred when it tried to overtake a goods truck on the highway.So severe was the crash that more than half of the left front portion of the ST bus was crushed and ripped apart by the impact, trapping many of the victims sitting there, a statement from the police said. The local police and fire brigade were summoned for help and rushed the injured passengers to the hospitals, where the condition of 9 victims was described as “serious.Wagh said that the victims are identified as Khaleda Ghulam Hussain, 60, of Bhiwandi town in Thane, Baderam Sonu Ahire, 64, from Nashik, Suresh Tukaram Sawant, 28, and Sahil Sanjay Devre, 14, both of Jalgaon. (IANS)

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