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Police couple let off despite thrashing students

Police couple let off despite thrashing students

NAGPUR: A constable couple has been allowed to go scot-free despite allegedly thrashing three tribal students after barging into their hostel in August this year. They were enraged over alleged eve-teasing of their daughter, who studies at the same school in Etapalli taluka of Gadchiroli. Etapalli police have kept the matter under inquiry without taking action against the couple, Netaji Kawle and wife Sushila.

Local rights bodies, one of which has written a protest letter, in possession of TOI, has criticized the administration for not taking action against the couple. They continue to be posted at Etapalli police station even three months after the incident. Etapalli police have not even registered non-cognizable offence in the case. Neither have the three students been booked for misbehaving with the fellow student. It is learnt that the medical examination of the students was also done, but the matter was hushed up as money exchanged hands.

A human rights body in Etapalli has demanded immediate action against the OBC constable couple under relevant sections of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes (Prevention of Atrocity) Act for thrashing students from tribal community.

Sources in Gadchiroli said Netaji and his wife were angry over the harassment of their daughter, so they thrashed Vilas Lekami, Manoj Gota and Bapu Kawdo in the hostel. The police couple did not even talk to the hostel authorities before barging into the hostel. They insulted the boys, students of standard V and VI, for being part of the Madia tribe who now enjoy government facilities. The boys were also threatened with dire consequences. The hostel authorities and officials tried to dissuade the constable couple, but they went ahead and thrashed the boys.

Apparently, the couple later apologized before senior officials and also tried to ‘settle’ the matter with some local leaders and police officials.

Sources said a sub-inspector of Etapalli was assigned the probe, but he has not completed it till date. Seniors officials too have not taken any decision in the matter .

Sub-divisional police officer Datta Nalawade told TOI he would send a report to his seniors for further action. “We are to send a default report against the constable couple soon,” he said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Police-couple-let-off-despite-thrashing-students/articleshow/45235677.cms

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2 houses burgled, cops blame negligent public

2 houses burgled, cops blame negligent public

MYSURU: Two houses in Hootagalli were burgled, though one was reported only two days later as the inmates were away. Burglars made away with cash and gold items worth Rs 4 lakh. Police claim that negligence of house owners is the cause for increase in burglary cases.

On Monday the house of a second division assistant at Taluk Office in Hunsur was burgled in Hootagalli. The same night, robbers struck the house of Vasanth Kumar, a professor, resident of KHB Colony in Hootagalli.

The professor and his family had left for Chitradurga on Saturday. But the incident came to light only on Wednesday, after Vasanth Kumar returned from his trip. Burglars made away with cash and gold items worth Rs 4 lakh, said police.

Vijaynagar police are conducting investigation and a case has been registered. Police suspect professional robbers who target only locked houses. “We have launched a hunt to identify culprits,” said police.

Police officials said they have been creating various awareness programmes on theft but public are not taking heed.

“Vijaynagar police has been issuing warnings on house burglars and distributing over 3,000 pamphlets, and conducting routine patrolling on regular basis. But, public are least bothered and ignore the department’s message,” said a police official.

During monthly grievance meetings, the public are advised to safeguard their valuables, he said. “We cannot depute personnel at each house so keep on educating residents. Though residents were advised to deposit valuables in bank lockers and asked to use techniques to protect gold items, no one is following the guidelines,” police personnel alleged.

MYSURU: Two houses in Hootagalli were burgled, though one was reported only two days later as the inmates were away. Burglars made away with cash and gold items worth Rs 4 lakh. Police claim that negligence of house owners is the cause for increase in burglary cases.

On Monday the house of a second division assistant at Taluk Office in Hunsur was burgled in Hootagalli. The same night, robbers struck the house of Vasanth Kumar, a professor, resident of KHB Colony in Hootagalli.

The professor and his family had left for Chitradurga on Saturday. But the incident came to light only on Wednesday, after Vasanth Kumar returned from his trip. Burglars made away with cash and gold items worth Rs 4 lakh, said police.

Vijaynagar police are conducting investigation and a case has been registered. Police suspect professional robbers who target only locked houses. “We have launched a hunt to identify culprits,” said police.

Police officials said they have been creating various awareness programmes on theft but public are not taking heed.

“Vijaynagar police has been issuing warnings on house burglars and distributing over 3,000 pamphlets, and conducting routine patrolling on regular basis. But, public are least bothered and ignore the department’s message,” said a police official.

During monthly grievance meetings, the public are advised to safeguard their valuables, he said. “We cannot depute personnel at each house so keep on educating residents. Though residents were advised to deposit valuables in bank lockers and asked to use techniques to protect gold items, no one is following the guidelines,” police personnel alleged.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/2-houses-burgled-cops-blame-negligent-public/articleshow/45236296.cms?

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City youths develop app to keep vigil on Indore cops

City youths develop app to keep vigil on Indore cops

INDORE: Aiming to make operations of city police paperless and computer driven, a team of five computer engineering students of city’s Malwa Institute of Technology have come up with a software for Indore police. Based on Net and Structured Query Language-SQL platform, the software was the brainchild of Dipesh Chouhan, Dikshant Tiwari, Jayashree Bodke, Kamaldeep Singh Bhatia and Kapil Bablani, who developed it in six months, under the guidance of assistant professor Antariksh Somani.

The software is likely to be adopted by city police soon.

The software promises to make office operations spanning inward-outward mailing to complaints redressal, automated at both SP offices. It will also ensure that every cop working on enquiries tasked by respective SP’s is under continuous surveillance. “If any cop ever tries to tamper with the task entrusted to him, the incident will immediately alert the SP concerned,” Dipesh and Dikshant told TOI on Friday.

Though the software will be accessible to five staff members at SP office, including the SP, his personal assistant, SP’s reader and heads of inward and outward communication sections, the most confidential mails/correspondences can only be accessed by SP concerned. “The application is connected through local area network/WiFi system and only in case of outward mailing will internet connectivity be needed. This will enable the SP and his immediate office staff to keep a round-the-clock tab on office processes, particularly keep an eye on pace of investigations in various cases just with the click of mouse,” Dipesh and Dikshant added.

The group is now working at making the software accessible to SPs on their cell-phones. “We wanted to devise real-life solutions to those, who work for the society round-the-clock, which is why we contacted SP-East six-months-ago, to help fulfill his requirement,” the duo said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/City-youths-develop-app-to-keep-vigil-on-Indore-cops/articleshow/45236603.cms

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Student, employed in bar, murdered by gang in Madurai

Student, employed in bar, murdered by gang in Madurai

MADURAI: A college-going student, working part time in a bar attached to a Tasmac shop, was allegedly murdered by a gang of history-sheeters on Thursday night. The incident took place when the student refused to provide booze for the accused, who, came after the mandatory closing time of 10pm. Following the incident, Avaniyapuram police arrested three people – Kasirajan, Murugan and Kali from the same area.

The victim has been identified as Vivek, 18, pursuing B.Com at the Thiagarajar College near Mariamman Teppakulam. Vivek was good at studies but due to his family situation he had to work part-time to support his studies. Vivek and his mother Ramayi, a daily-wage worker, were staying alone in K Pudur after his father deserted the family.

During investigation, it was revealed that Vivek was not only good at studies but also a kind-hearted person. He had even aimed to become a police officer, said Sethumani Mathavan, inspector of Avaniyapuram police station.

According to police, one of the accused, Kasirajan, had come to the bar at the closing time and demanded the boy to bring liquor from the shop, to which he stubbornly refused. Angered by this, Kasirajan called a couple of his accomplices, who were already in an inebriated condition and attempted to attack him. But the bar workers intervened to solve the issue. But Kasirajan along with four more people waited for Vivek to come out. Later in the night when Vivek left the bar for home he was stabbed by the group. A profusely bleeding Vivek was taken to hospital but succumbed on the way.

A case has been booked and three of the five accused have been arrested so far. The body has been shifted to the Government Rajaji Hospital for post mortem.

Police said that this was second such incident to take place in this police limit in the last 10 months. In 2013, a total of 24 murders took place while in 2012, about 32 incidents were recorded. Although police have increased patrol to bring down the crime rates, unfortunate incidents like these could not be prevented, according to Avaniyapuram police.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Student-employed-in-bar-murdered-by-gang-in-Madurai/articleshow/45235933.cms