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Minor girl dies after being tied up and burnt by 2 boys in Bihar

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Bihar, June 14: A Class 9 student was allegedly burnt to death by two neighbours in a Bihar village over a family dispute, sparking protests by residents demanding the arrest of the accused, officials said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday in Samastipur district when Akansha Kumari came out of her house in Harpur Bochha village and was grabbed by the two men in her neighbourhood, a police officer said.

They tied her hands and legs and poured kerosene on her and burnt her alive, he said.

“Akansha cried for help. Her family members tried to rescue her. But she had sustained serious burn injuries and was admitted in a hospital in Patna where she died Tuesday night.”

When her body reached her village on Wednesday, hundreds of residents staged a protest and blocked roads, demanding the arrest of the accused who are absconding.

The victim’s father Sunil Kumar Rai told police that his daughter was burnt alive by “Sumit and Amit Kumar as a revenge over a dispute”.

“Before her death, Akansha had told her family that Amit and Sumit burnt her alive,” police said.

 

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Death penalty for rapists of children: Maliwal to continue fast

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New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal, on the ninth day of her hunger strike, said she would continue her fast till the time the ordinance on the death penalty for rapists of children — which was approved by the Union Cabinet on Saturday — is not promulgated.

Welcoming the Cabinet’s decision to approve the ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12, Maliwal, however, added: “Until something concrete happens, I will not give up. Until a system is there which ensures safety for the last girl, I won’t give up.”

“When the Prime Minister can suddenly bring an ordinance without anybody knowing, when he can implement such a big project, then why can’t he do these few things? Till the time these are not done, my fast would not break,” she said demanding the ordinance be immediately issued.

Maliwal has been on fast since April 13, demanding death penalty for rapists of children after the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and other instances that took place recently.

“I am happy that though after nine days the Central government has taken the first step to hang rapists of small children within six months,” she said and also appreciated the centre’s plan to increase fast-track courts in the country that will help avoid delay in getting justice.

However, Maliwal wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday on her other related demands.

She said just changing the law is not enough, more important is its implementation and even more important is raising the police resources and their accountability.

“If the police resources and their accountability are not increased in the country, then do whatever, rape would not stop,” she said adding that the Prime Minister had the duty to determine the police resources and accountability.

She said for the last 10 years, Delhi Police has been demanding 66,000 police personnel but has not happened till date. The direct impact of this is borne by the public, she said. Police is only able to do the duty of VIPs, not of the public and most police stations have less than half of the strength, she said.

“Till the time this ordinance does not come and till the time the plan to determine the police resources and accountability is not brought forward by the central government, this fast would not be broken,” she said.

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Medicines tested on humans instead of animals in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, April 21: An abroad-based pharma company allegedly tested their medicines on humans instead of animals, following which laborers fell ill in Rajasthan’s Bidasar.

The victims were admitted to the Jalpani Hospital in Churu district for the treatment.

According to the reports, the company lured the laborers for money and offered them Rs 500 per day for serving people.

Speaking to ANI, one of the victims said “We came here on April 18 and it’s been three days. They offered us money so we came here. 16 out of 21 people are suffering from it and are admitted to the hospital.”

“After having the medicine, we felt sleepy,” stated another victim.

Meanwhile, taking note of the issue, Rajasthan Health Minister, Kali Charan Saraf, said they will look into the matter and strict action will be taken against those responsible.

“We have assigned officials to the case and will look into it,” he asserted.

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Six-month-old girl allegedly raped, killed in Indore

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New Delhi, April 21: A six-month-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore early on Friday, reported news agency PTI.

The incident came to light when the blood-soaked body of the infant was recovered from the basement of a building in Rajwada area. The post-mortem, which was conducted at state-run MY Hospital, suggested the girl might have been raped before being murdered as her private part bore an injury mark.

Police said the accused, later identified as Sunil Bheel (21), was seen carrying the infant on his shoulder on CCTV footage. “The body of the infant was recovered from the basement of a commercial building in Rajwada area. The accused, Sunil Bheel, had kidnapped her in the morning when she was asleep with her parents outside the Rajwada Fort. The accused was sleeping close to the family,” HC Mishra, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Indore, said, adding that Bheel was known to the family.

“The accused is seen carrying the infant in CCTV images at around 4:45 am. He then took her to the basement of the building, some 50 metres away from where the family was sleeping. Her body was recovered later in the afternoon,” Mishra said.

“The infant had an injury on her head. The accused probably threw her to the ground. However, only the post-mortem report will verify if she died due to this or whether she was smothered,” Mishra stated. He further added that Bheel would be arrested soon.

Meanwhile, Condemning the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “The rape incident in Indore has shook my soul, such a heinous act with a small child! There is a need for our society to look within itself. The accused has already been arrested and we will ensure that he gets punished for his crime as soon as possible.”

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