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Woman held for filing fake rape case

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New Delhi, June 13 : A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Monday for filing a fake abduction-cum-sexual assault case against three men in Delhi last week, police said.

Investigators said the woman, a resident of Jagatpuri in east Delhi, had demanded Rs 10 lakh extortion money from the three persons to withdraw her rape complaint against them.

Police have seized Rs 9.5 lakh from her possession.

The woman had on Saturday filed a case against the three persons at a south Delhi police station alleging that they abducted her in a car and sexually assaulted her.

In her complaint, the woman mentioned that she had gone to an eatery in Nizamuddin area around 3 a.m. on Saturday where the three persons approached her and asked her to come along with them in a car.

She had also alleged that the persons forcibly dragged her inside the car when she refused to go with them and raped her in the moving vehicle before dropping her near Indraprastha Park in south Delhi.

The police registered a case under sections 365 (abduction) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that she changed her statement before a court official during the proceedings of the case.

“After further investigation, it was found that she was trying to extort money from the three persons against whom she had filed a fake tape case,” the officer said.

Another officer said that she had earlier extorted another person in east Delhi in a similar manner.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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