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Six year-olds made to clean toilet as punishment in Mumbai school
Report dated 18/03/2013 @ 3:14 PM
Three first grade students at St Antonio D'Silva school in Dadar, Mumbai, were being naughty, when they continued to play after the recess bell rang, and an angry teacher punished the boys by chaining their hands, forcing them to clean the toilets and locking them in the bathroom for some time
One boy was so traumatised by the incident he refused to go to school again, and told his father he pleaded for forgiveness but was punished instead.
When the children eventually told their parents, one lad's father went to the school to inquire. The authorities denied everything accusing the boy of making up stories. The father then filed an FIR with the police who are inquiring into the incident.
No arrests have been made so far but investigations are on against teacher Cinderella Pareira and the school's headmistress C Pareira.
Hospital patient brutally murdered by gang in Chennai
Report dated 17/03/2013 @ 3:20 PM
Seven members of a gang, their faces concealed with handkerchiefs, entered a government hospital and set upon patient Prakash, 41, a DMDK area secretary, with knives and cleavers in front of his teenage son Dinesh who cried out for help as other patients and caregivers hid or ran in fear for their lives. Doctors were treating Prakash for a spinal cord problem but he died from the grievous injuries he received in the attack.
The 7 men escaped from the hospital but police apprehended them within hours.
An investigating officer said the gang killed Prakash to avenge the murder of Pallu Suresh last year. Prakesh killed Suresh because he suspected him of having an affair with his wife Thangamalar, and Pallu Suresh's father-in-law vowed to take his revenge. Prakash had also been linked to four murders and was involved in six attempts to murder as well as four other cases.
Supreme Court does U-turn on own verdict
Report dated 17/03/2013 @ 3:20 PM
Allowing a plea by the National Commission for Women (NCW), the Supreme has set aside their July 2009 judgment, in which it had quashed charges that it was not an act of cruelty, against Bhaskarlal Sharma and his wife who were standing trial for allegedly kicking their daughter-in-law Monica Sharma. The Justices have now erased that ruling from court records.
The Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran supported the NCW's plea for setting aside of the judgment. The Bench has posted the matter for a fresh hearing before another bench.
Bride deserts wedding ceremony, groom marries wedding guest !
Report dated 15/03/2013 @ 8:25 PM
The scene was set and guests waited at the wedding hall for the arrival of the bride-to-be in an arranged marriage. But the lady Roja, who was not in favour of marrying her chosen groom did not show up and searches for her were futile.
The distressed groom Raja met with a stroke of luck when his relatives began a search for an alternative bride and soon found Nandini, who was a guest at the wedding. She and her relatives and friends agreed to her marrying the jilted Raja, and the episode ended, hopefully happily ever after.
Meanwhile police are conducting a search for the missing Roja.
Delhi transport official arrested for refusing to marry NRI !
Report dated 15/03/2013 @ 8:22 PM
Narendra Sharma, 40, head constable in the Delhi transport department, was arrested on a complaint made to police by an NRI woman who said he raped her on several occasions in India and Australia.
The woman from Australia whose estranged husband lives in New Zealand made the complaint against Sharma who is a friend of her husband. She claimed Sharma had sex with her several times in India and Australia on the promise of marrying her, but when she put pressure on him to marry, he refused and even beat and threatened her.