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Teen declared dead comes back to life in UP mortuary
Report dated 08/11/2011 @ 6:08 PM
Radhey 17, was brought to hospital from a forest area where he was found unconscious. Pradeep Mittal, the doctor at the Muzaffarnagar district hospital, declared him deceased and ordered that his body be moved to the mortuary.
Just as police and hospital staff were to begin post-mortem formalities, the teenager regained consciousness.
State authorities have now ordered an inquiry and the doctor was suspended.
Police say the young man from Agra who worked as a labourer in a Muzaffarnagar village, suffered from seizures.
Mother dies after bike hits pothole, cops book son !
Report dated 07/11/2011 @ 6:54 PM
Dr Mahesh Patil 24, was riding down a pipeline road pitted with potholes, in Thane. His mother Latika 54, who was riding pillion fell off when the bike hit a pothole and Mahesh lost his balance and also fell.
Latika was badly injured on her head and was rushed to hospital, but she did not survive and died.
Mumbai police have registered a case of negligence against Mahesh saying the accident was caused by to negligent driving. They say though there are potholes, people are responsible and must be careful while riding a bike.
Mahesh says he lost his mother due to the negligence of the civic authorities who do not maintain the roads.
Blind man rapes blind friend's blind wife
Report dated 07/11/2011 @ 6:47 PM
Ashok Yadav 39, who is blind, has been arrested for raping the blind wife 24, of his blind friend.
Ashok was helped by Mahesh Yadav 22, who allegedly aided and abetted him in the crime.
Police say the victim and Ashok sell fruit, vegetables and stationery on local trains and became friends. When she suddenly stopped being friends with Ashok, her husband got suspicious. His wife finally told him that on the pretext of repairing her cell phone Ashok took her to his friend's flat and repeatedly raped her.
Police have booked Ashok for rape and his accomplice for being an accessory.
11 year old made to do 200 sit-ups for coming late to school
Report dated 06/11/2011 @ 7:49 PM
A grade VII student arrived at his school in Hyderabad 20 minutes late because he had to attend a family function and had a letter of explanation with him.
Notwithstanding, his teacher M Sudhakar caned him and later made him do 200 sit-ups. The lad had to be taken to hospital because he can't walk due to severe cramps.
The boy's parents demand that the management sack the teacher and say they will file a police complaint.
Agitated parents of other students say corporal punishment is a daily practice in the school, and they want district education officials to strip the institution of its recognition status.
School authorities suspended the teacher after a child rights NGO moved the State Human Rights Commission who asked police to investigate the allegations and submit a report forthwith.
As female numbers decline, wife sharing in UP on the rise
Report dated 02/11/2011 @ 7:35 PM
In the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, a wife is expected to be shared with her husband's brothers, and at times is brutally beaten and punished when she resists.
Such cases are rarely reported to police because women in these communities are seldom allowed outside the home unaccompanied and the practice carries a stigma for the victims.
One woman who has three sons from her husband and his brothers, has not filed a police complaint either.
Social workers say decades of aborting female foetuses has led to a decline in the population of women in some parts of India, like Baghpat, which has resulted in incidents of rape, human trafficking and wife-sharing among brothers.