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2 militants killed in Shopian encounter

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A second terrorist has been killed during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Monday.

“One more unidentified terrorist killed in Shopian encounter at Rawalpora. Number of terrorists killed in encounter is two. Search is going on,” police said. The first terrorist killed was from Lashkar-e-Taiba while the second was affiliated to Jaish-e-Muhammad.

The LeT militant was identified as Jahangir Ahmad Wani from Rakh Narapora in Shopian.

The encounter which entered its third day began on Saturday following specific inputs regarding militant presence. A joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, 34-RR soldiers and CRPF troopers.

Police said during the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which retaliated leading to an encounter.

Due to darkness the operation was suspended, however, the cordon remained intact throughout night.

On Sunday morning, repeated announcements were again made for the hiding terrorists to surrender but the militants again fired on the joint search party which was retaliated.

“Arms and ammunition including US-made M4 Carbine rifle and other incriminating materials have been recovered from the site of the encounter so far. All things recovered have been taken into case records for further probe his complicity in other terror crimes,” the police said.

“During the encounter, three houses caught fire. A group of miscreants even tried to disrupt the security forces’ operation and created law and order problem near the gun battle site, leading to injury to some miscreants.

To track other hiding terrorists, a cordon and search operation in the area was still underway.

Two years back on February 14, the CRPF lost 40 troopers at Pulwama when militants rammed a bus full of security forces men with an explosive-laden car.

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K’taka suicide horror: Minor girl lived with 5 dead bodies for 5 days

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More horrific details have surfaced from the shocking suicide case of four members of a family and the death of a nine-month-old baby in Bengaluru. The police rescued a minor girl who lived with the five dead bodies for five days in the house.

The five bodies were discovered inside the house in the Byadarahalli police station limits on Friday night from where the police rescued the two and half year-old girl, Preksha. She was found in an almost unconscious state.

The girl lived in the house where the dead bodies of her mother Sinchana (34), grandmother Bharathi (51), mother’s sister Sindhoorani (31), mother’s brother Madhusagar (25) were hanging from the ceiling.

The girl was found in the room where Madhusagar was hanged.

Preksha has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

The police said that she would need treatment and counselling.

The Byadrahalli police investigating the case said that the post-mortem of bodies will be conducted on Saturday morning. Though it appears a case of suicide, it has to be confirmed in the post-mortem, they added.

Soumendu Mukharjee, Additional Commissioner of Police (West) said that the reason for the five deaths is yet to be ascertained.

“We have not found a death note from the house. Shankar, the man of the house is in a state of shock. He will be inquired as soon as he is fit,” he said.

Meanwhile, Shankar has said that his daughters came home after fighting with their husbands.

Instead of resolving the issue and sending them back to their husbands, his wife Bharathi encouraged them to stay back.

“I worked hard to get my daughters Sinchana and Sindhoorani educated. Son Madhusagar was also an engineering graduate and worked in a private company. Sinchana had come back home after having a fight with her husband over an ear-piercing ceremony of their daughter. There were no issues regarding finances. They have taken the extreme decision on trivial issues,” Shankar said.

Police said that neighbours have informed them that, there was a fight between Shankar and his son Madhusgar. After the fight, Shankar had walked out of the house.

After the incident, the family had committed suicide on Sunday itself.

The bodies were found in a decomposed state and forensic experts and police officers have predicted that the deaths have occurred five days ago.

However, this will also be confirmed after the post-mortem.

Bharathi, the elderly lady was found hanging to the ceiling in the hall and Sinchana, Sindhoorani’s bodies were found in a room on the first floor along with the nine-month-old baby boy.

Madhusagar was found hanging in his room. All three children had separate rooms in the house.

The incident came to light when Shankar, a journalist, broke open the door with the help of neighbours and police on Friday night.

Shankar had told police that he called his family members for three days which went answered.

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Maha ATS detains 7th terror suspect from Mumbai

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The Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has detained a terror suspect from Mumbai’s Jogeshwari suburb, four days after the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested six extremists from different parts of India.

The latest in the list, identified as Zakir, will be taken to Delhi for further probe into the busted Pakistan-based terror module involving gangster Anees Ibrahim Kaskar, the brother of absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, currently holed up in Pakistan.

Of the six terrorists arrested earlier this week in a sensational operation by the Delhi Police, at least two were trained in Pakistan and had allegedly conspired for terror strikes in India.

They were produced before a court in the national capital which on Wednesday remanded them to 14 days’ custody of the Special Cell.

The Maharashtra ATS chief Vineet Agrawal had categorically said on Wednesday that there was no recce conducted in Mumbai, nor weapons or explosives found in the state after the busting of the terror module by the Delhi Police.

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Portion of under-construction flyover crashes in Mumbai, 14 injured

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At least 14 persons were injured when a portion of an under-construction flyover at Bandra Kurla Complex here crashed early on Friday, the BMC Disaster Control said.

The incident occurred around 4.40 a.m. when a girder of the SELR flyover being built by the MMRDAA in Bandra East came crashing down in the early hours.

All the 14 injured men were rushed to the BMC’s V.N. Desai Hospital for treatment and their condition is now stable.

They are identified as: Anil Singh, 28; Arvind Singh, 29; Azhar Ali, 26; Mustafa Ali, 28; Riyazuddin Ali, 23; Motallab Ali, 28; Riyaz Ali, 21; Atish Ali, 22; Akbar Ali, 25; Shravan, 49; Rais Ali, 22; Aziz-Ul-Huq, 29; Parvez, 22 and Shrimand, 25.

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