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Case of ‘love jihad’: Man conceals age, identity

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A case of ‘love jihad’ has come to light in Uttar Pradesh following the recovery of a minor girl who had allegedly been kidnapped from Meerut on September 3.

Police on Wednesday recovered the girl, who was kidnapped from Kankarkheda area and also arrested one Abdullah, 42, who was posing as ‘Aman’ to lure Hindu girls.

Abdullah confessed before the police that he has three wives and four children.

He created a Facebook ID as ‘Aman’ in which he posted his photographs wearing a wig — to look younger.

He admitted that he had kidnapped the minor girl and had raped her. He said that he wanted to marry her too.

Meerut SP Akhilesh Narain said that the girl had gone missing on September 3 and her family had lodged a complaint with the police.

“We had set up several teams to search for the minor and we finally caught this man and recovered the girl. He will be produced in court today (Wednesday) and sent to jail. He has confessed to the crime. We will book him under relevant sections of IPC and also the POCSO Act,” the SP said.

In another case of love jihad, the Moradabad police on Wednesday, recovered a Class 8 student who was kidnapped by one Asif, who posed as Bunty Tyagi and befriended the girl.

Asif has been arrested.

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Confronted over extra marital affair, man kills wife

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A 29-year-old woman was strangled by her husband after she confronted him over his alleged extra marital affair in Delhi’s Paharganj. The woman was found in an unconscious state on Thursday morning with ligature marks on her neck. When she was rushed to the hospital she was declared brought dead.

Suspicion fell on the husband as the children of the deceased were with their grandparents and the husband was missing post midnight.

A photo of the deceased’s husband was taken from their house and the police began to trace the suspect.

The accused Sunny, an e-rickshaw driver, tried to flee in his vehicle. The police team started stopping e-rickshaw drivers in the vicinity and tried to identify the suspect through his photograph.

Meanwhile, a policeman saw a person who turned around his e-rickshaw and tried to escape from the spot where the team was checking the vehicles but the police team apprehended the suspect.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having strangulated his wife with her chunni after having a heated altercation over the issue of his extra marital relation,” said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP Central Delhi.

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4 people killed as building collapses in Punjab

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Four people were killed as a commercial building in a residential area collapsed in Punjab’s Dera Bassi town near here on Thursday, police said.

The rescue operation was over but officials suspected that some more people might be trapped under the debris.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out the rescue operation.

The building in Mira Malli Mohalla collapsed after the roof on the second floor caved in, NDRF Director General Satya Narayan Pradhan informed in a tweet.

Local legislator N.K. Sharma said the building was constructed in violation of laws.

“The Municipal Committee office is located just a stone’s throw away from the disaster spot. This indicates that the construction was undertaken in connivance of municipal officials,” he told the media at the spot.

Nearby residents said the illegal construction of shops led to the collapse of the building.

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Advocate shot dead in Srinagar

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Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.

According to reports, Babar Qadri, an advocate who also appeared in TV debates, was shot by gunmen from close range at his residence at Hawal in downtown Srinagar.

Additional police teams have reached the spot. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has begun to nab the assailants.

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