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Five men sentenced to imprisonment for raping a mentally disabled woman at Thane   

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On Friday, Five men were sent to jail for raping a 22-year-old mentally challenged woman in 2016 at Thane district. The district court judge S A Sinha convicted the four accused to 20 years imprisonment and also fined Rs 20,000 from them

The accused were charged under for kidnapping and raping the victim. The other one accused who is a fruit vendor was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000 for rape.

The accused were identified as autorickshaw driver Balaji Bala Naroji Kharat, 41, Kamlesh Pintu Chotelal Gupta,37, Rajesh Lalchand Mourya,26, Vijay Bahadur Tufani Kamlaprasad Gupta, 43 and Gopi Harishsingh Bora,43.

According to the Additional Public Prosecutor (AAP) Ujjwala Moholkar, the victim was raped by the accused on January 8, 2016. She also stated that the woman had first gone to the house of a fruit seller who raped her. After that an autorickshaw driver who promised to drop her home, however, he took her to a desolate place and called three of his friends and raped her.

Moholkar said the victim narrated the incident to her mother and her mother filed a case against the group of accused at Vartak Nagar police station. She further continued, Seventeen witnesses were examined during the trial of the case.

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Pakistan continues unprovoked LoC ceasefire violation in Rajouri

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Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions on Monday on the Line of Control in J&K’s Rajouri district.

“At about 3.50 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” said Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has been violating with impunity the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.

24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in over 3,186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January 2020.

Cross border shelling has brought insurmountable suffering in the lives of thousands of people living in villages close to the LoC whose lives, cattle and agricultural fields stand at great peril when shells start raining from across the LoC.

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Driver dies as container truck touches live wire in Jharkhand

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A driver was electrocuted and a number of two-wheelers damaged in a fire after a container truck came in contact with an overhanging loose high-tension live wire in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Monday, police said.

The mishap occurred near Kesath village on GT Road that connects Kolkata and Delhi. The deceased driver was yet to be identified.

The driver died on the spot due to electrocution, which also ignited a fire in the vehicle. The villagers called the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze.

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1984 riots: Delhi HC asks Police to continue security for witness

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The Delhi High Court has directed the police to continue providing security to one of the witnesses in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case involving former Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.

A single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Yogesh Khanna also issued notice to the Delhi Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and fixed the matter for further hearing on November 24.

During the course of the hearing, the Delhi government counsel opposed the plea stating that there is no further need for providing round the clock security.

However, noting the threat perception, the court asked the police to continue to provide round the clock protection to the witness.

The plea filed by the witness through Advocate Maninder Singh sought the court’s direction for providing security to him and his family members in view of the threat to his life and property and to that of his family members if he does not withdraw as a witness in the case.

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