VAW in the News | 14 Oct

Doctor arrested in molestation case
MUMBAI: Dermatologist Dr Vijay Sharma, who had been arrested earlier by the Khar police in two separate cases of molestation, was arrested again by them on Thursday for allegedly molesting a small-time model. Sharma was later granted bail. Sharma (50) was produced before the Bandra metropolitan magistrate court, which initially sent him to judicial custody. Later, he was granted bail on a cash bond of Rs 30,000 on the condition that he visits the police station regularly for two weeks. The Khar police, while seeking his remand, told the court that he was a habitual offender and hence should not be granted bail. “Sharma was acquitted in an earlier case as the victim turned hostile. Another case is still pending.” said Mangesh Pote, senior inspector, Khar police station. Sharma’s lawyer Vinay Chomal said, “My client has been framed. Sharma is in a profession where he is vulnerable to getting framed by rivals.”

Youth foils traffic cops’ bid to rape his girlfriend
LUCKNOW:A traffic sub-inspector along with his two aides allegedly stopped a young  couple riding a motorcycle on the pretext of checking their vehicle documents, thrashed the youth and forcibly dumped the girl into a SUV and sped away. The incident took place in Achalganj area of on Unnao-Kanpur Road at around 5 pm on Thursday. Responding quickly, the youth informed the girl’s family about it before he decided to trail the SUV, which by then had disappeared from his sight. However, thanks to the heavy traffic jam at Jajmau bridge, the youth managed to spot the SUV stranded in the middle of the road and informed the local Chakeri police, who reacted swiftly and swooped down on the SUV. Though the sub-inspector by then had managed to escape, his aides were apprehended.

Man kills maid, lives with body for a week
HYDERABAD: The decomposed body of a 20-year-old domestic help was found at her employers residence at Bajrangnagar in Bolarum, on Thursday. The police said Sarala had been working at the residence of Bal Chand Surana,72, for the past two years. On October 7, Saralaas throat was allegedly slashed by Surana. “Both recently had a quarrel and subsequently he killed her. Though the murder took place five days ago, Surana stayed in the same house along with the dead body. When locals started getting foul smell, they
informed us,” inspector K S Rao said.

Shivani Bhatnagar murder case: RK Sharma’s hometown jubilant, crackers at home
PANCHKULA: House No. 19 in sector 6 of Panchkula was the focus of attention after its high-profile occupant went underground till the time he was arrested and sent to jail in the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. Former IPS officer Ravi Kant Sharma’s house was again in the spotlight after he was acquitted in the case on Wednesday. But if one anticipated jubilation inside the sprawling bungalow, there was none. The house wore a deserted look. Wife Madhu Sharma had rushed to Delhi to meet her husband along with her daughter. Some wellwishers did land up outside the house and burst crackers, but Panchkula was muted in its response.
No one killed Mona: Cops have moved on
NEW DELHI: Four years after groping in the dark, cops have now given up probe in the Mona Suri case. The file has been sent to the archives where it will find its place among hundreds of other files of cases where nothing conclusive ever emerged. However, senior cops said that this has been done as they are “convinced” that it was no murder but
suicide .

Be a role model for youth, HC tells Darshan
BANGALORE: “Look after your wife well. Be a role model for the youth.” This was the message given by the high court on Thursday to Kannada actor Darshan, who is accused of assaulting his wife Vijayalakshmi and their three-year-old son Vinish. The couple appeared before the judge in his chamber in the afternoon. The judge counselled them for about 20-odd minutes after the lunch break in the presence of their advocates and state public prosecutor H S Chandramouli, who represented police.

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