What happened in and around Delhi today?
Delhi police arrested a man for raping his teenage daughter and threatening to kill her and her mother. Ghaziabad police nabbed the prime accused in dual murder of cloth traders in Indirapuram. Meanwhile, Gurugram's air quality worsened as pollution levels increased steeply overnight on Thursday. And to know what is Delhi's jugaad for demonetization, tap in.
A leopard was beaten to death by angry villagers after the leopard attacked eight people in Gurugram's Mandawar village. The leopard attacked a 46-year-old farmer on Thursday morning, grievously injuring his shoulder and chest along with 7 others. Villagers attacked the animal with sticks and axes until it died and paraded its corpse. Forest officials failed to tranquilize it due to the mob.
Kale, prime accused in the Indirapuram's dual murder of cloth traders, was arrested by police yesterday. Kale had gunned down Arshi Malik and his brother Amjad earlier this year. The Malik household was relieved by his arrest but remain in fear as they think Kale can get them killed from inside the jail. The family has been provided with 24-hour security cover.
According to pollution control board, air pollution levels shot up to the maximum level of 248u/mg in Gurugram, on Thursday evening. Air quality index of the city is at 177, which is categorized as unhealthy. Pollution control board is figuring out the cause for such a steep rise in pollution levels overnight. Construction activities may be banned to improve the city's air quality.
Police arrested a man for raping his teenage daughter for two years. The daughter was last assaulted on Tuesday when her mother and brother were away from home. The victim's teacher informed her mother of the sexual assaults after which a case was registered in Govindpuri police station. Investigation revealed that the man was an alcoholic and had sexually assaulted a child earlier too.
Demonetization is proving inconvenient as many people have to queue up outside banks for long hours. In such a situation Delhiites have resorted to apps where they can book a person to stand on their behalf. Apps like Book My Chhotu have become popular in Delhi-NCR as people can hire others to stand in queue at reasonable rates, saving their time and energy.
It has been alleged that Gurugram police has inflated number of children rehabilitated under Operation Muskaan. Police had claimed to have rescued 1,500 children since 2015 under the operation. In an investigation, 27 kids claimed to have been reconciled with their families, turned out to be fake entries. State crime branch had also raised questions over police's data and their method of operation.
Operation Muskaan is a nationwide campaign to trace missing and destitute children and reunite them with their families. The aim of the program is to prevent children from being trafficked and to protect them from other antisocial activities.
A Delhi police constable, who was in charge of crowd-control outside a bank in Yamuna Vihar was suspended for hitting people with a baton. A video clip showed the constable arguing with a woman and hitting people who came forward to help her. The constable said that he had asked the woman to follow the line, when she was breaking the queue.