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Kollam rape and suicide case gets murkier: girl’s father under probe lens

Kollam rape and suicide case gets murkier: girl’s father under probe lens

The Kerala police team, probing the alleged rape and suicide of a 10­year­old girl, is investigating the role of the victim’s father in the case. The man was reportedly arrested in 2015 for molesting his daughter, who committed suicide on January 15, and served prison …

Gujarat horror: two teenage girls gang-raped in front of their father

Gujarat horror: two teenage girls gang-raped in front of their father

In a shocking incident, two teenage girls were allegedly gang­raped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Dahod district in Gujarat Thursday, police said. Five of the 13 persons said to be involved in the …

28-year-old British woman raped and murdered in Goa, body found on beach

28-year-old British woman raped and murdered in Goa, body found on beach

A 28­year­old Irish woman who was found dead near a beach in south Goa Tuesday was raped before she was murdered, a police officer said today, citing the postmortem report. The autopsy conducted by a panel of doctors of the Goa Medical College and Hospital …

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends Jacob Thomas, says vigilance chief will not be removed

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends Jacob Thomas, says vigilance chief will not be removed

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday came out in support of vigilance director Jacob Thomas even as opposition stepped up attack against the top cop. “Some people want Jacob to be ousted from the post, but that is not going to happen,” Pinarayi said …

Mishel Shaji`s death: No role in Mishel’s death, says arrested boyfriend

Mishel Shaji`s death: No role in Mishel’s death, says arrested boyfriend

A 26­year­old youth who was arrested over the mysterious death of Mishel Shaji Varghese Tuesday said in the Ernakulam magistrate court that he was innocent and that he had played no role in events that led to the girl’s death. “There were some minor issues …

Actress-politician Jayasudha’s husband allegedly commits suicide

Actress-politician Jayasudha’s husband allegedly commits suicide

Actress­ turned ­politician Jayasudha’s husband and film producer Nitin Kapoor was found dead in Mumbai Tuesday. Kapoor allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a building in Mumbai, ANI reported. Nitin Kapoor is the cousin of Bollywood actor Jeetendra. He married Jayasudha in 1985. He is …

Madrasa tutor arrested in Kannur for sexually abusing minor girls

Madrasa tutor arrested in Kannur for sexually abusing minor girls

A 27­year­old madrasa tutor at Iritty in Kannur was arrested by the police for allegedly sexually abusing four minor girls. Police said that Muhammed Rafi, a native of Tharuvana in Wayanad, has been charged with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). The abused …