Law Student Abducted Near Ranchi’s VIP Zone, Raped at Gunpoint by 12 Men.

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Ranchi: A 25-year-old law student was abducted and gang-raped by 12 men at gunpoint at a brick kiln near Ranchi’s high-security zone this week.

According to a report in Times of India, all 12 accused have confessed to the crime.

As per the FIR lodged by the victim at Kanke police station, the incident happened at around 5.30 pm on November 26 when she was with a friend at Sangrampur area in the city outskirts. Two motorcycle-borne men accosted them and abducted the victim at gunpoint after overpowering her friends, police said.

The spot is barely 4km from her law college campus and 10 km from the chief minister’s official residence. The locality also houses the residences of the DGP, chief justice of the Jharkhand high court and the leader of the opposition, the TOI report said.

The motorbike reportedly rain out of fuel at some distance when the two men called up friends and asked them to come with a car. They then drove to the brick kiln and took turns to rape the woman.

The victim managed to reach the police station the next morning and lodged an FIR, following which police arrested the 12 accused after conducting raids.

“They were booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code, SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Arms Act. A car, a motorcycle, a pistol, eight mobile phones and the cellphone snatched from the victim have been seized from the possession of the accused,” a police statement added. ​

Caught on cam: Bihar DGP rides official car without seat belt


On Thursday, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey was caught on camera sitting on a four-wheeler without wearing a seat belt.

The incident happened in Chhapra district of the state where the DGP had gone to attend a private function. Soon after the function, the DGP left in his official vehicle without wearing the seat belt.

He was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle without the seat belt.

Taking the cue from the DGP, Saran range DIG Vijay Kumar Verma and Chhapra SP Har Kishore Rai also left in their official vehicle without wearing a seat belt.

The Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) of Chhapra, Vinod Kumar Singh, said that it was mandatory for everyone whether sitting on the front seat or on the back seat to wear a seat belt.

“It is compulsory for anyone sitting on the front seat or back seat to wear a seat belt. Though I have not seen the DGP without seat belt but had the incident taken place in front of me then I would have fined him. Everyone has to adhere to the new Motor Vehicle Act,” said Vinod Kumar Singh, MVI Chhapra.

A day before, clashes broke out at the Exhibition Road roundabout in Patna between the locals and the police after a lady driving four-wheeler without wearing seat belt was asked to pay Rs 5,000 fine.

NHRC notice to Bihar DGP over suicide of man in Nalanda police station


New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) over the suicide of a political party leader at Nalanda police station.

The commission took suo motu cognizance of media reports that a local leader of the ruling JD(U) in Bihar, who was detained by the Nalanda police in connection with a kidnapping case, allegedly hanged himself inside the station late on Thursday night.

The family of the leader, identified as Ganesh Ravidas, claimed that the police tortured him in custody. Three policemen were reportedly arrested in connection with the case.

The Commission has observed that the contents of the news report, if true amount to the gross violation of right to life of the victim. Accordingly, it has issued a notice to the Director-General of Police, Bihar calling for a detailed report on the matter within 6 weeks including Inquest Report, Post-mortem Report, Magisterial Enquiry Report and report of any other investigation conducted in the matter.

The incident reportedly occurred on 12.07.2019. The police authorities are also directed to explain as to why intimation in this regard has not been sent to the Commission within 24 hours of the occurrence of the incident.

According to the media reports, carried today on 15.7.2019, the victim was detained by the police in the night of 11.07.2019 in connection with allegations of the kidnapping of a girl residing in his village. He was suspected to have helped the girl elope. When police interrogation was on, the deceased went to use the washroom, which was outside the lock-up where he reportedly hanged himself from a window.

The news report further reveals that the victim was killed by the Police Station In-Charge and chowkidar. It is also stated that there were cut marks on the body of the deceased suggesting it to be a case of torture in police custody.