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Bihar truck driver mows over 12 people including children, PM Modi announces 2 lakh ex-gratia

The PM also added in his Tweet that 2 lakh Rs from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased whereas the injured would be given Rs 50,000.



Bihar Truck driver mows over 12 people

A report has come to light from Bihar’s Vaishali where a speeding truck rammed into a religious procession which led to 12 deaths which include several children on Sunday night. The truck driver was beaten by the angry locals while the families of the victims wailed.

A video has also come to light from the incident where the aggrieved locals can be seen being violent and trying to attack the trucker who lost control of his vehicle. The commotion of people can be seen using a wooden plank to attack the bleeding driver who can be seen almost falling unconscious.

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The speeding truck barged into a religious procession that had gathered around a Peepal tree on the roadside. The people gathered were offering prayers to a local god of the region which goes by the name of Bhumiya Baba.

The Superintendent of Police, Mahesh Kumar also told the press that a religious procession was being carried out as a part of a custom that happens before marriages. The SP also added that a wedding was scheduled in a few days at the house of the resident in Sultanpur Village which was nearby to where the accident happened

Police action

SP Mahesh Singh stated that a trucker lost control of his vehicle while speeding through the Mahnar-Hajipur Highway after which he went on to ram into the religious procession as a result. Singh also added that the authorities have called up police personnel from around the area to aid in the rescue work while also keeping the law and order situation in control.

Locals claim

After the accident, chaos ensued at the spot of the accident as the grieving families were seen wailing at the loss of their loved ones whereas many locals were also seen raising slogans against the authorities and claiming that they did not reach the place of the accident in time.

Political leaders condolence messages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came forward to share his condolences with the families of the victims and also shared his sadness after hearing about the news. The PM also added in his Tweet that 2 lakh Rs from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased whereas the injured would be given Rs 50,000.

President Droupadi Murmu also came forward to share her condolences with the family of the victims as she came forward and wrote that the news was painful to hear and further added that she expresses her deepest condolences to the aggrieved families and further wished for a speedy recovery of the injured.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav also came forward to share his condolences with the family of the victims. Tejashwi also added that he was deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news of the accident.

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Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Lok Sabha MP after conviction in 2019 defamation case



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from his membership as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha after his conviction and subsequent two-year prison sentence in a 2019 defamation case by a court in Gujarat’s Surat city yesterday.

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Amritpal Singh may be headed to Delhi: Reports



Fugitive Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh may be headed for Delhi, a day after his last known location was traced to Haryana, reports quoting sources have claimed.

An NDTV report quoting sources said the security has been heightened across the national capital as its suspected that the notorious ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief may be headed to Delhi after last being spotted in Shahabad in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.

On Sunday, Amritpal Singh and his associate Papalpreet Singh, had stayed at Shahabad home of a woman identified as Baljeet Kaur, who was arrested yesterday, Punjab Police said.

A video with a time stamp of Monday, doing the rounds on the internet yesterday showed the fugitive Sikh preacher dressed in a white shirt and blue jeans, trying to hide his face with an umbrella as he was departing from the Baljeet Kaur’s house in Shahabad.

On Thursday, the Punjab Police arrested Amritpal Singh’s former gunman and notorious associate, Tejinder Singh aka Gorkha Baba.

A report quoted DSP Payal Harsimrat Singh of the Punjab Police as saying that Tejinder Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Mangewal village, was nabbed by the Khanna police.

DSP Harsimrat said Tejinder, who was a gunman for Amritpal Singh for a long period and often lived with the Waris Punjab De chief, is also involved in the Ajnala case. The officer said that Tejinder, also known as Gorkha Baba, was very active on social media and often posts pictures of himself brandishing different weapons due to which he’s wanted in a separate case registered against him at Malaud police station.

The official further said that Tejinder has been booked under sections 107/151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and two other aides who accompanied him, have also been taken into custody and are being questioned.

A nation-wide crackdown was launched to nab Amritpal Singh after last month, the dreaded Khalistani leader and his supporters armed with swords and guns, stormed a police station in Ajnala on the outskirts of Amritsar city and clashed with police for the release of one of his aides Lovepreet Singh.

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Woman gang-raped, boyfriend assaulted in Virar near Mumbai



Two men allegedly gang-raped a woman and thrashed her boyfriend near a temple in Virar area, near Mumbai, in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, officials said on Thursday.

According to the police, the incident happened at around 5 pm on Wednesday in the forest area near the Jivdani temple in Virar East where the 20-year-old victim and her boyfriend were chatting and sitting alone.

The two accused, identified as 25-year-old Dheeraj Soni and 24-year-old Yash Shinde—both residents of Sainath Nagar locality of Virar, a distant Mumbai suburb—spotted the couple sitting on a hillock near Jivdani temple and tried to extort money from the young lovers after they saw them hugging, said an official.

The official said that the victim’s boyfriend told them he didn’t have any cash on him and instead transferred Rs 500 to the accused men via internet banking, however the men demanded more money and started to beat up the man, adding they also smashed an empty beer bottle on his head.

The accused then stripped the boyfriend naked, tied him to a tree and raped the girl in front of him who could do nothing but helplessly watch the horrific ordeal unfold in front of his eyes.

An official from the Virar police station said the injured boyfriend could not stand up to the attackers as he watched the accused duo take turns raping his girlfriend.

He said that after the brutal rape, the accused men fled the scene with man’s clothes and his mobile father while the petrified rape survivor also fled the spot after she saw her violators departing, leaving her unconscious boyfriend behind.

The injured boyfriend was spotted by locals after he regained consciousness around 6.30 pm and came out of the secluded forest looking for something to cover his naked body. The residents informed the police, who arrived at the spot and took him to a hospital for treatment after which his statement was recorded.

Police team then arrived at his girlfriend’s home where she narrated the horrific ordeal and based on her statement, a case of gang rape, unnatural sex, assault, extortion, threatening against the two accused under sections 376(d), 324, 377, 384, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), was registered against the accused who were then arrested within two hours of the incident, an official said.

Further investigation is underway, he added.

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