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Relatives blamed for most rapes

new delhi: Delhi police said relatives of victims were involved in 90 per cent of rape cases.

Almost all eve teasers were well-educated married men, said Delhi police commissioner R.S. Gupta at an annual press conference, reports our special correspondent.

A study of rapes revealed that only 10 per cent of them were committed by strangers.

Interestingly, no college student was involved in eve-teasing, the commissioner said.

“We found an unusual trend during the case study. In the 381 cases of eve teasing registered since August 15 this year, those involved were found (to be) well educated, well-employed and married persons,” Gupta said.

He also claimed Delhi to be among the safest capitals for women, where crime had declined due to pro-active policing, preventive measures, professional investigation and public participation.

Gupta said the number of heinous crimes had come down by 11 per cent. Non-heinous crimes and cases under the Indian Penal Code also declined by 9 per cent each.

This year, only 383 cases of rape were recorded, as against 384 last year. Police nabbed 41 militants, including five Pakistani nationals and two Bangladeshis.

Court rap for medical council

new delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court has rapped the Medical Council of India and the Directorate General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh for playing with the career of 32 aspiring doctors despite its orders to admit them in other colleges after closure of their institution.

These students were admitted in Azamgarh Medical College after passing the pre-medical entrance test.

However, a year later, the council ordered the closure of the college noticing some deficiency in its infrastructure.

Left in the lurch, the students approached the apex court, which directed the council and the directorate to accommodate them in appropriate institutions.

However, they did not honour the court’s order. Both the medical council and the directorate took the plea that they were helpless as no institution was allowed to take students over and above the annual allotment of seats.

bench of Justice S. Rajendra Babu and Justice P. Venkatarama Reddi said: “The authorities are squarely to be blamed in this matter in not having ascertained the position before allocating the students to different colleges. We gave enough time to both the council and the directorate general of medical education of Uttar Pradesh to work out an appropriate solution in this regard. They have failed to do so.”

Abusive mail to Modi

ahmedabad (PTI): Apparently failing to get college admission in medical science, a teenager sent an abusive email to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for the “state’s defective education system”.

Director-general of police K. Chakravarthy said the teenager, whose has been identified, sent an email to Modi complaining about the education system. The police chief, however, did not disclose the name of the boy and added that the anti-terrorist squad was interrogating him.

Monkey scare

chandigarh (PTI): A monkey continued to scare residents of Milk Colony after it attacked nearly 15 children during the past one month, many of whom had to be hospitalised and vaccinated.

Clash claims 1

bhopal (PTI): One person was killed and three injured in a clash in Jamuniya village in Raisen district over the raising of a wall adjacent to a Jain temple, police said. The dead, Ghasiram Rai, and others were trying to erect a wall, which was objected to by the Jain community. One Deepak Jain allegedly fired from his gun, leading to Ghasiram’s death.

Poetry wish for PM

new delhi (PTI): It was an extended birthday bash for Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who revealed he would return to his first love — poetry — once he is out of politics. The occasion was the release of two collections of Hindi poems — Shankh ko terti bansuri by Ram Kumar Chaturvedi Chanchal and Kutch deh, kutch videh by Raj Narayan Bisariya — by the Prime Minister.

Fraud gives up

srinagar (PTI): An ex-bank manager with militant links, who had allegedly misappropriated Rs 3.70 lakh and crossed over to Pakistan, was arrested after he returned to his village in Kupwara district after 14 years, police said on Thursday.

Roof collapses

madurai (PTI): Three persons were injured when a portion of a roof of the emergency ward at the Rajaji hospital here collapsed.

Twins born in a government hospital at Itarsi near Hoshangabad have been named Atal and Bihari by their parents after Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The twins were born to one Mohini Bai on Wednesday, Vajpayee’s 78th birthday.

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