Showing posts with label violence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label violence. Show all posts

3 Dead as ILP Protesters Set Minister's House on Fire, Curfew in Manipur Town

1:18 PM
Two people died in police firing, one was burnt to death in the protest of the three bills passed in the state assembly in Manipur. Curfew (section 144 ,Unlawful Assembly) has been reportedly imposed in the area.
Curfew in Manipur Town After 3 Dead in Violence
Curfew in Manipur Town After 3 Dead in Violence
The houses of state Health Minister Phungzathang Tonsing and five other lawmakers were set on fire in Manipur's Churachandpur district to protest the bill passed on Monday to bring in the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system. Reportedly, the vehicle of Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner and his escort have also been torched.
ILP Protesters Set Minister's House on Fire
ILP Protesters Set Minister's House on Fire
Groups opposed to the passing of the following three bills in the assembly -

The state government had passed three bills--
The Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015;
The Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015; and
The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015--to introduce ILP system in a special session of Manipur Assembly.

The agitation is based on a belief that an influx of outsiders into the state has taken away jobs, and land from the indigenous people, unlike in states like neighboring Nagaland, where the entry of outsiders is strictly regulated.

Father & Neighbor arrested for raping a 14 year old girl for the past two years

8:40 AM
Kalimpong: Another incidence of shockingly shameful nature has emerged from Kalimpong. The police have arrested 12 and 1/2 mile (sadey barha mile) resident 40 year old Ranbahadur Rai and his neighbour Subash Rai on the charges of repeatedly raping a 14 year old child for the past two years.

Father & Neighbor arrested for raping a 14 year old girl for the past two years
The survivor who is a student of Class - 8 finally managed to gather enough courage to inform her school teacher, who in turn informed an NGO which works in the field of child welfare.

The NGO informed the police and finally the police arrested Ranbahadur and Subash Rai from 12 and 1/2 miles, where both the accused live on rent.

Ranbahadur apparently is married to three woman and the rape survivor is his daughter from his first marriage. The survivor was taken to the Kalimpong sub-divisional hospital for medical treatment and examination.

Both the accused Ranbahadur and Subash will be produced to the court later today.

This is such a heartbreaking news, and we at The DC are at a loss of word on the increasing incidences of such brutally savage and inhuman treatment of our children. We request all of our readers to kindly keep your eyes and ears open - least such acts are being committed near you.

We pray to God to give the Survivor all the strength she needs to overcome this terrible tragedy.

We request the courts that nothing less than Death or life in prison should be given to these two animals.
" - Darjeeling Chronicle

Source: The Darjeeling Chronicle

Husband Arrested for Beating Wife to Death in Ghoom

11:48 AM
Darjeeling: The Jorebunglow police has arrested 35 year old Tashi Bhutia on the charges of murdering his wife, he has been sent to 11 days of judicial custody.

The victim Danima Bhutia had been married to the accused for the past 12 years, and they even have a son aged 11. On 7th of June the accused Tashi called the victim's sister Lakki and informed her that Danima was no more. 

 Husband Arrested for Beating Wife to Death in Ghoom
Lakki immediately left for Ghoom and on arrival she found that Tashi was preparing for Danimas last rite, following the tradition while bathing her dead sister Danima with Titepati, Lakki noticed that there were numerous cuts, bruises and wounds all over Danima's body. 

This triggered Lakki's suspicion as Tashi had a reputation of being a very abusive husband, and she asked the victims son - who narrated this horrifying story.

Tashi had beaten up Danima all night long.

On coming to know about this, Lakkim immediately filed a police complaint, following which Tashi was immediately arrested by the police. The police have informed that during interrogation Tashi has confessed to beating Danima out of anger for her refusal to give him - believe it or not - a mere Rs. 3000

Source: Darjeeling Chronicle

21-year-old girl gang raped in Tiger Hill, three youths arrested

9:49 AM
Darjeeling: The court of the Darjeeling Chief Judicial Magistrate today pronounced 14 days of judicial custody to 22-year-old Suraj Chettri and 28-year-old Sanjay Rai, while the Juvenile Justice Board sent to 14 days remand at the Korak House in Jalpaiguri an under-16 youth for raping a 21-year-old girl as well as assaulting and looting the victim and her 23-year-old boyfriend in the Tiger Hill in area Darjeeling on Saturday.

21-year-old girl gang raped in Tiger Hill, three youths arrested
21-year-old girl gang raped in Tiger Hill, three youths arrested 
Darjeeling APP Pankaj Prasad said, “The three accused were arrested last evening following a complaint filed by a resident of Lodhama stating he and the girl were confronted by the trio at Tiger Hill around three in the afternoon yesterday. According to the complaint lodged with the Jorebungalow police outpost, the girl was raped following which both the victim and her boyfriend were asked to strip and their photographs taken. The complainant further said the two of them were assaulted by the three accused and their money and mobile phones taken away.”

The APP further said, “The complainant said he and his girlfriend fled from the area and sought the help of some peoples who accompanied them to the Jorebungalow police station. The two victims have been admitted to the Darjeeling Sadar Hospital.”

Prasad added the next hearing is scheduled after 14 days. Rai and Chettri are from Ghoom while the juvenile is from the Darjeeling town area.

Source: EOI

Gautam Deb Wants More CRPF in Darjeeling Hills

9:19 AM
Following the electoral trouncing that Trinmool Congress got in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb had offered to resign, but Mamata Banerjee had rejected his offer. Following which Mr. Deb has been traveling across the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency to analyse the political situation. 

North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb in Badamtam
North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb in Badamtam
-Photo : Himalaya Darpan
In a move which has astounded political observers in North-Bengal, the NBD Minister Mr. Deb said he will place a demand with the high command of his party, Trinamul Congress, for more paramilitary forces in Darjeeling Hills. He said that reports of post-poll clashes between his party men and those belonging to the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) have prompted him to make such a demand and stated, “The situation in the Hills is not normal. I will propose the party high command to deploy more paramilitary forces in the Hills.” 

The Hills already has a large number of forces deployed at various places since the Gorkhaland agitation last year. According to the Darjeeling superintendent of police, four companies of Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) and around 1000 other personnel of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), and others, are currently deployed in the Hills.

Speaking to TheDC a veteran politician observer said, "Normally it is the political party leaders who would request the government to deploy paramilitary forces, but this is perhaps for the first time the Minister (and thus the Government) has said he will request a political party for permission... This clearly shows that for the TMC the party is above the government." 

Mr. Deb was speaking to the reporters, after visiting Katarey in Badamtam and meeting the victim of recent arson Mr. Dhan Bahadur Tamang, who lost all his belongings in the fire on 20 May.

Darjeeling - House, commander jeep burnt in a post poll violence

8:30 AM
Darjeeling - Post elections impacts are being reflected in the hills negatively. Political conflicts have been reported from diverse places of the hills such as Mungpoo, Kalimpong and now fringe of Darjeeling town. A house and a commander jeep have completely burnt down yesterday night at Kathare near Badamtam tea garden by alleged GJMM supporters. Dhanbahadur Tamang, house owner who has held responsible of the incident by the two GJMM supporters Manoj Subba and Sanjay Pradhan in the FIR lodged in Darjeeling Sadar police station today.

Darjeeling - House, commander jeep burnt in a post poll violence
Darjeeling - House, commander jeep burnt in a post poll violence
“I own a jeep, through which my family runs by the transportation business. I was never interested in politics nor I was associated with any party. In this recent election, people who used to pay me best, I used to give them my vehicle, accordingly TMC mostly used to hire my jeep. But now GJMM supporters have destroyed me totally. I am now compelled to join TMC.” said victim of incident Dhanbahadur Tamang in Darjeeling town today.

Meanwhile, local Sabhasad (GTA elected member) D P Pradhan said, victim Dhanbahadur Tamang is a member of GJMM. It is conspiracy against the GJMM and we demand immediate arrest of culprits. Culprits are still at large.

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