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10 year old Mumbai gang rape victim has died
Report dated 27/06/2013 @ 2:07 PM
A 10-year-old girl died in a Mumbai hospital some ten days after being raped multiple times by four teenagers.
Authorities say the girl was taken to a secluded location in Hanuman Nagar by the accused on the pretext they had some work for her to do for which they would pay her Rs.10 and raped her. The accused are in the 13 - 16 age group. Two are brothers and one of the four had raped her on a previous occasion. They all knew one another and the victim and raped her repeatedly.
When the child went home and told her parents of her ordeal they admitted her to a nearby hospital, where she died.
The four rapists have been arrested and a case of rape has been filed.
19 dead in IAF rescue helicopter crash in Uttarakhand
Report dated 26/06/2013 @ 12:38 PM
An Mi-17 V5 IAF helicopter crashed during rescue operations in flood-hit areas of Uttarakhand killing 19 people on board. Eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivors among the 19 on board were remote. The cause of the crash was the extreme bad weather including rains and fog.
The chopper was on a rescue mission to Guptkashi and Kedernath and crashed on its return leg. The 5 IAF personnel killed were a Wing Commander, 2 Flight Lieutenants, a Junior Warrant Officer and a Sergeant.
A court of inquiry has been ordered, as rescue operations continue.
The IAF has mounted its largest airlift operation in history to rescue people and ferry supplies, with 45 aircraft and choppers undertaking over 1300 sorties since June 17.
IAF chief Air Marshal NAK Browne has asked people not to lose heart as the forces will continue flying till everyone is rescued.
Retired Army doctor hacks wife to pieces in Bhubaneswar
Report dated 23/06/2013 @ 12:09 PM
Somnath Parida, 71, a retired army doctor murdered his wife, hacked her body into pieces then dipped them into chemicals to finally dispose of them.
Parida a one time colonel and his wife Usharani, 62, lived alone in Bhubaneswar. Their son lives in the US and daughter in Dubai. When the children did not hear from their mother for several days they asked their relatives to check on her. When a relative went to the house he was denied entry in an odd manner and turned suspicious, so called other relatives who thought they discovered a foul smell emanating from the house and complained to the police who arrested Parida.
Police are conducting investigations in an attempt to ascertain the motive behind the violent murder.
Devastating floods in Uttarakhand claim over 1000 victims
Report dated 23/06/2013 @ 12:08 PM
The death toll from flooding and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 1000. The worst affected area is around the holy town of Kedarnath, where the temple committee of the shrine has appealed for donations.
The charity Action Air says 5000 people are missing in the area.
The Indian Army is leading rescue efforts, but troops have yet to reach some remote mountain areas.
Over 33,000 pilgrims have been rescued but some 50,000 people are still stranded.
Flood related deaths have also claimed lives in the temple town of Haridwar, and in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states, and Nepal.
Army leads massive rescue operations in flood-hit north
Report dated 20/06/2013 @ 12:20 PM
The army, and military helicopters are leading rescue operations in the flood-hit northern states where 138 people have died.
Some 10,000 people have been rescued in worst-hit Uttarakhand and tens of thousands of pilgrims are still stranded there.
Flood-related deaths have also been reported in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Nepal, where over 150 people have been killed and thousands are missing in landslides and floods.
PM Manmohan Singh and Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi flew over Uttarakhand to assess the flood damage, that was described as distressing. A $170 million rescue package has been announced for the state.
Thousands of soldiers and hundreds of paramilitary and disaster management officials are working to rescue and provide emergency supplies to thousands of tourists and pilgrims who are stranded.