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Woman gang-raped by brothers-in-law dies in Uttar Pradesh

A woman who was gang-raped and beaten up by her brothers-in-law succumbed to her injuries here.

She was admitted to a hospital where she died on Wednesday.

According to police reports, the incident took place on June 20 when the accused took the victim to their house in Nandlalpur village and gang-raped and beat her.

The victim’s scream caught the attention of some children who informed the villagers.

Residents caught one of the accused, Manish, and handed him to the police. The other accused, Kamal, was arrested later.

Prashant Tyagi, Station Officer Khandauli, said that the two accused had a dispute with their wives (who are sisters of the victim) and wanted to teach them a lesson by raping their sister.

(IANS)

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Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at AIIMS

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini, who was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi last week after a lung infection, died on Monday, a hospital official said. He was 75.

“Saini was admitted in the hospital on June 22. He passed away today (Monday) evening around 7 p.m,” an AIIMS official told IANS, adding that the BJP leader was “having some blood-related issues”.

According to a BJP leader, Saini’s body will be taken to Jaipur by road late on Monday and will be kept at the BJP state party office from 7.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday for people to pay homage. It will then be taken to his hometown Sikar, where it will be kept from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for people to pay tribute and then the last rites will be held.

A sitting Rajya Sabha member, Saini, who was appointed as the party’s Rajasthan chief in June last year – months before the state went to assembly polls, was not well since last few days and shifted to Delhi on Friday from a private hospital in Jaipur.

Many senior BJP leaders including former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje visited him in the Jaipur hospital on Friday to inquire about his health.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah and Rajasthan Chief Ashok Gehlot were among the leaders who condoled his death.

“Saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Madan Lal Saini, Member of Rajya Sabha. In his extensive public life as an MP, MLA and State BJP President in Rajasthan, he served with distinction. My profound condolences to bereaved family members and followers. May his soul rest in peace,” Naidu tweeted.

“The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” Modi said in a tweet.

“Just received the saddening news of Madan Lal Saini’s death. Saini, who held several posts in the party was a true public servant whose whole life was devoted to the party and society. He was instrumental in strengthening the BJP in Rajasthan.

“The demise of Madan Lal Saini is an imperfect loss to the BJP family. I express my condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief and pray to the Lord for the peace of the departed soul,” Amit Shah said in a series of tweets.

“Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing away of Madan Lal Sainiji, President of BJP Rajasthan. My thoughts and prayers are with his family members. May God give them strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace,” Gehlot tweeted.

“Big loss to the state with a sudden demise of Madanlal Saini. He represented the ethics of simplicity. My condolence to the bereaved family,” Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said in a tweet.

Raje said she was “stunned” at Saini’s sudden demise and termed it a “personal loss”.

“His demise is not only a loss to the BJP family but a personal loss to me as well. May God rest him in peace and give courage to his family members to face the situation,” she said.

Born in 1943 in Sikar, Saini began his politics as a member of the Jan Sangh.

Elected an MLA from Guda (Udaipurwati) in 1990, he contested parliamentary elections for the first time in 1991, but lost by a small margin. He also lost the Lok Sabha in 1998.

The posts he held over the years include General Secretary of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, the state General Secretary of BJP Kisaan Morcha, and the chairman of the BJP disciplinary committee.

Elected to the Rajya Sabha last year, he was made state BJP president after incumbent Ashok Parnami stepped down following the party’s loss in a series of bypolls.

Known for his simplicity, Saini, after becoming state BJP chief, was seen taking a bus to go to his home town.

In an interviews with IANS, he had said that he woke up at 4 a.m., do household chores like cleaning the house and washing his clothes.

(IANS)

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Plane makes emergency landing in UAE after Indian man dies

Abu Dhabi, May 15  An Alitalia New Delhi-Milan flight made an emergency landing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of an Indian man onboard the flight, Indian Embassy officials said here.

The victim Kailash Chandra Saini, 52, from Rajasthan, was accompanied by his 26-year-old son Heera Lal, reports the Khaleej Times.

“The flight made an emergency landing (at the Abu Dhabi International Airport) on Monday night. The body was taken to Mafraq Hospital. The formalities have been completed. The death certificate was issued today (Tuesday). The body will be repatriated on an Etihad flight, hopefully by Wednesday morning,” Embassy counsellor M. Rajamurugan said on Tuesday.

(IANS)

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Violence as 28-year-old man dies in police custody in Srinagar

A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.

As news reached Awantipora that Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, a private school teacher, had died in police custody, clashes started between the security forces and stone-pelting youths.

All shops and other businesses were hurriedly closed and traffic also went off the roads in the town.

As a precaution, all exams scheduled for Tuesday in the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) at Awantipora were postponed.

Mobile Internet services were suspended in Awantipora and adjoining areas.

Authorities rushed reinforcements of security forces to Awantipora to maintain law and order.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development and must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man.”

The National Conference leader added that with “midnight raids, crackdowns, rampant arrests, custodial murders, denial of democratic right to choose a government. Kashmir continues to suffer the fallout of the disastrous PDP-BJP alliance and from the Modi government’s muscular approach to J&K”.

Police said Rizwan was arrested three days back in connection with a militancy related case.

“He died during Monday night,” a police officer said, adding that a magisterial probe had been ordered.

“In addition, a departmental inquiry has been ordered into the circumstances that led to the death,” the officer said.

IANS