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The head priest of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is reported to have stolen temple jewellery worth Rs 10 lakhs to marry off his daughters. Kattu Venkata Ramana Dikshitulu, the head priest of Lord Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple and a father of three daughters admitted his guilt after being questioned by the TTD officials.
“I know I have committed a crime. I have three daughters and poverty forced me to do this,” the priest said. The priest confessed of having stolen the money two years ago to and mortgaged it to pay back the moneylenders. “The priest has confessed to the theft. He claims he would have got the necklace back in a few months by repaying the debt,” a TTD official said. A case has been booked against the priest.
Bangalore city police have launched a manhunt for a Arabic tutor on charges of raping of a six-year old student in a mardrasa at R. T Nagar police limits on Friday evening.
The incident came to light after the girl returned home finishing her class and complained to her parents that the 18-year old tutor, Imtiaz, made her stay back after classes and inappropriately touched her, the police said.
The parents of the victim immediately reached to the madrassa authorities, who along with other community leaders tried to downplay the incident and asked the aggrieved party to amicably solve the matter, but later relenting to the local pressure agreed to lodge a formal complaint on Sunday.
However when RT Nagar police reached the madrasa they could not find suspect Imtiaz, who is absconding and the police suspect he might have fled to his native town in Bihar.
The city police have alerted local authorities at Bihar about the incident and are in lookout for the suspect.
Honour killing’ in broad daylight outside Lahore high court involved father and brothers, police say
A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved.
Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, the police investigator Rana Mujahid said.
Another police officer, Naseem Butt, identified the slain woman as Farzana Parveen, 25, and said she had married Mohammad Iqbal against her family’s wishes after being engaged to him for years.
Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, her lawyer Mustafa Kharal said. He confirmed that she was three months pregnant.
It is not just the allegations of rape that self-styled godman Asaram faces. In the charge sheet filed against him before the chief judicial magistrate in Gandhinagar on January 9, he has been charged with having unnatural sex in the form of oral sex (under section 377 of Indian Penal Code) with the Surat-based victim (who lodged the case) and six other girls.
The charge sheet mentions that the victim was taken to Asaram in 2001 when the accused had engaged in oral sex with her. It also mentions a similar incident of 2005. “In 2005, Asaram had called the victim and six other girls to Modasa ashram where he performed oral sex with the victim and the other girls,” the charge sheet mentions.
The summary of the charge sheet mentions the criminal act by the main accused with the help of Bharti (daughter of Asaram), Laxmi (his wife), Nirmala alias Dhel, Mira alias Baglo, Dhruvi and Jashuben alias Jassi in the case.
The investigating team has filed a 1,000-page charge sheet against Asaram and six others in the alleged rape case of a Surat-based girl. According to the police, they have statements of around 100 witnesses to support the case of rape and conspiracy to rape against the godman.
In the charge sheet, police also submitted that Asaram has changed the room of the first incident — at Shanit Vatika or farm house. “As per the estate records, approved plan and personal visit to the room of the farm house, it appears that the accused has changed it to destroy evidences.
Therefore, he is also charged under section 201 of IPC,” states the charge sheet.
According to the charge sheet, between 2001 and 2007, Asaram repeatedly sexually abused the victim with the help of other accused in the case. Complainant also mentioned that because of influential personality and repeated threats to kill her, she was not able to narrate or complain about this earlier.
Meanwhile, the court on Wednesday fixed January 29 as further date of hearing the case to provide facility of a chartered flight to Asaram. The police, however, are opposing the application stating that the Gandhinagar court does not have the power and jurisdiction to extend such a facility as the accused is under the custody of Jodhpur police.
Mathura: How a spiritual guru, known for his simplicity and preaching simple living, established an empire of Rs 12,000 crore in his 116 year life? Estimates have revealed amazing facts about the property that spiritual guru Baba Jai Gurudev has left after his demise in Mathura on Friday after prolonged illness.
Baba has accounts and fixed deposits in more than half a dozen banks. Rs 100 crore is said to be deposited in Baba’s SBI account with Mandi Samiti branch. His immovable property includes mainly the ashram and property on Mathura-Delhi highway. A new ashram is being constructed in Itawah at Khitaura. According to one estimate, Baba Jai Gurudev has land property worth Rs 4,000 crore. There’s a school and a petrol pump in Mathura in the name of Jai Gurudev trust.
Baba’s fleet of cars includes some of the costliest ones, including Palymouth, Mercedes, Skoda and BMW. The total cost of these cars in Baba’s convoy is estimated to be Rs 150 crore.
Surprisingly, the daily offerings in ashrams add Rs 10-12 lakh to Baba’s property monthly. These offerings don’t include the special days like Purnima, Holi and Guru Purnima.
Apparently Vile Parle’s Velankanni church (Mumbai) tried to pass off dripping dirty water as a miracle !
What more? They collected this water distributed among devotees !!