BHOPAL: Senior IPS officer, Purshottam Sharma, has finally been put under suspension for domestic violence.
Sharma was posted as as in-charge of the directorate of public prosecution till now, has been relieved of the charge, after a clip that shows him brutally assaulting his wife, went viral on social media.
There was nationwide condemnation. There was another video where his wife was confronting another woman, accusing her of illicit relations with Sharma. The Home department had served notice to Sharma but his reply was considered unsatisfactory.
The DG rank officer has now been suspended and has been attached to the Police Headquarters. Besides, the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission has taken cognisance of the case and has served a notice to Sharma, asking him to appear before Commission.
Sharma's son, who is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, had earlier urged CM to take action. Purushottam Sharma had, however, told media persons that it was his personal matter and that he was a victim of his wife's harassment. He even said that she lived on his money but went after him.
BHOPAL: Two railway officials allegedly gang-raped a girl who was given a drugged cold drink. The incident occurred in the rest house at the Bhopal railway station.
The girl, a 22-year-old, hails from Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh. She said that the accused, Rajesh Tiwari, promised her a job and when she came here, he arranged for her stay at the railways' guesthouse.
However, at around 11 pm, he came with another person. They offered her cold drink and after she sipped it, she felt dizzy and got unconscious. When she woke up, she realised that she had been raped, the girl told police. Tiwari was posted as senior section engineer safety in DRM office.
The Railway police officials said that girl met Rajesh Tiwari through a relative from Jhansi, and after conversation, he promised job. Subsequently, she had come from Jhansi, boarding a train, and arrived here. Tiwari was earlier also sacked. He was given job again, though he had been booked.
On the basis of the complaint, police have now registered a case against Tiwari and his companion. The Railways has also ordered a probe and suspended Tiwari. Tiwari is also a railway union leader. The accomplice, Alok Malviya, has also been arrested. [September 27, 2020 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: An elderly farmer has committed suicide in Niwari in Madhya Pradesh.
Pyarelal Yadav, 60, was upset due to the damage to crops and his inability to pay back the loan amount.
Yadav, a resident of Chandeli Toria in Niwari, hanged himself by a tree on his fields. The body was found later. His son Roop Singh told journalists that his father was depressed due to crop failure.
Besides, Pyarelal Yadav was unable to pay the huge electricity bill (irrigation). And, after poor rainfall and crop loss, he lost all hope. The farmer had also taken loan from money lenders. As the electricity bill was not paid, the family had received a notice for attachment of the property.
This was a big shock for Yadav, who was already struggling to run the household and at the same time was having difficulty in paying back the loan amount to bank and money-lenders. In 2019, Madhya Pradesh had reported over 540 farmers' suicides. The national figure was more than 10,340.