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.
LUCKNOW: Senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Tandon, 85, was unwell for weeks and was undergoing treatment in Lucknow. He belonged to the old generation of BJP leaders.
Thrice legislator in UP Assembly, the former BJP leader had served as minister in Uttar Pradesh government too, in different terms, holding important portfolios.
He was also the leader of opposition in UP legislative assembly earlier. Tandon was also elected Member Parliament from Lucknow in 2009. As he was unwell, he was flown from Bhopal to Lucknow, recently. He passed away in Medanta Hospital.