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Friday, December 13, 2019

Somya Lakhani


Anaj Mandi fire: Among dead, a son who sent money home, another who ran away in anger
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

“My 19-year-old brother-in-law worked at the factory and his father called to say he had received news his son was dead. I was clueless about where to go, and by the time I realised his body was at Lok Nayak Hospital, it was already night,” said Haq.

Anaj Mandi fire: How firefighters navigated the building, and the bodies
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Satpal was one of the first firefighters to enter the building where a suspected short circuit led to the fire, killing 43 people. However, little had prepared him for what was unfolding inside the building, from where 63 men and boys were removed.

Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: First inside 5 firemen with oxygen cylinders, meant to be refilled every 20 mins
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Four fire tenders were deployed and since the address was of a residential area, firefighters were under the impression that it was a blaze at a house.

Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: ‘MCD officials checked unit last week, was locked’
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Several lapses in construction of the building and a total absence of any kind of fire safety, including a no-objection certificate, have also been pointed out by officials.

Delhi: Nirvana Hospital owner and HR head dead in Rohini murder-suicide
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Police said that Mukherjee and Kukreja attended the hospital Tuesday afternoon. In the evening, they both left from their homes to attend a wedding.

Woman killed, dumped in Panipat: 20-year-old’s husband told her gun needed for safety, says Delhi Police
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Delhi Police have claimed that her husband, 21-year-old businessman Sahil Chopra, “planned the murder” and has "confessed to killing his wife".

Delhi: Man ‘kills 20-year-old wife’, parents misled for weeks
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

According to police, Nancy went missing on November 11, when she was shot dead, allegedly by Sahil.

Delhi HC seeks copies of 100 FIRs to check use of Urdu, Persian words
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Court stresses on need for simpler language in FIRs so public can understand them.

Delhi: Rs 20 lakh necklace leads cops to 3 states — and cook who fled with it
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Police said the woman worked as a cook for a couple who live in Greater Kailash II and allegedly stole the necklace, two pairs of earrings worth Rs 20,000, five gold coins, and Rs 4 lakh in cash.

Apart from VIP treatment on flights, man who posed as pilot wanted to impress women: Police
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

An officer said that during questioning, Mahbubani told police he was “charmed by uniforms and the stereotypes that followed a uniformed man.”

Out on bail, gangster Ashok Rathi shot dead by 3 men inside home
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

In 2014, Rathi was convicted of killing his mother-in-law and brother-in-law, allegedly over property. Two years later, he killed his wife Sushma while she was returning home after dropping off their daughter to the school bus stop.

Hardlook: Disquiet in the ranks
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

With wounds from the Tis Hazari clash still fresh, Delhi Police is striving to quell anger in a force otherwise known for its discipline. The Indian Express report on what it’ll take to rebuild the trust

Ayodhya Verdict: As police fan out, Aman Committees scan WhatsApp to keep peace intact
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Minutes after the Ayodhya verdict was delivered by the Supreme Court Saturday morning, Shehzada reached the Jama Masjid police chowki.

Watch: New video shows lawyers chasing woman DCP at Tis Hazari clash
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Cops inside lock-up had guns cocked to fire: Probe

Tihar DG: Can’t act against December 16 rape convicts, one has filed a mercy plea
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Sandeep Goel, Director General of Delhi Prisons, told The Indian Express: “In a case, even if one convict files a mercy petition, then we have to wait in case of all co-accused persons as well till a decision on the petition is made.”

‘Told lawyers I’m not deployed at Tis Hazari, that I have kids, but they didn’t listen… thought I will die’
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Broken teeth, injured eardrums, jawlines and shoulders, sprained backs and swollen private parts — these are among the injuries police personnel assaulted Saturday at the Tis Hazari court complex have reported.

Unnao rape accused was in lock-up stormed by Delhi lawyers
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Records show that “during the time of the incident, UTP (undertrial prisoner) Kuldeep Sengar, an accused in Unnao rape case, was also lodged in the lock-up”.

Year after unearthing link to Iron Age, ASI prepares for another round of excavation at Delhi’s Purana Qila
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

It was during Mughal ruler Humayun’s reign in the 16th Century that work began on the Purana Qila and continued during the time of Suri empire’s founder Sher Shah Suri.

In Delhi Police’s new HQ, a throwback to the late ’60s
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Almost five decades after the bidding war with BSF, the Delhi Police is moving to a swanky building on the same Jai Singh Marg today.

Crisp shirt and trousers: How man got into Delhi’s 5-star hotel, IHC to commit thefts
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Shrinivasulu lives with his wife and two children in Hyderabad. Police said he had been unemployed for a while and would often travel to other cities, commit thefts and return home.