Briefly Nation: Man gets 7-yr RI for raping minor
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Man gets 7-yr RI for raping minor
GUWAHATI: A 35-year-old man was sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Darrang district in Assam Friday, a day after he was found guilty of raping a four-year-old girl more than five years ago. Nurul Haque, from village Kenduguri, was sentenced by assistant sessions judge-cum-civil judge of Darrang district, N Ahmed. The rape was committed on October 6, 2007. Haque was arrested two days later.
Rajasthan clears Bill to protect women
JAIPUR: For quick disposal of cases relating to harassment of women, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Friday approved setting up of fast-track courts in five divisional headquarters. The new fast-track courts will come up in addition to the two courts currently operational in Jaipur and Kota. The state Cabinet passed the Rajasthan Women (Prevention and Protection from Atrocities) Bill and forwarded it to the President for approval.
Swedish tourist found dead in Goa
PANAJI: A Swedish tourist was found dead in a room at Arambol beach here Friday. Sources said Per Tobiaf Almar (34) had an argument with an unidentified person the previous night but police said it cannot be linked to his death. His body has been sent for autopsy.
Doc's son locks up mom, grandmom
SALEM: A doctor's son locked up his mother and grandmother in his bungalow for 10 days after a heated argument before they were rescued by police Thursday night at a Salem village. The two women survived on food in the house. When the doctor and his son did not return even after 10 days, they shouted for help leading to the rescue.
Want treatment in Mumbai or Bhopal, HC asks Pragya
MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court Friday asked Pragya Singh Thakur (42), a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, to inform the court whether she wants to seek treatment for breast cancer in Mumbai or Bhopal. Thakur is currently lodged at the Bhopal central prison. Justice R C Chavan asked Thakur's brother-in-law Bhagwan Jha to submit a letter from her stating where she would like to seek treatment. The letter has to be submitted by January 18.