15-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death in Pune.

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad area and the police are on the lookout for the victim’s stepfather who is suspected to have committed the crime, police said on Friday.

The victim’s body was discovered by her sister at their home in Dapodi in Pimpri Chinchwad on Thursday evening.

According to the complaint registered by the victim ‘s mother, the alleged accused had a heated argument with her on Thursday morning.

The accused allegedly threatened his wife with dire consequences to which she cautioned him to stay away from her daughters, the complaint stated.

“In the evening, the deceased’s sister came home and found the door locked. On breaking down the door, the 15- year-old was found dead,” an official from Bhosari police station said.

Based on the complaint by the victim’s mother, a case of murder has been registered against the absconding accused, who works as an autorickshaw driver, he said.

The minor girl was strangled to death, the official said, adding that the probe is underway to ascertain if the victim had been sexually assaulted.

Full of controlled anger’ man sues cheating wife after finding out 8-year-old son is not his A man in London has sued his cheating wife after finding out their 8-year-old son is not his

The man has sued his wife for ‘every penny’ he ever spent on their son along with mental distress caused by the wife.

On the orders of High Court Judge Jonathan Cohen QC, all parties affected by the incident are not to be named in any media platform.
The judge has also asked the wife to reveal the identity of the real father to the husband, but the husband has been barred from revealing the identity of the real father to the public.

Following the discovery, the man launched a ‘raft’ of litigation starting from July.

Judge Cohen is also set to oversee the couples’ divorce proceedings to determine how the money will be divided, early next year.

The man has been described as ‘full of controlled anger’ by Judge Cohen and the woman seemed to be ‘full of remorse’ over the incident.

The husband believes the child should be told about his real father as early as possible, while the wife is against such a move. Settling the domestic argument, High Court Judge Jonathan Cohen QC has asked the parents to withhold the information from the child until ‘the time is right’.

The judge has provided a hearing schedule for the couple, to help streamline the process.

Wife alleges Triple Talaq , FIR against Lawyer

On Thursday afternoon, an FIR has been registered against a 31-year-old lawyer after his 26-year-old wife alleged that he gave her triple talaq, outside Parliament Street police station. A case under Section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act has been registered.

Additional DCP (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said, “An FIR was filed Friday; no arrest has happened so far. We are collecting evidence & investigating the matter. This is the first case of triple talaq in the New Delhi district.”

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, which makes the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, had received the approval of the Rajya Sabha on July 30.

The woman told The Indian Express, “On Thursday, we were both at the mediation cell at Parliament Street police station. When we stepped out, I told my husband that he’s ruined my life, & after some time he said ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’.”

She also alleged her husband beat her & her father, who was accompanying her at the time.

Husband Arrested by Police for Defaming Ex Wife on Social Media

City police’s cybercrimecell on Thursday arrested one Mohammed Arif Ghadiali of Danilimda for defaming & harassing his former wife & her kin. The complainant in the case had approached the cyber crime cell also on behalf of her niece, who is Ghadiali’s ex-wife.

According to the complaint, Ghadiali had married the complainant’s niece in 2012 & then separated from her in 2016. After separation, he created a fake social media profile & began posting lewd & indecent comments about his former wife & the complainant.

According to the complaint, Ghadiali used to call up both the complainant, & her niece, threatening to defame them. Ultimately, the woman went to police.

Inspector V B Barad of cybercrime cell said they traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which the fake social media profile had been created & nabbed Ghadiali.

Plea in High Court for making marital rape a ground for divorce

A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape as also laws for making it a ground for divorce.

The PIL sought that there should be a clear guideline for registration of cases related to marital rape under framed guidelines and laws, so that accountability, responsibility and liability of the authorities concerned can be fixed.

The plea, likely to be listed next week, was filed after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain it and asked the petitioner, advocate Anuja Kapur, to approach the high court for relief.

She also sought direction to the government for fixing appropriate punishment/ penalties for violation of the guidelines and laws to be framed and enacted respectively.

“Marital rape is no less an offence than murder, culpable homicide or rape per se. It denigrates the honour and dignity of a human being, and reduces her to a chattel to be utilised for one’s self convenience and comfort. It reduces a woman to a corpse, living under the constant fear of hurt or injury. Medical evidence proves that rape has severe and long-lasting consequences for women,” the plea said.

Kapur said in her plea that at present there is an ambiguity in the implementation of the context of marital rape as a ground of punishment or penalty during the registration of such a case in ambit of law.

“There is a lot of confusion with the concerned authorities that under which law they should register an FIR / case related to marital rape. There should be a clear guideline for registration of the case of marital rape under framed guidelines and laws, so that accountability, responsibility and liability of the concerned authorities can be assigned and, penalties and punishments be awarded to safeguard the fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution and dignity of the woman in marriage,” the plea said.

Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, it said.

Rather, it is being compromised by the police authorities to maintain the sanctity of the marriage between the victim and the husband, it added.

“As marital rape is not a ground for a divorce in Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and Special Marriage Act, 1954, it cannot be used as a ground for divorce and cruelty against husband,” it said.

wife Of Mosaddek Hossain accuses him of torture over dowry

New Delhi:-Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Saikat’s wife has accused him of driving her out of their home and torturing her over dowry, a media report said today.

Mosaddek, 22, who married his cousin Sharmin Samira Usha six years ago, has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming 50-over cricket tournament Asia Cup to be held from September 13-28 in the UAE.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Rosina Khan admitted the charges brought by Usha against the middle-order batsman yesterday and ordered the Sadar Upazila executive officer to investigate the case, bdnews24.com reported.

Mosaddek has been torturing Usha for dowry for a long time, her lawyer Rezaul Karim Dulal alleged.

“He (Mosaddek) tortured her and drove her out of home for 1 million taka (USD 12,003) in dowry on August 15,” he claimed.

The report said that the cricketer did not immediately respond for comments on the case.

“They have been in disagreement since they married,” the cricketer’s brother Mosabber Hossain Moon said.

Mosaddek sent her a divorce letter on August 15 but she demanded more money than mentioned in the marriage documents, the brother claimed.

“She has started the case after spreading false and misleading information as she did not get the money,” Mosabber alleged.

Matrimonial Disputes: Husband’s close should not be roped on the basis Of Omnibus Allegations,SC

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that relatives of a husband should not be roped in cases of matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths unless specific instances of their involvement in the crime is made out. The bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao also cautioned the lower courts to be careful in proceeding against “distant relatives” of the husband in such cases.

The court was hearing a case challenging a 2016 verdict of the Hyderabad High Court, which had dismissed a plea by the petitioners to quash criminal proceedings against them in a case of matrimonial dispute.

The apex court judgement came as it allowed a plea filed by the maternal uncles of a man challenging a Hyderabad High Court s January 2016 verdict dismissing their petition for quashing criminal proceedings against them in a matrimonial dispute case.

In this case, the wife of K. Subba Rao of Telangana was married in 2008 and they were residing in USA. After a few years of marriage, the wife returned to India and filed a complaint alleging harassment by her husband and his family members, including the maternal uncles of her husband. She also complained of the kidnapping of her son by the husband.

Bombey High court asks Devendra Fadnavis govt is Minor in tribal belt getting nutritious food.

A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni of Bombey High court has sought to know from the Maharastra BJP government to know from the Maharashtra government  regarding the distributes nutritious food to children and lactating mothers living in the tribal belt of the state. The court  raised the question earlier this week while hearing a bulk of PILs highlighting increase of graph in malnutrition deaths and illnesses among the population living in the Melghat region of Vidarbha and other tribal areas across the Maharashtra.

Different benches of the high court have passed several orders on the issue over the last two years, directing the government to ensure that people in the tribal areas get adequate nutritious food, proper health care, sanitation and education facilities.

The court took the chart on record and asked government about its planning and policies  to know what needful exercise being taken to provide food to children and lactating mothers.

On July 17, the government submitted before the HC a chart indicating the number of health camps held in Melghat, Amravati district, to address the issue of malnutrition.The chart also shows about the government  strategy to take appropriate steps for the children, new born, and women so as to provide them medical aid.

“The government pleader shall take instructions as to whether the departments concerned of the state machinery distribute nutritious food to children and lactating mothers,” the court said.

The bench posted the petitions for further hearing on August 1.

The Higher court also instructed government to keep checking and put a close watch on the departments of the state machinery distribute nutritious food to children and lactating mothers.



SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against ‘nikah-halala’, polygamy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of senior advocate V Shekhar that the petitions be listed before a five-judge constitution bench for final adjudication.

“We will look into it,” the bench said.

Shekhar and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, appearing for one of the Delhi-based petitioners Sameena Begum, alleged that she was threatened and asked to withdraw her petition challenging ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims.

The bench, meanwhile, allowed Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, to file a response to the petition on the issue.

Nikah-halala is a practice intended to curb the incidence of divorce under which a man cannot remarry his former wife without her having to go through the process of marrying someone else, consummating it, getting divorced and observing a separation period called ‘Iddat’ before coming back to him.

The petition, filed by the Delhi-based woman, has said that by virtue of the Muslim Personal Law and Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife) was rendered inapplicable to Muslims and no married woman from the community has the avenue of filing a complaint against her husband for the offence of bigamy.

Mother of four alleges husband gave her ‘talaq’ over phone

 A 36-year-old woman in Manjhanpur Kotwali area here has alleged that her husband divorced her over phone, police said today.

Rozi Begum, a mother of four, had left for her parents’ house some time ago without informing anyone because of continued discord with her husband Sohrab. She returned on Saturday to find that her husband and in-laws had gone to their native place in Mughalsarai in Chandauli district.

“When Rozi phoned her husband to know about their whereabouts, he gave her instant divorce over phone by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice and told her that he would no longer live with her,” a police official said.

“Based on the woman’s complaint, a case has been filed against Sohrab under various sections of the Domestic Violence Act,” Superintendent of Police Pradip Kumar said, adding that efforts were on to nab him.

In the recently-concluded winter session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha passed a landmark bill making talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq a “cognisable and non-bailable offence”.

The bill recommends maximum three-year imprisonment for any Muslim man who gives instant divorce to his wife by uttering the word talaq three times in quick succession. The bill also provides for subsistence allowance to Muslim women and custody of minor children as may be determined by the magistrate.
Though the bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha, it could not be passed as the Parliament was adjourned till budget session. Opposition members in Upper House had demanded that the bill be referred to a select committee.

Source : PTI