India: Starvation death in Jharkhand

Ranchi/Giridih, Nov 7 (PTI) A family in Jharkhand's Giridih district has alleged that one of its members died of starvation, but state's Food and Civil Supplies minister Saryu Roy Thursday said official reports on the incident deny the claim.

The minister said a perfectly laid out protocol to prevent death due to starvation is in place in the state.

India: Man lynched, another seriously injured in Jharkhand

Bokaro (Jharkhand), Nov 6 (PTI) A man was lynched and another was seriously injured when a group of people thrashed them for allegedly stealing the battery of a truck in Bokaro district on Wednesday, a senior police official said here.

Five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident which took place at Govindpur village, Bokaro superintendent of police P Murugan said.

Of the two who were thrashed one died on the spot, while the other was admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

India: Huge cache of explosive materials recovered in Jharkhand

Dumka, Nov 4 (PTI) A huge cache of explosive materials has been recovered from an under-construction house in Jharkhand's Dumka district, police said on Monday.

On a tip-off, a police team led by Dumka Sub- Divisional Police Officer Pujyaprakash searched the under- construction house at Seherpur village under Shikaripara police station and recovered 100 kg ammonium nitrate and 795 pieces of gelatine sticks on Sunday, Superintendent of Police, Y S Ramesh said here.

India: Jharkhand court awards 18 months jail to BJP MLA

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Oct 9 (PTI) A court here on Wednesday sentenced BJP MLA Dhulu Mahto and four other persons to 18 months imprisonment for assaulting police personnel and forcibly taking away Rajesh Gupta from their custody six years ago.

Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Shikha Agrawal found them guilty under Indian Penal Code sections 353 (assault to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt).

They fled with Rajesh Gupta, who faced arrest warrants then.

India: Naxal terrorists kill two policemen in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 4 (PTI) Two policemen were killed when Maoists opened fire on security forces in Ranchi district in Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police officer said.

Following a tip that members of the banned CPI (Maoist) group had gathered near Dassam falls between Bundu and Namkum, security forces rushed to the area around 4 am, Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena told PTI.

India: Woman constable raped by trainee sub-inspector

Hazaribag (Jharkhand), Sep 29 (PTI) A woman constable has alleged that a trainee sub-inspector of police raped her in Hazaribag district, police said on Sunday.

The woman constable alleged that the sub-inspector had physical relationship with her after promising to marry her.

But the SI was no refusing to marry her, she alleged.

India: Man gets 15-year jail term for raping girl in J'khand

Pakur (Jharkhand), Sep 28 (PTI) A local court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to 15 years of imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old girl in Pakur district two years ago.

District and Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar Srivastav convicted Gulab Sheikh under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code on Friday, Public Prosecutor Sivendra Kumar Singh said on Saturday.

India: Two minor girls gangraped in Jharkhand

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Sep 25 (PTI) Two minor girls, both sisters, were allegedly raped by four men at Kenduadih, about 15 km from here, police said on Wednesday.

The main accused, a friend of the elder sister, had called her to meet him on Tuesday evening, the Superintendent of Police of Dhanbad (Rural) district, Aman Kumar, said.

India: Owaisi-led AIMIM to contest Jharkhand polls

Ranchi, Sep 25 (PTI) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has announced that his party will contest the Jharkhand elections, scheduled for later this year.

Addressing his maiden rally here, the Hyderabad MP said the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) "will unite Muslims, Christians, tribals and other secular-minded people", while also expanding its political base in this part of the country.

He, however, did not mention the number of seats the AIMIM would contest in the upcoming polls.

India: Man lynched, two injured over cow slaughter suspicion

Khunti, Sep 23 (PTI) A differently-abled man was killed and two others were seriously injured when a mob allegedly thrashed them on suspicion of slaughtering a cow, in Jharkhand's Khunti district, police said on Monday.

The incident happened after local residents allegedly saw Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village on Sunday and beat them up, a police officer said.

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