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Wife + family booked for husband’s suicide

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 6, 2008

NAGPUR: Five days after Vitthal Dodke, a resident of the Ayodhya Nagar, committed suicide, Sakkardara police have registered offences against six  persons, including his wife, for allegedly abetting the man to end his life. Police have already dispatched units to arrest the accused, but till Wednesday evening, none had been taken into custody.

Behind the scenes, one may say that it was due to the efforts put in by members of the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), an organisation consisting mostly of men tortured by their wives, which did the trick. Otherwise, the police had not registered offence against anyone despite the fact that Dodke had mentioned in his suicide note that his wife had driven him to commit suicide.

Offences under section 306 of the IPC have been registered against six accused identified as Dodke’s wife Saroj, her family members Ashok Kshirsagar, Prakash Kshirsagar, their father Natthuji Kshirsagar and his wife, as well as one Ramkrishna Pimpalkar. The offences were registered late on Wednesday evening.

However, despite this, members of the SIFF, led by Rajesh Wakharia, organised a demonstration outside the Sakkardara police station on Wednesday morning, to protest the inordinate delay by the cops to register offence against the accused. The situation was diffused after the policemen informed them that they had already sent squads to bring in the accused.

Dodke had committed suicide by hanging himself at his home. His body had been discovered at on October 31. During primary investigations, police recovered a suicide note in which Dodke had said that his wife was pressurising him to have his parental house transferred in her name, and had been threatening to lodge false complaints at the local police station and have him and his family arrested if he did not comply with her demands.

Incidentally, this is the third case in a year in the city of a woman being booked by the police for allegedly driving her husband to suicide. In a similar incident in Ajni a few months ago, a city corporator and her family had been booked by the police after being accused of abetting her husband to commit suicide.

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Me and my wife are together for at least 17 years more :)

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 4, 2008

Supreme court denies divorce even after 17 years of legal battles

Live with a dead marriage, if God so wills, says SC
19 Aug 2008, 0247 hrs IST,TNN

NEW DELHI: A man, separated from wife for last 17 years and repeatedly refused divorce by courts, was on Monday told by the Supreme Court that he may have to live with the rest of his life with a dead marriage as it appears that God willed it that way.

“If this is the will of God,” said a Bench comprising Justices B N Agrawal, G S Singhvi and J M Panchal dismissing a petition by Narinder Kumar Verma seeking divorce on the ground that the burden of a dead marriage imposed on him was violating his right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

The Bench said it was helpless as Verma’s petition seeking divorce was rejected followed by dismissal of his review and curative petitions, which meant that the order of the apex court declining him divorce has attained finality.

Appearing for the petitioner, senior advocate S B Sanyal said the question before the apex court was not to go afresh into the rejection of the appeal, review and curative, but to consider whether a person be tied down to a dead marriage and not allowed to make a fresh beginning.

Explaining the fall-out of continuing a dead marriage, Sanyal said if the husband, who was taking care of his two daughters for nearly two decades, dies, then the wife would also take a share of his property without even contributing a bit into the grooming of the children.

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Infosys employees send threating emails to the President

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on November 1, 2008

CoP asked to pardon e-mail sender
17 Oct 2008, 0541 hrs IST,TNN

CHENNAI: Grandparents of the software engineer who sent a threatening email to President Pratibha Patil on Thursday met city police commissioner R Sekar and asked for a reprieve for their grandson.

Techie Sriram Jaganathan, who sent the threatening email to the President on October 12, has a psychiatric problem and is under medication, his grandfather retired major Rangarajan, told Sekar. Sriram was arrested on Wednesday by the cyber crime cell. Rangarajan submitted a petition to Sekar, pleading with him to pardon his grandson, considering his medical condition.

“We cannot help him in this. The case will take its legal course,” a senior police official said. “We cannot completely rule out other intentions. Except for questions related to the reason for sending the
mail, Sriram gave us logical answers to other questions. Even if he is suffering from psychiatric problems, it is the job of the defence to prove it,” he said.

According to M Sudhakar, assistant commissioner of police, cyber crime cell, a case under sections 506/2 (criminal intimidation) , 507 (threat by means of communication) and 294(b) (use of filthy language) of the
IPC and section 67 (sending indecent content) of the Information Technology Act has been registered against Sriram. He was remanded to judicial custody and sent to Puzhal prison on Thursday. If convicted
under these sections, he can face upto seven years in prison.

“Sriram was working as a software programmer in Infosys Technologies at Mahindra city. He was sacked on Wednesday,” said Sudhakar. “When we questioned him, he said he was unhappy about government inaction
regarding public grievances. He said the mail was sent to the President because she was the head of the country,” Sudhakar said.

Police sources said Sriram was academically bright and had landed the job at Infosys Technologies during a campus recruitment drive. He studied engineering in Velammal Engineering College. His father is
no more and he has been living with his grandparents and mother in T Nagar.

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Women lure IT pros for a date to rob them

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 29, 2008

They lured men seeking a date, robbed them
29 Oct 2008, 0354 hrs IST, TNN

BANGALORE: A gang which robbed and assaulted young professionals looking for hot dates is in the
police net.

Two women, who were part of the band, would lure IT professionals and real estate businessmen on the promise of a date and lead them to secluded places, where other members of the gang lay in wait to rob
them. The victims were assaulted with choppers and wooden clubs, before being robbed of their valuables and vehicles.

The Sampigehalli police have arrested Suhail (24), Fairoz (21), Sadiq (23) of DJ Halli, Mohammed Nayaz (44) and his wife Nafeesa Bhanu (36) of Yelahanka and Pinky alias Parvati (21) of West Bengal for the crimes. Tanvir (22), said to be kingpin of the operation, is absconding.

The gang had recently kidnapped two minor girls from West Bengal to deploy them for their operations. The girls, identified as Deena (14) and Thumba (16), were rescued by the police and brought to
Yeshwanthpur railway station three days ago. They are now being sent back home.

Detailing the modus operandi of the gang, the police said Tanvir, who used to provide computer services to apartments, had obtained mobile numbers of several outstation students who had completed studies in
Bangalore and returned home. He would buy these sim cards and pass it on to Pinky.

Armed with these sim numbers, Pinky would call up young professionals — based on another database that she had — introduce herself as one of the students and invite them for a date. The victims would then be
escorted by an assistant to a place where she waited. She would then lead them to secluded spots where Suhail, Fairoz, Sadiq and Nayaz preyed upon them.

Tracking a series of such cases, a team headed by DCP Basavaraj Malagathi cracked the case, based on tower locations from which the calls were made.

http://timesofindia .indiatimes. com/Cities/ They_lured_ men_seeking_ a_date_robbed_them/ articleshow/ 3649601.cms

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Woman fined Rs 50K for filing frivolous petition

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 26, 2008

NEW DELHI: An exemplary cost of Rs 50,000 was slapped on a woman on Thursday by the Delhi HC which took exception to her tactics to stall divorce.

proceedings filed against her by her husband on grounds of desertion. HC was irked by her move to file a frivolous petition to delay the divorce proceedings initiated by her husband in a family court.

“I find that this petition is frivolous and is liable to be dismissed with an exemplary cost…” said Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra in a judgement while dismissing a petition filed by Sujata Aggarwal challenging a family court decision to reject her application for adjournment in 2007.

“Every kind of excuse available on the earth had been put forward for seeking adjournments and all tactics had been adopted to delay the proceedings,” HC observed and referred to the lower court order that had stated that Sujata had taken several adjournments since 2001 to delay the proceeding in the divorce case filed by her husband Ravi Shankar Aggarwal in 1998.

Justice Dhingra also said, neither the wife nor her counsel appeared before the family court in August 2001 to receive the alimony paid by her husband, thereby strenghtening suspicion that their intention was only to delay proceedings.

“The ground on which the husband sought divorce is desertion. Sujata had an option to lead her evidence to show that she had not deserted and fault lied on the side of the husband. Instead of leading evidence and appearing in the court she had just seen to it that the case does not proceed,” the Court said.

On March 3, 2007, the family court had dismissed an application filed by Sujata for an adjournment in the 1998 case for divorce sought by her husband on the ground of desertion by his wife. After allowing several applications filed by Sujata and granting adjournments several times since 2001 on one or other grounds taken by the wife, the family court had dismissed her plea for further adjournment.

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House wife slept with 18 yr old,still accused him with rape

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 25, 2008

A homemaker accused her 18-year-old servant of rape and stabbed him to death, but a narco test now reveals the shocking truth that she had been sleeping with him for five years.

Rajni (name changed) stabbed her 18-year-old servant with a kitchen knife, claiming he was trying to rape her.

When the 36-year-old Mumbai homemaker was brought to Bangalore for a narco test, she stunned investigators by revealing that she had been sleeping with the boy for five years, since he was 13.

Rajni is the wife of a bar owner, and had developed physical intimacy with Anand (18), who hails from Bihar.

Anand had worked in Rajni’s house as a domestic help for 10 years, and also used to help out in the bar. He had been given a room in the couple’s apartment.

In April 2007, Rajni was sleeping in her room with her two-and-a-half-year-old child. Her story was that Anand had barged in and tried to rape her after threatening her with a knife.

“Fearing he would injure my child, I snatched the knife and stabbed him,” she first told the police. She said she had shouted for help to her husband and her brother-in-law. The latter lives on the second floor of the apartment.

They dragged Anand to the corridor and thrashed him. A profusely bleeding Anand was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead, she said. Neighbours who witnessed the beating turned hostile in court.

Though Rajni pleaded that she had killed Anand in self-defence, the court directed the police to subject her to a narco test.

During the test, Rajni not only explained how she had stabbed Anand, but also gave details of their illicit relationship.

She confessed she had lost interest after a while, and and had started turning down his pleas for sex.

On the fateful day, Anand went to her for sex, but she refused since she was trying to put the baby to sleep.

Anand got agitated and threatened her with a table knife, she said during the narco. “I had no option but to defend myself and my child and jumped on him to snatch the knife,” she explained. “I stabbed him thrice on his abdomen and later dragged his body to the corridor and informed my husband and brother-in-law.”

Rajini also admitted she had to concoct the story of a rape attempt to conceal her relationship with him.
“I started beating him. My husband and brother-in-law joined me. They were so angry they beat Anand who was already profusely bleeding,” she said.

I have no option but to defend myself and my child from him and jumped on him to snatch the knife, she explained. I stabbed him thrice on his abdomen and later dragged his body to the corridor and informed my husband and brother-in-law, she said.

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Indian women are not committed to work

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 22, 2008

75% of those coming late are women and all women leave before time !!! Think twice before hiring any women in your organizations…

Special Correspondent
CHENNAI: There needs to be a change in the attitude of both institutions and women themselves to ensure gender equality in the senior management of higher education.

That is the message being driven home at the UGC workshop on capacity-building in higher education management being held at Anna University this week.

“Though more women have entered the profession as faculty over the past decade, most of them are at the lower levels, with a few in senior academic, administration or management positions,” said Karuna
Chanana, resource person for the workshop and a member of the UGC’s National Consultative Committee on the issue.

“Institutions don’t provide enough opportunities, but many women are also not motivated enough, feeling restricted by their dual career, with responsibilities in the home.”

When Anna University Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar visited one of his university departments at 9:30 a.m. last week, he found that eight faculty members had still not turned up, though the working hours had
begun an hour earlier. Six of the eight were women. Half an hour before college ended at 4:30 p.m., all women faculty members in another department had gone home. “Women must be committed to their work, not constantly think of home concerns while in office…”

Dr. Chanana returned the ball to the university’s court, saying it was the responsibility of heads of department to ensure discipline among all faculty.

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Pre Nuptial agreements are valid in India

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 22, 2008

In India, Prenuptial Agreements are governed by Contract laws and not Marriage Laws.

Lawyers estimate that almost 20 per cent of marriages that take place in the metros, especially in Mumbai and Delhi, involve some form of prenup. “Couples opting for prenups are not just financially unequal couples or wealthy couples, but even those who simply want to avoid the financial entanglement and trauma that follows a divorce,” says Anand.

“The problem, however, is that Indian courts have not totally recognised the validity of prenuptial agreements,” says Indranil Bose, partner (litigation) ,Fox Mandal Little, a Delhi-based law firm. The Indian law defines what marriage is and agreements such as these do not fall into that definition. So they are not deemed valid.

“In India, prenuptial agreements are not governed by the Indian marriage laws, but by the existing contract laws,” says Duggal.

“Under Section 10 of the Indian Contracts Act,prenuptial agreements have as much sanctity as any other contract, oral or written; just because litigation has not begun in this area does not mean that it has to be treated any differently, and that it cannot be enforced.

Courts do take cognisance of a prenuptial agreement if both parties have mutually agreed, are competent to contract, and the prenuptial agreement clearly states the fair division of property, personal possessions and financial assets of the parties,” he argues.

“A big advantage of a prenup is that it forces couples to have that all-important financial discussion before marriage,” says Anand.

She adds that issues that can be efficiently dealt with in a prenup range from divorce settlements, if the case arises, and the prevention of disputes regarding joint accounts to the custody issues of the children after the dissolution of a marriage. “Another important benefit of the prenup is that it offers protection from the spouse’s debts, if any.”

For couples about to take the plunge, it is perhaps wiser to go in for a prenuptial agreement that clearly outlines a fair division of property, personal possessions and financial assets, than fight over a favourite piece of furniture or pet in the process of dissolving the marriage.

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Crime against women increasing in Arunachal

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 22, 2008

My country is a strange country, 168 cases of crime against women makes news but 1,15,645 innocent women being arrested is not noticed by anyone!

Itanagar, Oct 22 : Arunachal Pradesh, with an estimated population of over eleven lakh, recorded 168 incidents of crime against women since 2006 as per the record of Indian National Crime Record Bureau based on a study conducted during 2006 on crime against women in India.

The data included 37 cases of rape, 51 incidents of kidnapping, one dowry death and 14 incidents of cruelty towards women by husbands and relatives. During the period, women also reported 63 cases of molestation and two of sexual harassment.

The statistics, which was placed during a day-long consultation programme on ‘Domestic Violence Act and related legal procedures among women and law enforcement agencies in India’, organised by the Centre for Social Research (CSR), Delhi along with Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS), offer a glimpse of the types of violence against women perpetrated in the state.

The participants at the workshop deliberated upon issues relating to Law and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), the present status of implementation of the Act in Arunachal Pradesh and the role of police, judiciary, civil society organisations and media as stakeholders.

It is important to note that the crimes that came to the attention of the Indian National Crime Records Bureau most likely underestimate the actual number of the crimes committed against women since many women feel uncomfortable reporting crimes of domestic nature.

”The delay in the implementation of the PWDVA in the state is the main reason for increasing crime against women,” commented Dr Rajana Kumari, Director of CSR while speaking on the occasion.

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Top IAS officer commits suicide because of wife

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 21, 2008

On November 2, 2010: The below post was based on what was published in the newspapers and shown on TV. After Mr. Chhatwal’s daughter shared his suicide note with me, I no not have any doubt that the drastic step taken by him was in no way related to his married life.

I understand that my post has caused a lot of agony and resentment to Chhatwal family and I sincerely apologize for the same.

Let us all learn from this incident how careless media is – and not to trust blindly everything that is published in the newspapers.

———————–On October 21, 2008, I had written:

Yesterday one senior bureaucrat was arrested in dowry case.

Today one more committed suicide because of family reasons (Prima facie only two reasons seem probable – either the wife was having an affair with the next door neighbor or was threatening the bureaucrat with false dowry cases).

CHANDIGARH: One of Punjab’s top IAS officers, principal secretary A S Chhatwal, on Monday committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in  his Chandigarh home.

Chhatwal, a 1986 batch Punjab cadre officer, was found hanging in his Sector 39 official residence by his wife and was brought to PGI hospital by her and the family’s next-door neighbour Chandigarh finance secretary Sanjay Kumar.

Chandigarh SSP S S Srivastava told reporters a suicide note found at Chhatwal’s house said the officer was depressed, probably because of family reasons.

Doctors said Chhatwal was put on life support systems for a while before he died. Chhatwal had figured in Vigilance Bureau inquiries in the Ludhiana City Center scam involving former CM Amarinder Singh since the officer was the chief administrator of Punjab Urban Development Authority when the alleged irregularities took place.

Apart from being principal secretary, Chhatwal was serving as secretary, science and technology and non-conventional energy and commissioner of NRI affairs.

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