CSA In The News – April 20
1] Father of two arrested for raping minor girl
INDORE: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on Wednesday night when she was returning home from work place in MIG area here. The accused, who is married and father of two kids, has been arrested on Thursday from his residence, said police.
Police said that Ankita (name changed) was returning home when Ajay Aharwar saw her at Astha talkies and offered to drop at home. The accused told the victim that he was also going to his home, which is in her neighbourhood, said police.
The girl lives in Sethi Nagar and works near Astha talkies, said the police. Ajay is married and father of two children and is running a shop near Astha Talkies, the police said.
Police said that the accused allegedly took the girl at a deserted place and allegedly raped her. He then dropped the girl on the road and threatened her not to inform the incident to anybody.
The girl reached to home and narrated the incident to her mother, who along with the victim reached MIG police station and lodged a complaint against Ajay.
Police have booked Ajay under Section 363 (Punishment for kidnapping), 376 (Punishment for rape), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC.
2] 3-year-old girl raped, murdered at Cuffe Parade
MUMBAI: The body of a three-year-old girl was found floating in the sea near Maker Towers at Cuffe Parade on Thursday morning. The girl went missing from her house in Ambedkar Nagar between Wednesday midnight and 2 am on Thursday. Her father, Rajeev Sharma, has emerged as the prime suspect in the case.
Post-mortem reports on Thursday evening showed that the girl was sexually violated before being murdered too.
The police said she lived with her great grandparents. Her parents had married in 2008 and divorced a year later. Her mother, Suzzane (23), had remarried last year and was staying with her new husband in the Shiv Shakti Nagar chawls, also in Cuffe Parade. According to neighbours, both parents would visit the girl occasionally but she was attached to her aged guardians.
The police said Rajeev and Suzzane had an argument two days ago about the girl’s custody. “Suzzane told him he could take care of her if he wanted too or else she would take charge of the child. He allegedly threatened her and said she would see how he took care of the child,” said assistant commissioner of police (Colaba division) Iqbal Shaikh.
3]Teacher held for raping minor
LUCKNOW: A primary section teacher of a government school in Chandauli was arrested for allegedly rapinf class V student in Chandauli district. The case came to light on Monday.
The victim student of local primary school in Bhavpura village of Chandauli on Monday narrated the incident to her family. When the victim’s family confronted the accused teacher, he in turn threatened them to keep mum on the issue as “he knew how to handle such families and allegations”.
Initially, the victim’s family did not report the matter to the police.
But, as the incident came to the knowledge of other locals, the family managed to muster courage and lodged a compliant with the local police. tnn
Station officer, Bhavpura police station, Ramlakhan Singh Yadav, said the accused teacher had been rounded-up. Though a formal medical examination report of the victim was awaited, but prima facie it appeared that the 10-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted, police said.
As per the initial investigations, it was about a week ago that the teacher first scolded the girl in question for not learning her lessons properly. When the school got over, the teacher allegedly asked the student to stay back in the class as he wanted to help her complete her pending work. That was the first time when the accused made sexual advances, the victim told police.
The next day, the teacher again repeated his acts and this time sexually assaulted the minor. Before she was allowed to leave, the teacher threatened her of dire consequences if she dared open her mouth against him. It was on Monday when the victim could not take the agony any more she told her parents about her ordeal.
4]Jordan Powers, California Teen, Back Together With Teacher Boyfriend Despite Breakup After Arrest
Jordan Powers, the California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together, told local station KOVR that the two are back together after a turbulent few weeks.
The 18-year-old broke up with her 41-year-old boyfriend James Hooker after he was arrested earlier this month on charges of sexually abusing a student in 1998. He had previously left his family and his position at James Enochs High School in Modesto, Calif. to live with Powers, who was once one of his business students. The two started to share an apartment as Hooker took paid administrative leave from the school.
But after Hooker’s arrest April 6, the teen’s mother Tammie Powers helped her daughter pack her bags and move to Ohio with her. At the time, Jordan Powers told ABC that she had “lost everything for this guy.”
Her departure didn’t last. Hooker was released after posting $50,000 bail and called her “relentlessly,” and the teen began talking with him daily, Tammie Powers told the Modesto Bee. Then Jordan decided to head back to California.
“She left on her own. She hired a cab and booked her own flight,” Tammie Powers said, noting that her daughter has also cut off communication with relatives. “It is awful. This is what pedophiles, predators do. They isolate them from family.”
Neighbors confirmed to KOVR that Jordan Powers moved back a few days ago, into the California apartment she shared with Hooker.