India: Pehlu Khan lynching case: Rajasthan govt moves HC against acquittal of accused

Jaipur, Oct 18 (PTI) The Rajasthan government has filed an appeal in the high court here against the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.

Pehlu Khan and his sons were thrashed by a mob on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar's Behror on Aprli 1, 2017.

Khan had died at a hospital in Alwar on April 3.

India: Rajasthan woman alleges rape by nine men two yrs ago

Jaipur, Oct 12 (PTI) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was raped by nine men after serving her a sedative laced drink two years ago in Rajasthan's Churu district, police said on Saturday.

The woman filed a compliant on Friday, following which a case was registered against the accused, Churu Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhvendra Pal Singh said.

He said the accused also filmed a video of the crime.

Medical examination of the victim was done on Saturday and statements will be recorded, the DSP said.

India: Curfew relaxed briefly in Rajasthan's Malpura

Jaipur, Oct 11 (PTI) Curfew was relaxed for two hours on Friday in Malpura town of Rajasthan's Tonk district where it was imposed three days ago over communal tensions following pelting of stones at a Dussehra procession.

The restrictions were imposed on Wednesday and mobile internet services were also snapped to prevent rumour-mongering.

"The curfew was relaxed from 0830 to 1030 hrs. The situation in the town is under control," Malpura Circle Officer Jai Singh said on Friday.

India: Activists protest over sedition case against celebrities

Jaipur, Oct 7 (PTI) Activists, theatre artists and filmmakers staged a protest in the Pink city on Monday over registration of a sedition case against 49 celebrities after they had expressed concern over rising incidents of mob lynching in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

They condemned the filing of the case against celebrities like Aparna Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap and Revathi.

India: Three held on molestation charge

Jaipur, Oct 6 (PTI) Three people were arrested for molesting a Dailt girl and circulating the video of the incident on social media in Rajasthan's Karauli district, police said Sunday.

One of the accused is a relative of the girl, they said.

The arrested persons have been identified as Raghuveer Mali (35), Pintu Mali (22) and Mahesh Mali (21).

India: Man held for raping his 11-year-old daughter

Jaipur, Sep 28 (PTI) A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 11-year-old daughter in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, police said on Saturday.

Pragat Singh, a resident of Makkasar area of the district, on Thursday asked her younger daughter to go out and then took her elder daughter in a room where he beat her and raped her, Mahila Thana police said.

Blackbuck poaching case: Jodhpur court to hear Salman Khan's plea challenging conviction

Jodhpur, Sep 27 (PTI) A Jodhpur court will on Friday take up Bollywood actor Salman Khan's plea against his conviction in the blackbuck poaching case.

The actor had filed a plea against his conviction by a lower court, which had sentenced him to five years in jail.

However, there are apprehensions that the actor may not appear before the court in view of a death threat issued by a gangster, 'Garry Shooter', of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang on Facebook last week

India: Woman raped at Jaipur hotel, manager arrested

Jaipur, Sep 25 (PTI) A hotel manager was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a woman here, police said.

The woman was staying at the hotel that falls under Jawahar Nagar Police Station limits, they said.

Devendra was arrested after she lodged a complaint early Wednesday morning, police said, adding that the incident took place last night.

The matter is being investigated, they said.

India: 15-year-old girl raped in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Sep 20 (PTI) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Harmada area here after he gave her some food laced with intoxicants, police said on Friday.

SHO of Harmada police station Ramesh Saini said the girl's mother complained to the police about the incident on the basis of which a case was registered against the accused, Arjun Kumar.

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