On camera, accused slapped by resident after Indore complex fire kills 7
- Shubham Dixit, 28, is a resident of Jhansi. He was arrested from Lohamandi in Indore on Sunday.
In a shocker from Madhya Pradesh that claimed seven lives in Indore, a man was arrested on Sunday after he was blamed for a fire at a residential building in the city over the weekend. He was angry over a dispute with a woman who lived in the building. “Late on Friday night, he called the woman for the money. The conversation (near the building) soon turned into a bitter argument. He threatened her. Later, he came to the parking area of the building, took out petrol from a bike, poured it on the woman’s scooty and set it afire,” police officer Tehzeeb Qazi said.
“The accused Shubham Dixit said he just wanted to set the scooty on fire because the woman cheated on him and he didn’t know the consequences,” Indore police commissioner HN Mishra told reporters.
A video has now been shared by news agency ANI that shows the sister of the woman who he targeted, slapping the accused as he was taken by the cops. Her meltdown is visible as she seeks to know from the accused what he got out of the incident by hurling the question at him repeatedly. 'Kya mila tujhe aisa karke (What did you get out of it)," she asks the man whose actions have been blamed for seven deaths.
Shubham Dixit, 28, is a resident of Jhansi. He was arrested from Lohamandi in Indore on Sunday. He was produced before an Indore district court, which sent him to three-day police remand, police said.
Nine people were injured and shifted to a hospital in the incident. The woman and her mother, however, managed to escape the inferno with the help of a rope.
Dixit used to rent a flat in the building where the woman lived with her mother, but moved out after she rejected his advances.
The accused had reportedly lent ₹10,000 to the woman and wanted his money back.
An alert patrolman averted an accident by stopping a locomotive along the Mumbai-Pune rail route as it was approaching a fallen boulder on the track in the early hours of Friday. Rail services on the route that had to be temporarily halted but it was restored by 8:15am on Friday morning. Patrolman Motiram Lodhi who was on duty at that time, immediately stopped the approaching locomotive and informed his seniors about the incident.
A 23-year-old woman from Karnataka's Ballari named Vidyasri B has sent 900 rakhis to army personnel stationed at external borders on Raksha Bandhan, The Times of India reported. Vidya reportedly sent these rakhis through an army organisation in Bengaluru, Yodha Namana. Out of 900 rakhis, 300 were sent to soldiers at the Wagah border, 300 to soldiers at the Assam border and 300 to the Border Security Force personnel in Haryana, said the report.
The Shiv Sena on Friday slammed Maharashtra's Eknath Shinde-led government for exonerating Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds raised to save decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from getting scrapped. An editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamana said that after Shinde, who became the chief minister with BJP's help after rebelling against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, came to power all “scamsters are having a free run”.
In a tragic incident, at least five persons died while four others were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Saran district on Friday. Mohammad Alauddin Khan (resident of Audha village), Kameshwar Mahto alias Loha, Ramjeevan alias Rajendra Ram, Rohit Singh and Papu Singh (Bhuwalpur village) died after consuming the poisonous liquor. Four others namely—Ramnath Mahto, Lalbabu Shah, Shankar Rai and Hira Rai are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Karnataka Police on Friday said that more than 25 people were taken into custody in Hulihyder village, in connection with a clash that broke out between two communities in the Koppal district on Muharram. Superintendent of Police, Arunagshu Giri, Koppal said, "We have deployed the police and have asked to impose Section 144 in the area for seven days."