RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t Indore t Bhopal t Ujjain t Mumbai t Pune r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 vol. 7 No. 335 | bhopal bhopal | SuNday | May 13, 2018 | pageS 12 + 6 = 18 | ` 4 www.freepressjournal.in RAPE & MURDER OF 3-MONTH-OLD: INDORE COURT PRONOUNCES VERDICT IN 22 DAYS Hang Him SOCIETY MUST be protected from this gangrene, says Judge Our staff repOrter Indore In one of the quickest judgments in city's history, the district and sessions court on Saturday awarded two separate death sentences to accused Naveen Gadke for rape and murder of threemonth-old girl. The court convicted the accused under various sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act within 22 days of the incident. The threemonth-old girl was raped and brutally killed by Naveen Gadke in Rajwada in the wee hours of April 20, 2018. He later dumped the body in the basement of Shrinath Palace near Rajwada. While announcing the punishment, sessions court judge Varsha Sharma termed it as, "Rarest of rare case" and said that the incident was heinous. "Given the heinous and gruesome M y daughter was innocent and now she gets the justice. Court has given right decision and what I want now is that the accused should be hanged in front of me VICtIM’s Mother Want to meet mother, sister: Convict Gadke denied any wrongdoing He said that the court can award whatever punishment it feels is suitable. He, however, had a wish. "I want to meet my mother and sister who are outside the court before going to the jail," Gadke requested the court. However, the police took him away without letting him meet his mother and sister. 10:30am Gadke taken to court. noon: produced before court. 1:10pm: verdict pronounced manner in which the cruel act was done by the accused, this person is like a gangrene disease in the society Like the doctor cuts . off gangrene-affected parts of a patient's body through operation, in the same way it is also necessary to keep such criminals away to protect the society from them. Such persons are deadly for the society said the judge. ," In 51-page judgment, the court awarded death sentence to 26-year-old Gadke under sections 376 (A) (death due to injuries dur- ing rape) which was introduced under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and 302(murder) of the IPC and life term under Section 5 (M)(I)/6 of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. District prosecution officer Akram Sheikh said that special investigation team formed by the police completed the investigation within seven days and filed the charge sheet on April 27. The charges were framed on April 28 and the case was heard on daily basis from May 1. In all, 29 witnesses, including Gadke's estranged wife, were examined during the trial. Gadke was distantly related to the victim's parents, who sold balloons and slept outside the historical Rajwada building here, Sheikh said. According to the police, Gadke's wife had left him, and he went to the victim's mother on the night of April 19, asking her to intervene in the marital dispute. CoNtd. oN p8 Pak terrorists behind 26/11: Sharif agencies Lahore For the first time, Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for life by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case, said Pakistan has isolated itself. "We have isolated ourselves. Call them non-state aCtors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill over 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial absolutely unaCCeptable to allow non-state actors to cross border and commit terrorism. We have isolated ourselves. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it,” Sharif told Dawn. Without naming Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz 70% turnout in Karnataka polls News Brief US fighters intercept Russian bombers Washington: A pair of US Air Force stealth fighter jets have intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for the North American Aeorospace Defence Command (NORAD) said. ‘Squall likely in N India hill states’ neW Delhi: Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan might see dust storm over the next two days, the IMD said on Saturday. agencies New Delhi Some 70 per cent voters exercised their franchise for Karnataka Assembly polls on Saturday, the Election Commission said here. Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said the figure was likely to go up as data was still being collated from various polling stations where people queued up beyond 6 p.m. when the voting was supposed to end. "As of now, the total turnout figure received is 70 per cent. However, we expect this number to increase, and hope it surpasses that of the previous elections," he said. The Election Commission said the polling percentage may breach the 71.4 per cent mark recorded in the 2013 Assembly election in Karnataka which has nearly 5.07 crore voters. Hung assembly, BJP in lead: Exit polls on Saturday Exit pollselection predicted after the Karnataka assembly a hung assembly in the state with six surveys showing BJP as the single largest party and the three showing Congress in the lead. In the tightly-fought election, the poll of exit polls predicted that the BJP may get 99 seats, the Congress 88 and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) 33. Surveys varied in their predictions for seats for the three parties but the figures clearly indicated that the JDS could have a decisive role in government formation. Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's militant organisations -- Jamaat-udDawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad -- operating in the country with impunity, Sharif said: “Militant organisations are active in Pakistan.” Centre for 6-month jail term to those who abandon elderly parents agencies New Delhi The Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 , has also proposed widening the definition of children to include adopted or step children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and minors represented by their legal guardians, the senior ministry official said. Only biological children and grandchildren come under the provisions of the existing Act. The Ministry has drafted the the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018, which once approved will supersede the existing act. urban areas parChed: no daily supply in 178 CiviC bodies Water every 2nd day at 50 places, 3rd day in 11 areas 178 OUT OF 378 urban civic bodies are battling hard to ensure daily supply of potable water Our staff repOrter Bhopal Rising mercury level has taken a toll on potable water supply in the state. This year even urban areas of the state are in grip of acute water crisis. As a result urban bodies are at their wits end to meet water demand of residents. The rural areas have Children collect water from a culvert in heart of state capital Bhopal to meet daily need been in distress for the last several years as far as safe water is concerned. This year, high mercury level has extended the crisis to the urban areas too. The acute crisis can be gauged from the fact that 178 out of 378 urban civic bodies are battling hard to ensure daily supply of potable water. 117 civic bodies are supplying safe water on alternate days, while 50 civic bodies are supplying it at a gap of two days. Besides, 11 civic bodies are struggling to supply water supply every fourth day. People residing in areas under five civic bodies in Chhindwara, two in Rajgarh and one each in Sehore, Shivpuri, Ashoknagar and Indore districts are getting water supply every fourth day CoNtd. oN p8 .