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India police widen investigation into Bihar shelter where girls allegedly raped

NEW DELHI: Police on Monday widened an investigation to include the possible murder of a girl at a shelter in Bihar, where 29 young girls were allegedly raped and tortured. Police carried out a dig at the home, Seva Sankalp Samiti, which was run by a local non-profit organisation, after some of the girls who used to live there alleged that a girl had been murdered. “During the recording of their statements, 2-3 girls said that one girl was murdered and to verify that we did the digging today, but we did not find anything…

WATCH: Indian man cries on his wedding for a ‘valid’ reason

An Indian groom cried on his own wedding but had a very valid reason. In a video going viral worldwide, an Indian man is begging to be released after he was allegedly abducted and forced to marry a complete stranger at gunpoint. Vinod Kumar claims he was made to marry an unnamed woman in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. Video shows how the 29-year-old's new in-laws ignore his sobbing pleas and asked him: "Are you being hanged? We are only solemnising your wedding. "Why are you worried? Which mountain is being…

WATCH: Indian women worship kangaroo-shaped dustbin

A bizarre incident occurred when a group of women began to worship a kangaroo-shaped dustbin placed outside a temple mistaking it for a deity. India has multiple faiths and beliefs and the highly devout nation drives people to worship animals, trees, rocks and several other objects but this incident took devotion a bit too far. A temple complex had kept a kangaroo-shaped dustbin outside as part of the 'Swach Bharat' cleanliness campaign. However, a group of women started worshiping the figurine mistaking it for a…

Indian police officers ‘mocked’ gang-rape survivor

NEW DELHI: Four Indian police officers were suspended on Friday after it emerged they had refused to help a woman who had just been gang-raped, mocked her and accused her of inventing her story. The 19-year-old student went to police after she was repeatedly raped by four men outside a railway station in the central Indian city of Bhopal on Tuesday. Her family later alleged police had "mocked" them and repeatedly turned them away when they tried to lodge a complaint, according to Santosh Kumar Singh, deputy inspector…

Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant

NEW DELHI: India's top hunter on Friday led a shoot-to-kill pursuit of an elephant whose murderous rampage through villages has left 15 people dead. The government has turned to sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday to hunt the animal who crushed four victims in the eastern state of Bihar in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more. Jharkhand's chief forest and wildlife conservator L.R. Singh said the decision to kill the animal was made after a team…