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India’s CBI charges five in death of Unnao rape victim’s father

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday charged five people, including the brother of a lawmaker from the ruling party, in relation to the death of the father of a teenage girl raped last year. Atul Singh Sengar, the brother of the arrested lawmaker, along with four others were accused of brutally assaulting the rape victim’s father who “sustained serious injuries”, the CBI said in a statement. The five are in custody. More than 100 rapes are reported in India every day, but strong political…

India seeks warrant for celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi

MUMBAI: India has requested an international arrest warrant for fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, federal police said Monday hours after reports claimed he had sought asylum in Britain. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing a multi-billion-dollar scam allegedly involving Modi, said they had sent a request to Interpol to issue a so-called red corner notice seeking his detention. "A request has been sent to the Interpol," CBI official R. K. Gaur told AFP. Gaur however refused to confirm newspaper…

Indian media magnate charged with murder

MUMBAI: One of India's leading media magnates has been formally charged with murder over the death of his stepdaughter, an investigating officer said Wednesday, the latest development in a case gripping the country.