Man beats wife, toddler son to death in front of six-year-old

In a brutal murder, a 36-year-old man killed his wife and one-and-a-half year old son with a brick and to ensure the duo was dead, he stabbed them too.

The gruesome double murder was witnessed by the couple's elder son who is six years old. The accused is still absconding.

The incident took place on Monday night in the slum area of west Delhi's Jahangirpuri G Block. The matter came to light on Tuesday morning when the couple's elder son morning informed a neighbour.

His statement has been recorded and accordingly a crime sequence was established.

According to police, accused Om Prakash works as a painter.

It has been learnt that Prakash was under the influence of alcohol and killed his wife-Sunita and the infant child-Anil when both were asleep.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Aslam Khan said the bodies bore multiple injuries and were recovered from the first floor of the house.

A relative of the victim told police that the couple used to fight over petty issues.

On Monday night, they had dinner with other family members after which an argument ensued. The matter was, however, resolved and the couple went to sleep with their two sons on the first floor of the house. In the morning, Shobha and Anil were found dead," said the relative.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. The elder son told police he saw his father beating up his mother and younger brother.

We have taken the statement from the elder son but the reason and the exact sequence of the incident will be clear once his father is arrested," Khan said.

Prakash married Shobha 10 years ago.


Four judges have a plan for CJI Dipak Misra

The four Supreme Court judges, who last week made public their grievances against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, met late Wednesday evening with two other Supreme Court judges and finalised a proposal which they hope will break the current impasse, sources told The Indian Express.

The proposal, expected to be handed over to the CJI Thursday, deals with formalising a “rational, orderly and transparent system” to allocate cases to different benches of the Supreme Court.

Its details were not available but sources said the idea is to insulate the roster from allegations of favour.

This meeting came at the end of a day when “Court Number 2” of the Supreme Court did not function due to “the unavailability” of Justice J Chelameswar who took the day off.

Result: a meeting, which had been decided on Tuesday morning, between the four judges (Justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph) and Chief Justice Misra could not be held.

Instead, a meeting took place of the four judges at the residence of Justice Madan Lokur. Also present were Justice U U Lalit and Justice D Y Chandrachud.

This proposal to the Chief Justice — who at the behest of three other colleagues, had taken the initiative to invite the four senior judges to his chamber on Tuesday morning — concerns a reformed system the judges feel needs to be put in place to dispel questions over the manner in which certain cases are being allocated.

If the CJI is open to consider this central point, sources said, it is believed that the four judges are willing to take the discussion forward.

Sources said the CJI had so far “not made any proposal of his own.

Earlier in the evening, around 4. 15 pm, members of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had met the CJI and discussed a range of housekeeping issues including a suggestion to have “a roster of allotment of matters, like in the Delhi High Court.

Interestingly, Justice Misra was Chief in the Delhi HC when he was elevated to the apex court.

The Supreme Court, unlike the case in smaller countries, constitutes several benches which hear matters and there has been a practice of cases being assigned to benches “as per their expertise.

For example, judges regularly dealing with criminal matters are expected to get criminal cases. And, in the formation of Constitution benches of five judges or more, the five seniormost judges were usually included. A system looking at randomised allocation of cases would also take away any charge of “selecting” a particular bench.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s weekly lunch of the full Supreme Court (all judges) was not a complete one as three judges, Justices Chelameswar, Sharad Bobde and Adarsh Goel were absent. Before the meeting, Justice Gogoi dropped by Justice Chelameswar’s home to look him up.

The Supreme Court.


Cold spell to pursue through Jan: Met office

Cold spell to pursue through Jan: Met office

Bangladesh Meteorological Department, in its forecast, says the current cold wave condition is likely to abate from some more places of the country.

Currently, the mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur & Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Tangail, Madaripur, Gopalgonj, Satkhira, Jessore, Chuadanga and Kushtia.

We expect, this spell of cold wave will continue. It is likely to spend the rest of the month growing bigger and smaller across Bangladesh,” Met Officer Hafizur Rahman said.

Today’s minimum temperature was recorded at Kurigram – 7. egrees Celsius.

In Dhaka, the sweeping cold is likely to continue with minimum forecast at 11 degrees Celsius, which is likely to be intensified by a windspeed of 8-10kmph.

Forecast says, moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during mid night to morning and it may continue at places during day time.

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