Delhi IITian held for rape, murder of Naga girl
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Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:24
New Delhi: A PhD scholar of IIT Delhi has been arrested in connection with the alleged attempted rape and murder of a Naga girl, police said today.

Pushpam Kumar Sinha (34), a Phd scholar at IIT, Delhi, and staying in a first floor rented apartment at Munirka in South Delhi, was arrested for allegedly trying to rape 19-year-old Ramchanphy Hongray and later killing her, they said adding that the incident happened yesterday.

Police said Sinha, hailing from Patna in Bihar, tried to sexually assault the girl, who was also putting up in a second floor apartment of the same building.

When the girl resisted his advances, Singha strangled her and later burnt her using the gas stove.

Hongray's body was found in Vasant Vihar area here yesterday by her neighbours who alerted police.

A case has been registered in connection with the crime, police said.

Students arrested for molesting girl

Two Class XI students of a government school in the city were arrested for allegedly molesting a 22-year-old girl from Arunachal Pradesh a week ago, police said today.

The girl, who studies in Jamia Millia Islamia University, was molested by some boys on Thursday last in the premises of Chandrashekhar Government Boys High School in south-east Delhi's New Friends Colony when she went inside to complain about some students teasing her.

"We have arrested two students after the victim identified them," a senior police official said. The arrested were identified as Sandeep Kumar and Sandeep Singh, both aged 20 and Class XI students.

The girl was going to Jamia in a rickshaw when the incident took place.

Some students passed lewd comments at her and then she entered the school campus to complain about it.

When she went inside, the official said, she was surrounded by more students and some of them allegedly molested her.

According to the official, the victim could identify only two of the boys.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:24

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