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Farmers in UP lock up stray cattle in govt schools, PHCs
Agra: Farmers in rural hinterland of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district have locked up herds of stray cattle, especially cows, in schools and other government buildings alleging that the bovines are destroying their crops, amid a spate of such incidents in the state.The development comes close on the heels of another such incident in Aligarh where farmers in the district herded stray cows inside government buildings to prevent crop damage. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently directed the officials concerned to make immediate arrangements for proper care of stray cows. He also ordered clearing of grazing grounds in different parts of the state from encroachments. In Agra, police had to intervene in at least six cases to free cows locked in schools and public health centres. On Saturday, villagers locked up stray cows in a school in Garhi Bachchi. A day earlier, cattle were locked up inside a primary school at Arela village in Etmadpur tehsil. Officials of the Basic Education department had to intervene to get the premises vacated for children who had been forced to stay away from classes. Farmers rued that the bovines were destroying crops. “Cows and bulls have become a huge nuisance, eating crops and destroying greenery,” complained a farmer of Barauli Ahir block, Ramesh. (PTI)

Stalker dies after private parts chopped off in Maharashtra
Thane: A 27-year-old man from Maharashtra’s Thane district whose private parts were allegedly chopped off by three persons, including a woman he was reportedly stalking, has died in a Mumbai hospital, police said Sunday. An official said that Tushar Pujare, a home loan adviser, was allegedly stalking a 42-year-old woman in the district’s Manpada area and had also visited her home and told her husband about his infatuation. Pujare’s brother, in his complaint to the police, said 15 days prior to the incident, the woman had warned Pujare of dire consequences if he did not stop his advances. On December 25, Pujare was called to Nandivli area of Dombivali by the accused on the pretext of arranging a home loan, the official said. “Pujare was assaulted there and the woman chopped off his private parts with a knife. The woman rushed Pujare to a nearby hospital and then left from there,” the official said. “On Friday, at around 11pm, Pujare succumbed to his injuries in JJ Hospital in Byculla in Mumbai. We have added the charge of murder against the three accused,” a police official said Sunday. (PTI)

Girl thrashed, disrobed, made to run naked by eve-teasers
Bhadohi: A woman was beaten up, disrobed and made to run naked in her village in Gopiganj area of the district for resisting eve-teasers, police said Sunday. Police have registered a case against the four miscreants involved in the incident and have arrested one of them, said Circle officer Yadavendra Yadav Sunday, adding they are trying to apprehend others. “The incident took place in a village in Gopiganj area of the district on Saturday, when a woman from the weavers’ community objected to being teased by one Lal Chandra Yadav. Later, in the evening, Yadav along with his three accomplices forcibly entered her house and badly beat her up.” “They stripped off her clothes and made to run in the village. Some villagers shot the incident and its video subsequently went viral,” he added Circle Officer Yadav said the woman is undergoing treatment at a hospital and a case has been registered against all four involved in beating and disrobing her. “One accused has been arrested, while efforts are on to nab the rest of the culprits,” he said. Meanwhile, Inspector Anil Yadav of Gopiganj police station has been sent to the police lines. (PTI)

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