A 20-year-old Nepali woman was raped by three different people on the same day. Police have arrested two of the three accused. According to the police, the victim got married around a year and half ago. Her husband lives in Madanpura area of Nagpada and runs a shop where he makes bags. The victim had stayed in Mumbai for a few months following which she went back to live with her family in Nepal. On Friday she came to Mumbai by Pawan Express and went to the place where her husband’s shop is located.
She was unable to find him and approached the shopkeeper next door. The shopkeeper, Zulfikar Shaikh (26) took her to his house on the pretext of providing her shelter. “He raped her at home and then dropped her off near Baby Garden in Nagpada after giving her food. Shaikh’s friend then took her to a lodge nearby and raped her there,” said Vinayak Saude, senior inspector of Nagpada police station. The accused then took the victim to CST to help her catch a train to go back to her hometown.
Since the train had already left, he called his friend, Karigir Shaikh and told the victim that he would provide her with food and shelter. Karigir took the victim to a guesthouse in Kamathipura where he allegedly raped her. “We received information that a girl of Nepali origin had been brought to Kamathipura. We laid a trap and arrested Karigir from the spot. Shaikh was nabbed later. Both men have been booked under section 376 (g) (gang rape) of IPC,” added Saude.
Sachin Tendulkar has retired from ODI cricket. Tendulkar finishes an illustrious career in the 50-over format, having played 463 ODIs, scored 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries, each of them a world record. "I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game," he said in a statement. "I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future. I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years."
THE daughter of a former Aldershot Gurkha soldier has followed in her father’s footsteps by joining the regular army. Private Rita Rana, 26, is now taking part in a tough military exercise on the prairies of Canada to prepare for a posting to Afghanistan. Pte Rana, from the Germany-based 1Bn the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regt, has flown 8,000 miles to join 1,200 soldiers in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. In the week when the government was refusing to squash suggestions that the Gurkhas could be disbanded in defence cuts, Pte Rana was following in her father’s footsteps by putting her life on the line to serve her country.
Before she can do that, Pte Rana will have to battle the heat, mosquitoes, long hours of endurance and constant engagements with the “enemy” in her training. Then she will be in line for a deployment to Afghanistan next year. Exercise Prairie Thunder is taking place at a British army training unit in the heart of the vast plains of Alberta in the west of Canada. It is designed to show the complexities experienced in Afghanistan, with purpose-built villages, Pashtu-speaking people and a mix of threats and opportunities, an ideal training for the rigours of Helmand Province.
Pte Rana, a staff and personnel support clerk, has heard all the stories from her Aldershot father who served Britain for 27 years in 2Bn the Royal Ghurkha Rifles. But this exercise also tests the armoured infantry and support units, such as engineers, artillery and logistics, who will deploy on Operation Herrick – the name given to the British deployment in Afghanistan. The exercise includes a live fire stage, featuring machine guns, heavy artillery, Challenger 2 tanks and Warrior armoured vehicles. This then switches to a dry phase in which the soldiers use state-of-the-art weapon systems in what is described as a military grade version of “laserquest”.
A computer system records every detail of the attack, showing injuries from gun fire, shrapnel or mortar attack during a mission. Injured personnel are evacuated out of the combat zone by their comrades. Pte Rana said: “I did the live ranges in the first week and we have been attacked in our Forward Operating Base numerous times. “I have also been working in the quartermaster department, doing the re-supply of water, rations and ammo. It’s all about getting experience.” Pte Rana says the lack of sleep and hours in the day to get everything done is the hardest part of Prairie Thunder, but she is enjoying being out of barracks. She said: “I normally deal with the pay, leave and daily administration for the company, so the guys can focus on their job and not have to worry about it.” Pte Rana, whose parents still live in Aldershot, also has a brother who works at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
She says that her parents are supportive. “My mother is worried about me going to Afghanistan, but not my dad who has been on many operations and knows the score,” she said. “He’s happy for me and quite proud. It’s my mum I have to reassure.” Military exercises in Canada have been conducted with a cold war mentality in the past, dealing mainly in conventional heavy artillery warfare, but Prairie Thunder has evolved to take account of modern counter insurgency operations, which includes defending against conventional forces, neutralising insurgents and engaging the population.
Officer Commanding A Company, Major Ed Gentle, said: “We have had a couple of guys suffer with heat illness, as well as the normal bumps, sprains and bruises. This is a tough exercise and the most important thing is that they are improving, and improving all the time. “It’s really important to get these basics right so that next year we can concentrate on the theatre specific training. “Most of the troops in A Company will deploy on tour, but not necessarily in the same jobs that they are doing at the moment.” He said the Canadian training grounds have been adapted to meet the hybrid nature of current operations, which includes conventional, irregular, terrorist and counter insurgency scenarios. “Prairie Thunder tests the soldiers to their limits in a complex and unforgiving terrain, similar in many respects to Afghanistan,” Major Gentle said.
By Pete Castle
Published on September 02, 2010
(Source - gethampshire.co.uk)
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