SPAIN: In a horrific attack, a boyfriend stabbed his ex-girlfriend 50 times in under 7 minutes for ending their relationship.
The 26-year-old man used a kitchen knife to stab her in the head, neck, chest, arms and legs. The 22-year-old met a painful death after which the boyfriend cleaned up the murder scene in his home in Spain. He wrapped her body in a plastic sheet and shoved it under the sofa, reveals Daily Mail.
He tried fleeing the scene but was caught by police after a 200km chase.
The man had been stalking his girlfriend for at least a week before killing her in his apartment. He had been calling her so many times a day that the bar girl was forced to break her SIM card.
The girl had gone to his apartment to pick up her belongings and beg him to stay away from her. The duo had been in a relationship for one-and-a-half years and had even moved in together.
According to forsenic experts, the girl died only after she was stabbed 47 times. However, there were a total of 53 stab wounds on her body.
The murderer could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
Dad forces son to carry shaming sign
A boy who got home half-an-hour late forced to hold up a shaming sign on the streets by his father.
The sign read: ‘Homeless Won’t Listen to Parents,’ reports Daily Mail.
When the boy broke the curfew, the father thought that simply grounding his son would not be enough and hence came up with the idea of publicly humiliating him.
The dad made his son parade up and down a street with the shaming sign to teach him respect, says the daily.
The 12-year-old carried the sign between 9.15am and 5pm a day after breaking the curfew by half-an-hour.
The father told NBC4 that all he wants his son to do is get back home at 8.30 at night. If his son wants to be an adult, he should stay outside the door of the house. The father says as he pays for his son's upkeep and even the roof over his house, the boy should follow his orders.
The father and son spent about eight hours roaming the streets with the sign but took breaks every two hours and had meals, too. A neighbour who did not agree with the father and thought the punishment was demeaning to the child, called the police.
Serial ‘birthday boy’ dupes 11 fiancées
INDIA: A 40-year-old married man who had worked in the UAE as a salesman, went back to Mumbai to set up his own business.
He started his 'business' of duping innocent girls who had signed up on a matrimonial site to get married. He too signed up on the matrimonial site and met girls regulary with the intention of duping them. He would demand those girls to give him expensive gifts and meet them regularly on the pretext of marrying them, reports The Times of India.
He stole cash and credit cards from the home of his latest fiancee while she had left him alone in her home as she went to pray. She returned from her prayers to find that the man had left her home in a hurry. A little later she received an alert on her mobile phone about Rs200 being spent towards payment of petrol bill. The girl quickly realised something was wrong and checked her purse to find her credit card missing along with Rs 5,000 in cash.
Police officials arrested him and charged him for committing fraud and duping 10 other girls as well, reports The Times of India.
The man used an alias on the matrimonial website.
Family buries body, man returns home a day after
INDIA: A family went through difficult times when they were informed that the head of their family had been murdered in a nearby village in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
The man's four sons rushed to the village where they were told that the deceased was lying in a pool of blood. By the time they managed to reach their destination, the body had been removed to a mortuary. The man had been killed so brutally that his face was beyond recognition, reports The Times of India.
However, the four sons managed to identify him with the dead man's 'beard' and 'height', reports The Times of India. The final rites were conducted and the man's body was buried by the family members.
Two days after his death, some villagers informed the family that they had spotted their father alive and hearty and moving around in the same village where they had gone to identify his body.
The old man was brought back to his own village and he was shocked to find out what had happened during his absence.
Mourning turned into celebrations as the man's family, neighbours and other villagers joined in some impromptu singing and dancing.
The family quickly realised that they had buried a stranger in a case of mistaken identity.
Man invents fake US bank and claims he bought it
CHINA: In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a new level: He invented a US bank and claimed he bought it.
The little-known businessman shot to fame in January when state media reported that he had taken over Delaware-based Atlantic Bank. The unprecedented acquisition brought him praise: His hometown gave him a prestigious political appointment and state media called his business experience "legendary".
The only thing that may have been legendary is Lin's audacity. Not only did he not buy Atlantic Bank in Delaware for $60 million as he claimed, but there is no Atlantic Bank in that state.
Chinese reporters could not locate an Atlantic Bank or a bank registration by Lin in Delaware. He's under arrest for an unrelated fraud and has been forced to give up his municipal-level appointment to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the government's top advisory body.
Lin, who was arrested in early June, could not be reached for comment. But the 41-year-old's short, spectacular rise and fall shows how fakery has evolved in China, morphing from the manufacture of copycat goods to entire institutions and careers.
Last year, officials found five fake Apple stores in the south-western city of Kunming. The stores were modelled after the US company's iconic outlets right down to the winding staircase and the staff in blue T-shirts.
In early June, local press in eastern Shandong province exposed a fake university. Students who did not score high enough on the national college entrance exam to make it into university received sham admission letters to the Shandong Institute of Light Industry, a real school. The students paid nearly 30,000 yuan ($4,800) over the course of four years to attend classes at the institute.
Weeks before graduation, the students learned they would not get diplomas because they were not officially enrolled at the school but in a private training program that rents space from the institute, according to the report in the state-run Jinan Times. The program organizer had disappeared, the newspaper reported.
Among students, getting ahead by padding resumes or other subterfuge is common.
Zinch China, the Chinese arm of US-based educational networking site Zinch.com, estimates that 90 per cent of recommendation letters to U.S. schools are fake, 70 per cent of the essays are written by someone else and that half the transcripts are fabricated. Zinch drew the numbers from interviews with Chinese students, parents and agents.
Experts point to many reasons for the widespread of lack of scruples, from the need to be hyper-competitive to succeed in an over-populated society to an ancient sage who countenanced lying to achieve a higher purpose.
He Huaihong, a Peking University philosophy professor who teaches ethics, takes aim at China's politics, specifically the disconnect between an avowedly communist leadership and the capitalist economy it oversees.
"Jargon left from a century of political revolution is so disconnected with reality that the society is filled with meaningless, empty talk," said Mr He.
Lin told Chinese reporters that it took him two years to negotiate the purchase of the US bank, and that the bank had declared bankruptcy in 2008 because of the financial crisis. To add more flair to the story, Lin told reporters that the bank had been running for 85 years and was run by Jews, who are stereotypically seen by many Chinese as having superior business skills.
Lin's story was particularly captivating because overseas acquisitions are a point of pride in China, showcasing its rising economic power. Lin's supposed purchase of an American bank signalled both Chinese triumph and US decline.
His claims also cheered his hometown, the eastern city of Wenzhou, which was reeling from a government-imposed credit crunch that had ruined some highly leveraged entrepreneurs, some of whom fled the city and their debts. A few committed suicide.
"People were shocked that an obscure businessman bought a foreign bank and it was a US bank nonetheless. He wasn't even a banker to begin with," said Zhu Xiaochuan, a researcher on China's financial law at CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of International Finance in Shanghai. "The news must be credible because it was in mainstream media. The public were amazed how wealthy Wenzhou businessmen were."
A profile on the website of the ruling Communist Party's newspaper People's Daily depicts Lin as sharp and hardworking, selling buttons as a teenager, then purchasing a copper and gold mine in Ghana and investing in the rice business in China. The profile is still available online.
Lin said he renamed the bank USA New HSBC Federation Consortium Inc. and that the institution had already attracted $40 million in deposits with the prospect of turning an annual profit of $5 million to $6 million. The new name had an air of respectability, borrowing from the London-based global banking giant HSBC Holdings, whose brand is well-known in China.
The story attracted so much attention that Chinese journalists familiar with U.S. banking regulations checked into the legitimacy of Lin's claims. They found no Atlantic Bank in Delaware and that Lin's New HSBC was not licensed to offer banking services in Delaware.
When his non-existent bank was exposed in March, Lin told reporters he made "exaggerations" to raise his social status and to win future opportunities in banking.
Lin is not known to have made any money off his bank claims, but after they were shown to be false he apparently became a target in a police campaign to crack down on economic crimes.
A statement on the Wenzhou police bureau's website said he is suspected of having falsified invoices worth of hundreds of millions of yuan (tens of millions of dollars) through several of his companies in a tax-evading scheme. (AP)