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02 March 2024

Couple 'punish' innocent teen girl with rape

By Staff

A drug-dealing woman and her boyfriend 'punished' a teenage girl by raping her after they mistakenly thought she had stolen from them.

Elizabeth Seagrove and Matthew Costello, now jailed for more than 20 years, wanted to punish the girl thinking she stole £100 from them.

They drove the girl in the middle of the night for more than an hour before taking her to a deserted place.

Seagrove, 40, then ordered her to strip and held her hair as she instructed Costello to violate the 18-year-old. They also gave her drugs to reduce the pain.

After they committed the crime and returned home did they realise that the money was stolen by someone else.

Seagrove and Costello,31, when charged denied carrying out the attack at a fly-tipping site near Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The pair drove from Seagrove’s home in North Iver, Buckinghamshire, and were picked up on CCTV at various points in the ensuing hour or more, in Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, and Amersham.

A petrol station camera recorded the victim in her dressing gown, only being allowed away from the car in Costello’s presence.

The scene of the rape - a lay-by and popular fly-tipping spot - had indeed been identified by the victim's stepfather, going on information she had given him and talking to friends he knew at the local county council.

Costello, of Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, was jailed for nine years and four months for rape.

Neither showed any emotion as they were led away, reports DailyMail. They were convicted by a jury after a trial.

Godman's disciple in rape charge

A 38-year-old US citizen filed a complaint against a US citizen of Indian origin for allegedly raping her in America as well as in Mumbai.

The victim, a software engineer by profession claimed to have been enticed into a physical relationship by the disciple of godman Swami Nithyanand.

Nithyanand himself has been rape tainted and embroiled in a similar controversy in March 2010.

According to DNA, the victim, registered a case for rape and cheating against Vikram Dravid, 38.

The victim had settled in the US after her marriage in 1994.

Dravid is known to the victim’s family. Since they both were religious, they would meet regularly at ashrams in Los Angeles.

Eventually she was enticed into establishing physical relationship with him.

Woman dressed as nurse tries to steal newborn

A woman disguised in scrubs was caught trying to steal a newborn girl from a Southern California hospital in a duffel bag after sensors attached to the baby alerted employees, Garden Grove police said.

The 48-year-old woman was arrested Monday at Garden Grove Medical Center after a hospital staffer stopped her from leaving with the baby, Lt. Jeff Nightengale said during a news conference.

"At this point we don't have a solid reason why she stole the baby," Nightengale said.

The suspect is accused of posing as a nurse who came into the room of the baby's mother and told her to take a shower before a doctor came to examine her, Nightengale said.

Once the baby's mother was out of the room, the woman allegedly put the newborn in a duffel bag and tried to carry her out of the ward.

"An alarm went off when the baby crossed an imaginary line" in the hospital that set off a sensor, Nightengale said. He added that the baby was only in the duffel bag for a short period of time.

Nightengale credits an alert employee and hospital policies for stopping the suspect and saving the baby.

"The hospital staff reacted as they should," said Nightengale.

Monday's attempt may not have been the woman's first, and authorities are working with other law enforcement agencies to figure that out, Nightengale said.

The child wasn't harmed, and is back in the care of her mother.

Nightengale said the woman has no history of mental illness.   


Elderly woman found murdered in her bathroom

An elderly woman, Krishna Sinha alias Kini (68), was found murdered in the bathroom of her double-storey house.

Her husband Prasad had gone to meet a doctor at noon. After returning he found the door locked from inside.

Someone had to scale the balcony to open the door. When the door opened Prasad saw his wife's head in a bucket full of water.

One of her eyelids had turned black and there was also a cut mark on her neck. A bag and a knife were also recovered from the spot.

Prasad said her chain, earrings and another jewelery piece was missing.

According to police prima facie indicate it to be some insiders' work as the visitors had some food and drank water in the drawing room.

Some family dispute maybe behind the murder, reports Times of India.


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