INDIA: In a stunning incident, a mother of two stabbed her four-year old daughter 21 times in the chest and hours later jumped before an oncoming train in the Indian city of Nagpur.
The father discovered the body of the little girl drenched in blood when he returned home with the couple's son, reports The Times of India. The mother of the child had been spotted at her neighbour's place having tea a few moments before the ghastly murder.
The hardened police officials were also shocked when they took the girl's body for post mortem, said the daily.
Police officials are investigating the murder of the child and are even looking at the human sacrifice angle. It could have been carried out at the behest of a religious 'godman', they claim. Post-mortem report claimed that the girl was stabbed in and around her heart region. Nowhere else.
Whatever the outcome of the police investigation, for the residents of Nagpur, this incident will remain in their minds as one of the lowest points of humanity considering that a mother stabbed her girl in the heart 21 times.
Cancer patient, 22, dies of thirst in hospital
BRITAIN: A young cancer patient barely in his 20s died of dehydration at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London due to carelessness of the nursing staff.
The 22-year-old was so desperate for some water that he dialled 999 to beg for a drink. However, when the officials turned up at the hospital, they were told by the nurses on duty that the patient was in a confused state but he was 'fine' otherwise, reports Daily Mail. The patient died a few hours later.
Despite the mother's repeated requests, nurses forgot to give the patient his medication and they even ignored the mother's concern and refused to listen to her.
According to the daily, the boy needed the medication to balance his hormone levels. He had earlier battled and defeated brain cancer. Doctors had warned him earlier that he needed the medication to control his fluid levels, or he could die. And that is exactly what happened.
Apparently, the boy was so upset with the medical staff at not being given proper medication on time that the he got agitated and the nurses had to sedate him.
The mother told the daily that her son was totally dependent on the medical staff and they betrayed him.
Man aims for groundhog, shoots friend
GREENSBURG: State police say a western Pennsylvania man shot his friend in the foot while aiming at a groundhog, then blamed the scope on his rifle for the incident.
Online court records don't list an attorney for 51-year-old James Sullivan, of Hempfield Township, who was charged in the incident about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Troopers from the Greensburg barracks say 51-year-old Barry Guy fell asleep on the ground near Sullivan's home when Sullivan saw a groundhog about two feet away from Guy.
Police say Sullivan was on his porch when he fired the rifle, hitting Guy in the foot.
Police say Sullivan told them the scope on his rifle "must have been off."
Guy was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital while police filed aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and other charges against Sullivan.
Hempfield is about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. (AP)
Jets' shockwave shatters windows
BRAZIL: In a shocking incident, two air force jets flying low over Brazil's capital Brasilia have shattered the glass facade of the Brasilia's supreme court.
The country's air force says it will reimburse the government for the damage caused in Brasilia, reports Sky News.http://news.sky.com/story/955454/brazil-jets-shockwave-shatters-court-windows
The incident occurred when the routine monthly changing of the flag ceremony was taking place, according to witnesses.
The glasses shattered into pieces due to the intense vibration caused by the low-flying fighter jets.
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Pilot ruled insane after air meltdown
US: A pilot who triggered a mid-air emergency when he suffered a breakdown in which he screamed about terrorists and 9/11 was ruled not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday, media reported.
Clayton Osbon, 49, had to be restrained by a number of male passengers after the incident in March, in which a JetBlue plane from New York to Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas.
US District Judge Mary Lou Robinson ruled in Texas that Osbon be sent to a federal mental health facility in Fort Worth for further examination before another hearing to be held by August 6, Amarillo Globe-News reported.
The pilot suffered a "severe mental disease or defect that impaired his ability" to understand that his midair meltdown was wrong, it said.
Footage filmed with cell phone cameras and broadcast on US television showed chaos at the front of the plane, as male passengers scrambled to help restrain the pilot, who could be heard shouting hysterically.
Between four and six passengers had to sit on top of him for up to 20 minutes as the plane, which was three and a half hours into its flight, made an emergency landing, witnesses said.
According to an affidavit, the pilot, who had shown no previous sign of mental problems, had arrived late for the flight, and began behaving erratically soon after the plane took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The first officer became particularly concerned when Osbon said "things just don't matter," and "yelled over the radio to air traffic control and instructed them to be quiet," according to the affidavit.
The first officer then suggested they invite an off-duty JetBlue captain who was on board into the cockpit, at which point the captain abruptly left to go to the forward lavatory.
When Osbon came out of the lavatory, he began talking to flight attendants, mentioning "150 souls on board," before walking to the rear of the aircraft, and then sprinting back to the forward galley.
At that point, the first officer used the plane's intercom to issue an order to restrain Osbon. (AFP)
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