Married woman lured with job offer sold for Dh6,500 by friends

Mother of three-year-old was lured with the promise of a well-paid job

INDIA: A married woman was kidnapped in the Indian state of Rajasthan and sold off for a sum of Rs 1 lakh or Dh6,500 by her friend. The woman was promised a good job by her friend and handed over to the buyers with the help of a couple of more 'friends' who run a marriage bureau and provide wives to men in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The woman left her marital home with her three-year-old child in the company of her good friend. A few days later, a man called Ali went to the woman's home to return the kid to the family. He claimed he had no information about the child's mother.

Ali was arrested by the police for being part of the kidnap controversy. He broke down finally and admitted that the child's mother had been sold to a businessman who resided in a nearby town. The kidnappers received around Rs 1 lakh for the completed deal.

The co-conspirators are still at large, while a team of police officials were sent to the other town to bring back the kidnapped woman.

The woman's husband is in a state of shock. The couple had tied the knot five years ago. He works in a different city and he was a little surprised when his wife called him up one day to tell him that she was offered a good job in a bank with a great salary and she would be taking up on her friend's offer.

While the woman kept in touch with her husband, her calls were abrupt and every time she called it was from a different number.

One day, he received a call and was told that his wife had been sold to a businessman for Rs 1 lakh. The husband quickly informed the police as he suspected foul play.


Mother puts drugs in six-year-old's lunch

TEXAS: A mother of a six-year-old girl has been arrested for making a drug-laced sandwich for his school lunch.

The child, unaware of the presence of mind altering drugs in the sandwich, gobbled up her food. However, after lunch break, the girl started showing signs of being drugged, reported Daily Mail

The child told her teachers that she could hear constant banging in her head and she was holding conversation with people in her mind.

The child even claimed that the meat in her sandwich tasted like 'fireworks'.

When the school authorities called up the mother, she said she would come and collect the child and she requested them not to call any childcare officials or the police.

The police upon investigation found that a 33-year-old drug dealer was a frequent visitor in her house and the dust of the fatal drug might have accidentally collected on the sandwich meat.


Mums top list of child abusers

KUALA LUMPUR: In a shocking find, statistics confirmed that mothers make up the highest number of child abusers.

According to Malaysia's Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie that research over three years revealed that in maximum number of cases, the people who were found abusing their kids were parents and particularly mothers.

"Mothers make up 25.4 per cent of perpetrators in child abuse cases while 18.9 per cent are fathers," revealed Asia One.

"Together, parents comprise 44.3 per cent of child abusers in incidents recorded nationwide last year," the daily quoted Kie.

She also mentioned that parent should handle their responsibilities to their offsprings in a better way and learn to balance work and life.


Indian expat wanted in home country kills wife, children and self

SELMA: A former Indian Army officer wanted in a 1996 killing in Kashmir killed his wife and two of their children in their California home Saturday before apparently taking his own life, authorities said.

Avtar Singh called police at around 6:15 a.m. and told them that he had just killed four people, Sheriff's Deputy Chris Curtice said.

Police asked for assistance from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office because Singh was known to have a military background and was wanted by authorities in India for allegedly killing a human rights lawyer in 1996 in the disputed Kashmir region, Curtice said.

When a sheriff's SWAT team entered the home they found the bodies of Singh, a woman believed to be his wife and two children, ages 3 and 15, Curtice said. All four appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

A 17-year-old boy also found in the home was suffering from severe head trauma and was "barely alive," Curtice said. The teen was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition wasn't known.

Singh fled to the United States after he was accused of killing lawyer Jaleel Andrabi in Kashmir's main city, Srinagar.

Andrabi disappeared in March 1996 at the height of an anti-India uprising, and his body was recovered 19 days later in a local river. He had been shot in the head and his eyes gouged out.

Singh, 47, was arrested by police in February 2011 when his wife reported that he had choked her, Police Chief Myron Dyck said shortly after that arrest. After Singh was taken into custody, police discovered that he was being sought in India.

Several days later, India requested that the United States arrest and extradite Singh. It wasn't clear on Saturday why Singh had remained free since the request.

Dyck didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Saturday about the 2011 arrest, and Selma police referred questions about Saturday's incident to Fresno County sheriff's officials.

Selma police last had contact with Singh about two months ago when he called to complain that reporters wouldn't leave him alone because of the murder warrant, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims told the Fresno Bee.

Singh owned and operated Jay Truck Lines, a trucking company in Selma. Alli Adan, a driver for the company, said he spent time with Singh this past week, including Friday night, and Singh acted normally.

"He was a nice guy," Adan told the newspaper. "I couldn't believe it because I didn't think he could do something like this." (AP)