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Cop found hanging from tree in UP district

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Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): An Uttar Pradesh Police constable allegedly committed suicide late night in Shamli district on Thursday.

His body was found hanging from a tree in Shamli’s Police Lines by another on-duty constable.

The deceased constable, Harendra, allegedly committed suicide over a family discord.

However, a probe has been set up and the reason behind his death is being investigated. His family in Meerut has arrived in Shamli.

According to sources, a security guard patrolling Police Lines saw the body hanging from a tree and alerted his superiors, who rushed to the spot.

According to Shamli Superintendent of Police Vinit Jaiswal: “It appears that a family dispute was the reason behind the suicide. We are carrying out further investigations.

In a similar incident in September 2018, the body of woman constable Anita Singh, 25, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her house in Muzaffarnagar. Police sources said Anita was posted in the City Kotwali police station and was living in a rented house in Saket Colony.

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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.

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New Delhi: The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana pronounced the order on a petition seeking issuance of fresh date for the execution of death warrants in the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital in December 2012.

Expressing satisfaction over the latest court order, Nirbhaya’s mother said, “I’m satisfied and happy. I hope the convicts will finally be hanged on March 3,” Asha Devi told mediapersons.

The case pertains to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

On January 31, a trial court had stayed “till further order” the execution of the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).

Of the four convicts, Pawan has not yet availed the remedy of either curative petition or mercy plea.

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