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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Extra marital relationship claimed two lives

The body of a six-year-old girl was found floating in an abandoned well near the Sikka town. Incidentally, the abductor was a biological father of the girl and he killed himself, fearing the police action.

The incident was the result of an affair between the victim's mother Hira and a youth Jayesh Bhambhi. Hira already complained and Police registered a case of abduction. The body was identified as Sheetal. later after the police interrogation Hira also zoomed into the list and then she confessed of having had an extramarital affair with Jayesh Bhambhi, he was the father of the Sheetal.

When Hira's husband used to torture her for this relationship and the child, Bhambhi kidnapped Sheetal and killed her by drowning in the well.

In a dramatic turn to events, police raided Bhambhi's place, Bhambhi told police that he would come from the rear door, instead he ran towards a GCC company and jumped before a speeding truck and died on the spot.

Jamnagar Girl Gang Raped

In what could have been most brutal crime case, a 17-year-old Jamnagar girl was gangraped repeatedly by seven persons.


The girl was gang raped in Jamnagar, Rajkot and then in Mumbai for six days. A complaint was lodged with Ahmedabad crime branch, later the complaint was transferred to Jamnagar city B-division police station.


Six of the accused were already arrested by Sunday evening. Police is looking to arrest the seventh person.


The victim, a class IX student lives with her father in Jamnagar, who is a practicing doctor. She left from Jamnagar to meet her mother, a divorcee in Ahmedabad and was waiting for a bus at a local travels there.

One of the accused, Mehul Raval approached her and offered a ride till Ahmedabad in his car, instead of Ahmedabad he took her to a house in Jain housing society and he along with his five friends gangraped the victim, later she was taken to Rajkot and raped there again by these men.

As per complaint the victim was raped repeatedly from August 21 to August 26.

Strangely, Raval convinced her that he would marry her and took her to Mumbai by air. In Mumbai, she was again raped by Raval and a seventh person from Mumbai. The girl managed to escape from there and reached Ahmedabad. She narrated the whole incident to her mother and then took help of a relative to approach the crime branch.

Jamnagar police have arrested Mehul Raval, Nishant Punjabi, Dharmesh Patel, Viral Jethwa, Ajaysinh Jethwa, Kailash Khatri, the seventh person Michael, who lives in Mumbai is on the run.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Modak Competition: Ladu eating in Jamnagar

On Ganesh Chaturthi, Jamnagar Brahma Social Group organized a modak (Ladu) eating competition. Competition had seventy-two competitors, with 11 women and 11 boys below 12 years of age.

Organizer & secretary of the Jamnagar Brahma Social Group, Anand Dave said that these type of contests are rarely held in the state. Each particpiant were given 30 minutes time, simple rule was that the one who eats the most amount of ladoos, wins. This time Dal was also served for change of taste. each laddu wighed 75 gm. and was made of dry fruits and ghee, apart from wheat flour. The contest was held at Sankrit Pathshala of the Jamnagar city.

Vinu Mistry was winner after eating 13 Modaks. Second placed was secured by Aniruddha Rathod and Jagdish Bhatt with 12 Modaks each, third rank was taken by Manish Vijani with 11 modaks.

Mistry, Winner said that he normaly ate 15-16 modaks along with other food. as here it was just Dal so the number came down to 13.

Sneha Dave won in the Woman's category, she had 6 Modaks where as children's category was won by 10-year-old Hardik Khira, who ate 8 Modaks.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Swine Flu - G G Hospital Doctors tested negative

After a radiologist in Ahmedabad's Civil Hospital was tested positive for swine flu, medical fraternity called forth 30 doctors
and paramedics staff from across the state for a thorough check-up.

Few doctors from Jamnagar's G G Hospital were also summoned and their throat swabs were tested.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Train Rammed into Trackor : 4 Dead

Atleast four persons were killed when a train rammed into a tractor at an unmanned level crossing in the Dwarka taluka near okha.

Okha-Bhavnagar train rammed into a tractor, carrying four persons, at an unmanned crossing between Dwarka and Okha railway station

All the four persons on the tractor died on the spot.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Swine Flue - First Case In Jamnagar

There are 3 suspected cases from Jamnagar where results are awaited.

In the last 2 days, there are five suspected cases reported at the G G Hospital in Jamnagar.

G G Hospital authorities said that two cases has negative results, in other three cases, the reports are still awaited.

The first confirmed case of swine flu in Saurashtra is reported from Bhavnagar.

Update: Jamnagar G G Hospital confirmed its first Swine Flu case, the patient is a student of Mumbai Arts Theater Group and flew to Jamnagar from Mumbai 2 days back.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lakhota: Dutch Engineer Saved life

In a bizarre incident, a lady was saved by a dutchman passing by lakhota yesterday morning.

Young woman named Harsha jumped in lakhota due to unknown reasons, Reliance Engineer and a Dutch citizen who happened to pass by jumped in Lakhota lake and saved the girl.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Doctor Couple Drowned in Sasoi Dam

A day Picnic turned into fatal tragedy for a doctor couple here.

The couple and few doctors friends of G G Hospital were on a picnic at the dam on river Sarsoi, while taking a dip, Bindu (35), wife of Dhananjay Kumar (41), the Chief Medical Officer at G G government hospital here, lost balance and was swept away in deep waters.

Dhananjay tried to save his wife but he too got drowned, Their bodies were fished out by the fire department divers in the evening.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fake Note racket busted by Shopkeepers

A Shopkeepers' awareness helped unearth giant fake currency racket in Jamnagar. A racket with Pakistani connection was unearthed few days ago.

Shopkeepers will help local police by installing of machines to identify fake notes and hire employees that can check the authenticity of notes coming to their counters. Once found they can inform police , in effect, the shopkeepers will now call the police, rather than the customer the next time they come across a fake note.

The 800-member association has now asked all members to prominently display an RBI guideline in their premises as well.

It is well noted that recent 1000 rs fake notes can not be be detected by machines, it can only be detected by bare hands.