NRI & Foreigner News: Indian-American charged with murdering Mother-In-Law in New Jersey

Police Commissioner N.S. Megharik (Photo: Twitter)
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Indian-American woman charged with murdering Mother-In-Law in New Jersey

A 47-year-old Indian-American woman in New Jersey has been arrested on charges of murdering her mother-in-law in their residence, media reported.

Tasneem Diwan was arrested on Friday, a day after she allegedly struck her mother-in-law Safia Diwan, 73, in the head numerous times with an unknown object in their New Jersey home, law enforcement officials said, according to Press Trust of India. According to a police statement, East Windsor police responded to the residence on the evening of January 26, after receiving an emergency ‘911’ call, reported PTI.

Upon arrival, police found the victim lying dead in the residence. An autopsy indicated the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. The police said there was no forced entry to the home. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier has set Diwan’s bail at $1 million, according to PTI.

Indian woman rescued from German refugee camp returns

NEW DELHI–Gurpreet, the Indian woman who was rescued from a refugee camp in Germany along with her eight-year-old daughter, reached New Delhi on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here that she returned on an emergency certificate as she had not gone abroad by following the normal procedure. “Our embassies and consulates issue these certificates to Indian citizens to return to to their country,” he said.

Gurpreet’s rescue became possible after swift action was taken by the external affairs ministry after she posted a video on the internet on Tuesday in which she claimed that she was hoodwinked into going to Germany by her husband’s family where she and her daughter were kept in a refugee camp.

Following this, Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday that the authorities were in touch with the father of Gurpreet, who hails from Faridabad in Haryana, and that the external affairs ministry has got the full report from the Indian embassy in Germany.

“We have brought Gurpreet and her eight-year-old daughter from the refugee camp to our consulate in Frankfurt,” Sushma Swaraaj tweeted on Wednesday.

Five arrested for assaulting Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru

 Police Commissioner N.S. Megharik (Photo: Twitter)
Police Commissioner N.S. Megharik (Photo: Twitter)

Bengaluru–Five people suspected of assaulting a Tanzanian woman were arrested early on Thursday, Police Commissioner N.S. Megharik said. “We have arrested the five accused after interrogating them on Wednesday night under detention in the case registered on the victim’s statement in a road rage incident,” Megharik told IANS here.

The commissioner, however, did not disclose names and age of the five accused. In a case of mistaken identity, a mob assaulted the victim, Lina Martin, 21, suspecting her to be a friend of a Sudanese student, Mohammad Ahad, whose car ran over a woman pedestrian (Shabana Taz) fatally while driving drunk on the same (Sunday) night.

“Arrest of the accused has been made on the basis of eye witnesses’ account and from the video footage from closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) in the area. We will produce them in a local court for custody and further interrogation,” Megharik said.


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