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Andaman man adrift at sea for 28 days returns home from Odisha



Adrift at sea for 28 days before he washed ashore near the mouth of Odisha’s Chilika lake last week, Amrit Kujur from the Andaman islands left Puri on Wednesday to reunite with his family, officials said.

On October 25, the 49-year-old Kujur from Saheed Dweep area of the Andamans had washed ashore on a battered boat at Khirisahi village near Chilika mouth, 28 days after he and his friend lost their way at sea.

Kujur, who sells grocery items and potable water to other ships from his boat, survived two successive storms that pummeled his tiny vessel while the sea current propelled him 1300 km away from his home. While he survived an incredible journey through a hostile sea, his friend Dibyaranjan died on the way.

Five days after he landed at the obscure village of Khirissahi, Kujur boarded a flight Wednesday evening to Kolkata from where he will take another flight on Thursday morning to Port Blair, capital of Andaman islands. Kujur was kept in a shelter home in Puri town arranged by the district administration.

“As Kujur’s story was one of fight against all odds, bravery and resilience, we provided all possible assistance like food, shelter, medicines, clothes and other basic essentials so that he could gets back to his normal condition,” said Balwant Singh, Puri’s Collector and District Magistrate, Puri.

Singh said to make Kujur’s return a hassle-free affair, one officer from the district administration is accompanying him up to Kolkata. The entire expenditure of his return to his home was sanctioned by the Puri administration.

On September 28, Kujur and his friend Divyaranjan had stocked their motor boat with groceries and potable water worth Rs 5 lakh when they ran into a storm in the Andaman sea, officials said. The boat then drifted along till it ran out of fuel. The boat’s mast was also badly damaged and the wireless communication failed. Kujur and Divyaranjan then threw their wares into the sea to reduce the weight on the boat.

A Myanmarese Navy ship helped the two men by giving 260 litres of diesel and a compass to find their bearings at sea. But the duo again ran out of luck as they encountered another storm in the Bay of Bengal which pushed their boat off course and their fuel ran out or a second time. With no food and drinking water, Kujur’s friend Divyaranjan died a few days later but Kujur survived by drinking rainwater. Kujur who buried his friend at sea said he had lost all hopes of surviving when he was washed ashore near Chilika lake last week.

“It’s God’s grace that I managed to remain alive. Everyone in Odisha including the villagers, police and officials treated me well. I am really happy and grateful for the help I got from people of Odisha,” he said before leaving for his home.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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