Man beheaded in India for naming village square after PM Modi

An village in India's Bihar state. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 March 2018
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Man beheaded in India for naming village square after PM Modi

DUBAI: A 70-year-old man was beheaded after his son named a village square in India’s Bihar after the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, local press reported.
The attack was the result of political rivalry which took a violent turn in the northeastern state after opposition party Bihartiya Janata Party (BJP) took power.
Reports stated that Tej Narayan Yadev named the village square after Modi while other villagers wanted it to be named after the president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party, Lalu Prasad.
The incident took place Thursday night when approximately 40 villagers attacked Yadev’s house armed with weapons demanding he change the square’s name to Lalu Prasad.
As the situation became increasingly violent, the mob turned on Yadev’s 70-year old father, attacking him with knives and eventually decapitating him. A second member of the family was hospitalized and is said to be in a critical condition.


Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

A Georgia Sheriff saves a baby found in a plastic bag, in this screen grab taken from social media June 25, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 26 June 2019
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Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

  • Officials are asking the public to share any knowledge of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby

CUMMING, Georgia: A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case.
Authorities have been searching for the baby’s mother since June 6, when a family in a nearby home heard her crying in a wooded area in Cumming.
The video shows deputies tearing open the plastic bag containing the child as she cries. Then, they wrap her in a blanket to keep her warm.
Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .
“We are happy to report that Baby India is thriving and is in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday accompanying the video.
Officials are asking the public to share any knowledge of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby.
“We release this footage in hopes to receive credible information on the identity of Baby India and to show how important it is to find closure in this case,” the sheriff’s office said.
Cumming is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Atlanta.