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Trending news round-up July 12: Arrest in shocking Goa case, Uddhav on Amarnath attack


Goa cops have held four people in connection with a woman being confined in a room for 15 years. Also, Uddhav Thackeray hit out at the BJP government over the Amarnath terror attack. A look at the top trending stories of the day.

 Goa: 4 family members held for confining woman in room for 15 years

The Goa police have arrested four members of a family for allegedly keeping a woman ‘confined’ in a room in her parents’ house for the past 15 years in North Goa’s Candolim village near here. She was rescued after an NGO alerted the police. The woman, who is in her 50s, was locked in the dark room in the house allegedly by her two brothers and their wives for her abnormal behaviour, police said. Based on the information provided by the NGO ‘Bailancho Saad’, a team from the Women’s Police Station last evening raided the house in Candolim, about 10 kms from here.

Suspected IS operative from Kerala held in Delhi

An Indian national, suspected to be an ISIS operative who had been deported from Turkey twice, was recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said today. Shahjahan Velluva (32), a native of Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after US intelligence agency CIA informed it about his arrival.

 Uddhav Thackeray on Amarnath attack: Send ‘gau rakshaks’ to fight terrorists

Taking a dig at the BJP over the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has asked the senior ally to send ‘gau rakshaks’ to fight terrorists in the Valley. Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. While five of the deceased hailed from neighbouring Gujarat, two were from Maharashtra.

Fuel prices in Maha to come down as surcharge to be slashed

The prices of petrol and diesel are set to come down in Maharashtra as the government has decided to slash the state surcharge levied on petroleum products. State food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat gave this information here yesterday. “The prices of petrol will come down in the range of 66 paise to Rs 1.77 per litre depending on the local taxes of the municipal corporations and other local bodies. Similarly, the diesel prices will come down in the range of Rs 1.25 to Rs 1.66 per litre,” Bapat said.

Kerala police get 2 days custody of actor Dileep

 Malayalam superstar Dileep, arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress, was on Wednesday sent to two days police custody by a court here. Dileep’s counsel moved a bail application, but the court decided to hear it after the police custody ends.The police sought three days custody, but the court gave them two days for further questioning of the popular actor. The actor’s counsel denied all the charges related to conspiracy in the abduction and molestation of the actress in February.