It was a feeling of déjà vu, which Nagpurians got when goon Sachin Somkuwar was shot dead by his rivals in full public view at around 2pm in the busy Gokulpeth market in Nagpur yesterday. This gruesome murder in Gokulpeth reminded us of one of the similar shootouts which happened in 2013 at Shankar Nagar, wherein the then Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) vice-president Hemant Diyewar was shot dead in the evening hours. Much like that incident, yesterdays murder has sent a wave of shock, disbelief and fear amongst Nagpurians. Nation Next spoke to a few young Nagpurians to know their reactions.
Sahil Dewani, 22, Advocate
I was shocked to hear about the murder in Gokupeth market. This is a result of the disrespect some anti-social elements have, towards the law and order. These kinds of revenge killings reflect lack of patience and trust towards our judiciary system. Also, it’s really unfortunate that when such a crime takes place, nobody is ready to be the eyewitness, thereby showing complete disregard to the victim and his family.
Blames the Nagpur Police
Sarvottam Kothari, 23, Law Student
The culprits and the victim were history-sheeters. Ironically, the broad daylight murder took place near a police station! It just shows how our policemen are reactive and not proactive! If policemen perform their duties well, such crimes would not take place. I feel that when it comes to security from the police, Nagpur still has a long way to go.
Atharva Upadhye, 20, Student at Ambedkar College
When I heard about the murder at Gokulpeth, my first reaction was, Firse murder ho gaya?? I actually ask myself at times, Are we really safe in Nagpur? These kind of crimes are increasing in our city and it’s really scary. And the fact that it happened in broad daylight in a busy area like Gokulpeth, makes it even scarier. I feel along with the police, it’s also the duty of the citizens to be vigilant all the time. Nagpur should stand in unity against crime.
Open firing is appalling!
Swaima Ahmad, 21, Student at Hislop College
The gruesome murder at Gokulpeth in broad daylight highlights deteriorating law and order in our city. The goons displayed deadly hooliganism while the passers-by remained mute spectators. Open firing is yet another appalling part of the incident. This situation calls for stringent security measures for maintenance of public order across the city.
Too scared to speak!
When Nation Next tried to speak to few shop owners at the Gokulpeth market, they seemed really scared. So much so that they didn’t even want to speak about it. A shopkeepers confession to Nation Next explains how one could have never anticipated a crime like this in a busy area like Gokulpeth. He said, At first I thought it’s the sound of one of those Royal Enfield bikes, but then to my disbelief, I realised it was the sound of gun shots!
Rina Sinha becomes Charter President of RMBRCN
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohanned Master Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.