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Dentist Nisha Singhal murdered in her home, children attacked too

A 38-year-old dentist in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra city was on Friday murdered inside her home, allegedly by a cable television operator who came to the house on the pretext of recharging the connection, The Times of India reported.

The accused also attacked the dentists’ children, aged four and eight, NDTV reported. He has been arrested. The children are being treated for knife wounds at a hospital, according to Hindustan Times.

The accused entered at house at around 4 pm and slit Nisha Singhal’s throat as she resisted his robbery attempt, according to The Times of India. The police found cupboards in the house open.

Singhal’s husband, who is a plastic surgeon, took her to a hospital immediately. She died of her injuries there.

Inspector General A Satish Ganesh told News18 that the accused tried to run away after committing the crime and fired at the police when they tried to stop him. “[The] Police fired back, causing a bullet injury to Shubham [the accused],” he said. “Later on, the accused was admitted to the hospital and a bag was also recovered from the spot, which contained jewellery and cash.”

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav expressed his outrage over the incident. “The state is stunned by the incident, where a women’s throat was slit at her home in a busy area in Agra ,” he tweeted. “The BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] government is engaged in protecting corrupt officials and trapping the Opposition in false cases. The government should consider crime in UP, instead of campaigning on TV.”

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Woman dentist’s throat, children attacked slit in Agra





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A 38-year-old woman dentist was brutally murdered at her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Friday afternoon by a man who gained entry to the house on the pretext of recharging the family’s set-top box, reports have said, prompting the opposition to attack the government on rising crime graph in the state.

Reports said Agra Police have caught the attacker, who was identified from CCTV footage, after a brief exchange of fire on Saturday. “Teams were assigned to probe. We traced his bike and caught him. The suspect opened fire on police and was injured in the shooting. He has been admitted to the district hospital,” A Satish Ganesh, inspector general of Agra range, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The man attacked Dr Nisha Singhal with a knife and slit her throat even as her children were in another room, according to reports. Her two children, who witnessed the crime, were also attacked by the man. The children received knife wounds and are being treated in a hospital, reports said.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and the Congress’ women’s wing tweeted about the crime as they questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s stance on crime in the state.

“The state is stunned by the incident in Agra where the throat of a woman doctor slit inside her house in a busy residential area. The BJP government is busy protecting corrupt officials and trapping opposition leaders in false cases. The government should focus on crime in UP instead of campaigning on TV,” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.

“A 38-year old woman dentist stabbed to death in her house in Agra, U.P. There is ZERO safety for women in BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh. Law and Order is at its pits. While the Ajay Bisht ji claims that “Crime is at a Minimum in UP,” All India Mahila Congress posted on Twitter referring to chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

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Massachusetts girl, 2, attacked by rabid raccoon: officials

A young Massachusetts girl was recently attacked by a rabid raccoon, according to local health officials in the Bay State. 

Authorities in Arlington arrived at the girl’s home last Wednesday following a call that a young child had been bitten by an animal. When they arrived, the girl “was being placed into an ambulance and given medical care by members of the Arlington Fire Department with the child’s mother,” per a Saturday news release from the City of Arlington. 

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted to humans through the bite of a rabid animal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of cases reported occur in animals like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. (iStock)

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted to humans through the bite of a rabid animal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of cases reported occur in animals like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. (iStock)

Authorities investigated the scene and determined the girl, who is 2 years old, according to NBC Boston, was attacked by a “large raccoon” while she was in the backyard of her home. The child’s mother was able to stop the attack and chase the animal away before calling 911, per the news release. The child sustained bites and scratches from the animal. She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to recover. 

Initially, authorities were unable to locate the animal but found it later that same day. The raccoon they found was “acting lethargic” and is believed to be the one that attacked the child, officials said. 

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The animal was then euthanized and subsequently tested for rabies, with officials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) later telling those with the Arlington Department of Health and Human Services that the animal was positive for the virus. 

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The girl’s father told NBC Boston that his daughter suffered bites and scratches to her face, arms and hands. He noted that his daughter was treated for rabies before tests confirmed the animal was positive, a decision that was made out of an abundance of caution as rabies can be deadly if left untreated. 

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted to humans through the bite of a rabid animal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of cases reportedly occur in animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. The virus attacks the central nervous system, which leads to brain disease and death.

Early symptoms include fever, headache, weakness and discomfort, before progressing to insomnia, anxiety, confusion and possible paralysis. The disease can also cause hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation, difficulty swallowing and fear of water.

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According to the CDC, death typically occurs within days of the onset of severe symptoms. The virus is preventable in humans through prompt treatment.

“Rabies can turn wild animals extremely aggressive toward humans and pets,” said Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno, in a statement. “It is always important to

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