Kota (Rajasthan): The police have arrested a 20-year old youth who killed his colleague, stole his ATM card and withdraw over Rs 60,000 from his bank account, officials said on Friday. The police arrested the accused Naveen Vaishanav, a native of Sangod area, on Thursday for murdering 32-year old Rajkumar Meghwal alias Raju, a resident of Arneta village in Bundi district. Two days back, the mutilated body of Raju was recovered from the bushes in Ranpur area under the Anantpura police station. The head of the victim had been crushed with stones, police said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Both Raju and Naveen worked in the same private firm. While withdrawing money, Naveen had once noticed the pin number of Raju’s ATM card and had also seen that his bank account had a deposit of around Rs 1.50 lakhs, police said. Since then, Naveen had been looking for a chance to steal the money. Last week, Naveen managed to take Raju to Ranpur and at an isolated place, he killed him by crushing his head with stones and then mutilating his body. He then threw the body into the nearby bushes, police said. He then took the Raju’s ATM card and withdrew Rs. 65,000, they added. Naveen has confessed to have committed the crime, police said, adding that he will be produced in the court soon.
Visakhapatnam: Team India will aim to begin their home leg of the ICC World Test Championship on a high when they take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series beginning on Wednesday at the ACA-VDCA Stadium. Virat Kohli’s men would be full of confidence after they consolidated their position as the No.1 side with a 2-0 series whitewash in West Indies, which also saw them earn their first points in the WTC. They would go into the series as undeniable favourites considering their enviable record at home since 2012-13. Ever since the West Indies series which saw legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar hang his boots, they’ve won each of their 10 series —the joint highest by any team on their home soil. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHowever, the upcoming series against the Proteas will not be an easy one. The quality of the South African side, despite their inexperience, was visible in the T20I series which ended in a draw. And with the likes of Faf du Plessis coming into the line-up, the hosts can be rest assured to face a stiff competition from the Proteas. Kohli will not have the services of his premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the latter has been ruled out because of a stress fracture. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHowever, the No. 1 ranked side will still have the services of Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami, who have been in great form in the last two years. But, the biggest talking point of the series — without a doubt — will be Rohit Sharma, who has been given an opportunity to cement his place in the Test side. Rohit, who opens for India in the limited-overs cricket, will be batting alongside Mayank Agarwal at the top of the order. The Indian team management has also decided to give Wriddhiman Saha another opportunity as the 33-year-old has been tasked to keep the wickets in place of Rishabh Pant. On the other hand, South Africa would go into the series with some confidence after their winning finish to the T20I series that helped them earn a 1-1 draw after the first game was washed off. The visitors had a horrid time when they last toured India in 2015 as they had lost three of the four Tests they played. And in the upcoming series, things appear even more difficult as they lack experience, with Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla retiring. However, they would be buoyed by the performance of Aiden Markram, who scored a fluent century in the practice game against Board President’s XI. While skipper Faf Du Plessis and Dean Elgar will provide them with the much-needed confidence with the bat, the bowling unit seems well-rounded with the return of Philander and Lungi Ngidi, and left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj who will be joining forces with Kagiso Rabada in their attempt to make inroads into the strong Indian batting line-up. India XI: Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Md Shami. South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.