Author Archives: Aayush Darshit

Kerala nun rape case: Accused priest files bail plea in HC

NEW DELHI: Franco Mulakkal, the senior priest accused of raping a nun, has filed a bail plea in the Kerala high court. The matter will be heard later on Tuesday. The move from the senior catholic priest comes just a day before he has to appear before the police for the investigation of the case. Earlier, Mulakkal had written to ...

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Kerala: Charge-sheet filed in Latvian tourist’s rape

The Kerala Police on Wednesday filed the charge-sheet in the murder of a Latvian woman tourist at Kovalam, naming two local drug peddlers as the accused. The 77-page charge-sheet was filed before the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court at nearby Neyyattinkara by Assistant Commissioner (Fort) J.K. Dinil, who led the investigation. The Latvian tourist had gone missing under mysterious circumstances ...

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Death penalty in India rape cases a ‘ploy,’ say rights activists

DELHI: An Indian parliament ruling prescribing the death penalty for those convicted of raping a girl under the age of 12 has been criticized by rights activists, who call the legislation “hurried” and “not in the larger interests of the society.” The legislation, which also tightened the law dealing with sexual offenses, follows a nationwide outcry after the rape of ...

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Two sadhvis allege gang-rape in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur

Four people allegedly abducted and gang-raped two sadhvis in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district. The incident took place on March 2 this year but a case was lodged on Friday. Bilaspur SP Bilaspur Arif Sheikh said the sadhvis’ complaint filed at Pendra police station has named Dilipchand Patel, Kalpnath Choudhary, Girjashankar Choudhary and Shyamchand Choudhary. As per the complaint, on March 2, ...

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Indian taxi driver arrested over rape of Japanese tourist

NEW DELHI – A taxi driver accused of raping and threatening a Japanese vacationer near a prominent Indian tourist destination has been arrested, police said Saturday (June 2). The 30-year-old visitor said she had flagged down the driver’s cab on Wednesday in Manali, a resort town in the Himalayan foothills popular with foreign travellers, to travel to a neighbouring town. ...

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Woman helps brother-in-law rape 12-year-old girl in India

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in connivance with his sister-in-law at a village in Mathura, following which the woman was arrested, the police said. The incident took place around two months back. The woman had called the girl to her home on some pretext, following which her brother-in-law allegedly raped her and also filmed the incident, ...

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Four held over India molestation viral video

Police in the eastern Indian state of Bihar have arrested four men for allegedly molesting a woman and uploading a video of the incident on social media. The video shows seven men attacking the woman on a public road in Jahanabad district. Police told the BBC that a manhunt had been launched to arrest the three others. They added that ...

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Teen rapes girl for spurning advances

SURAT: A 16-year-old teenager was arrested on Wednesday from an area under Olpad police station limits in Surat district for raping a girl of his age near Sayan village. Police will send the accused to the juvenile home after producing him in court. The girl was returning home on Tuesday afternoon when the accused stopped her on the road and ...

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Congress MLA booked for rape of student

Katare, the son of former Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare, had lodged a complaint against the student, alleging that she had demanded Rs 2 crore through an accomplice for not circulating alleged intimate videos of the two. MORE THAN a week after a journalism student was arrested for blackmail and extortion, police on Friday booked Congress MLA Hemant Katare for ...

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2 Arrested, Say ‘We Picked up Random Girl for Fun’ – Bulandshahr Gangrape

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested two of the accused in the brutal gangrape-murder of a teenager in Chandpur in Bulandshahr. The two men, who are in their twenties, said they had picked the victim at random, ‘for fun’. Zulfiqar and Dilshad — both from Sikandrabad town in Bulandshahr — were arrested while their accomplice, Israel, is absconding, the ...

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