Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Sex-ploitation charges: BJP leader Swami sent to Jail after court rejects bail plea

BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was sent to Shahjahanpur jail on Monday after being discharged from the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow. A law student had accused Chinmayanand of rape. Earlier, an Uttar Pradesh court dismissed the BJP leader’s bail pleas. District Court Judge Ram Babu Sharma had reserved its order in the ...

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Kerala nun rape case: Complaint alleges mental harassment

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: A nun has lodged a complaint with the Kerala Women’s Commission alleging mental harassment in connection with the case concerning former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping another nun. The complainant has alleged that Mulakkal and his men are using social media platforms in order to defame her. She said the videos put up on social ...

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Indian housewife raped by 8 ‘sorcerers’ at the behest of husband

Hyderabad: Hyderabad city police have arrested two sorcerers for allegedly raping a housewife at the behest of her husband and in-laws. They were among the eight sorcerers who had raped the woman at her home, police said. The shocking incident, which had occurred last year, came to light after the victim’s father returned to the city from Oman and lodged ...

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No Stranger to Crime: 93% Rapes in India Committed by Persons Known to the Victim

New Delhi: As many as 32,559 rapes were reported in India in 2017 and the accused were known to the victims in 93.1% of the cases, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Monday said. According to the report, of the 30,299 such cases, the accused were members of the victim’s family in 3,155. As many as 16,591 ...

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Woman, minor sister gang-raped at gunpoint

Supaul, Bihar, India: A woman and her minor sister were allegedly gang-raped on gunpoint by unknown miscreants in Husainabad village in Raghopur area of Supaul district. The elder sister was purportedly shot on resisting. Reportedly, on Tuesday the two sisters along with their family were going to see a fair when some unknown miscreants stopped them, took the family hostage ...

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BJP Mahila expelled after she asks Hindu men to gang-rape Muslim women

Chandigarh: Sunita Singh Gaur, the president of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha in Ramkola in Uttar Pradesh, has been expelled from the organisation over a Facebook post, in which she said that Hindu men should gang-rape Muslim women. In a screenshot of the post that has been shared by a Twitter user, Gaur said: “There is only one solution for them ...

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Girl, 12, raped several times over two year

Malappuram: A group of Kerala Police officials has been entrusted with the probe of the travails of a 12-year-old Class VII girl student, who was raped several times over the past two years. Speaking to IANS, Malappuram Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) P.P. Shamsu said right now the girl was housed at a shelter home. Under the police supervision, she ...

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Woman in India raped by policeman and his friend

Dubai: India continues to be unsafe for women. In another incident, which left twitter users shocked, a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziapur district was allegedly abducted and raped by a policeman and his friend. What happened? The two men raped the woman, tied her hands and legs and threw her into a canal. The incident took place in a village ...

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Two-and-a-half-year-old girl raped, killed in Pune

A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in Pune city of Maharashtra, a police official said on Wednesday. The girl, daughter of a labourer, was abducted from a shanty at a construction site in Pimple Saudagar area on the city’s outskirts on Monday when her family members were asleep, police said. When the girl’s family members were unable to ...

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Indian MP Derek O’Brien recounts child sex abuse trauma

An Indian MP who spoke in parliament about how he was sexually molested as a child has forced into the spotlight a topic that is still widely considered taboo. Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party recounted the incident in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house, on Wednesday while participating in a debate to amend the Pocso (Protection of ...

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