Author Archives: Asmat Khan

4 men charged with rape, murder of Dalit woman

Four men have been charged with the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in India, a case that prompted nationwide protests and drew a fresh spotlight on India’s endemic problem of sexual violence. In September in Hathras, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, the 19-year-old woman was working in the fields when she was pounced on by four ...

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Anger grows after new India ‘gang rape’ death

The death of a second Dalit woman in a few days after an alleged gang rape has shocked and angered India. The 22-year-old was dragged into a vehicle after going to apply for admission at a local school and raped, her mother told the BBC. The news follows the death of another Dalit woman, 19, on Tuesday after an alleged ...

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Man rapes 12-year-old daughter in Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in a village under Kandhai Police Station area here, a senior officer said. Acting on the complaint of the daughter, police lodged a complaint under relevant sections including the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the father has been arrested, Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya said. The ...

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Gujarat: 12-year-old girl pregnant after rape by minor cousins

Gujarat: 12-year-old girl pregnant after rape by minor cousins A 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by three minor cousins over a period of five months in Navsari district was admitted to hospital where it was revealed that she was four months pregnant. In another incident in the district, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her cousin’s friend after ...

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Woman Dies in Delhi After Gang Rape, Fueling Outrage Again in India

NEW DELHI — A teenager from a north Indian village who was dragged from a field and raped by a group of men died of her injuries at a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday, triggering nationwide outrage again after years of what experts describe as a gang rape epidemic in India. The 19-year-old woman, whom Indian law prohibits naming, ...

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6 arrested for raping 14-year-old in Odisha

The Odisha police have arrested six persons on charges of raping a minor tribal girl several times over the last seven months. The victim is now pregnant. Police officials in southern Odisha district of Rayagada said the 14-year-old girl from Gunupur sub-division area was six months pregnant when her mother found out about the incident. “A few days ago, the ...

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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Women reported almost 34,000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry. One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape ...

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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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Mentally challenged minor girl raped, killed by brother, his friends

JAIPUR: A mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped and killed by her brother and his three friends in Manoharpur area of Jaipur district, police said on Saturday. The four suspects, aged 19-21, took the minor to a nearby forested area on May 17 and allegedly raped her. They then allegedly strangled her to death and dumped the body in a ...

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