Author Archives: Asmat Khan

2 Delhi men convicted in ‘Gudiya’ gang-rape case

A Delhi court on Saturday convicted two men of abducting and raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013, an incident that came close on the heels of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student, with the judge saying that the “most grotesque” crime shook the collective conscience of the community. Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar ...

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Doctor who treated father of Unnao rape victim dead at 45

Prashant Upadhyaya treated the Unnao rape victim’s father last year after he was brutally thrashed in police custody. He was taken to a hospital Monday when he complained of uneasiness. He died during treatment, sources said. Adoctor who treated the Unnao rape victim’s father when he was thrashed in police custody died on Monday after complaining of uneasiness here, official ...

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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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16-year-old gang raped in Gurugram’s Aravalli

New Year Eve celebrations turned horribly wrong for a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend after two persons held them captive and gang raped the girl in Aravalli near Kasan village in Manesar, an official said. New Year Eve celebrations turned horribly wrong for a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend after two persons held them captive and gang raped the girl ...

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Ugandan woman gang-raped in Pune

A 28-year-old Ugandan woman was allegedly raped by two men who offered her a lift on their motorcycle in Pune in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred after a motorcyclist approached the woman who was waiting outside a restaurant in Koregaon Park area around 12 midnight on Monday, a Viman Nagar police station official said. In her complaint, ...

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Rape victim set on fire by uncle, condition critical

Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh: The condition of a young woman who was allegedly raped and then set on fire by her own uncle in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur district on Saturday afternoon continues to be ‘highly critical’. The accused was arrested from the outskirts of Kanpur, late on Saturday night. The doctors at the Kanpur Medical College, where the victim is admitted ...

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Rape after rape after rape, but nothing ever changes in India

As Indians, including law makers in Parliament, rejoice in a particularly Indian phenomenon — the fake encounter of four men in Hyderabad who had allegedly raped a 23-year-old veterinarian Dr Priyanka Reddy and burnt her to death — India, if you forget the window dressing, has emerged as the rape capital of the world. Just as the rape/murder of Reddy ...

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Unnao rape case: Indian woman set on fire on way to hearing dies

An Indian woman who was set on fire on her way to testify against her alleged rapists has died of her injuries. The 23-year-old died late on Friday after suffering cardiac arrest at a Delhi hospital. She had 90% burns. She was attacked on Thursday as she was walking to a hearing in the rape case she filed against two ...

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6-year-old raped, strangled to death with her school belt

Jaipur: A six-year-old girl student, who went missing on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Tonk district, was found allegedly raped and strangled to death with her own school belt on Sunday, police said. Her body was recovered from bushes in a remote area near her village Khetadi. Liquor bottles, snacks and bloodstains were also found at the spot, police officials said. According ...

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