Author Archives: Asmat Khan

British woman jumps from balcony to escape suspected gang-rape in India

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India’s rape culture: the Survivors’ stories

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Man attempting to rape minor thrashed, garlanded with slippers in Uttar Pradesh

A man, who attempted to rape a minor girl, was thrashed by the villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district. The furious locals beat up the man, named Balbhadra alias Mastana, shaved his head and garlanded him with slippers before handing him over to the police. Giving details of the incident, the victim’s mother said, her daughter was playing outside the ...

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Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

Refused abortion by the Supreme Court, child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section. A 10-year-old sexual abuse victim in India whose abortion plea was turned down by the country’s Supreme Court has delivered a baby. The child, who was repeatedly raped, had a Caesarean section on Thursday. The girl did not know she was pregnant and was ...

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Delhi woman pushed off building after rape bid, critical

NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old woman who worked as an assistant chef at a five-star hotel in south Delhi was pushed off the fourth floor of an under-construction building in Rohini district’s Begumpur for resisting a rape attempt by one of her “friends”. Police said the matter came to light around 11pm on Friday, when the victim’s friends made a PCR ...

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Man arrested for attempt to rape 10-year-old girl

A 20-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly attempting rape on a 10-year-old girl in Charthawal village in the district, the police said. Durga Singh allegedly tried to rape the girl, who was playing outside her home, after luring her to another house nearby, they said. The minor girl then cried for help hearing which some villagers rushed to the ...

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Minor among 3 women raped in city

LUDHIANA: A minor girl was among three women who were allegedly raped in different parts of the city on Friday. The minor girl was allegedly raped by her uncle for three months. In her complaint, the 17-year-old girl claimed that she lived with her mother and a man known to mother started visiting her house around three months ago. And ...

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Youth held for rape after 13-year-old found pregnant

MUMBAI: The Charkop police arrested a 24-year-old man on Friday for the rape of a minor girl, who is now more than six months pregnant and plans to move the Supreme Court for permission for an abortion. The accused (not being named to protect the girl’s identity) was a partner in a snacks business run by the 13-year-old’s father. The ...

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Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim ‘told baby bump is a big stone in her stomach’

A 10-year-old who was denied an abortion after being raped does not yet know she is pregnant, it has been reported. The Indian girl has been told her baby bump is a large stone in her stomach to protect her from “the gravity of the situation,” according to the BBC. She was allegedly impregnated by her uncle, who is in ...

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Sexual act by man with wife, not below 15 years, is not rape: SC

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says the intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not a rape. The raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has ...

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