Author Archives: Asmat Khan

2016 saw 106 rapes a day, Delhi the capital here too

NEW DELHI: In 2016, India recorded 106 rapes a day, once again highlighting the continuing rise in crimes against women in the country despite a series of court rulings and toughening of laws to deal with the menace. A large number of those raped (2,116) were girls in the age-group of 0 to 12 years and in 36,859 (94.6%) of ...

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Kopardi case: 3 get death for India teen’s rape and murder

A court in India has given the death penalty to three men convicted for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. The men, in their 20s, had raped the teenager in July last year. The court had declared them guilty on 18 November. The victim belonged to the upper-caste Maratha community while the men were all Dalits, formerly untouchables. ...

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85-year-old arrested for raping schoolgirl

HYDERABAD: An 85-year-old ex-railway employee was arrested from Kushaiguda on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 12-year-old dalit schoolgirl after luring her with chocolates. The accused Satyanarayana is a serial offender, and had earlier raped three other minor students from the same school and sexually assaulted an equal number over the last 12 months, police said. Satyanarayana’s misdeeds came to light ...

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Colonel arrested for raping Lt-Colonel’s daughter in Shimla

SHIMLA: An Army Colonel was arrested on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of the daughter of a Lieutenant-Colonel posted at the Army Training Command – one of the seven commands of the Army which aims to improve effectiveness of training of the defence forces in the country. The 21-year-old was allegedly gang-raped at the Colonel’s official residence here on Monday. ...

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Four-year-old boy accused of ‘raping’ classmate in India

A four-year-old boy has been accused of sexually assaulting his classmate with a pencil at a school in Delhi. The police have registered a rape case against the child, but are consulting legal experts to determine how best to proceed against such a young accused, reported NDTV. According to media reports, the victim told her parents that a boy in ...

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Man arrested over rape of friend’s 18-month-old daughter he was babysitting

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-month-old baby girl in Delhi. The baby had been left with the 21-year-old suspect who was a friend of the father of the child, while the parents went to work. When the mother returned from work, she found her daughter bleeding and crying and took her to hospital where it was ...

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Mother, daughter jump off running train to escape gang rape

A 40-year old woman along with her 15-year old daughter jumped off a running train, when a group of men tried raping the daughter, while they were on board a local Indian train, Howrah-Jodhpur Express, late Saturday night. The mother and daughter were travelling from Kolkata to Delhi. Around 10pm, four to five men pounced on the girl when she ...

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Indian women still unprotected five years after gang-rape that rocked nation

Complaining to police about her gang-rape was the beginning of a new nightmare for Kajal. Officers detained the young woman from Madhya Pradesh state in central India. They beat her with a stick, she says, until she agreed to drop the charges. She was abandoned by her husband and threatened by the accused men. “I have lost everything and everyone ...

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One minor held for rape every 4 hours in India

BENGALURU: At least one juvenile is arrested on charges of rape every four hours on an average in India since the last three years. Similarly, one juvenile is apprehended every two hours for assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty. Five such juveniles are charged with one cognizable crime or the other. Union home ministry’s latest data reveals ...

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India rape: Bystanders ignored Vishakhapatnam attack

By Geeta Pandey What would you do if you saw a woman being raped in front of you? Would you intervene and help her? Or, would you keep walking, or make a video on your mobile phone which could lead to his identification and arrest later? That’s a question that’s being asked in India after a woman was raped on ...

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