Author Archives: Asmat Khan

India named the most dangerous country in the world for women

An annual poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation titled ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women’ ranks India at number one, with Syria, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia also in the top five. The results were based on interviews conducted with women across six key areas, namely healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual violence, non-sexual violence and human trafficking. Nations ...

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Schoolgirl raped

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped, drenched in petrol, and burnt to death by her neighbour in the latest sickening sex attack to shock India. The schoolgirl, from Dildarnagar in the Ghazipur district, was alone in her home on Saturday when a neighbouring youth broke into the property and raped her, Indian media report. In a statement made by the ...

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Police probe rape of British tourist at Indian hotel

New Delhi – Indian police have launched an investigation after a British national said she was raped by an employee of the hotel where she was staying, officials said Sunday. The woman, 50, who arrived in the northern city of Chandigarh recently and was staying at a hotel with a companion, said she was raped by an employee when she ...

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Andhra Pradesh: gang-raped, 2 ex-armymen among 7 held

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Andhra gangraped; 2 exarmymen among 7 held

GIDDALUR (Prakasam district): Seven men, including two former Indian Army personnel, have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl for about a year in Giddalur village of Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district . Two other accused are on the run.The accused have been booked under section 376-D ( gang rape ), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC ...

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Woman gang-raped inside beauty parlour in India

A woman was gang-raped inside a beauty parlour in Kolkata. Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in repeatedly raping her, the police said Saturday. The incident took place in Kolkata’s Tiljala area. Based on the complaint lodged by the survivor, police on Friday arrested the three, a Kolkata Police officer said. A medical test conducted on the ...

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Mentally-challenged woman delivers stillborn baby after gang rape

A mentally-challenged woman delivered a stillborn baby on November 20 after she was gang raped by two men near the Makhdoom Sahib shrine in Srinagar. A Kashmir-based social activist has put up a social media post of how the woman was forced to pull out the foetus all by herself and said she has now been taken to the hospital. ...

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Indian politician says had consensual relations with journalist accusing him of rape

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician who resigned from the government last month after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment, said on Friday he had a consensual relationship with a New York-based journalist who has accused him of raping her. Pallavi Gogoi, chief business editor at National Public Radio, wrote in a Washington Post column on Thursday ...

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Cops in India’s Bihar gang rape teenager at police station

Patna: A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped at a police station in Bihar, highlighting the prevailing lawlessness in the state. Authorities have suspended six policemen in connection with the incident. As per the report, the victim — a resident of Gopalgnaj district — reached the Chapra railway junction in Saran district on October 29, when the Railway Protection Force (RPF) ...

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Indian police hunt 3 suspects after girl is drugged, raped

NEW DELHI – Police on Saturday were hunting for three men who allegedly drugged, kidnapped and raped a teenage girl while she was on her way to a test-preparation course in northern India earlier in the week, the latest incident of violence against girls and women in the country. Police officer Ashwini Kumar said the 19-year-old victim was in stable ...

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