Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Patient allegedly raped by nurse at UP hospital

A 30-year-old patient was allegedly raped by a nurse in a government hospital here, police said. The woman, admitted in the isolation ward of the district hospital, was allegedly raped by the male nurse, Pushkar Kumar, last night, SP Umesh Kumar Singh said, adding the accused is absconding. The woman informed about the incident to the staff nurse when she ...

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India rape victim, 13, seeks court approval for abortion

The parents of a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim from the Indian city of Mumbai have gone to the Supreme Court seeking permission to abort her baby. The girl is 30 weeks pregnant. Indian law allows terminations after 20 weeks only if the mother’s life is in danger. The pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to ...

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Mumbai man rapes 3-year-old girl

Govandi police arrested a 25-year-old for raping and molesting a three-year-old girl in Chembur on Wednesday Police said the girl was playing alone in the building around 8 pm when the accused, Sachin Devkate, picked her up and took her to his flat. “Devkate then forced himself on to her,” said an officer, who did not wish to be identified. ...

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Judge sends Indian spiritual guru to jail for 20 years in rape case

A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to a total of 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers. The sentences were pronounced amid intense security at a prison in the northern town of Rohtak where the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, has been held since ...

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Six Indian ‘Babas’ Who Had A Run-In With The Law

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is not the first self-styled godman found breaking the law. Other “gurus” in India have been accused of rape, murder, cheating, and a variety of other crimes. Here are some religious and spiritual leaders who were arrested: Sant Rampal Just a day before Gurmeet Singh was convicted of rape, a court in Haryana deferred its verdict ...

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case

Army deployed amid fears of violence as followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gather outside court in Panchkula. An Indian court convicted a self-styled “godman” of rape as his followers gathered to show their support. Tens of thousands of supporters who had been waiting for hours near the court shouted in anger after the ruling was announced on Friday. Army ...

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30 weeks pregnant, 13-year-old rape victim’s parents approach SC for permission for abortion

The minor’s case is similar to a petition filed by a 10-year-old rape victim from Chandigarh who was 32 weeks pregnant and delivered a baby after the Supreme Court rejected her petition seeking abortion observing that it was too risky to undergo termination at such an advanced stage of pregnancy. The parents of a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped ...

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Indian cities on lockdown before guru’s rape trial verdict

Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown Thursday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a rape case involving the flamboyant leader of a quasi-religious sect. With tens of thousands of followers camped along roads near the barricaded courthouse, police and paramilitary soldiers fanned out across the town of Panchkula and nearby areas. ...

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Teacher thrashed after complaints of rape bid

ALWAR: A 51-year-old teacher was badly thrashed and his clothes were also tore apart after an 8-year-old girl of a government’s primary school situated at Gugdiya village near Neemrana in the district complained that the teacher attempted rape to him. The accused was handed over to the police and a case under appropriate sections of Protection of Children from Sexual ...

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Ahead Of Rape Verdict For Gurmeet, 2 States Near Shutdown

Spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, age 50, has the sort of following in Punjab and Haryana that politicians would kill for. Thousands of supporters of the “Guru of Bling” as he is known have begun mapping the routes between their villages and a court in Haryana, which is expected on Friday to decide whether he is guilty of raping ...

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