Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month controversial Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced ...

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Gangrape survivor kills self after more rape threats

Police initially suspected that the girl killed herself over a domestic fight but later arrested five men in connection with the case. A 15-year-old girl committed suicide after the men who allegedly gangraped her threatened her with rape again. The incident took place in Baghpat district of western Uttar Pradesh. Initially, police suspected that the girl killed herself over a ...

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BPO executive arrested for rape

GURUGRAM: A 19-year-old youth, who claims to be working with a BPO, was held on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl for the past six months and threatening to kill her. He will be produced before a duty magistrate on Sunday. The accused was identified as Nasir,originally from Indore and living in Devilal Nagar. He allegedly raped a 17-year-old ...

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One more held in ECR gang-rape

CHENNAI: Four days after a 20-year-old woman was gangraped on ECR, at Nedumaram near Cheyyar in Kancheepuram district, police on Friday arrested one more person in this connection. Police, who had earlier believed the crime was committed by four people, confirmed that six men had sexually assaulted the woman after beating and chasing away her friend on Monday. The arrested, ...

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Child’s baby ‘was fathered by second uncle’

A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say. Police are filing charges against the suspect – who is the second uncle of the girl’s to be accused of raping her. The first uncle has already been held and charged with raping the girl. ...

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Woman gangraped at gunpoint in front of husband, probe on

A woman was allegedly raped in Uttar Pradesh in front of her husband and their two-year-old son by four suspects who held a knife to the throat of the toddler to threaten the couple. According to police, the victim and her family were returning Friday morning on a motorcycle from a trip to Basera village, close to Muzaffarnagar, when they ...

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Kashmir ‘mass rape’ survivors fight for justice

More than 26 years ago, Indian soldiers allegedly raped more than 30 women in the Kashmiri villages of Kunan and Poshpora. Those who survived the attack are still fighting for justice, as Aliya Nazki from BBC Urdu reports. It was 23 February 1991. The people of Kunan, a tiny village in Indian administered Kashmir’s Kupwara district, were retiring for the ...

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‘Self-styled godman’ booked for raping woman in Goa

The Vasco Police have booked the godman on the charges of rape, unnatural offences, causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence, and criminal intimidation. A 19-year-old woman from Goa’s Vasco has accused a Karnataka-based “self-styled godman” of raping her in a house near Mapusa town, following which the police have registered a case and ...

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NCP leader rape hearing next week

MUMBAI: A magistrate’s court on Friday adjourned to next week the hearing in the rape complaint filed against NCP leader Laxmanrao Dhoble in 2014. Crime branch had submitted a report before the court stating that the rape allegations made by an 42-year-old woman were false. Defence advocate Ashok Sarogi said Dhoble was falsely implicated as the complainant wanted to cover ...

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BJP candidate accused of rape

In a major blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party Party (BJP), its candidate for the Gurdaspur by-poll in Punjab Swaran Salaria has been accused of rape. The complainant has moved the Supreme Court with her plea against Swaran Salaria claiming that she was physically exploited by him on the pretext of marriage. The woman has made her intimate photographs with ...

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