Author Archives: Asmat Khan

4-day-old baby of Rajkot gang rape survivor may not live long

A committee of doctors formed from the pediatric and the neurology department of Civil Hospital in Asarwa have decided against performing a surgery on the 4-day-old baby of an 11-year-old rape survivor from Gujarat’s Rajkot. The baby girl, who was born on March 17 at the Civil hospital in Rajkot, was shifted to Ahmedabad because of a congenital defect called ...

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Minor’s rape case: One more arrested

RAJKOT: One more person was arrested on Thursday night for rape of 11-year-old girl who is now eight months pregnant. Police identified the accused as Vipul Chawda (40), a resident of Babaria Colony in Rajkot. On Wednesday night, police had arrested a blind man Vijanand Mayad (47), resident of Babaria Colony in Rajkot, and his accomplice, a 17-year-old minor boy. ...

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Youths Gang Rape 40-Year-Old Woman, Post Video Online

The woman decided to tell the police after finding out that the video has circulated online. A 40-year-old woman in India has come forward to authorities about getting raped by a group of young people a month after the crime was committed. Six youths in Rajasthan’s Baran district sexually assaulted the woman then filmed the incident and posted it on ...

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Rape survivor dies sans compensation

AHMEDABAD: Saira (name changed), 19, a rape survivor who was living with her mother and brother on a footpath in the walled city, succumbed to medical complications late in February. While officials of Gujarat State Legal Services Authority (GSLSA) could not be contacted, sources privy to the development said the survivor or family did not receive any compensation. Saira was ...

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9-year-old raped in Indore gaming zone

Indore: A nine-year-old girl was raped in a kids’ zone of a mall in Indore on Thursday. The accused, an employee at the kids’ zone, was beaten up by the agitated parents and handed over to the police. The rape of a child, even as some of the children were playing a few feet away, has triggered demands of police ...

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Man jailed for rape of teen daughters

PATNA: A day after police jailed a man for allegedly violating his two teenage daughters, one of the survivors recorded her statement against her father before a judicial magistrate in Patna on Wednesday. Guddu Sharma (name changed to hide his daughters’ identity) was arrested late on Monday night following a complaint lodged by one of the girls at Agamkuan police ...

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Watchman attempts rape on 6-year-old girl

INDORE: A watchman at a famous hotel in city was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in Ram Nagar under Vijay Nagar police station. The 30-year-old accused is the girl’s neighbour and had made advances at her two months ago but the matter was not pursued by the police. On Monday, he again attempted to ...

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Man Allegedly Rapes Woman, Shot at Boyfriend For Resisting

Thane, A man was allegedly shot dead by an unidentified person in Thane, Maharashtra. The accused also allegedly raped the man’s girlfriend before shooting him dead. The incident was reported from Thane’s Nalimbi village on Monday, March 5, Thane rural police said. The man, identified as Ganesh Dinkar, and his girlfriend were at a hillock when a man approached them ...

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India’s youth on rising rape crimes

In 2012, India experienced a watershed moment in crimes against women with the Nirbhaya rape case that shocked the world with its brutality. Six years on, the incidences of rape, and brutalised rapes, in India continue. What factors are responsible for this and what can be done to combat the problem? Gulf News talked to Indian youth about the issue ...

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Father rapes 6-year-old daughter in India

A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in Parmar Nagar in Phagwara city of Punjab, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday night and based on a complaint by the girl’s mother, the man was arrested on Tuesday, sub-inspector Manpreet Kaur said. The man, 35, was booked for rape and charged under relevant provisions of the Protection ...

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