Author Archives: Asmat Khan

NHRC to examine vital points in Kunduli gang-rape

New Delhi: A team from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reached Odisha’s Kunduli, on Tuesday, the place where a minor school girl was allegedly gang-raped last year, to examine several critical issues in the case. Acting on a petition and subsequent submissions filed by social activist and Supreme Court lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy, the NHRC sent its investigation team, headed ...

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College girl gang-raped in temple

INDORE: A 23-year-old college student was raped by three persons in a temple in an isolated area of Dhar district in MP on Monday morning. Thanks to her presence of mind, all the suspects were arrested within hours. The woman was visiting Patlawad village near Dhamnod to meet her boyfriend when she was waylaid by one of the rapists. “She ...

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Man ‘rapes’ girl inside theatre during Padmaavat show, nabbed

The Hyderabad Police on Friday claimed to have arrested the man who was accused of raping a teenager inside a film theatre. According to Police, Kandakatla Bikshapathi (23), an earth mover driver, and the 19-year-old victim had gone to a theatre on January 29 to watch the recently-released film “Padmaavat”. “The victim has complained that she was raped inside the ...

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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her injuries as “horrific”. The debate over sexual violence in India ...

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Man booked after aspiring model alleges rape

MOHALI: The Zirakpur police has booked a man for allegedly raping a 27-year-old aspiring model. An FIR in this regard was lodged on Wednesday late night after the woman approached the cops. In her police complaint, the woman has stated that she had come to the city a few years ago to make a career in modelling. In the process ...

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IIT-K girl alleges rape in hostel

KANPUR: A student of IITKanpur has filed an FIR against a man for allegedly raping her in the girls’ hostel on the campus over the pretext of marriage after forging friendship on Facebook. The FIR was lodged on Wednesday with the Kalyanpur police against Sitanshu, a resident of Bihar. The crime took place on January 6. Police said the survivor ...

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Man jailed for seven years for raping Irish woman in India

A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping an Irish woman in the Indian city of Kolkata. Sujoy Mitra (40) was convicted of raping the Irish woman who had recently arrived in India and was out celebrating her 21st birthday with friends on May 31st, 2013. Mitra, a local businessman, was sentenced to seven years on ...

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Woman dragged out of car, raped in front of husband in India

NEW DELHI – A 22-year-old woman was dragged out of a car and raped in front of her husband and brother-in-law, who were held at gunpoint in northern Indian state of Haryana, police said Tuesday. The incident, according to police, took place Sunday night in Sector 56 of Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi, Indian capital city. Police said ...

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‘Denied justice’, teen rape survivor kills self

KORAPUT: A 14-year-old schoolgirl who alleged she was gang-raped three months ago by four men wearing battle fatigues committed suicide in Odisha’s Koraput district, a Maoist bastion, on Monday. She had earlier publicly accused police of harassing her to change her statement. The girl’s family said she was driven to suicide by her failure to get justice. “Social stigma and ...

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India’s top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

New Delhi – India’s top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence. Mahmood Farooqui was initially found guilty of rape in 2016, but the Delhi high court last year overturned the ...

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