Author Archives: Riya Advik

Kathua rape-murder: Family members of accused call off hunger strike

KATHUA (IOK): Family members of the accused in the Kathua rape-murder case have called off their hunger strike, days ahead of the commencement of trial in the sensational case. Five women relatives of the accused had started ‘Fast Unto Death’ protest on March 31 to press for a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl from ...

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Gangrape girl in front of boyfriend in Goa

Goa Police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with a gang-rape at the popular Colva beach late on Friday night, even as a Goa Minister has bemoaned the quality of tourists visiting the coastal state. The three accused-tourists from Indore have been charged with robbing and gang-raping a 20-year-old girl late on Friday, while she was visiting Colva beach ...

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Drunk Indian man rapes mother-in-law in wife’s absence

A 50-year-old man has been arrested from India’s southern state of Kerala for allegedly raping his 90-year-old mother-in-law. The accused assaulted the elderly woman on March 2 afternoon after her daughter went to meet their neighbors. According to reports, the man was staying at the victim’s house since marriage. The man was drunk when he committed the crime, said police, ...

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Man held for rape of minor girl

Pune: Samarth police on Thursday arrested a 32-year-old man from Nana Peth for raping a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour. The sexual assault occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the suspect’s house. He has been charged under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The girl’s ...

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Coach booked under POSCO for trying to rape minor athletes

Bareilly, Jan 5 (PTI) A coach has been booked on charges of rape and also under the POSCO Act for allegedly attempting to rape two minor women athletes. Superintendent of Police (city) Rohit Sajwan today said, a case under the POCSO Act and for committing rape has been registered against the absconding coach Sahibe Alam. According to police, a woman ...

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23 men allegedly rape Delhi woman in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

The investigating officer in the case said police recovered condoms from the spots the woman identified in her complaint. A woman from Delhi has said she was raped by 23 men after being abducted from a road on the outskirts of Bikaner in the middle of the day. The woman, 28, said she had gone to Ridmalsar Purohitan in B ...

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A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India, This is what she learned

Vidhi Doshi In India, many consider them “monsters.” Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. It all ...

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Police clueless in minor’s rape case

Srikakulam: Deployment of police force is not at all correct at Vamsadhara project affected villages for the last several days opined YSRCP district president, Reddy Shanthi. She submitted a memorandum to district collector, K. Dhanunjaya Reddy at grievances cell at Srikakulam on Monday. On the occasion she found fault with the government for creating fear among displaced people by using ...

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Bombay HC accepts 6-year-old’s evidence, upholds man’s rape conviction

“The evidence of the child victim is clear and cogent in respect of the penetrative sexual assault suffered by her. There is nothing in her evidence to indicate that she is a tutored witness,” said Justice A M Badar. Taking into account evidence of a minor girl who was allegedly raped by her neighbour when she was six years old, ...

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Only one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction in 2016

Nagaland (72.7%) and Mizoram (70.6%) had the best conviction rates in 2015 – the year for which latest data were available – while Jammu and Kashmir (7%) and Gujarat (10.1%) had the worst In 2016, one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction – lowest since 2012–according to national crime data. India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5%, ...

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