Rape

Indian court convicts man over brutal rape, murder of student

An Indian court Tuesday found a man guilty of raping and murdering a law student in a frenzied knife attack in southern Kerala state that sparked nationwide outrage. The murdered student was found dead in a pool of blood in her home in Perumbavoor town on April 28, 2016, with nearly 30 stab wounds and bite marks on her severely ...

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India 10-year-old raped girl’s baby adopted

A baby girl, delivered recently by a 10-year-old girl who was raped by two of her uncles, has been adopted. The three-month-old has been handed over to her new parents, a couple from the western state of Maharashtra, child welfare officials in Chandigarh told BBC Punjabi. The harrowing case of the 10-year-old rape victim has made headlines for weeks, both ...

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Pregnant woman jumps off moving van to escape rape

The only resort a seven-month pregnant woman saw to escape an attempt to rape was jumping off a moving van in Telangana. Unfortunately, the 35-year-old woman died as she tried to save herself. The Hindustan Times reports that the incident happened on Hyderabad-Nagpur National Highway 44 on Saturday night. The woman, who sold old clothes for a living, missed the ...

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Kopardi case: 3 get death for India teen’s rape and murder

A court in India has given the death penalty to three men convicted for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. The men, in their 20s, had raped the teenager in July last year. The court had declared them guilty on 18 November. The victim belonged to the upper-caste Maratha community while the men were all Dalits, formerly untouchables. ...

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Man arrested over rape of friend’s 18-month-old daughter he was babysitting

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-month-old baby girl in Delhi. The baby had been left with the 21-year-old suspect who was a friend of the father of the child, while the parents went to work. When the mother returned from work, she found her daughter bleeding and crying and took her to hospital where it was ...

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Witnesses film Indian woman’s rape instead of helping

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted on a street in India in broad daylight, but the reaction from passers-by made the attack more harrowing. A DRUNK man raped a woman in broad daylight on a street in India over the weekend — and instead of trying to help, onlookers pulled out their phones and videotaped the heinous crime. The sex attack ...

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Victim’s silence regarding rape, not proof of consent: Delhi HC

Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal made the observation while rejecting a rape convict’s defence that the victim’s silence about the incident proved consensual sexual relations. The silence of a rape victim cannot be taken as proof of consent for sexual relations, the Delhi High Court has observed while upholding a mans 10-year jail term for raping a pregnant woman. Justice Sangita ...

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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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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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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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