Rape

Policeman arrested for rape of seven-year-old girl

An Indian policeman has been been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl, according to a senior officer. Local media reported the little girl was found naked in the officer’s quarters in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Police Superintendent Vipin Tada told AFP: “We sent her for a medical examination and are awaiting a final report. “The policeman ...

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Mumbai man gets life for raping minor daughter

MUMBAI: A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act court on Friday convicted and sentenced a 47-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping his 16-year-old daughter. An autorickshaw driver (32) who took the child in after she ran away from home was sentenced to 20 years in jail as well for repeatedly raping her, which resulted in the ...

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Two minor boys held in Kota girl rape, murder case

According to police, one of the two accused, with the help of his cousin, had allegedly murdered the girl just because she had rejected his advances a few days ago. Two minor boys on Friday were detained in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl on Thursday behind a multi-storey building in Anantpura police station of ...

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Indian Editor charged with rape

A court in India has charged Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of Tehelka magazine, with raping a colleague. A trial court in Mapusa in the western state of Goa charged Mr Tejpal with rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint. He has pleaded not guilty. His unnamed accuser has alleged that he assaulted her at an event organised by Tehelka in ...

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India is rape capital of the world, Pakistan tells UNHRC

GENEVA: A Pakistani diplomat told the United Rights Commission (UNHRC) that India has become the ‘rape capital of the world’ as 327,000 crimes against women were registered in a single year in India, most of these involving rape or rape attempts. Availing right of reply at the current 36th Session of the Human Rights Council, diplomat Murk Aijaz told quoting ...

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India court blames ‘promiscuous’ rape survivor

A recent Indian court order suspending the jail terms of three young men guilty of gang-rape and blackmail, even labelling the victim as “promiscuous”, stands out for being regressive, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi. A two-judge bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court awarded bail to three law students from the elite Jindal Global Law School who ...

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Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her. He is the younger brother of the uncle who was arrested earlier and charged with raping the girl, police said. Police began looking for a second suspect after forensic tests revealed that the baby’s DNA samples ...

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Woman alleges rape by son in Batala sub division of Gurdaspur

Batala, An elderly woman was allegedly raped by her son at a village in this sub division under the Gurdaspur district, the police said today. The 70-year-old lodged a complaint with the police yesterday, they added. According to officials, the woman informed that she has four sons and three daughters. She had been living with her bachelor son while her ...

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Three minors held for allegedly raping 13-year-old girl

Police on Saturday apprehended three minors, all aged 16, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. The alleged crime came to light when the girl was found to be pregnant and carrying a dead foetus, police said. She told her mother that a boy in the neighbourhood, who used to stalk her, took her to his house forcibly some ten months ago ...

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23-year-old woman raped by Delhi cabbie

NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a cab driver in his taxi early on Tuesday. The incident took place near Golden Jubilee Park at the Yamuna Khadar area in north Delhi.The driver, Chunnu Mehto (30), was arrested within hours of the crime being reported and sent to Tihar jail after being produced before a magistrate. The woman’s ...

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