Rape

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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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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