Rape

Tarun Tejpal to Appear for In-Camera Trial in Rape Case Today

Tarun Tejpal, ‘Tehelka’s’ editor-in-chief and rape accused, will be appearing before a sessions court in north Goa’s Mapusa town, for an in-camera trial at 2:30 pm on Thursday,7 September, 2017, according to media reports. The court had granted Tejpal’s plea under CrPC Section 327(2) to conduct the proceedings in the rape case in-camera. The journalist’s lawyers had sought to bar ...

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India court allows abortion for 13-year-old rape victim

India’s top court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony. The girl is 32 weeks pregnant, well beyond India’s 20-week legal limit after which terminations are only allowed where there is a danger to the life of the mother or ...

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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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Shimla rape-murder case: IGP Zaidi, DSP among eight sent to three day CBI remand

Singh, a 29-year-old labourer from Nepal, was among six people arrested by the local police. He was allegedly killed by a co-accused at the police station last month, which sparked a massive public outrage. A district court in Shimla on Monday sent eight policemen, who were arrested in connection with the custodial death of an accused in the Kothkai rape ...

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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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TEN-YEAR-OLD RAPE VICTIM GIVES BIRTH IN INDIA

New Delhi – A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the ...

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Men May Suffer if Marital Rape Becomes Crime, India Government Says

NEW DELHI — Criminalizing marital rape could “destabilize” marriages and make men vulnerable to harassment by their wives, said India’s government in response to a plea in the capital’s high court. Victims and rights groups are seeking to change the law on marital rape, but the government said husbands risked being falsely accused of rape if the change were to ...

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India rape victim, 13, seeks court approval for abortion

The parents of a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim from the Indian city of Mumbai have gone to the Supreme Court seeking permission to abort her baby. The girl is 30 weeks pregnant. Indian law allows terminations after 20 weeks only if the mother’s life is in danger. The pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to ...

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Mumbai man rapes 3-year-old girl

Govandi police arrested a 25-year-old for raping and molesting a three-year-old girl in Chembur on Wednesday Police said the girl was playing alone in the building around 8 pm when the accused, Sachin Devkate, picked her up and took her to his flat. “Devkate then forced himself on to her,” said an officer, who did not wish to be identified. ...

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30 weeks pregnant, 13-year-old rape victim’s parents approach SC for permission for abortion

The minor’s case is similar to a petition filed by a 10-year-old rape victim from Chandigarh who was 32 weeks pregnant and delivered a baby after the Supreme Court rejected her petition seeking abortion observing that it was too risky to undergo termination at such an advanced stage of pregnancy. The parents of a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped ...

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