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Two-thirds of rape victims in state are minors: Govt data

The state has revised the criteria for those who can avail the scheme and increased the maximum financial assistance to Rs 10 lakh in cases where victims were mentally challenged or then suffered traumatic injuries after gangrape. In the last four years, nearly 7,000 victims of rape and sexual abuse have sought compensation under the state government’s Manodhairya scheme which ...

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Women in India are 40 times more likely to die of sexual assault

A recent study conducted in three major Indian cities and one American one has sown that women in India are 40 times more likely to die after being a victim of sexual assault than female victims in the U.S. The study was conducted by researchers from the Tata Institutes of Social Sciences in India and Sweden as well as the ...

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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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Rape victim attempts suicide, with 80% burns

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl, allegedly sexually assaulted by two youths, who also made a video of the act, attempted to immolate herself at her residence in Adarsh Mandi area of Shamli district on Thursday. The student of Class XII has suffered 80 per cent burns and has been admitted to a hospital in Meerut. Her mother, in a complaint lodged on ...

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Sexual act by man with wife, not below 15 years, is not rape: SC

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says the intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not a rape. The raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has ...

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14 Times Powerful Indians Made Outrageous Remarks on Rape

“You say rape incidents are on the rise. But the population is also swelling.” Women aren’t safe in India. Pick up a newspaper or randomly switch to any news channel on your television set, there is a good chance you’ll come across yet another case of sexual harassment of a woman, a minor or even an infant. In such times, ...

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64% Haryana women sexually harassed while commuting

CHANDIGARH: Women in Haryana are most prone to sexual harassment while commuting to school, college or office and back. These findings of a Haryana Police survey show that around 64% eve-teasing take place during travel and 85.8% women in the state are afraid of being troubled most of the time, always or occasionally . According to the survey, majority of ...

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Acid attacks against women in India on the rise; survivors fight back

NEW DELHI — In early July, unidentified men threw acid on a 35-year-old woman while she was staying at a government-run women’s hostel in Lucknow, 330 miles southeast of here. Guards came to her rescue, but the attackers fled. The assault on the woman, a gang-rape victim whose first name is Vimla, is the latest in a series of acid ...

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Rape accused gives cops a slip

A man accused of raping a minor girl escaped from cops’ custody while being taken to the police station on Monday. Surprisingly, the officers were taking him to the police station in an auto-rickshaw. The vehicle slowed down at a spot and the accused, identified as Bittu Jatav, 27, jumped off it. Jatav was accompanied by Constable Amit Kumar, and ...

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No girl will file rape case over a fight: Delhi court

NEW DELHI: While convicting a man for raping a 22-year-old private company employee, a court observed that a girl will not falsely implicate an innocent person on a grave charge like rape because she had a fight with him. It added that not every rape survivor can be expected to immediately run to the police station and file a complaint ...

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