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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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Parties play blame game on rape case

PUNE: Politicians played blame game while the exasperated parents of the Kopradi rape victim demanded justice for their daughter on Thursday, a year after she was murdered. The opposition parties in the state organized demonstrations and silent marches on Thursday blaming the BJP-led state government for delaying justice to the girl. The BJP leaders, on the other hand, blamed the ...

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13 years after Mothers of Manipur protested naked against Indian Army, where is justice?

Sabarish Suresh Thirteen years ago, on July 15, the world woke up to some shocking images from Manipur. The images were of 12 naked middle-aged women carrying a white banner with “Indian Army Rape Us” painted red on it. The immediate provocation was the brutal rape, torture, mutilation and murder of 32-year-old Thangjam Manorama by the 17th Assam Rifles, the ...

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In Five Years, 277% Rise In Rape Cases Reported In Delhi

The number of rapes reported each year in Delhi has more than tripled over the last five years, registering an increase of 277 percent from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016, according to data released recently by the Delhi Police. The year after the Nirbhaya incident—in which a 23-year-old paramedical student was raped by a group of men in ...

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