Youth held for raping 11-year-old girl,Teenage Rape Victim Commits Suicide, Three arrested in India for harassment on bus, Delhi-based girl thrown out of car, Crimes against women shoot up in Aurangabad
GURGAON: A youth was arrested on Sunday for allegedly kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in Ghari village of the district on Thursday. Gurgaon Police had got information on Thursday that two minor girls, aged 7 and 11, have been abducted in a car from Ghari village, located on Gurgaon-Pataudi road.
The two were found injured in Makdola village and were taken for a medical examination. Police said that a preliminary examination had shown injuries on the 11-year-old's private parts and later rape was confirmed. After tracing the registration number of the vehicle the police team nabbed the accused, Ram Niwas. The accused is a driver and was visiting his brother in Gurgaon when he abducted the two girls by luring them with sweets.
"We will produce him in a city court on Monday", said Sangeeta Kalia, DCP (west).
A 14-year-old rape victim from West Bengal's Burdwan district committed suicide on Friday after the family of the accused put pressure on the girl and her parents to withdraw the complaint.
The victim's body has been sent for post-mortem. The girl ended her life after facing severe pressure from the boy's family. In the suicide note she left in her note book, she said the parents of the 16-year-old accused put pressure on her to withdraw the case.
Burdwan police arrested the mother of the accused and three other family members. They were produced before the acting Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Anusha Lama on Sunday. Lama has sent two of the accused family members to judicial custody till 11 December while his mother and another member have been remanded in police custody for two days, according to the Deccan Chronicle.
The 16-year-old allegedly raped the girl on 30 September when she was alone at her home. Following the incident, an FIR was registered against the boy and he was sent to a juvenile home after his arrest. However, three weeks later he was released on bail.
Incidents of rape and sexual assault are on the rise in many parts of the nation. The heinous 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case has not yet faded from the memory of the people of India, where such cases surface every now and then.
Delhi's brutal incident was followed by another similar incident from West Bengal's Barasat town. In June 2013, a 20-year-old college student was abducted, gangraped and murdered in Kamduni village, near the state capital Kolkata.
The second year BA student of Derozio College was raped by nine men inside a factory who then brutally murdered her by slitting her throat and ripping apart her body. Her mutilated body was later found in the fields near the factory.
Teenage Rape Victim Commits Suicide after Offender's Family Pressures her to Withdraw Complaint By Neha Singh December 1, 2014
Police in India's northern Haryana state have arrested three men after two female students registered a complaint of sexual harassment on a bus, an incident caught on tape and showing the women fighting back.
The three men were arrested on Sunday night for "eve-teasing" the women in Rohtak district when the two sisters, aged 22 and 19, were on their way home. The incident reportedly occurred last Friday.
"We have arrested three men. The main person involved is Kuldeep Singh. The other two involved are Mohit and Deepak. The three will be presented in court tomorrow and then will be taken into judicial custody," said police officer Gajendra Singh.
Al Jazeera's Karishma Vyas, reporting from New Delhi, reported that the young women say "they resorted to attacking the men after fellow passengers failed to intervene. Their actions are now attracting wide support on social media".
The women said the harassment continued on board the bus and explained how the incident escalated to the point where one of the men began hitting one of the women.
No other passengers on board appeared to help the women in the video.
'Awarded for bravery'
"Eve-teasing" is a common term used in India to describe public harassment of women. It can range from cat-calling on the street to molestation, threats that women and girls face on a daily basis in the country, especially when walking on the street and using public transport.
A politician of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), OP Dhankar, said the girls were an inspiration to everyone and offered a cash reward to them.
"Every girl should show bravery done by the two girls. I respect their bravery. Both the girls will be awarded rupees 31,000 (nearly $498) each. The government will probe into the case," said Dhankar in Jhajjar district.
Indian laws prevent identification of alleged victims' names in any sexual harassment case.
In December 2012, the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi caused national outrage with mass protests across the country for stringent rape laws and fast track courts to punish the perpetrators.