A 25-year-old woman was gang-raped by five men in South East Delhi's Dakshinpuri last evening. All five accused have been arrested. The police in Kerala are searching in several states for a catholic priest who raped a 14-year-old. A 15-year-old tribal girl was raped several times over a period of three years by a government school headmaster.
The woman was travelling in an auto from Uttam Nagar in West Delhi to Defence Colony in South Delhi, when four people came in a Santro car and pulled the woman from the auto into their vehicle.
They then took her to Dakshinpuri in South Delhi, where along with another person, they gang-raped her, the woman added.
After the incident, the accused dropped the woman to Defence Colony.
The men were arrested based on the statement of the auto driver and the woman. The car which the accused were driving has also been recovered by the police.
The woman, meanwhile, has been taken to a hospital for medical examination.
The police in Kerala are searching in several states for a catholic priest who raped a 14-year-old earlier this year. Father Edwin Figurez Joseph has been suspended from his Parish and a complaint has gone to the Vatican in Rome.
The priest is accused of raping the teenager in a church complex in Ernakulam nearly five times between January and March, mostly when she came for confession. He has been missing since May 5, when the state High Court rejected his request for bail.
The girl, a Class 10 student, was involved in church activities and had reportedly worked closely with the priest for over a year.
"The church is waiting for directions from the Vatican. We are taking these allegations very seriously as it involves paedophilia," a church spokesperson told NDTV.
The girl's parents filed an FIR or First Information Report on April 1 under a stringent law on sexual crimes against children. A day later, the priest allegedly took a flight to a Gulf country. He returned when the High Court stopped the police from arresting him till May 5, until his bail petition was heard.
The police had then confiscated his passport and therefore believe he may not have fled the country.
A look out notice, or warning at airports and borders, has been issued for the priest. The police are looking for him not just in Kerala, but also in other states including Delhi and Karnataka.
A 15-year-old tribal girl was raped several times over a period of three years by a government school headmaster in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district following which she became pregnant, police said on Monday.
"The victim delivered a baby last month but the incident came to light only on Sunday when she approached police and lodged a complaint in this connection," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Nivedita Sharma told PTI.
Based on the complaint, a case has been registered with Makdi police station against the headmaster of the primary school, Jhakarpara Madhav Naag (52), for sexually exploiting the minor, Sharma said.
A police team has been sent to Naag's native place-Sihawa in Dhamtari district to arrest him, she added.
The victim, who resides in Bheemabeda area of Makdi, studies in class IX at government high school in Jhakarpara where the accused is the headmaster of the primary section.
"As per the complaint, Naag had been sexually exploiting the girl since last three years on the pretext of ensuring her good marks in the annual examinations," Sharma said.
When Naag discovered the girl's pregnancy, he threatened the girl and her family with dire consequences if they reveal the incident to anyone.
Besides, he also lured her with money to persuade her not to approach the police, the ASP said quoting the girl's statement.
The girl had stopped going to school during her pregnancy.
On Sunday, the girl along with her family reached Makdi police station and lodged a complaint in this connection, she said.