VAWM in the News | 7th Oct

1] Sold off as ‘bride’, teen rescued from Haryana village

New Delhi: A 14-year-old girl from Assam was rescued from a Haryana village in a joint operation by cops from the city and Haryana and NGO Shakti Vahini. The rescuers overcame stiff resistance by the villagers, who claimed their “daughter-in-law” was five months pregnant.


2] In-laws, husband get life term for murder
PUNE: Sheetal Sonawane of Wadgaon Maval, who died of burn injuries in 2007, got justice on Thursday when additional sessions judge Shirish Gadge sentenced her husband and her in-laws to life imprisonment and fined them Rs 2,000 each. The prosecution proved that the trio was harassing Sheetal for a long time and they eventually killed her because she gave birth to a girl child.


3]’Denied admission’, woman gives birth outside hospital

MUMBAI: Pandemonium reigned supreme at a nursing home in Shivaji Nagar on Thursday after a 25-year-old woman delivered a girl outside the hospital premises. Johara Begum Mansoori was allegedly denied admission at Family Nursing Home.

4] Woman raped, robbed in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: A 20-year-old woman was raped after being robbed by an unidentified assailant near Kotarpur on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at 3.30 pm when the victim, a resident of Naroda, was passing by Kotarpur water works on Nandigram-Alok Tenement road.

5] Man beheads wife, carries severed head through Guwahati street

GUWAHATI: In a gruesome incident, a man allegedly beheaded his wife and carried the severed head through the streets here before being arrested today, police said.

A man, identified as Ranjit Das, suspecting his wife Amiya Daimary Das of being involved in an illicit relationship allegedly killed her in a fit of rage with a sharp machete at their residence in Japorigog area of the city.

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