VAWM in the News | 19th Oct

1. http://www.mid-day.com/news/2011/oct/191011-24-yr-old-caught-selling-new-bride-to-brothel-keeper.htm

24-yr-old caught selling new bride to brothel keeper

An unsuspecting woman on the verge of being thrust head-long into a life of prostitution found unexpected and unlikely saviours in the form of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Mumbai’s oldest redlight area, Kamathipura. Their presence of mind and compassion resulted in the arrest of a human trafficker, who was trying to sell off his new bride to a brothel owner

2. http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/indore-man-throws-acid-on-woman-for-revenge-142303

Indore: Man throws acid on woman for revenge

3. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ludhiana/Minors-rape-Kin-accuse-school-of-influencing-probe/articleshow/10397287.cms

Minor’s rape: Kin accuse school of influencing probe

Parents of a minor rape victim staged a protest outside the girl’s school on Monday, alleging the authorities were trying to misguide them and influence the police investigation.A three-and-a-half years old girl was allegedly raped in the school washroom on October 10.

4. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ludhiana/Woman-raped-MMS-clip-made/articleshow/10397410.cms

Woman raped, MMS clip made

 24-year-old woman was abducted at gunpoint and gangraped in Joshi Nagar area, while an MMS clip was made of her. Though the incident occurred on October 10, the victim reported it to the police on Sunday. She said the accused had threatened to upload the MMS and kill her if she told the police.

5. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Woman-set-afire-over-property-dispute/articleshow/10410246.cms

Woman set afire over property dispute

A dispute over a piece of land in Basma village resulted in a married woman being in a critical condition, after she was set on fire by her warring relatives on Monday night. The victim suffered more than 60% burns and has been admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh while the police have registered a case.

6. http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_bangalore-woman-dies-of-burns-husband-in-dock_1600306

Bangalore woman dies of burns, husband in dock

A 25-year-old woman succumbed to burn injuries on Sunday morning in the city, with her family alleging that she was set afire by her husband, who has since been arrested.

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