VAWM in the News | 28th Oct

Delhi remains rape capital
NEW DELHI: Crime in India increased by 4.9% in 2010 with relatively
smaller cities like Kochi, Bhopal and Indore reporting higher crime
rate – number of crimes per lakh of population – compared to biggies
like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
The capital, however, reported the highest number of ‘rape’ cases
(414) followed by Mumbai (194) among 35 ‘mega’ cities in the country.

Man acquitted in rape case must pay for kid
MUMBAI: Nine years after a Wardha resident was acquitted of rape
charges, the Bombay High Court, in a rare order, has asked him to
shell out Rs 1,500 as monthly maintenance to the child who was born to
the ‘victim’.
Justice A P Bhangale upheld a sessions court order that as Sunil
Katole (45) “was a man of sufficient means, he was bound to maintain
his illegitimate son”.

Delhi duo held for rape in Mumbai
MUMBAI: The Dongri police arrested two youths from Delhi on Sunday on
charges of raping a girl in the city. Omprakash alias Pal Yadav (26)
and Wahid Ali alias Shahid Sayyed (23) will be brought to the city.
The police had earlier arrested Asif Khan and Mahmood Shaikh, and are
looking out for Nabila alias Shiza and her husband Mehmod Siddiqui
alias Mammu.
The police said the victim ran away from Delhi after a fight with her
parents in August . In Mumbai, she stayed with her friend Nabila and
her husband, at Afzal Mansion, Sarang Street, Dongri.

Two held for kidnap and rape
NEW DELHI: Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping two women
after abducting them from Nizamuddin railway station. The incident
took place on Saturday. Cops said the accused are Upendra (20) and
Bhutal (18).
Police said the duo, along with one Rajiv, met the women who were
going to Orissa. “They were returning to their hometown in Orrisa,
along with a cousin brother. The victims were looking for an alternate
train when the trio befriended them,” said an officer.

Engineer bros kill youth for stalking sister
BANGALORE: Two brothers, a software engineer and a mechanical
engineer, dreamt of making their sister a scientist and got her
enrolled in one of the best colleges in the city. And when a young lad
had a crush on her, they beat him to death.
K Manjunath, K Selva Kumar and their relative R Raju allegedly beat up
K Deepak (18) in Bangalore’s Islampur, near Srirampura, after they
found that he had fallen in love with their sister. The airport police
arrested the trio on Thursday.

Family mute as married woman killed for eloping with Dalit
BHOPAL: A 30-year-old married woman in Morena district of the
Chambal-Gwalior region paid with her life for eloping with a Dalit
Guddi Bai Gujjar was mercilessly beaten with sticks and then allegedly
killed by her husband and in-laws even as her younger sister, married
into the same family, stood a mute spectator.
Her sister Brijesh allegedly watched her sibling being paraded,
beaten-up, hanged from a tree and then the body burnt in an
agricultural field. The police are stunned that Brijesh who is an
eyewitness in the honour killing of her elder sibling refused to give
a statement or divulge any details of the incident.
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