VAW In The News – Oct 3

1] Rape-murder conviction in just 29 days
BHUBANESWAR: In one of the fastest trials, a court in Odisha convicted
a driver for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl within 29
days of the crime, a lawyer said on Tuesday. The victim, a class two
student, was the daughter of a daily wager.

District and Sessions Judge B P Routray Monday held 28-year-old Pradip
Dalai guilty but would pronounce the quantum of punishment on

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2] Wives lose their charm with age, remarks Jaiswal
LUCKNOW: Yet to rub off the Coalgate scam, Union minister Sriprakash
Jaiswal got embroiled in another controversy by saying wives lose
their charm with the passage of time, triggering a tsunami of
criticism from women’s groups, social organizations and political
parties alike. Although Jaiswal beat a hasty retreat, apologizing for
the “light-hearted comment”, the controversy is far from over.

Speaking during a kavi sammelan (gathering of poets) at KK Girl’s
College in Kanpur on Sunday evening, Jaiswal stopped midway on hearing
celebratory fireworks after India beat Pakistan at the T20 world Cup.
Unable to resist a dig, Jaiswal said, “Nayi jeet aur nayi shaadi ka
apna mahatva hota hai. Jaise jaise samay beetega, jeet ki yaadein
purani hoti jayengi; jaise samay beet-ta hai, patni purani hoti jati
hai, voh maza nahi rehta hai.” (A new victory and new marriage have
their own importance. With time, memories of victory dim. With time,
wives lose their charm, there’s no enjoyment.)

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3] Woman found murdered in Paharganj hotel
NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old woman was found murdered in a hotel room in
the Paharganj area of central Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Police
suspect she was strangled or smothered to death.

The deceased was identified late in the evening as Shazia, a resident
of the Brahmpuri area of northeast Delhi. Shazia and her husband,
Rashid, had checked into Karan Palace Hotel on Monday afternoon. They
told the hotel reception that they were married and had come from
Lucknow. The couple rented a room till Tuesday.

The incident was reported around 4pm on Tuesday after the hotel staff
found the door of room number 207, where the couple was staying,
locked from outside. When the cleaning staff went inside, he found the
body on the bed.

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4] Woman kills father-in-law after third rape attempt
BOKARO: A woman killed her father-in-law after he attempted to rape
her, the third in a row, saying that she felt Goddess Durga had come
on her to kill the Mahishasur. Puja Devi then hid the body of Nandji
Singh in the kitchen at P&T Colony of Sector-V here and fled to her
parents in Bihar from where she informed her husband.

“This was the third time when the father-in-law, a teacher, attempted
to rape me,” the 30-year-old told police. The incident that took place
on Friday afternoon has sent shock waves among the residents of the

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5]Rohtak girl raped, accused held
ROHTAK: The spate of rapes continues in Haryana. A minor girl was
raped by a youth after she was lured by three women relatives of the
victim in Kachchi Garhi Mohalla colony of Rohtak on Monday.

After the victim and her mother complained to the police on Tuesday,
three persons, including the rapist identified as Binder and two other
women — Geeta, the aunt and Monu, the paternal aunt of the victim,
were arrested.

The girl, aged 15, is a school dropout and lives with her parents in
the locality. The victim as well as all the accused belong to
scheduled caste community.

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6] No takers for dumped newborn girl with spinal cord ailment
AJMER: A newborn girl which was spotted on a thoroughfare here near
Nasirabad last month, is waiting for a family to come ahead.

It’s not that there have been no takers. Several families enquired
about the cute child, but when they were informed about an abnormality
in her backbone, they all retreated.

Police is now trying to zero in on the child’s biological mother who
is suspected to be from Ahmedabad.

In last 10 days several couples approached JLN hospital authorities
and enquired about the girl, who was found by a priest on September 23
on Nasirabad road.

Read more here.

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