VAWM in the news – October 11 2012


Is office harassment really a thing of the past?

The Jimmy Savile revelations have prompted accounts of sexual harassment at work during the 70s and 80s. So have things really changed?


Pubs and clubs to face closure in rape crackdown

Exclusive: Met police’s sex crimes unit, Sapphire, will target male behaviour where high levels of rape and sexual assaults take place


Teen stabs sister to death in Delhi

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old stabbed his younger sister to death for being in a relationship with a man he disapproved of, police said, denying that it was a case of honour killing.Laxmi was repeatedly knifed by her brother Sujit in the Mandawali area around 1 am. 4.

Man held for killing wife on suspicion of infidelity

A 30-year-old man allegedly killed his wife at their residence in Gorhe Budruk on Sinhgad Road in the wee hours yesterday after suspecting she was having an extra-marital affair.

Officials of the Haveli police station arrested the man, identified as Vinod Bhandari. The deceased was identified as Talashi Bhadari (25).

Restaurant waiter 
The police said that the suspect worked as a waiter in a small restaurant and hailed from Nepal. “Vinod was doubting his wife’s character and used to harass her often and on Monday night, the couple had a dispute over the same issue and following the quarrel, Vinod stabbed her with a sharp weapon and murdered her,” PSI Bajrang Kapse of the Haveli police station said.


Another Dalit girl alleges rape in Haryana

The girl from Kalayat area of Kaithal district, 140 km from here, alleged that she was raped Monday by two men who abducted her and took her to the fields. They dumped her late Monday evening after tying her hands.Police in Kaithal said both the accused were arrested following a complaint by the victim. Further investigations were on.The victim was medically examined Tuesday and rape was confirmed. 6.

Two held for attempting to abduct 9-yr-old from train

The Kurla Government Railway Police (GRP) yesterday arrested two brothers for attempting to abduct a minor girl who was travelling with her family to Varanasi on board the Darbhanga-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Pawan Express.


Cops suspect that the brothers intended to kidnap and rape the girl.


18-yr-old alleges sexual harassment

An 18-year-old girl, pursuing an air hostess course, alleged sexual harassment against the owner of the institute on Wednesday. The girl said she staying as a paying guest in the accommodation of the institute’s owner at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar Extension. She alleged that the owner had taken ‘objectionable’ photograph of her through hidden cameras installed in her bathroom and bedroom. She also alleged that the owner forced her to drink alcohol on several occasions. A teacher of the institute supported the allegations.An inquiry has been ordered. The owner of the institute has denied the allegations.


Feticide claimed 3 million in the last decade: Govt

India’s love for a male child has led to cold-blooded murder of three million girl children over the last decade.

By government’s own admission, the ministry of statistics and programme implementation in its latest report on state of children says three million girl children have gone missing in 2011 compared to 2001.


Haryana horror: Rape tally now touches 17

A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi visited the family of a minor dalit girl who killed herself after being raped in Haryana’s Jind district, another 19-year-old dalit girl who is five months pregnant was abducted and gang-raped by two upper-caste youth in Kalayat town in Kaithal district. One more case of assault in May was reported late on Tuesday and, additionally, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Yamunanagar late on Monday, taking the number of such cases to 17. (Speed news from this link)

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In a shocking act of human cruelty, a 2 year old girl from Colva was raped by her neighbor and the Colva police have registered n offense of rape punishable under Section 376 IPC on Saturday, January 21, against 25 year old Santan Fernandes who is currently absconding.

Five year old tribal girl raped in Lohardaga by 16 year old boy.

In a bizarre, a six-year-old girl has been raped by a 17-year-old minor at village Karampura of district Una in Himachal Pradesh where both the victim and the accused had come to attend a marriage party. Finding the condition of the victim critical, who was found unconscious with her blood-drenched clothes from an isolated area in proximity to the party site, has been referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh. On the other hand, the apprehended minor accused has been sent to the juvenile home.

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old minor allegedly raped a two-and-a-half year old girl in Hathipur village in the Maharajpur police station limits here on Monday night. He took the child to his house where he raped her.

A class two student of a Burnpur school in Burdwan was raped and murdered. The body was found behind the school. Later locals ransacked the school. Police had to lathicharge to disperse the mob.

Describing it as a serious matter, Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya demanded from the government to ensure action against the police and panchayat members who took the decision. Parliamentary affairs minister,  Azam Khansaid that it was a sensitive and serious issue and the state government would do everything in its capacity.

During the zero hour, in state assembly BSP members raised the issue of reported rape of a 11- year-old deaf and dumb girl in Allahabad alleging that the accused was sent free by a panchayat after charging fine of Rs 21,000. The victim, was abducted by her neighbour Rajesh on gun-point. He took her to an isolated spot, raped her and strangulated her to death. Few hours later when she did not turn up, her parents launched a hunt but to no avail. The girls body was, however, recovered from the fields in the outskirts of the village early on Thursday morning. According to police, the girl, daughter of Jalkesh, a resident of Kripalpur village had gone to see the `Jaimal’ ceremony of the daughter of one Ram Pratap in the village. —

A 16-year-old girl was abducted on gun-point, raped and murdered by her neighbour at Kripalpur village under Jahanabad police station in Fatehpur district on Wednesday night.

Chandigarh police have claimed to solve the two months old case of rape and murder of a woman near colony number-4, Industrial Area, Phase-I, and arrested three accused on Sunday.<PI> <PI> Accused identified as Prince, alias Gurudutt Mishra, Jaswant Singh, alias Shahenshah, and Vinod. Police said accused Prince has been surrendered before the police and other two were arrested following his discloser statements.<

Among the 123 arrested persons arrested  during last 24 hours by Patna police, was  Shatrughan Ram, who was wanted in an incident of rape and murder committed under Shri Krishnapuri police station. As per the police record, he, on December 17, 2007, raped   an eight-year old girl and later murdered her. She belonged to the Punaichak slum.

In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was raped and murdered by some unidentified miscreants in the Ballahan village located on the banks of Yamuna river under the Ghatampur police station here on Thursday

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