Category Archives: VAWM in the news

Honour killing: Victim’s father, brother arrested

Ambala : The district police on Monday claimed to have arrested the father and an elder brother of Komal, a 19-year-old girl who fell prey to an alleged honour killing at Laha village of Naraingarh last Wednesday. Komal’s father Narender … Continue reading

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Dowry Disgrace By Abigail Lavin

THE LARGEST PRISON in Delhi, Tihar Jail, has a “mother-in-law” cell block, currently home to roughly 120 women, some of whom are serving 20-year sentences for murdering their daughters-in-law. The majority of these crimes stem from disputes over dowry: A … Continue reading

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Mentally ill teen raped by six men over six months

All she remembers are the chocolates and the rickshaw rides. But the horrifying truth is that a 14-year-old mentally challenged girl was raped by six different persons in six months, and she is now 5 months pregnant. The case has … Continue reading

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Man booked for sending obscene SMSs to woman pilot

GURGAON: An unknown person has been booked for allegedly sending obscene messages to a woman working as a pilot with an airline company. The message is from a UP-based number but the caller is unknown. According to police, Reema (name … Continue reading

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NRI woman wants FIR to be registered in rape case

VADODARA: An accused NRI woman, who had alleged last week that she had been raped in CID custody, today refused to provide any any details to police in this case demanding an FIR to be registered first, police said. A … Continue reading

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VAWM in the news – October 17 2012

1. http://asiancorrespondent.com/90805/japan-decries-alleged-rape-by-us-troops-on-okinawa/ Japan decries alleged rape by US troops on Okinawa Japan’s defense minister said Wednesday he was deeply concerned by the alleged rape of a woman on the island of Okinawa by two U.S. military servicemen and suggested the U.S. … Continue reading

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VAWM in the news – October 15 2012

1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Gang-rape-victim-ignores-threats-vows-to-fight-back/articleshow/16815212.cms Gang-rape victim ignores threats, vows to fight back The first-year polytechnic student, who was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by some of her seniors last Tuesday in the college union room, is determined to see the offenders get punished. Even … Continue reading

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College girl gang-raped in Pune

PUNE: In two incidents here, a minor boy was kidnapped and killed while a college girl was gang-raped by four youths over the weekend, police said here on Tuesday. The five-year-old boy was allegedly killed by Parminder Swaran Singh, a … Continue reading

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Are women not part of our being?

A society that is unable to respect, protect and nurture its women and children loses its moral moorings and runs adrift. In a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters’ TrustLaw Women, a hub of legal information and legal support for women’s … Continue reading

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French woman found dead in Delhi’s Aurobindo ashram

NEW DELHI: A 53-year-old French woman was found dead inside her accommodation in an ashram here in the city, police said on Tuesday. Marie Robert Vanerik, who arrived in India July 17, was found dead on Monday morning at Aurobindo … Continue reading

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