Crimes Against Women

  • Bokaro rape: NCW slams district administration 11-07-2014 12:24 PM

    National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq on Friday said that the panel would take up the case of a rape of 14-year-old tribal girl in Jharkhand's Bokaro allegedly on the orders of village panchayat. She slammed the district administration over the incident and sought action against local bodies which...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl 11-07-2014 10:04 AM

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed...
  • Ghaziabad gangrape case: Woman records statement before magistrate 10-07-2014 11:12 PM

    A 25-year-old woman, who has accused her former live-in partner and his three friends of gang-raping her, on Thursday recorded her statement before a magistrate in Ghaziabad, police said. "The victim today recorded her statement under Section 164 before the court here," said a senior police official investigating the case....
  • 10-year-old girl raped on Panchayat chief's directive 09-07-2014 11:07 PM

    A ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the diktat of a Panchayat chief in Bokaro district, the police today said. The 25-year-old rape accused allegedly dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her on the directive of Bhopal Pasi, the Panchayat chief of Swang Gulgulia...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains 08-07-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 2014-15, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are...
  • FIR lodged against two neighbourhood boys on charges of raping an 18-year-old girl 08-07-2014 04:34 PM

    A teenage girl has alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by two neighbourhood boys for last four years in Jaipur in an apartment complex in Malviya Nagar, police said on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old girl has moved the FIR through an "istgasa" recently filed in the court which directed the Jawahar...
  • FIR lodged agaisnt 40-year-old man for raping his 19-year-old niece 08-07-2014 02:53 PM

    A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Meerut, police said on Tuesday. According to the complaint lodged on Monday at the Civil Lines police station, the incident took place on June 30 when the girl was alone at her home and her 40-year-old uncle barged into the...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested for raping a 3-year-old minor 08-07-2014 12:55 PM

    A three-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 15-year-old boy in Dehat area of the district, police said in Etah on Tuesday. The accused lured the victim after promising her sweets and allegedly raped her late on Monday evening, in-charge of Dehat police station Padam Singh said. Police said the...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case 08-07-2014 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • Security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha sentenced to life 07-07-2014 01:57 PM

    Mumbai: The security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha has been sentenced to life by a Mumbai Court. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, had been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution had asked for death penalty on the grounds...
  • Three persons arrested over gangraping 23-year-old girl 06-07-2014 02:43 PM

    A 23-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and threatened by three youths at Balwakheri village under Charthawal police station in the district, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night when the accused, Sorabh, Mohit and Vipin barged into the girl's house...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal 06-07-2014 09:12 AM

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Badaun murder: One month on, family awaits justice 04-07-2014 09:09 PM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh and there is still no clarity on who killed the two teenagers and under what circumstances. The postmortem report was supposed to be the basis of scientific investigation...
  • Andhra Pradesh: School teacher arrested for misbehaving with girl student 04-07-2014 06:46 PM

    Anantapur: A physical education teacher at a zilla parishad school was arrested today after he allegedly made objectionable remarks against a teenaged girl student, before being beaten up by locals for the act, the police said. A Lepakshi mandal police sub-inspector said that based on a complaint by the 14-year-old...
  • Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects 04-07-2014 09:07 AM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. After the Central Bureau of Investigation's initial probe said that it could be a case of honour killing. However, the girls' parents claim these allegations are being made...
  • Slip of tongue happens, Tapas Pal should be forgiven: President's son 03-07-2014 03:50 PM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee has defended Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal over his rape for revenge remark saying that he should be forgiven as he has tendered an apology. "Tapas has written an apology letter. I feel since he has apologised and his party has pardoned him,...
  • Man sentenced to life for raping a 12-year-old minor 03-07-2014 03:46 PM

    A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Muzaffarnagar for raping a 12-year-old girl in 2009. Additional District and Sessions Judge Lukmanul Haq also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict Jony after holding him guilty on Wednesday. The girl, who belongs to a...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal 03-07-2014 12:31 PM

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence today 03-07-2014 11:26 AM

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Thursday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty...
  • Mumbai: Principal, teacher arrested for molesting a 13-year-old girl 03-07-2014 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking case in Mumbai, the Principal and teacher of a school for the hearing and speech-impaired has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old student in school premises. The 42-year-old principal and a 37-year-old teacher of the Dadar school have been remanded to police custody till the...
  • Goa: Neighbours abuse, strip woman; stuff her private parts with chilly powder 03-07-2014 08:56 AM

    Panaji: In shocking news from Goa, a 33-year-old woman was allegedly abused, stripped and stuffed with chilly powder in her private parts by her neighbours. The incident allegedly took place on June 22 and 26. The woman claims that on the first day she had registered a complaint with the...
  • I was abused, threatened and humiliated by someone who once was very dear to me: Preity Zinta 02-07-2014 11:08 AM

    Mumbai: In an emotional message posted on her Facebook page, actor Preity Zinta clarified her stand on why she filed a complaint against ex boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. She said that she was left with no option but to lodge a complaint against him. "This is my attempt to...
  • I suffered sexual abuse when I was younger: Katie Price 02-07-2014 09:30 AM

    London: British model Katie Price has opened up about her past revealing that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger when she was all of seven. She disclosed this information during her weekly show on uncensored internet radio station Fubar, reports dailystar.co.uk. "I was a in a park in a...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? 01-07-2014 06:35 PM

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee 01-07-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrong-doing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action....
  • 'I apologise unreservedly': TMC MP on his controversial remarks 01-07-2014 06:08 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. "Some remarks made by me in the heat and dust of the election campaign...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action 01-07-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • Sexual assault case: SC grants bail to Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal 01-07-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: In what comes as huge relief for Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the sexual assault case. Tejpal has told the court that he will not tamper with evidence or threaten witnesses. The Goa government had earlier opposed the grant...
  • Goa minister asks women not to wear short dresses or drink to stop crime 01-07-2014 12:20 PM

    Panaji: Even as the furore over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape comment continues, another politician has sparked a row making a controversial comment on women. Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar has said that women going to pubs in short dresses is not India's culture. While speaking to CNN-IBN, he...
  • Want death penalty for my daughter's murderer: Pallavi Purkayastha's father 30-06-2014 12:59 PM

    The sentencing in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be pronounced on July 3. The family of the lawyer, who was brutally murdered in Mumbai in August 2012, has demanded death penalty for the watchman who was held guilty. ...