MENTALLY CHALLENGED

  • 72-yr-old-man sexually abuses mentally challenged minor girl in Odisha 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    Balasore: A mentally-challenged minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 72-year-old relative of hers who has been absconding after the matter came to light. According to the FIR lodged by the girl's mother on September 28, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and also threatened her against talking...
  • Man arrested for raping mentally challenged girl June 9, 2014

    Namakkal: A man was on Monday arrested for allegedly raping an eightyearold mentally challenged girl here, police said. Ramesh had taken the girl to his house and allegedly raped her on Sunday night. The girl's mother lodged a complaint with police following which a case was registered under the Protection...
  • 30yearold mentally challenged son kills father with a brick January 6, 2014

    A mentally challenged son allegedlykilled his father by hitting him with a brick in Barauli area in Kanpur, thepolice said on Monday. A resident of Barauli, Shayam Manohar (55), who works asa carpenter, on Sunday, had a fight with his 30yearoldmentally challenged son Dipu.After the fight, Dipu left the house. Manohar...
  • Bihar: Police tie, drag mentallychallenged man on the streets October 24, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentallychallenged and injured man was tied and then dragged mercilessly on the streets of Purnia in Bihar by some Government Railway Police officials. The man identified as 40yearold Gyanendra Choudhary, a native of Nepal, was injured while crossing the railway tracks and had been admitted to...
  • Five arrested for gangraping mentally challenged woman October 16, 2013

    Rajkot: A 20yearold mentally challenged woman was allegedly gangraped by six persons for three days, police said on Wednesday. The woman, living in Mafatiya Para area of the city with her parents, was missing since October 13. She was found in a dilapidated house near the area Tuesday, where she had...
  • Two arrested for sexually exploiting mentally challenged girls September 5, 2013

    Jammu: Director of a shelter for mentally challenged children and a guard have been arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting five girl inmates of the home Jammu, police said on Thursday. "A director and a guard of a home for mentally-challenged children have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing five girl...
  • Ward boy, security guard rape 30-year-old mentally challenged woman; arrested September 2, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a ward boy and a security guard in the lift of a municipal hospital at Bhosari near Pune, police said on Monday. Both the accused have been arrested. The 30-year-old woman, who is also speech impaired, had been admitted...
  • Unable to afford treatment, family chains mentally sick boy for 8 years August 8, 2013

    A 12yearold mentally challenged boy in Rajasthan has been fettered with chains and ropes in his house for eight years as the family cannot afford his treatment, his father said on Thursday. For all these years, Pankaj Meghwal, a resident of Sigada village near Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu district, some 200...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three cops arrested for gangrape July 4, 2013

    Shimla: Three policemen were arrested Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town for gangraping a 32yearold mentally challenged woman and daughter of a former police official, an official said. The accused took the victim to a house and allegedly raped her on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police RS Negi told IANS. Accused Man Singh,...
  • Pune: Wardboy rapes mentallychallenged woman April 21, 2013

    Pune: A 22yearold mentally challenged woman was raped allegedly by a ward boy at a nursing home whose doctors have been arrested on charge of trying to bribe the survivor's family to hush up the matter. The incident occurred at Walhekarwadi in Chinchwad town near Pune on April 16 in...
  • Haryana: Mentally challenged rape survivor struggles with police March 7, 2013

    Haryana: While the laws on crimes against women still need strengthening, activists say no attention is paid to how the upholders of the law, the police, even at senior levels, do their job on the ground. In a Haryana city, just a 100 kms from Delhi, a DSP displayed complete...
  • Gujarat: Man arrested for raping mentally challenged woman February 5, 2013

    Jamnagar: A 35yearold man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21yearold mentally challenged woman living in his neighbourhood in a village in Jamnagar, police said on Tuesday. "The accused, Hasmukh Kurji, a father of two sons in the Tarai village of Jamjodhpur taluka, has been arrested and we will produce...
  • US: Two boys rape mentally challenged girl in class January 13, 2013

    Washington: A mentallychallenged 15yearold girl in New York was brutally gangraped by two boys in her classroom with her teacher standing only a few feet away, a media report said on Sunday. The special needs student was allegedly sexually assaulted for 10 minutes as another student "hit her on the head...
  • Bihar: Hospital employee rapes differentlyabled woman December 30, 2012

    Motihari (Bihar): A differentlyabled woman was allegedly raped by an employee of the Sadar hospital here in Bihar's East Champaran district, police said on Sunday. Acting on the complaint of locals, District Civil Surgeon Saroj Singh lodged an FIR against Ram Sakal Ram in the town police station, Superintendent of...
  • Chennai: 18 years on, woman meets kin September 24, 2012

    Chennai: After spending 18 years at a home for mentally challenged women in Chennai, a schizophrenic woman from Gujarat was reunited with her brother. Sadly for Chandrika Ben, who hails from the small village of Marohi, which is 6 km outside Surat, her husband who abandoned her all those years...
  • TN: The tale of a sick society's child July 30, 2012

    Madurai: A sick societys child. That is how one can describe the heartrending tale of Kannathal (name changed), a mentallyill rape victim who gave birth to a boy 10 months ago. Not only does she fail to recognise the man who sexually assaulted her taking advantage of her unstable mind,...
  • Karunalaya: Where the mentally ill live in dignity July 6, 2012

    Nanjangud (Karnataka): Left in the wild to get killed, many of them do not know where they came from and who they are. The shelter home Karunalaya, on the edge of Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve, provides the 55odd mentally challenged to eke out their existence with some dignity. "These unfortunate...
  • Euthanasia for TN teen, family asks govt for help July 4, 2012

    In Tamil Nadu, a woman has sought the right to die for her 14yearold differentlyabled daughter. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother seeks daughter's mercy killing July 3, 2012

    Erode(Tamil Nadu): In a heartrending plea to authorities, a middleaged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14yearold cerebral palsyaffected daughter. The unusual petition was submitted by the woman on Monday during the grievances redress meeting at the Erode District Collectorate. In her petition, she stated that she came to Erode seven years...
  • Mentallychallenged woman raped by witch doctor April 15, 2012

    Jaipur: A 20yearold mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by a witch doctor who was approached by her family members for a cure for her ailment, police said on Saturday. A first information report was registered against the man on Saturday at the Amber police station. According to police, the girl, a...
  • Thrissur: Asylum abuse exposed, 41 rescued January 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Fortyone mentally challenged inmates were found living in pathetic conditions in a dubious asylum in Thrissur in Kerala. The inmates were chained to their beds, without clothes, with not even a proper roof above their heads. The inmates, who are mostly men and two to three children were rescued after...
  • Maharashtra children homes in a mess: report November 16, 2011

    Mumbai: In a shocking reality, a recent Maharashtra state committee report has shown how mentally challenged children are neglected and raped at the homes meant to take care. A quiet home tucked away in Panvel in Navi Mumbai caused a furore earlier in 2011 when five mentally challenged girls were rescued...
  • Hospital adopts disabled kid shunned by society April 16, 2008

    Aurangabad: For 10yearold Soni, a hospital bed is what is home as of now. This mentally and physically challenged girl was left outside the OPD of Aurangabad's Government Hospital six months ago and since then, the hospital staff has been taking care of her, including her basic needs like changing...
  • Mentally challenged 12yearold girl raped April 13, 2008

    New Delhi A 12year old mentally challenged girl was raped by a 27year old man in East Delhi on Saturday night. He raped my daughter. I could not hear her because the fans were switched on. When I did hear her scream, I screamed for help, says the victims mother. The...
  • Indian develops software that helps the differentlyabled learn October 5, 2007

    New Delhi: A new software has been developed that helps those with learning disabilities to understand and learn better. It is the first of its kind that has been developed by an Indian. Here is how children with learning disability reacted to this new software. ...
  • Lending a helping hand to abused kids February 1, 2007

    Thiruverkadu (Tamil Nadu): Basavaraj was chained and tortured for 15 long years and had no one to understand the demons in his mind. This was 26 years ago. However, now he has got a new lease in life, thanks to his personal guardian angel Vidyaakar. Vidyaakar is a guardian angel to...
  • Festival sparkles women's shelter October 21, 2006

    Janla (Orissa): Diwali for most of us means celebrations with family members. But for the inmates of Ashra, a home for mentally challenged women in Orissa, its a time to remember their happier past. Fortyeightyear old Annapurna, who was rescued from her home last year, is celebrating Diwali after 26 years...