Abuse

  • Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police 15 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who has accused industrialist Ness Wadia of molestation, has said her former boyfriend had thrown burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede Stadium after which she filed a police complaint. "Ness's behaviour towards me...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher Yesterday

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse July 7, 2014

    Vatican city: Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering," he said in...
  • Goa: Neighbours abuse, strip woman; stuff her private parts with chilly powder July 3, 2014

    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 Mapusa...
  • I was abused, threatened and humiliated by someone who once was very dear to me: Preity Zinta July 2, 2014

    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 set...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • California authorities arrest 275 child predators June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Authorities throughout Southern California have announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a US Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department officer. The month long "Operation Broken Heart" took place in May and involved dozens of local, state...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • From cannibalism to atomic wounds, here's a list of 10 most disturbing documentaries ever made June 26, 2014

    As a vibrant, visual medium, documentaries usually succeed in portraying undiscovered or uncared-about topics far better than a book or an article. A well-researched and well-shot documentary can change the perception of a person, totally and irrevocably. The following list features some of the most chilling documentaries on a series...
  • Preity Zinta names Ness Wadia's friends, staff, a foreign national as witnesses June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta was at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium on Tuesday evening as the police recorded her supplementary statement in the case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. According to the police, Preity has named 14 witnesses, whose statements will also be recorded soon. The actress identified three places where...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation Cross-Country, a week-long enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Mumbai Police likely to record Preity Zinta's statement today June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police is likely to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on Tuesday in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, came back to the country on Sunday and has avoided the media so far. Preity has accused Ness...
  • Preity-Ness case: Police to decide on approaching the son of a cricketer June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta's lawyer has denied reports of a settlement in the case filed by her against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Meanwhile, the police is yet to decide about approaching the minor son of a legendary cricketer who was sitting in the same Wankhede enclosure where Ness Wadia...
  • Dalit teenager burnt alive in Sayla town of Gujarat June 16, 2014

    Rajkot: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive allegedly by eight people in Sayla town of Gujarat's Surendranagar district, police said here today. The victim, Chandrika Parmar, was burnt alive in the Ambedkar Nagar area of Sayla town in Surendranagar district by Motibhai Sunera and seven others, police said. "The girl was...
  • Preity Zinta molestation case: Eye witness' accounts to be recorded June 16, 2014

    While Mumbai Police has written to actress Preity Zinta asking her to record her statement in a week's time, sources say the eye witnesses' accounts would be taken down on Tuesday. ...
  • Punjab Police initiates drive to curb drug addiction among its own men June 13, 2014

    Not just the ordinary citizens but many Punjab Police personnel too are caught in the trap of rising drug problem in Punjab. A pilot project has finally been initiated by the police to help the addicted officers. Ten years back, a police constable started stealing small quantities of drugs from...
  • Delhi: 2 youngsters acquitted of charges of raping minor cousin June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted two brothers of the charges of raping their minor cousin sister, saying the possibility of them being falsely implicated to settle a business rivalry between them and the girl's father cannot be ruled out. Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull let off the two south...
  • UN concern over rising sex crime in India: Will this impact India's global image? June 4, 2014

    The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. A WTTC...
  • India shamed globally over cases of crime against women June 4, 2014

    The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. A WTTC...
  • Thane: Two days on, no arrests yet after 29-year-old raped at gun point June 1, 2014

    A 29 year old woman was lured by two men on the pretext of getting her job and then, raped at gunpoint in a car. The incident took place on the 30th of May but so far the police has made little headway. ...
  • Maharashtra: Shelter home owner arrested for alleged sexual abuse May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: An illegally run private shelter home in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra, has come under scrutiny. This after over 30 children alleged sexual abuse by the founder and owner of the shelter home. Ajit Dabholkar, the owner of the shelter home, and his assistant have been...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59-year-old rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • Delhi: 15-year-old girl raped, neighbour arrested May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in East Delhi's Harsh Vihar area, police said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Nand Lal, had been arrested, they said. The incident took place on Thursday evening when the victim went to her neighbour's house in the same building...
  • Delhi: Couple jailed in kidnap-cum-rape case of minor girl May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A 40-year-old man and his wife, convicted in a kidnapping and rape case involving a minor, have been sentenced to imprisonment for up to 10 years by a Delhi court which voiced concern over the rising cases of child rape, saying "childhood across the nation is at risk". Observing...
  • US military punished nearly 500 for sexual harassment May 16, 2014

    Washington: The US military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 per cent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new data. The Pentagon on Thursday released its first formal report on sexual harassment amid months of criticism from...
  • Delhi HC upholds man's 7-year jail term for raping neighbour May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the seven-year jail term awarded by a trial court to a man for raping his neighbour and threatening to kill her minor son. Justice S Muralidhar dismissed the plea of Amar Singh, a resident of Pahar Ganj in Central Delhi, who claimed...
  • Mumbai: Man held for raping minor May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at his residence in suburban Jogeshwari, police said on Tuesday. According to Meghwadi police, the accused Raghunath Devale (32) was arrested last night after the victim's father approached the police, accusing his neighbour of raping his 15-year-old...
  • US: Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues remained hidden May 13, 2014

    He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips...