Assault

  • Young women see sexual assault as normal: US study 17-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims, according to a new US study that found most young women do not report acts of sexual violence because they regard them as "normal". Sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University, US analysed forensic interviews conducted by Children's Advocacy...
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws 14-04-2014 02:06 PM

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • WB minister's son-in-law arrested for assaulting EC officials 11-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Police has arrested the main accused in the Malda assault case. Somdeep Sarkar, son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, and Jamal Khan, another alleged Trinamool Congress activist, were arrested shortly before the 5 pm deadline in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal moves SC seeking bail after HC's refusal 10-04-2014 07:48 PM

    Founder editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female journalist colleague during an event in Goa, has moved the Supreme Court seeking bail. "The bail plea was filed yesterday before the Supreme Court," his advocate Sandip Kapoor told on Thursday. The Goa...
  • London: Pet parrot fights off woman's attacker in UK park 10-04-2014 06:02 PM

    London A pet parrot is being hailed as a hero after the bird flapped its wings, squawked and scared away a man who assaulted its owner in a park in London. The 25-year-old woman was taking the pet African Grey parrot for a walk in Sunny Hill Park in Hendon,...
  • Rapper Chris Brown's bodyguard confesses to punching a man who tried to board Brown's tour bus 08-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Washington: A bodyguard for R&B singer Chris Brown told police that it was he, not Brown, who punched a man in the face outside a hotel in Washington last year, a detective involved in Brown's arrest said in court on Monday. Brown and the bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, are both facing...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal permitted to meet ailing mother on Thursday 02-04-2014 02:57 PM

    A local court on Wednesday allowed Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping his woman colleague, to meet his ailing mother on Thursday. Fast track court judge Vijaya Pol, while allowing the application filed by Tejpal, put several conditions which he will have to abide to meet his mother...
  • Man gangrapes woman for nine months with associates, jailed for 30 years 01-04-2014 11:16 PM

    A man, who repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman by confining her for nine months and gangraped her with his two associates, has been sent to jail for 30 years by a Delhi court. The court held Uttar Pradesh resident Shiva guilty of gangrape, rape, wrongfully confining the 30-year-old, causing hurt...
  • Court reserves order on Tejpal's plea to meet his mother 29-03-2014 11:33 PM

    A local court on Saturday deferred its order till April 2 on plea of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, who is in jail in rape case, seeking to meet his ailing mother twice a week at his North Goa residence. Tejpal, who is accused of raping his colleague in a...
  • AAP candidate Shailendra Singh, 3 associates allegedly rape woman over an year 27-03-2014 10:42 PM

    A woman has filed a complaintalleging that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate fromGuna-Shivpuri Lok Sabha seat Shailendra Singh Kushwaha andthree office bearers allegedly raped her at least three timesover a period of more than a year, the police said in Gwalior on Thursday. AAP Madhya Pradesh State Secretary Akshay Hunkareached...
  • Jaipur Development Authority demolishes part of Asaram's ashram from government land 25-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Jaipur Development Authority removed encroachments, including part of an ashram of self-styled godman Asaram, from a government land at Goner road in Jaipur. The land was encroached for Asaram's ashram and a team on Tuesday removed the portion of the ashram from the land, official sources said. The authority had...
  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • Asaram admitted to hospital after he complained of insomnia, bodyache 20-03-2014 10:21 PM

    The controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was admitted to Ayurveda hospital here following complain of insomnia and body ache, on Thursday. "He has been suffering from 'Anant Vaat' and was finding it difficult to move his body. We have started his treatment through...
  • BJP workers opposing Shatrughan Sinha smacked in Bihar 20-03-2014 07:01 PM

    A group of BJP workers opposing the Lok Sabha candidature of sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha from the Patna Sahib seat, were beaten up by another group of party workers on Thursday, police said. Supporters and opponents of the actor-turned-politician, popularly known as "Bihari Babu", clashed in front of the state...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Woman allegedly raped, paraded naked in village 20-03-2014 10:16 AM

    Sanchi: In a shocking incident in Madhya Pradesh, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped and paraded naked in a village near Sanchi. The accused had allegedly raped the woman two days ago and warned her against revealing the incident. When the complainant spoke out, the accused reportedly entered her residence...
  • Delhi: 8 arrested for molesting three foreigners on Holi 19-03-2014 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested eight men on Wednesday on charges of molesting three foreign nationals on Holi in the national capital. The incident reportedly took place outside a mall in Saket. The three women - from Germany, Colombia and South Africa - were in an auto rickshaw near...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses 17-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said.This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has...
  • Bombay HC rejects Tarun Tejpal's bail plea, Goa court permits him to meet his mother 14-03-2014 12:54 PM

    Panaji: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal's bail plea in the sexual assault case. This even as a Goa court granted permission to Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail on rape charge, to meet his ailing mother. Tejpal had moved...
  • Tehelka sexual assault case: Goa court to hear Tejpal's bail plea today 14-03-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: The bail plea of founder of the Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused in a sexual assault case, will come up for hearing at a Goa court on Friday. The order of the court is expected at 2.30 pm. Tejpal was arrested in November 2013 and charged with rape...
  • Tarun Tejpal moves plea to meet mother in hospital 14-03-2014 12:25 AM

    Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail on charges of raping a colleague, moved a plea before the court on Thursday to permit him to visit his ailing mother who is in a hospital in Panaji. The application along with attached copies of Tejpal's mother's medical certificates was submitted...
  • Saif Ali Khan charged with assaulting South African businessman 13-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Mumbai: Two years after actor Saif Ali Khan was briefly arrested for allegedly assaulting a South African businessman, charges have now been framed against him in the case. Saif Ali Khan has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance...
  • West Bengal: Man allegedly rapes mentally challenged woman in ATM 13-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Kolkata: A mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a miscreant in an ATM in West Bengal's Howrah district early Wednesday, police said. The incident happened in the Nazirganj area. The accused has been arrested, a police officer said. The ATM did not have a security guard. Witnesses said the...
  • Tribal school superintendent, husband arrested for sexual assault of minor girls 11-03-2014 08:09 AM

    Police on Monday arrested a residential school's superintendent and her husband, who were absconding in connection with alleged sexual abuse of minor girls at the facility in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Neeta Naag, superintendent of the Kanya Ashram (residential school for tribal girls) in Dhanora village of the naxal-affected district, was...
  • Husband of girls' hostel superintendent molests 2 inmates, wife hushes up case 10-03-2014 08:18 AM

    Superintendent of a girls' hostel in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district has been arrested in connection with alleged molestation of two minor inmates, police said on Sunday. The in-charge collector of the district Kartikeya Goel said that Neeta Nag, who is superintendent of the hostel located at Dhanora village has been detained,...
  • Superintendent of Kanya Ashram, her husband booked for sexually assaulting two girls 08-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Two minor girls of a residential school in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by husband of its superintendent over past few months, police said on Saturday. Police have booked the superintendent of Kanya Ashram, located in Dhanora village, and her husband in this connection. "A case...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 06-03-2014 09:07 PM

    The in-camera trial in the sexual assault case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu will begin at the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpuron March 19, with the victim deposing on March 25. "We submitted the list of 58 witnesses in the court on Thursday for evidence. The trial will...
  • Sexual assault case: Court to hear Tejpal, CBI's applications on March 21 06-03-2014 03:57 PM

    A local court on Thursday fixed the hearing on four different applications filed by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a junior woman colleague, and the Crime Branch to March 21. The Fast Track Court ordered that it will hear the three applications by Tejpal and an...
  • 5 boys gangrape 14-year-old tribal girl, 3 arrested 05-03-2014 01:06 PM

    A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by five youths, who also attacked her cousin brother at Ghoghardih village in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district. Three of the accused have been arrested in the case, police said. The minor school girl was gang-raped by five youths- Shyam Naagwanshi, Pintu Paikra, Munna Kumar,...
  • Boy booked for raping his brother's 15-year-old friend 04-03-2014 12:40 PM

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her friend's brother in Bahedi area in Bareilly when she was returning after appearing in an exam, police said. The incident took place on Monday when the girl took a lift from her friend's brother Pradeep Kumar, who took her to a secluded...