ASSAULT

  • Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens. Sunni Welles and Margie Shapiro joined the more than three dozen women who have accused the 77-year-old comedian of sexual assault, reading statements...
  • Indore: Man dies of injuries in firing by MLA's son and others, 5 held March 22, 2015

    Indore: A 25-year-old man, who was allegedly shot at by BJP MLA Tukoji Rao Paur's son and his accomplices in the neighbouring Dewas district, on Sunday succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Indore. "Despite all efforts by doctors, Pratap Lodhi, who was put on life support, couldn't be...
  • Victims made to feel guilty in sexual assault cases: Delhi court March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: It is natural for minor victims of sexual assaults not to confide in their parents as instead of the offender, they are more often made to feel guilty, a Delhi court has said while convicting a music teacher for repeatedly molesting his 13-year-old student. The court rejected the contention...
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...
  • Pune: IAS officer arrested for raping, molesting minor girls March 20, 2015

    Pune: A 58-year-old IAS officer has been arrested for allegedly raping and molesting four minor girls, police said on Friday. M H Sawant, the Director General of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, lived in Shivajinagar here and sometimes visited his father-in-law's flat near a school at Hingane Khurd. Sawant used...
  • West Bengal: Intruders didn't enter Ranaghat convent just to rob, suggests evidence March 18, 2015

    Days after the miscreants sneaked inside Ranaghat convent assaulted the staff, desecrated the chapel and sexually assaulted the senior most nun, no arrests have been made so far. However, it is evident by now that the people who sneaked in, did not intrude the campus just to rob it. Politics...
  • December 16 gangrape convict blames victim, says 'a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy' March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the rapists convicted of the barbaric gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in December 2012 in Delhi and sentenced to death has sparked a controversy by blaming the victim for the sexual assault. In an interview to BBC, one of the convicts Mukesh Singh also...
  • RK Pachauri, accused of sexual assault, admitted to hospital February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Environmentalist RK Pachauri, accused of sexual assault, was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after he claimed that he was unwell. Pachauri had been summoned by the police on Wednesday for questioning with regard to charges of sexual assault. He has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee...
  • Delhi: Man held guilty of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A local court has held a man guilty of sexually assaulting a four-year-old child, relying on testimonies of the victim and her mother. Additional Sessions Judge Vikas Dhull convicted Raju Ansari for the offence under section 10 (aggravated sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

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  • Witness in Asaram rape case stabbed in Jodhpur February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: A witness in the rape case lodged against Asaram Bapu was seriously injured after being stabbed on Friday by a supporter of the spiritual guru in this Rajasthan city, the police said. "The incident occurred when this witness, Rahul K. Sachan after giving his statement in front of local court...
  • Watch: 57-year-old Indian assaulted in US by police officers February 13, 2015

    A new video of the assault on a 57-year-old Indian has surfaced in which US policemen are seen throwing Sureshbhai Patel down. Patel, who was visiting his son in Alabama, was left partially paralysed when a police officer forced him on ground after receiving report of a "suspicious person" looking...
  • US: Police officer who assaulted Sureshbhai arrested; FBI to probe matter February 13, 2015

    Washington: A new video of the assault on a 57-year-old Indian has surfaced in which US policemen are seen throwing Sureshbhai Patel down. US officials have arrested one of the two police officers. The policeman, who had assaulted Patel, apologised for his behaviour and has been suspended. Federal Bureau of...
  • Musician Ismail Darbar, son, arrested for assault; granted bail February 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Acclaimed music director Ismail Darbar was arrested in connection with an assault case and later secured bail from a local court, police said Wednesday. Darbar's son Zaid was also arrested for allegedly assaulting an assistant director over a monetary dispute and is now out on bail. Darbar's arrest came a...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • Uber rape: Delhi court frames charges of rape, kidnapping, criminal intimidation against driver January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has framed charges for the offences of rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation against Uber cab driver accused of raping a 25-yr-old woman. The driver of US-based cab service provider was identified in the court premises by a 25-year-old woman executive who was raped allegedly by...
  • Principal held for issuing fake certificate to girl assaulted by Asaram January 10, 2015

    Pilibhit: The principal of a school in Shahjahanpur district has been arrested for issuing a fake age certificate for the minor girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by self-styled godman Asaram, police said on Saturday. Sant Kripal, the principal of Sant Vivekanand Public School, was arrested for issuing the fake...
  • Three more women accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault January 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Three more women have accused comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them during the 1980s and 1990s, adding to a litany of similar charges dogging the screen star. At a press conference ON Wednesday, Linda Kirkpatrick and Lynn Neal said they had met Cosby at a tennis...
  • Violence over alleged sexual assault of minor girl in school January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Violence erupted on Wednesday over alleged sexual assault of a minor girl here by a school teacher, as angry protesters demanded he be handed over to them and given "instant justice", leading to police laticharge and bursting of teargas shells. Converging outside...
  • Asaram to stay in jail, medical report says he does not need surgery January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In a setback for self-styled godman Asaram, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of his bail plea for four weeks. A medical board which examined him said Asaram does not need surgery and can be treated with medication. Senior counsel Siddharth Luthra had urged the court...
  • Gujarat: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police December 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 33-year-old married woman, who has accused self-styled godman Asaram Bapu of rape and who mysteriously disappeared from her house two weeks ago, today appeared before the Surat police. "The woman today appeared before Kamrej police station in Surat city," Superintendent of police Pradip Sejul said. The woman stayed in Ahmedabad...
  • Woman who filed rape case against Asaram is in hiding, says complainant's lawyer December 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram is safe, said her lawyer on Saturday. "My client is in hiding. I cannot reveal why my client has gone into hiding," said the complainant's lawyer. Commenting on the Gujarat government willing to provide security...
  • 33-year-old woman who filed rape case against Asaram goes 'missing' December 27, 2014

    A 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram, is mysteriously missing for over a week along with her son and husband, police said on Thursday. ...
  • Woman who filed rape case against Asaram goes 'missing' December 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram, is mysteriously missing for over a week along with her son and husband, police said on Thursday. "A victim of rape, who had accused Asaram of sexual assault, went missing along with her...
  • Delhi: Homeless women complain of sexual assault in night shelters December 24, 2014

    The homeless in Delhi look towards night shelters for respite from the cold but several women have complained of sexual assault in these makeshift homes. ...
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh acquitted in rape case December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile. Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal freed Singh, a former MP from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, noting that the 42-year-old woman...
  • SC directs Centre to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Manorama's mother December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to pay Rs 10 lakh to the mother of Manipuri girl Thangjam Manorama, who was killed by Assam Rifles personnel in 2004. A bench comprising justices T S Thakur and P C Ghosh said that the compensation amount has to be...
  • Bengaluru: With rise in rapes, mother files plea to make school safer December 18, 2014

    A worried mother Maithreyi Nadapana in Bengaluru has filed a petition on change.org to make school safer for children. "When I first came to know about a rape happening in a high end school, it shattered me. I was enraged. As a mother, I was devastated. Where are my children...
  • Year 2014: Sexual assault of school girls, terror blot on Karnataka December 17, 2014

    Bengaluru: India scripting space history with its mission to Mars in its maiden attempt marked the high point of variegated developments from Karnataka during 2014 that also saw a resurgent BJP and rising sexual assaults of minor girls in schools with the year ending on a terror tinge. In a...
  • Nirbhaya gangrape: Nothing has changed in the last 2 years, say her parents December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the brutal Delhi gangrape of a 23-year-old, nothing seems to have changed. "We are still seeking for justice. The city is still not safe for women. A safe public transport is a must," say Nirbahya's parents. ...