CRIMES

  • Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: Supreme Court 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that a rape convict can be awarded lesser punishment if courts find "adequate and special" reasons for doing so. Though a bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Pinaki Chandra Ghose upheld the conviction of Madhya Pradesh resident Ravindra in a 20-year-old rape case,...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' Whatsapp group for women safety 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday launched 'Himmat' Whatsapp and Hike groups for women safety that will assist the force to effectively communicate with women in need of help. The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091. Women travelling by public transport can now send photographs and other details of the...
  • Former additional S-G Indira Jaising seeks RK Pachauri's resignation, writes letter to TERI 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former additional solicitor general Indira Jaising has written a letter to the governing body of TERI demanding RK Pachauri's resignation. She questioned how Pachauri was allowed to have the "extraordinary benefit" of going on leave saying it adds "insult to injury". "The governing body members are well known people....
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol 4 days ago

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • Delhi: 18-year-old sexually assaults woman at Model Town metro station 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Just a day after the Arvind Kejriwal government was sworn in, a woman was sexually assaulted at a metro station in Delhi. What is more horrifying is that the incident happened at a place where over a dozen CCTV cameras were installed which is monitored by CISF. Delhi Metro...
  • Yoga will bring down rapes, claims BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: If yoga comes into the life of every common people, it will help in bringing down incidents of rape in the country, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said. In a remark that may spark a controversy, he also said that Muslims do yoga five times in a day...
  • Delhi: CM Kejriwal orders magisterial probe into Kenyan woman's gang-rape February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of a Kenyan woman in a moving car. A 35-year-old woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of the DND (Delhi-Noida-Direct) flyway in Mayur Vihar area of East Delhi early...
  • 35-year-old South African jailed for 1,535 years for raping 29 women February 20, 2015

    Johannesburg: A 35-year-old serial rapist has been jailed for 1,535 years by a South African court here for sexually assaulting as many as 29 women over a period of five years, media reports said on Friday. Albert Morake's reign of terror in the Tembisa area of Gauteng province began in...
  • Lonavala: Body of a 7-year-old girl discovered from terrace of a resort under the water tank February 18, 2015

    Lonavala: The body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered on the terrace of a popular resort in Lonavala under a water tank on Tuesday evening. The girl had visited Kumar Resort with her parents for a wedding on Sunday evening. Her father had filed a complaint on Monday morning after...
  • Bangladesh gives death sentence to 1971 war collaborator February 18, 2015

    Dhaka: A special tribunal dealing with war crimes involving Bangladesh's 1971 independence war has convicted and sentenced a leading war collaborator to death for crimes including mass killing, arson and looting. The head judge of a three-member panel, Obaidul Hasan, delivered the verdict on Wednesday in a packed courtroom in the...
  • Uber rape case: Accused wants to re-examine witnesses February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Rape-accused Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav on Monday moved an application in a court seeking to recall some prosecution witnesses in the case for further cross examination. Yadav's defence counsel Dharmender Mishra told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that the lawyer who was previously associated with him was...
  • Uber rape case: Court to hear final arguments from Monday February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The trial in the sensational Uber cab rape case which has witnessed several twists and turns would enter its final stage, with a Delhi court slated to commence hearing final arguments from Monday. The trial in the case, which came to light after the December 5 last year incident,...
  • 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)...
  • Four held for running flesh trade racket in Maharashtra February 14, 2015

    Maharashtra: Police busted a prostitution racket after conducting raids at various places in Arni town in the district and arrested four persons, an official said on Saturday. The sleuths of crime branch conducted raids last evening and took 20 sex workers into custody but later released them on bail. According to...
  • FBI's most wanted cyber criminal arrested from Pakistan February 14, 2015

    Karachi: A Cyber-criminal, who is on the Interpol and the FBI's most wanted list and was involved in defrauding several companies and individuals of over US dollar 50 million, was arrested on Saturday from Pakistan's biggest city. The accused, Noor Aziz Uddin, was arrested from his residence here during a pre-dawn...
  • Bengaluru: Man arrested for trying to molest minor girl February 14, 2015

    Bengaluru: One person was arrested on Saturday, for allegedly trying to molest a minor girl in RT Nagar Police station limits. "This person tried to undress a 10-year-old girl. Immediately, he was caught and police were informed," TR Suresh, DCP North Bengaluru. Suresh said he has been booked under the Protection of...
  • Jaipur: Main accused in rape of a Japanese tourist arrested February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: The man accused of raping a Japanese tourist has admitted to the crime and surrended before the police in Jaipur on Friday. The Japanese woman had accused an Indian tour guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur. The 20-year-old had said that the...
  • Uttarakhand: Man rapes 70-year-old woman after fails to rape granddaughter February 11, 2015

    Uttarkashi: A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on February 9 when accused Shailendra barged into the house, where the elderly woman lived along with her 14-year-old granddaughter, the SHO...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man gets life imprisonment for killing woman at her wedding February 11, 2015

    Bhopal: A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for killing a woman during her wedding ceremony in 2014. District and Sessions judge Sushma Khosla awarded life imprisonment to Anurag Namdeo and slapped on him a fine of Rs 15,000. According to prosecution, the bride, Dr Jaishri...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • Is women safety not a priority? February 9, 2015

    The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that every day 93 women are reported as having been raped in India, which shows that despite of countless vigil marches, "promises" to focus on women security and continuous ranting by us, women in India remain unsafe and the country...
  • How many rapes will it take to make our country safe? February 9, 2015

    It's been over two years since Nirbhaya was violated by 5 monsters, while her male friend was dragged into the driver's cabin and beaten to pulp. It's been over two years since she was murdered, since she succumbed to her injuries. All because 5 men decided they want a "joyride"....
  • International laws governing cyber crimes need fresh look: CBI February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday said that a "fresh look" needs to be taken at the specific global laws and protocols which are necessary to effectively crack down on the menace of cyber crime and web-enabled financial frauds. Inaugurating a week-long training programme on "Financial Offences and Cyber Crimes", CBI...
  • UP: Female student beaten by landlord for refusing to be surrogate mother February 9, 2015

    Meerut: A 22-year-old law student was allegedly raped by a guest house owner and beaten by him and his accomplices after she refused to be a surrogate mother, police said on Monday. The incident took place in Merrut's Jagriti Vihar. The manager of the guest house where the victim worked allegedly...
  • Japanese tourist allegedly raped by a tour guide in Jaipur February 9, 2015

    Jaipur: In yet another case of sexual assault with a foreigner, a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped in Dudu near Jaipur. The lady was allegedly raped by man who introduced himself as a tourist guide to her. She met the man at Jaipur's Jal Mahal from where he took her...
  • A week on, no arrests in rape case of mentally challenged woman in Rohtak February 9, 2015

    Rohtak: A week after brutal rape of a mentally challenged woman in Rohtak district of Haryana, no headway has been made in the case. With no arrests yet, the pressure is only mounting following the constant monitoring by the State Women Commission and other top officials. On February 1, a...
  • Bengaluru: Unidentified person booked for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. The victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when she was...
  • Bengaluru: FIR registered against unidentified person for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. Reportedly, the victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when...
  • Activist Sunitha Krishnan's car attacked after she shamed rapists by posting their videos online February 6, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hours after she shamed rapists by posting their video online, activist Sunitha Krishnan's car was attacked by unidentified men in Hyderabad on Thursday. The men attacked her car with stones and broke its rear window. "Yesterday I started a campaign against these rapists requesting all the people to trace...
  • Increase in rape cases makes safety for women the top demand of Delhiites February 6, 2015

    A day before Delhi goes to polls, the Uber and Nirbhaya incidents have made safety for women the top demand of the residents of the city. In 2013, about 1600 rape cases were registered, whereas in 2014 over 2000 cases were registered. ...