RAPISTS

  • Karnataka to recommend capital punishment for rapists November 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government would recommend to the Union government to take steps to provide for capital punishment to rapists, women and child welfare minister Umashree said on Monday. Amid growing public outrage over increasing sexual assaults, particularly of minor girls in schools in Bengaluru, Umashree told reporters in the...
  • One kidnapper, five rapists executed in Afghanistan October 8, 2014

    Kabul: The Afghan government executed by hanging the leader of a kidnappers' ring and five rapists in Kabul's central jail, the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on Wednesday. "The kidnappers' ring leader Khalid, nicknamed Habib Istalif, and five rapists were hanged on the gallows in the compound of Pul-e-Charkhi prison," a police official, who...
  • Five Afghan gang rapists due to be hanged on Wednesday October 7, 2014

    Kabul: Five Afghan men are due to be hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women after a trial that was criticised by the United Nations and rights' groups amid a nationwide outcry over the savage attack. Then-president Hamid Karzai called for the men to be hanged even before...
  • Arguments for and against treating juvenile rapists as adults July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has reignited the rape law debate once again. She has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi April 18, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said addressing...
  • Delhi gangrape victim's parents condemn Mulayam's remarks April 11, 2014

    The parents of the Dec 16 rape victim in New Delhi on Friday condemned the outrageous remarks of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on rapists, and urged people not to elect such a leader as he does not "honour" women. In the remark that raised a storm, Mulayam Singh on...
  • Mulayam playing vote bank politics, say Delhiites April 11, 2014

    Delhi residents criticised Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark defending rapists saying sometimes boys make mistakes but don't deserve the death penalty. One of the residents said, "Whatever he said was wrong. Every man who rapes a woman should be hanged." Another resident said, "Mulayam believes in vote bank...
  • SP backs Mulayam's rapist remarks, faces criticism from Congress, BJP April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav got himself embroiled in yet another controversy as he defended rapists saying sometimes boys make mistakes but don't deserve the death penalty which was strongly criticised by his rivals. While addressing a rally in Moradabad, he even went to the extent of...
  • 18-year-old rape victim attempts suicide after police fails to arrest 'rapists' February 23, 2014

    After sitting on a hunger strike for days against police's "failure" to arrest four men who allegedly gang raped her, an 18-year-old girl attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in the district. The girl, a BSc student, had filed a police complaint against four men, alleging that she was gang...
  • 'Kill The Rapist?' trailer: Makers ask viewers to suggest climax December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers of 'Kill The Rapist' have released the film's trailer. The hard hitting trailer features Anjali Patil, Sunny Hinduja, Sadiya Siddiqui and Isheta Sarckar as important characters of the film. The film has been directed by Sanjay Chhel. Interestingly, the makers have asked the viewers to suggest...
  • 'Psycho Shankar' may have changed his appearance, say Bangalore police September 6, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police have released graphically modified pictures of serial rapist psycho Shankar saying he may have changed his appearance after escaping from central jail. The police, however, are struggling to find Shankar. The police have launched a manhunt but seem to be clueless about his whereabouts. Questions are being...
  • Bangalore police release picture of 'psycho Shankar', manhunt on September 5, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police have released the latest picture of serial killer and rapist 'psycho Shankar', who had escaped from the Bangalore central jail five days ago, after scaling 30-feet walls. But speculation is rife that some jail officials might have helped Shankar duck security measures that were in place....
  • Bangalore: Did jail politics help rapist 'psycho Shankar' escape? September 4, 2013

    Bangalore: It has been four days since the serial rapist and killer Psycho Shankar's daring escape from the high security central prison in Bangalore. The women are living in terror. But the police have not been able to trace him. According a state intelligence report, cold war between the lower...
  • Fear grips Bangalore as serial rapist remains on the run September 4, 2013

    Bangalore: Many in Bangalore are now living in fear with a serial rapist known as 'psycho Shankar' on the run. In a big slip up by the Bangalore police, this convicted rapist escaped from the prison. A massive manhunt is now on. The runaway rapist is still on the loose...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 2, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: No plan to restrict petrol pump timings, says Veerappa Moily September 2, 2013

    Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily does a U-turn on the suggestion of keeping petrol pumps shut from 8 pm to 8 am. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Moily said there has been no such proposal. ...
  • Bangalore Police arrests serial rapist August 27, 2013

    Bangalore Police have arrested a suspected serial rapist on Tuesday. The 30-year-old has been booked for abducting 16 minor girls. The police said that the victims are all between the age group of 6-10 years. ...
  • Compromise between victim, rapist can't reduce jail term: SC August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A compromise between a victim of a rape case and the perpetrator should not be a ground for awarding lesser punishment to the convict as this trend exhibits "stark insensitivity to the need for proportionate punishments", Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The court also said religion, race, caste, economic...
  • Bangalore: Police arrest suspected serial child rapist August 27, 2013

    Bangalore: A suspected serial rapist has been arrested by the Bangalore police on Tuesday. The police said the repeat offender has kidnapped at least 16 school going girls in the last two months and in many cases, has abused them before letting them go. The police claimed that 30-year-old Janardhan...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Journalists urge Governor to enhance security August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: A group of Mumbai-based journalists urged Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan to enhance security for women journalists in the city following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist on Thursday and demanded stringent action against the five youth accused in the case. On Friday, the Maharashtra government had said it would seek...
  • 'Grand Masti' stars call for strict action against rapists August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Grand Masti' actors Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivadasani have called for serious action against the growing number of rapists in the country. Vivek said he feels proud with the way the Indian media's reactions towards the gangrape of a photojournalist here, compelled the administration for a quicker action....
  • Man rapes his 3yearold daughter, arrested August 22, 2013

    A man allegedly raped his 3year old daughter in Nahargarh road area of Jaipur. Ganesh, a labourer, took his daughter outside the house while his wife was asleep and then raped the child, police said.After committing the crime, he left his daughter outside the house. In the wee hours on Wednesday,...
  • Conviction rates remain stagnant in rape cases March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Though there was a rise in rape cases across the country from 2007 to 2011, the conviction rate of accused remained stagnant at 26 per cent. The number of registered rape cases rose to 24,206 in 2011 from 20,737 in 2007, an increase by 3,469, with Madhya Pradesh...
  • Centre to push for fasttrack courts for rape trials January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of brutal Delhi gangrape, the Law Ministry is pushing for early setting up of fasttrack courts across the country to try such heinous crimes and civil cases having human dimension. The ministry said it is ready to bear majority of the financial burden involved in...
  • MP: Fasttrack court gives 14yr RI to rapist in 10day trial January 28, 2013

    Khandwa: Setting a precedent by completing the trial in ten days after filing of the chargesheet, a fasttrack court in Madhya Pradesh on Monday sentenced a youth to 14year rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2012. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the 21yearold...
  • Verma committee rejects chemical castration for rapists January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Verma Committee rejected the suggestion of chemical castration of rapists as it considered handing down such a punishment would violate human rights and that mutilation of the body is not permitted under the Constitution. "We note that it would be unconstitutional and inconsistent with basic human rights...
  • State Of The Nation: Is modernisation of police force important? January 22, 2013

    The CNNIBN State Of The Nation Survey revealed that most respondents said there experience at a police station was neither too good nor bad. ...
  • More women police officers will help in dealing with crimes: India January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the horrific and brutal gangrape of a 23yearold paramedical student inside a chartered bus in the capital on December 16, 2012 by six men, citizens have voiced for better policing and effective laws to help women feel safe in the city. The CNNIBN State...
  • State Of The Nation: Should punishment for rapists be increased? January 21, 2013

    The CNNIBN State Of The Nation Survey conducted after the barbaric incident reveals that India is seeking stronger laws and stricter punishment for heinous crimes like rape. ...
  • Majority feel rapes will go down if Delhi gangrape accused get death January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The horrific and brutal gangrape of a 23yearold paramedical student inside a chartered bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 by six men shook the national capital, forcing its citizens to come out on the streets in large numbers to demand justice and seek improvement in law and...