Torture

  • 7-year-old girl used for barbaric ritual by a fake godman rescued 28-02-2014 02:10 PM

    Belgaum: A self styled godman and his barbaric acts have shocked the people in Belgaum district of Karnataka. A seven-year-old girl was rescued from the ashram of the self styled godman Sadashiv alias Appayya Swamy and his aides. The police have rescued the little girl from the ashram and arrested...
  • Families of witch-hunt victims ostracised in Gumla 03-02-2014 10:09 AM

    The witch-hunting menace, which has seen many innocent women being persecuted, tortured and even killed in Jharkhand, has also hit their family members who are ostracised by villagers. The practice of witchcraft prevails in several districts of Jharkhand, particularly Gumla, as casualties are reported from there every so often. Just...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl 13-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food...
  • Gurgaon: Woman accuses husband of forcing her for unnatural sex 28-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Gurgaon: A woman on Saturday registered a case against her husband and mother-in-law for torturing her by forcing her to undergo unnatural sex for not bringing dowry, police said. In her complaint filed at the Kherki Daula Police Station, the woman, a resident of a village here, said she was...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI 20-12-2013 08:09 AM

    A man was abducted and tortured by unidentified persons allegedly at the behest of a private contractor after he filed an RTI application seeking information about the quality of work being carried out by him. "A case was filed against unknown persons and a manhunt launched to nab them," said...
  • Kavdas orphanage case: Six convicted, two acquitted 06-12-2013 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: Almost three years after the case of 19 special children being starved, tortured and sexually abused at an orphanage in Kavdas first came to light, the Sessions court on Thursday convicted six accused and acquitted two in the case. It's been a long battle to get justice for these...
  • No home for housemaids: We have failed them 18-11-2013 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: I was browsing through some of the blogs which came up on my timeline when I stumbled upon one which read - A woman is not a woman's worst enemy. Patriarchy is. To be honest I didn't end up reading the whole post but the title somehow got...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for allegedly torturing domestic help 15-11-2013 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: An NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing her domestic maid in the national capital. The 24-year-old domestic help has alleged that she was kept in confinement, beaten up and dogs were let off on her. "She would say that you're here to work and hit me...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for torturing maid, beaten with iron rods 14-11-2013 11:51 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another case of torture of domestic help, a 30-year-old maid was allegedly beaten with hot iron rods and dogs were let loose on her by her NRI employer, who has been arrested. Umarwati (30) was employed by 45-year-old NRI Arti Jain, residing in Mayur Vihar Phase-1,...
  • Domestic help death: BSP MP, his wife sent to Tihar jail till Friday 11-11-2013 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday remanded Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh in four days judicial custody in connection with the murder of their domestic help. Dhananjay has also filed for bail and arguments on bail matter is posted for November 15....
  • No one to claim the body of BSP MP's maid, her foster son goes missing 09-11-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police sources have told CNN-IBN that noone has come forward to claim the body of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's deceased maid Rakhi. Sources also say that Rakhi's foster son has gone missing after he was last seen on Thursday. He though is neither a complainant nor a...
  • Delhi Police looking for iron allegedly used for torturing maids at BSP MP's house 08-11-2013 07:44 AM

    Delhi Police are searching for the iron which was used to torture the domestic helps at the house of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh and trying to access clippings of a video recorder recovered from the couple's South Avenue house. According to a police source close...
  • BSP MP's wife spat on domestic help's food, forced her to eat it 07-11-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Horrifying details have emerged from another domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, who is facing murder charges in the death case of one of her domestic helps. The domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the...
  • Another maid says BSP MP Dhananjay's wife beat her up, burnt her 07-11-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: A third domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh has now come forward claiming that she too was assaulted by her. The woman says she was beaten and burnt by Jagriti so much so that she couldn't even walk. Her statement has been recorded by...
  • BSP MP arrested by Delhi police in domestic help death case 05-11-2013 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi police on Tuesday arrested Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh in connection with the mysterious death of his domestic help. Singh has been arrested on the charges of destruction of evidence in the murder case. Earlier in the day his wife Dr Jagriti Singh was...
  • BSP MP's wife torture maid to death, say police sources 05-11-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: A domestic help at Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh's residence has died under mysterious circumstances in New Delhi. Police sources said that she may have died due to torture inflicted by Jagriti Singh, the wife of the BSP MP. Police sources said Jagriti had been allegedly torturing...
  • Bihar: Police tie, drag mentally-challenged man on the streets 24-10-2013 04:24 PM

    In a shocking incident, a mentally-challenged and injured man was tied and then dragged mercilessly on the streets of Purnia in Bihar by some Government Railway Police officials. The man identified as 40-year-old Gyanendra Choudhary, a native of Nepal, was injured while crossing the railway tracks and had been admitted...
  • Thane: In-laws strip girl, tonsure her head for marrying their son 14-10-2013 11:33 AM

    Thane: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly stripped and her head tonsured by her in-laws in Thane. The police claim that she was beaten up as her in-laws did not want her marrying their son who belongs to an upper caste. The girl, in her complaint lodged with Padgha police station...
  • Bangladesh tribunal sentences opposition BNP lawmaker to death 01-10-2013 03:12 PM

    An influential opposition BNP lawmaker was on Tuesday sentenced to death by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing "crimes against humanity" in collusion with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war. "He (Salauddin Quader Chowdhury) will be hanged by neck till he is dead," the chairman of a three-member International...
  • Odisha: Man suspects wife's infidelity, slashes her private parts 30-09-2013 03:35 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A man in Odisha, suspecting his wife of infidelity, allegedly tonsured her, slashed her private parts with a blade and stabbed her with a tubelight. The man has been arrested, police said on Monday. The gory incident occurred in the state capital Bhubaneswar on September 24, but came to...
  • Solitary confinement in US prisons can be torture, says UN expert 24-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Solitary confinement of US prisoners can amount to torture, and California would be wrong to force-feed hunger-striking inmates protesting against the practice, a UN expert said on Friday. Californian prisoners launched a hunger strike on July 8 to demand an end to the housing of inmates in near-isolation for years...
  • Delhi gangrape: Witness tortured by police, alleges defence 19-08-2013 06:30 PM

    One of the accused in December 16 gangrape and murder trial on Monday claimed before a special court at New Delhi that the witness did not turn up on his behalf as he is "afraid" and was "tortured" by Delhi Police officials. The counsel for Vinay Sharma told Additional Sessions...
  • Kolkata: Two students decide to quit college after being ragged 16-08-2013 02:11 PM

    Kolkata: A severe case of ragging has been reported from Kolkata. Two first year students from Maritime Institute in Taratala have alleged that they were brutally ragged after which they have decided to quit college. The victims allege they were subjected to severe physical and mental torture by seniors since...
  • Youth dies in police custody, family claims foul play 04-08-2013 01:04 AM

    A 24-year-old youth has died in police custody in Amritsar and was cremated immediately, with his family alleging that "excessive torture" lead to his death. Satinderpal Singh, who was taken into custody on August 1 by the police officials after he failed to produce registration book of the motorbike he...
  • Headmaster suspended for sexually torturing a woman teacher 27-07-2013 12:12 AM

    The headmaster of a panchayat school in Tukkachi village has been suspended for allegedly sexually torturing a woman teacher, who later tried to commit suicide by consuming poison, police said. They said the man refused to receive the suspension order on Friday, forcing education department officials to paste it on...
  • Kerala: Child tortured by father, stepmother on ventilator support 19-07-2013 09:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A five-year-old boy, who was allegedly brutally beaten up and tortured by his father and stepmother in Kerala's Kottayam, is critical and is on ventilator support. The Kerala government has taken custody of the child and arrested the father and the stepmother. A case of attempt to murder has...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture five-year-old child for 2 years 18-07-2013 09:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • NHRC directs Kerala govt to pay monetary relief to prison inmate 15-07-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday asked the Kerala government to pay Rs 50,000 as monetary relief to a prison inmate who was allegedly tortured by a jail warder in a Central Jail of Thrissur. According to a NHRC release issued on Monday, the Commission has directed...
  • We need more healthy and genuine modernity in India: Kavita Krishnan 10-07-2013 05:39 PM

    After the SC reprimand, will the government now wake up to the problem of easy availability of acid in the market and put curbs on it? Are there any other means to do this? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. What...
  • Osama bin Laden report accuses Pakistan of incompetence 09-07-2013 02:54 AM

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden was able to avoid detection and live in plain sight for almost a decade due to the incompetence and negligence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, Pakistan's official report into his killing concluded on Monday. Following a decade-long hunt, the CIA tracked down the al Qaeda...