Torture

  • West Bengal: 27 Indians return from Iraq jobless, hounded by moneylenders July 15, 2014

    Nadia: The Iraq war has hit India. Even as 39 Indians remain in captivity in Mosul, thousands are hoping to come home. But heavily in debt, many of them are worried about what they're returning to. Twenty-seven men have returned to West Bengal's Nadia - jobless and being hounded by...
  • Kolkata: Boy alleges torture in police custody, probe ordered July 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The police has been looking into the allegations of a 17-year-old boy, arrested on the charges on theft, that he was tortured in police custody. The boy was picked up by the officers of Chitpore police station on July 3 for questioning in a burglary case. Later, the family members of...
  • Four bodies with torture marks found in Karachi June 23, 2014

    Karachi: Police on Monday found four bodies with torture marks and bullet wounds in Pakistan's largest city. The bodies were recovered from a desolate area in Baldia town in Karachi. "All the four bodies have torture marks and bullet wounds but we are still trying to identify them," a senior...
  • Indian spy says treated worse back home than in Pakistan jail June 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Sent on a mission to Pakistan 37 years ago, there has been little by way by appreciation for Indian spy Vinod Sahani. So much so that he feels that his own country has treated him worse than a state which tortured and kept him in jail for 11 years....
  • 7-year-old girl used for barbaric ritual by a fake godman rescued February 28, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 last...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl January 13, 2014

    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 to...
  • Gurgaon: Woman accuses husband of forcing her for unnatural sex December 28, 2013

    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 being...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI December 20, 2013

    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 Shailendra...
  • Kavdas orphanage case: Six convicted, two acquitted December 6, 2013

    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 November 18, 2013

    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 November 15, 2013

    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 everyday....
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for torturing maid, beaten with iron rods November 14, 2013

    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, four...
  • Domestic help death: BSP MP, his wife sent to Tihar jail till Friday November 11, 2013

    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. The two...
  • No one to claim the body of BSP MP's maid, her foster son goes missing November 9, 2013

    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 November 8, 2013

    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 to...
  • BSP MP's wife spat on domestic help's food, forced her to eat it November 7, 2013

    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 November 7, 2013

    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 November 5, 2013

    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 November 5, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    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 to...
  • Thane: In-laws strip girl, tonsure her head for marrying their son October 14, 2013

    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 in...
  • Bangladesh tribunal sentences opposition BNP lawmaker to death October 1, 2013

    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 Crimes...
  • Odisha: Man suspects wife's infidelity, slashes her private parts September 30, 2013

    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 light...
  • Solitary confinement in US prisons can be torture, says UN expert August 24, 2013

    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 on...
  • Delhi gangrape: Witness tortured by police, alleges defence August 19, 2013

    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 Judge...
  • Kolkata: Two students decide to quit college after being ragged August 16, 2013

    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 August 4, 2013

    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 July 27, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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 been...