Tribal Girls

  • Man sentenced to 10years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl June 25, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40yearold man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a court in Kendrapara district for attacking a tribal girl and chopping off her fingers last year. While convicting Sanatan Bhoi on Tuesday, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and deposition of witnesses, Kendrapara district and sessions judge BK...
  • On the pretext of marriage, man rapes 12yearold tribal girl June 16, 2014

    A 12yearold tribal girl was allegedly raped by a youth who made false promises to marry her in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, police said. "A native of Udarsai village, the minor girl had gone to her relative's place at Manoharpur village to attend a wedding when the accused Jagendar Lohar, who was...
  • 5 boys gangrape 14-year-old tribal girl, 3 arrested March 5, 2014

    A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by five youths, who also attacked her cousin brother at Ghoghardih village in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district. Three of the accused have been arrested in the case, police said. The minor school girl was gang-raped by five youths- Shyam Naagwanshi, Pintu Paikra, Munna Kumar, Chakku...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls February 20, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the staterun residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a governmentrun residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in Kanker...
  • 3 out of 8 persons convicted for rape of tribal minor girls get life term October 31, 2013

    A fast track court on Wednesday convicted eight accused in connection with the infamous rape of minor tribal girls of a staterun residential school in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district and sentenced three of them, including a woman, to life imprisonment. The court of district and sessions judge Mahadev Katulkar found all the...
  • Tribal girls' assault: SC/ST commission set to file report March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of the SC/ST Commission, which was sent to Chhattisgarh to probe the allegations of sexual abuse of tribal girls in governmentrun hostels, will be soon filing its report. "We have sent a team to probe the matter in Chhattisgarh," said National Commission for Schedule Castes Vice...
  • Chhattisgarh tribal girls' assault: NCPCR sends notice to state govt March 29, 2013

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sent a notice to the Chhattisgarh government. NCPCR official Vinod Ticu said it is a failure of the monitoring system. ...
  • Tribal girls' assault: Women activists demand independent probe March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Women activists have demanded that an independent probe should be carried out into allegations that tribal girls were being sexually abused in governmentrun hostels in Chhattisgarh. An IBN7 investigation exposed how young tribal girls in Chhattisgarh were being sexually assaulted and pushed into prostitution by their own teachers....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2013

    Breaking down repeatedly while addressing the media, Sanjay Dutt said he isn't seeking pardon and will surrender within the stipulated deadline. ...
  • Are governmentrun hostels used to sexually abuse girls? March 28, 2013

    An IBN7 investigation exposed how young tribal girls are being sexually abused in governmentrun homes and schools in Chhattisgarh. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Tribal girls reveal tales of violence, sexual abuse March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Last week, the government passed the much awaited Antirape Bill. The Bill promises to tackle sexual crime. But will it really make a difference, especially in the remote corners of this country. An IBN7 investigation exposed how young tribal girls are being sexually abused in governmentrun homes...
  • MP: Two brothers rape two minor tribal girls January 16, 2013

    Shivpuri: Two minor tribal girls were allegedly raped by two brothers near the construction site of the proposed Kakaito Dam under the Govardhan police station recently, the police said on Wednesday. A driver and an electrician raped the two girls aged 14 and 15 years on January 9...
  • Chhattisgarh: Tribal girls allegedly raped in a hostel January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In the latest addition to horrific rape stories, tribal girls were allegedly raped over a period of time in a school hostel in Narharpur, Chattisgarh. While a hostel peon has been arrested, a school teacher who was also allegedly involved in the crime has been absconding. A highlevel probe...
  • Jharkhand: CRPF reaches out to tribal women October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In Jharkhand, there's a new wave of positivity, especially among girls of the tribal areas. And it's all thanks to the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) new initiative to provide them with a better future. Stuck in a virtual civil war with Naxals on one side and the...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of good work August 25, 2012

    American runs football academy for tribal girls, school on wheels educating slum children and more inspiring stories. ...
  • Jharkhand: American changes lives with football August 22, 2012

    Orhmanjhi: Franz Gastler is no professional footballer. Born and brought up in Edina, Minnesota, he studied at Boston University and Harvard Law School before he found his true calling, at least 13,000 km away from home, in a small village in North India. A professional trip around five years ago to...
  • WB: Tribal girl raped at gunpoint, ostracised March 11, 2012

    Kolkata: A tribal girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint on February 26 in Birbhum, West Bengal and has now been asked to leave her village by the village chief and elders. Her house was ransacked and she was threatened that she would be paraded naked if she continued stay in...
  • Govt, drug experts fight over HPV vaccine May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: There seems no end to the controversy over the vaccine against cancerous Human Papillomavirus (HPV). There was uproar over a government report that said the vaccine wasn't linked to deaths of seven tribal girls in Andhra Pradesh. Drug experts have slammed the final government report on the HPV...
  • Molested teenager paraded naked in Bengal August 12, 2010

    Birbhum: In a shocking incident of molestation, a tribal teenage girl from a West Bengal village was molested and paraded naked three months ago, while the police turned a blind eye to it. Despite continuous media coverage, the police failed to nab the culprits and have been able to arrest only...
  • Tribal girl meets world leaders, raises issues July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: A 16yearold tribal girl from Orissa who was selected by UNICEF to participate in the Junior 8, an international youth conference held in Rome alongside the G8 Summit earlier this month, has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other world leaders like US president Barack Obama and...
  • Budhia walks into trouble with govt May 17, 2007

    Bhubaneshwar: Little Budhia from Orissa is making news again. This time, though, he's walking and not running. But the Orissa government has refused to let him go forward with a 500 kilomtere walk from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata. Ever since the Child Welfare Council imposed a ban on the fiveyearolds...
  • Girl tries to match Budhia's feat September 17, 2006

    Sundergarh: Tenyearold Anastasia Barla has always dreamt of becoming a marathon runner. She is inspired by Budhia and has been training for hours on end. Anastasia, a farmer's daughter, became locally famous in July after she covered 60 kms in five hours and 23 minutes. Encouraged by her whole village Anastasia...
  • 10yearold girl runs for 12 hours September 11, 2006

    Rourkela: Denied permission by the local administration to run 100 km at a stretch, a 10yearold tribal girl ran for about 12 hours in Orissa's Sundargarh district. In a throwback to the Budhia Singh controversy, Anastasia Barla of Panchara village began her run at around 11:30 hours IST on Thursday....