6-Year-Old Gang Raped by Teaching Staff; School Refuses to Take Responsibility

July 19, 2014, Bangalore

A six-year-old learning disabled student was gang raped by two members of the staff at a private school in Bangalore. One of attackers is said to be a sports instructor.  Parents attacked the school and more than 400o took to the streets in protest after police  failed to arrest the accused and the school authorities have refused to take responsibility for the safety of students on school premises.  Parents are also angry because some of the private schools, like the one in this incident are trying to force parents to sign release forms, releasing schools of any responsibility.The police also flouted rules while investigating the case. They put the 6-year-old through two rape tests and took her to the school premises at night to re-enact the incident. A mother of a another student has reported that two years ago her 7-year old daughter was also raped on the premises of another private school and the authorities had hushed it up.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Events/Bangalore/Bangalore-parents-protest-against-minors-rape-in-school/articleshow/38667212.cms

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Thousands-protest-6-year-olds-rape-in-Bangalore-school-want-suspects-arrested/articleshow/38688058.cms

http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/bangalore-school-rape-it-happened-to-my-daughter-too-561465

 

Woman Gang Raped by a Lawyer and a Policeman in Uttar Pradesh

Badohi, Uttar Pradesh

The wife of  a government employee was gang raped raped by a lawyer and a policeman on police premises it is reported. The victim has filed a complaint with the police, who have so far only arrested the lawyer.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttar-pradesh/woman-raped-by-lawyer-constable-in-up_948266.html

Rise in Rape by Family Members in India

New Delhi, July 2014

Rape by a family member like a brother or father is one of the most under-reported crimes in India.  The number of cases reported on incest rape in India, has increased from 350 to 501 in the last one year between 2012 to 2013. Most victims are minors, aged between 14-18 years.

Data accessed from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveal that Maharashtra has reported the highest number of such cases in the last two years increasing from 77 in 2012 to 108 in 2013. This is followed by Kerala which reported 79 cases last year as compared to 47 in 2012. Uttar Pradesh witnessed a sharp increase in reporting of incest rape cases from 12 in 2012 to 63 in 2013. Other states that closely followed are Delhi where cases increased from 41 to 47 and Rajasthan where the number of cases were 56 up from 2012′s 44. Indian laws do not mention incest specifically but in case the victim is a minor, it is treated as a sexual abuse case under the Protection of Child from Sexual Offences Act 2012.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Incest-rape-on-the-rise-according-to-NCRB-data/articleshow/37876712.cms

81-yr-old Woman, #Raped, Strangled and Burnt to Death in #Delhi

July 09, 2014

81-year-old Rekha Duggal, the widow of a journalist with a well known news agency, was raped, strangled and burnt to death in her bed, by her domestic help, in her home in Delhi’s upscale Greater Kailash neighborhood.  The domestic help reported it as a fire.  But after initial examination of the body revealed strangulation marks around the neck, he confessed to having raping and then murdering his employee.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/Journalists-81-year-old-widow-was-raped-before-murder/articleshow/38093624.cms

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/81-year-old-allegedly-raped-strangled-set-on-fire-by-help-in-south-delhi-home-555659

http://t.co/MaYhiHQW4s Photo of Rekha with the Dalai Lama

Village Head Orders #Rape of 10-yr-old as ‘Justice’

July 11, 2014, Jharkhand

Her brother was accused of sexually molesting a woman.  So the head of the village council ordered that the brother of the victimized woman would rape the 10-year-old sister of the man accused.  The little girl was dragged out of her house and raped. The entire village witnessed the crime, but no one intervened, and most are refusing to speak out.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140711/nation-crime/article/jharkhand-10-year-old-raped-village-heads-order-seek-revenge

Security Guard Gets Life for Attempted Rape and Murder of Mumbai Lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha

July 07, 2014, Mumbai

Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the residential building in Mumbai where Pallavi Purukayastha lived, was given life sentence for her attempted rape and murder 2 years ago.  25-year-old lawyer Pallavi Purkhayastha’s brutal murder at her Wadala apartment on August 9, 2012, had left Mumbai shocked.  She was a legal adviser to one of Bollywood’s top actors. She had been stabbed 16 times and her throat had been slit. Unable to call for help, she had attempted to crawl to her neighbors.  The guard had preplanned her attack and turned off her electricity, and used that as a pretext to enter her apartment and steal her keys, which he later used while her live-in partner was out, to re-enter her apartment to attack her.  Her partner who she was to marry in a few weeks, discovered the crime, and unable to bear the trauma, he died a year later.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/security-guard-who-killed-pallavi-purkayastha-sentenced-to-life/484264-3-237.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mumbai/guard-killed-pallavi-after-failed-rape-attempt-cops/article1-911520.aspx

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mumbai/guard-killed-pallavi-after-failed-rape-attempt-cops/article1-911520.aspx

 

Member of India’s Parliament Threatens To Send His “Boys” to Rape Women

July 01, 2014

Tapas Pal, a politician and Member of Parliament was videotaped openly threatening to send his “boys” to rape women and kill people from the opposition.  Pal is a key politician in the Trinamool Congress (TMC), a party that heads the current government in the state of West Bengal.  Rape and other forms of violence against women have risen dramatically under the TMC led government in West Bengal, making the state one of the worst states in crimes against women in India.  Many of the cases of rapes of women involved TMC politicians and workers who seem to have immunity from the law.  The party leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been accused of being insensitive to crimes against women, often blaming the victims, despite being a woman herself, and refusing to reign in her politicians.

There has been no move on the part of Ms. Banerjee to take legal action against Pal.  There is now a call for the arrest of Pal, under the Sec 503 of the Indian Penal Code for inciting hate and violence against women.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/caught-on-camera-tmc-mp-tapas-pal-openly-threatens-rape-murder_944022.html

See anti rape activist Barun Biswas’s story, whose family believes the TMC was involved in his murder http://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/barun-biswas-the-life-and-death-of-an-indian-anti-rape-activist/

See case of gang rape in Howrah by TMC men http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/howrah-gangrape-tmc-worker-arrested/

See case of the Kamduni rape-murder agitation where key accused is a TMC strongman http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/key-accused-in-barasat-rapemurder-is-tmc-strongman/1131474/

 

 

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