Irish #Tourist #Sexually #Assaulted at #Bangalore Railway Station

18 April 2014, Bangalore,

An Irish tourist was sexually assaulted by a man while she waiting for her train in the station’s waiting room at 6am.  She filed a complaint and the police was able to locate and arrest the man.



Medical ‘Guinea Pigs’ for #Cervical #Cancer Studies, 254 Poor #Women Killed in #India

guinea pigsNew Delhi, April 20, 2014

 The death of 254  women from poor families from villages and slums in India,  who were participants in  US-funded clinical trials for cervical cancer, has triggered public outrage about the ethics of how clinical trials are conducted in India. The women who died were part of a control group who were kept without screening to study death rates in unscreened populations.

This follows a row for these same clinical trials in 2010 when four teenage girls taking part in the  test study of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines died.  The Indian government was accused of loaning its citizens to western medical companies for use as guinea pigs to test dangerous vaccines.  The subjects were selected from the poorest sections of India and did not have adequate education to make informed choices.  The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and run by the international health charity PATH and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), vaccinated more than 23,000 girls aged 10–14 against HPV, which can cause cervical cancer.  The Indian government had said, the girls had died of other causes that were not related to the vaccine.

However, after a case was filed with the United States Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) it was determined that the women were not given adequate information to give informed consent.The studies were by US National Cancer Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation






Strangled to #Death for #Dowry in #Uttar #Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, April 9, 2014

25 year old Seema who was married for barely a year, was strangled to death by her husband Ankur and in-laws because they wanted more dowry and her family couldn’t pay.

50-yr-old Woman Found Strangled to Death in Her Home

Annamalai, Tamil Nadu, April 5, 2014

A 50-year-old woman was discovered by husband, strangled to death  in their home near Anamalai. The husband says he was away when it happened, and her jewelry was also missing.

14-yr-old Abducted and Gang #Raped in #Agra on Her Way to School

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, April 05, 2014

A 14-year-old schoolgirl going for her tuition class on Friday was picked up by three boys known to her, in a car and raped.




4 and 14 year old Girls #Raped by Men in #Thane

April 09, 2014

Two minor girls were allegedly raped in two separate incidents in Thane district.

A four year old girl was sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old man identified as Sohanlal Gauram, who has been arrested by police.

In another incident, a 14-year-old girl, who works at a brick kiln at Talonda (which is also a violation the child labour act)   was sexually assaulted by 30 year old Kamlakar Jadhav.

Woman #Gang #Raped by Doctor and His Friends In South #Delhi

New Delhi, March 30, 2014

A 40-year-old woman was raped by a doctor and another man of  in the upscale, Hauz Khas area of south Delhi. She said the same doctor had gang raped her three years ago with three men then, but she did not find the courage to file a complaint at that time.  The police have arrested only one man so far.  The doctor and the others are absconding.


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