Woman Professional Gang-Raped in Delhi By Eight Men

Delhi, August 11, 2012

A 22-year-old woman, an employee of  the Delhi Jal Board (Water Board) was gang-raped by a male friend of hers, and at least seven other men through Thursday night and dumped near the Ballabhgarh flyover on the Delhi-Agra highway.  The woman’s friend had called her on the pretext of helping his sort out his problems with his girlfriend.  The men took her in the car to a field where they took turns raping her.  The police claim that they’ve not been able to arrest the accused yet.  The victim’s family however says that the accused have political connections and being protected.  Full report here

School Girl Gang Raped by her Boyfriend and his Friends

Patna, Bihar, July 26, 2012

In a horrific incident in Patna, a young girl was gangraped by her boyfriend and his classmates. The boys took turns to rape the girl and continued to shoot the act on their camera.  They then distributed the MMS among their peers to blackmail the victim. The traumatised girl who managed to escape her classmates house where the rape occurred informed her parents immediately about the incident. They kept mum and went into hiding without lodging a police complaint.

A month later, the MMS came into circulation and got picked up by the local media, prompting the State Women Commission to take it up. They asked the Patna police to institute a case.

But nothing was done by the police. No inquiry was initiated on the grounds that their was no direct complainant. An FIR was finally lodged by the Bihar Women’s Commission, naming all final accused.

This incident brings to light,  the callous attitude of all concerned stake holders, be it the police, administration, social organisations or even the media to violence on girls and women in India. Full report here

Two School Girls Gang-raped by a group of 8 Boys

Patna, Bihar, July 31, 2012

Abha and Sona (names changed), both 16 years of age, and class 10 students of a school in Silao were were gang-raped by 7-8 boys at a lodge located near the Silao mosque on Monday.

Abha said when she and her friend Sona reached near the lodge while going to school at Silao, some 7-8 boys dragged them inside the lodge and raped them one by one. They also filmed them and made video as well. After about two hours, the boys let them go with a threat that if they failed to turn up whenever they called them, they would show their pictures to everyone, she said. Full report here

Teenage Girl Molested by a Mob of 20 Men in Full Public View!

Guwahati, Assam, July 13, 2012

A 17 year old girl was stripped and mob molested by a group of about 20 men, in full view of the public.  The girl was attending a friend’s party at a pub, when one of the men passed a lewd remark at her.  She retorted, and the pub owner threw them both out.  After that, as the man followed and grabbed at her, a crowd of men collected and joined in the gang attack.  There was a T.V. crew nearby that actually filmed the incident without intervening!!! The television station has been criticized for being mute witnesses to the crime.

The Managing Editor in response said, “There were lots of people shooting the incident on mobile phones…. The police was informed the moment this incident happened. There were two camerapersons and two people cannot take on a mob…Had we stopped rolling the camera, these molesters would not have been arrested. What we did was in public interest…”  Full report here

The faces of the accused men from this film has been made into a poster which has been put up all over the city.   The poster is included below here in this blog.

If anyone has any information regarding the men identified in this case (photos below) or you want report anything else regarding the incident, you may call 0120-4341895 (India


Police Constable Kills Daughter-in-law for Dowry

Kolkata, April 09, 2012

Raj Kumar Pandey, a police constable, along with his son, daughter and wife, poured kerosene on 25-year-old Anushka,  the daughter-in-law, and set her on fire because her parents did not meet their demands for more dowry in gold and a motorcycle.   Anuska died in the hospital. Report here.

Woman Goes “Missing” After Being Harassed For Dowry

Rourkela, February, 26, 2012

Sachidananda Swain had alleged that his daughter Laxmipriya had gone missing from her in-law’s house in Naya bazar area under plant site police limit of the city on Monday. Swain had filed a complaint that his daughter’s husband Sanjay Jena and her elder brother-in-law Bijay Jena and mother-in-law Premalata were most likely involved in the disappearance of his daughter.  He said that his daughter was being subject to torture for dowry by her in-law’s family.  The police arrested Sanjay, his elder brother Bijay and mother Premalata.  Report here

An Entire Family Murdered For Not Paying Dowry

Hyderabad, February 24, 2012

Jahangir, an autorickshaw mechanic, married Neha but after he began harassing her for dowry, she moved out and began living with her parents.  Sometime later, on May 30, 2010, Neha and four other members of her family — her father, mother, and two brothers were found murdered in their home.  The police then arrested Jahangir and his 8 of his relatives, including four women, on June 4, 2010 on the charges of criminally conspiracy and murdering Neha’s family.  

However, with the police failing to submit proper evidence to the court, the court acquitted the nine accused.

Reacting to the acquittal, city police commissioner AK Khan said they would go in for an appeal.

When pointed out that the police failed to provide proper evidence, he simply said action would be taken against the investigating officers if it was found that they had failed to conduct a proper inquiryReport here


Three Brothers Convicted of Murdering For Dowry

Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, 25 February, 2012

Chaitanya had married Jhunu Behera of Puri in July 2002.  Soon after, the husband and in-laws began harassing her for more dowry money.  On March 07, 2009, five people ganged up together — her husband, his two brothers and two sisters-in-law and together killed Chaitanya by setting her on fire.  She died at SCB Medical College two weeks later. Police had recorded her dying declaration based on which the husband, his two brothers and as many sisters-in-law were charged under Sections 302 and 498-A of IPC and 4 of DP Act under a fast-track court.  While four of the family members were convicted,  one of the sisters-in-law, was acquitted by the court. Full report here

Bride’s Family Thrashed For Not Giving Dowry

Jaipur, January 16, 2012

When Delsina’s parents failed to meet the additional demand of Rs. 2 lakhs made by the groom’s family on the day of marriage, the groom’s party returned home without the bride.  But not before the groom’s relatives beat up the bride’s uncle for saying that they could arrange any more dowry.  The bride’s family had already mortgaged their house to pay the intial demand of Rs. 3 lakhs.  Report here.

Four Get Life-Imprisonment For Dowry Murder

Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh, January 19, 2012

The additional District and Session’s Judge Sunil Kumar, handed life imprisonment to Sunita Kumar’s husband, mother, sister and brother, holding them guilty of murdering Sunita eight years ago in a dowry related case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of the convicts. The report here.

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