#Rape by Delhi #Policeman Caught on CCTV

11 July 2015

A 23 year old woman was raped at gunpoint by Javeer Singh, an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police. Medical reports confirm rape and the incident was caught on CCTV. However, so far Singh has only been sent to 14-days judicial custody.


Jobseeker gang #raped by 7 men in Gurgaon – The Times of India on Mobile

20June, 2015 Gurgaon

A 23-year-old woman was raped by seven men at a guesthouse in Gurgaon’s DLF-IV  after one of them took her there on the pretext of finding her a job in his “office”.

This is the fourth case filed in the city this year of a woman being held captive and sexually assaulted in a guesthouse. But lack of regulation has turned them into a major security challenge for police.

Two Indian women #tourists kidnapped and gang #raped in Goa

3June 2015, Goa

Two women from Delhi on vacation in Goa, were  abducted from the cab they were traveling in, held hostage in a hotel room and gang raped by five men posing as policemen. All the five accused have been arrested and charged with gangrape, kidnapping and robbery.


Indian Government Refuses to Criminalize #Marital #Rape, Even if 75% of Women Subject to it

20 April, 2015

A UN body on women’s rights has recommended the Indian government criminalize marital rape after a study showed 75% Indian women are victims of it. But the government has refused to saying, “It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors, including level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat marriage as a sacrament,” Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in the Rajya Sabha.


Japanese #tourist drugged and #raped by tour guide in #India guide of drugging then raping her: police – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

9 February 2015, Jaipur, Rajasthan
A Japanese woman has accused an Indian tourist guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur, police said, the latest in a series of sex attacks on foreigners in the country.

The 20-year-old told police the guide offered to show her around Jaipur on his motorbike on Sunday before assaulting her in an isolated part of the city in the evening……


3-yr-old #girl found raped, beaten, and hung upside down from a tree in Bihar, #India

Bihar, January 30, 2015

A three-year-old girl believed to be raped and beaten, was found naked and unconscious hanging upside down from a tree in the Banka district of Bihar.

She was rushed to a private clinic from where she was referred to the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital. Her condition is stated to be serious.

The police are investigating the case which is believed to one of rape and torture.  A certain Muhammad Parvez was arrested in this connection. Madhubani Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kumod Kumar said the child had gone missing three days ago from a private hospital at Aunsi Zero Mile area, where her mother had taken her to visit the father Muhammad Sadiq who was undergoing treatment. Parvez, was a worker at the clinic who was last seen playing with the child. It’s believed that he lured the child with some sweets and took her to an isolated place and committed the crime.


Was this #widow’s death ‘sati’ or murder?

15 December 2014, Patna, Bihar

65 year old Gahwa devi’s family says she committed ‘sati.’ The custom of where widows committed suicide or were often pressured to do so by relatives, has been long banned in India, but still continues. Often it the sons or male relatives find this a convenient way to usurp the widow’s property. A judicial probe has been ordered in this case, as there are also conflicting explanations. The son claims, she died of a heart attack when she got the news of her husband’s death, and so he cremated them together.


Woman #raped inside public #toilet by attendant in Gujarat, #India

8 December 2014, Gujarat

A 40 year old woman was brutally raped by the attendant of a public toilet when she went to use it. She sustained serious injuries, and lost consciousness. The attendant is on the run, though the co-attendant who may be complicit has been arrested.


11 #women die and 62 hospitalized at a #sterilization camp in India

12 November 2014

Of 80 women who underwent sterilization surgery at a government run birth control mobile clinic yesterday, 13 are dead and 60 hospitalized in critical condition. Government compensation to women’s families who’ve died from such procedures at government clinics indicates this case just might be the tip of the ice-berg.


Parents in Hyderabad are SexTrafficking Their Daughters’ Into Pretense “Marriages” for a Night

This photo is not of Tasleema. It is 14-year-old child bride Laxmi from Kamkheda village, in Rajasthan, on her wedding day on May 7, 2011.

Tasleema is a 14 year old school girl from the city of Hydrebad in India, whose mother sold her in “marriage” to 61-yer-old man from Oman for $700. Tasleema had got ready for school, when her mother took her to this man’s apartment and told her that she’d be getting “married” to him immediately.  She was also “divorced” the same day.  Her mother left Tasleema in the hotel for two nights during which time the man raped her repeatedly.  Tasleema who was in great pain from the repeated sexual assault managed to call her uncle for help who got the man and her mother arrested.

But Tasleema was thrown out of the family home because they said she had brought them shame. Her 16-year-old sister Naseem was also thrown out for supporting her. Tasleema’s school expelled her.

Tasleema says “If I had known that my mother would have also been arrested, I would have never called my uncle. I didn’t want any trouble for her … it was so painful that I didn’t know what else to do.”

Taslima’s case is not unique. Wealthy men from Arab countries started coming here since the 1970s, looking into poor Muslim neighborhoods in Hyderabad to buy “virgin brides” who are as young as 11 or 12.  But over the past few years this city has become a child sextrafficking market with parents bargaining away their underage girls for a few days of “marriage.”  A “husband” pays between $500 and $1,500 for a “wife.” The money is shared by the girl’s family, the marriage broker and the qazi, the Muslim judge who performs the wedding.

Full report here http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/10/13/indias_prostitute_brides_girls_raped_as_temporary_wives.html

Also see link below on a tradition of sextrafficking of girls by their families in certain communities like the Bedia in India. These girls are not allowed to get married, but support the family for as long as they can.


Yet another form of sextrafficking in India is “bride trafficking” where girls are sold by their parents to families of men who can’t find brides because the sexratio for girls in their region has dropped so much.  These girls are gang raped by all the men in the family they marry into, used for reproduction and then resold are “brides” to other families. Below is the link to our post on this


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