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.


Woman stripped, sexually tortured and lynched as a “witch”

27 October 2014, Chattisgarh

A 55-year-old woman was dragged out of her house by 12 relatives, who accused her of being a “witch.” They then publicly stripped her, sexually tortured her and beat her to death as the village, and her husband and children watched on. Increasingly studies show that most cases of witch lynching in India involve property disputes, where relatives or neighbors drum up resentment against women whose property they want to grab.


Woman threatened with revenge porn by in-laws for dowry

22 October 2014, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

A woman’s in-laws forced her to strip and made a video as they paraded her naked around the house in front of relatives, because they wanted Rs 50 lakhs ($100,000) more in dowry from her. They threatened to upload the video on the internet if her parents didn’t pay up.


#SexTrafficked “Brides” : “Prices drop with every resale”

September 2014
Jamila is now 60 and sold to her third husband. Hers is one of the many cases of women sex-trafficked across the country, sold and resold multiple times, and subject to extreme sexual and physical violence, including habitual gang rapes by male relatives of the “husband” all in the guise of “marriage.” As one of the traffickers here openly admits, “with every resale the prices (of the ‘brides’) drop, as with any other commodity.” Yet, because this happens in the name of marriage there is no law against it, and no imitative on the part of the government to stop this form of rapidly increasing sex-trafficking.


14-yr-old Delhi girl #sextrafficked by her mother

March 2014, Delhi

A 14-yr-old filed a complaint with the police against her mother who she said sex trafficked her to various men in the city. If she resisted, she would be starved and abused. Most sextraffickers of teenagers in India are people known to them, like family, relatives, and neighbors.


Man Sodomizes and Sexually Tortures Wife for #Dowry

Rohtak, Nov 01: The victim said she moved to Kailash Colony area after marriage 7 months ago. After a while, her in-laws began to ill treat her for dowry. When she couldn’t pay, her husband would sexually torture and sodomized her.


Woman Tortured and Sexually Assaulted By Her Husband and His Brother

Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, September 05, 2012

25-year old woman Guru Eswari who was periodically tortured by her suspicious soldier-husband has been lying in a hospital bed in Thoothukudi for nearly a month recovering from wounds inflicted on her, by her husband and his brother.

Guru Eswari’s husband and his brother stripped and sexually tortured her, by inserting things like chilli powder and a hot iron rod inside her genitals, and then later stripped and tortured Guru Eshwari’s mother the same way.

So far the police have not arrested her husband and his brother husband, who is a Lance Naik in the Indian Army or his brother.    Read the newspaper report here

Read the full account of Guru Eswari’s story as told via a journalist to (MASES) The Movement Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexism by clicking here.

Chair of India’s National Commission For Women says Clothing Invites Sexual Assault


New Delhi, July 18, 2012

In response to a case last week where a teenage girl was attacked and molested by a mob of men in full public view, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma’s statement asking women to dress carefully to avoid crimes (like molestation) against them has sparked outrage and disgust with rights activists questioned the selection process of NCW office-bearers. Sharma’s comments came close on the heels of the removal of Alka Lamba from a fact-finding committee probing the Guwahati molestation case for revealing the victim’s identity.

While speaking about the molestation case on Tuesday, Sharma stopped short of prescribing a dress code. She said, “Be careful about how you dress… Aping the west blindly is eroding our culture and causing such crimes to happen.”

Earlier this year, at a seminar where she address young women, Sharma offered this advice on how to deal with street sexual harassment, “Don’t be offended if someone calls you ‘sexy’, rather take it positively.”

CPM leader Brinda Karat demanded the NCW chairperson withdraw her statement or quit. “Such advice is unwarranted and militates against the mandate of the commission. It only strengthens the forces who blame victims for the crimes against them,” she said.  Full Report Here


Mob Attacks and Attempts to Rape a Female Politician

Guwahati, Assam, July 01, 2012

Congress leader, and member of the Legislative Assembly, 33-year-old  Rumi Nath,  who married Jaki Jakir, last month and converted to Islam.

A mob of about a 100 hundred men attacked Rumi and Jaki at their hotel, because she had allegedly not divorced her first husband.

However Rumi Nath says that this has more to do with the fact she married a Muslim man and converted to Islam.  She says, “I got attacked by some boys who were drunk. They even tried to rape me and take my clothes off, so it’s an attempt to murder and rape. Since I got married it has been a political issue; it’s 100 per cent a political conspiracy.”

Her own party has condemned the incident. “There are legal means if they have any grievance. But this is reprehensible and we condemn this incident,” said Haren Das, general secretary, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.  However there doesn’t seem to have been much action on the part of the police and administration to investigate and arrest the men involved.  Full report here.

Man Keeps Wife’s Genitals Under Lock and Key For Four Years

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, July 18, 2012

Sohanlal Chouhan, 38, a mechanic,  has been arrested in Indore for keeping his wife’s genitals locked for four years. The incident only came to light when the victim tried to commit suicide yesterday and was rushed to hospital. Chouhan had drilled holes on either side of her genitals after drugging her. Before leaving for work, Chouhan would insert a small lock in the holes, keeping the keys under his socks.  Full report here

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