A man from Telangana's Mahbubabad district has allegedly raped and impregnated his 13-year-old niece. Hailing from the same village, the 35-year-old accused was assaulting the girl for the last six months. Her five-month pregnancy came to light after her family members checked her at a local government hospital. The accused has been filed under section 376 of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
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One of the star players of the UK's Premier League football has been apprehended on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment. The player, whose name was not disclosed due to legal reasons, was released soon after his arrest. Police said that the accused was released "under investigation pending further enquiries". Reportedly, the player was also fined for not adhering to COVID-19 precautionary protocols.
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Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran on November 1 made a misogynistic comment that "any women with self-respect will either die or prevent being raped again". The contentious remarks came as a reply to a woman who recently alleged a Congress leader of rape. However, he later apologized for his remarks. Calling it "completely wrong", state minister KK Shailaja replied that the comment "speaks of a person with a dangerous mind… read-more
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In a campaign to make India rape-free, Residents in Nagaland’s Dimapur are giving free lifts to people who need transportation at night. The idea, which started as a Facebook post by Aneiba Thou, has now turned into a full-fledged campaign as more people have decide to help others. Earlier, Thou had posted he would help anyone "facing problems in transportation at… read-more
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The Home Ministry has directed the states and Union Territories for compulsory registration of FIRs and immediate police action in "crime against women". It instructed to complete the investigation process in two months and warned of stringent actions in case of failure. It also asked states to monitor the cases on Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) for follow-ups. The ministry recommended SOPs, issued by Bureau of… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh Law and Order ADGP, Prashant Kumar, has stated that forensic reports suggest the victim of Hathras case was not sexually assaulted. Citing the report, he added that the sample had no sperm and hence the cause of death was not rape. He also mentioned that the facts were misrepresented to create 'caste violence' and 'disturb social harmony' in the state. However, the family members have demanded a CBI probe in the matter.
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A 40-year-old accused was arrested from Gujarat's Karena village on September 19, after he murdered a 6-year-old in August for resisting rape. The Police informed that the criminal identified as Vikram was sentenced to jail for life in 2002, but escaped in 2012. The accused's image was circulated all over the WhatsApp. He had also raped a five-year-old girl in 2015, and allegedly tried to kill her.
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Queen Elizabeth removed film producer Harvey Weinstein from CBE (Commander of Most Excellent Order of British Empire) roll of honour. Weinstein had received the honorary award in 2004. The announcement came after the 68-year-old producer was convicted of raping a film actress and a production assistant in February. Currently, he is serving a 23-year-jail term in New York.
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On September 5, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an ambulance driver in Kerala's Pathanamthitta District. The victim was COVID positive and was on her way to hospital. Reportedly, the accused Noufal took her to a secluded place and sexually assaulted her. Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja ordered to dismiss the driver and ensured that actions will be taken against the accused.
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UP Police on August 27 arrested a 42-year-old man, who allegedly tried to rape a minor girl in Noida. The 7-year-old victim's family complained to police following the incident, which , reportedly, occurred on August 26. According to the police, the accused has been booked under the section of IPC and the POCSO Act. "The accused and the victim are neighbours," the police informed further.
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