The Goa police have arrested a man from Gujarat for allegedly raping a woman tourist at a resort in Assonora village of North Goa, confirmed an official. The incident took place on August 23, and based on the woman's complaint, the police arrested the 47-year-old accused, identified as Laxman Shiyar, who was also on a visit to Goa as a tourist. The duo met on a flight, and befreinded.
After Delhi, a rape incident has been reported in Telangana's Meerpet region. Eight men forcefully barged in a residence in Meerpet and allegedly gangraped a 15-year-old minor girl. Getting into the details, the victim was alone at her cousin's house. The victim who is an orphan, was living with her cousin. Of the eight who entered house, three allegedly raped the girl. A case is registered and investigation is underway.
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The brutal reality of the Burari Rape Case has shocked the nation. After an initial investigation, it was confirmed that the Deputy Director of the Women & Child Development Department Premoday Khaka raped the 14-year-old during her stay at their residence between October 2020-January 2021. Notably, Khaka was a good friend of the victim's father, and after his demise, he offered the family help and committed the crime.
In Palghar, a 15-year-old minor girl with special needs was found pregnant in Maharashtra region. As per sources, the girl with intellectual disabilities, was allegedly raped and assaulted, following which a case has been registered and an investigation started. Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against an unidentified person
Three men, Lucky, Sanjay and Rajendra, in connection with the alleged rape of a 20-year-old girl at a factory in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, confirmed police on September 2. As per the victim's FIR, the accused allegedly called her on the pretext of overtime and raped her on August 28. Moreover, they threatened the victim with dire consequences if she disclosed her sexual abuse. An investigation into the matter is underway.
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Actor-producer Vijay Babu was granted anticipatory bail by Kerala High Court in a rape case on June 22, but the state government petitioned the Supreme Court on June 29 to revoke his bail. Babu has been ordered to appear before the police investigative team from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from June 27 to July 3. The court further ordered him not to leave the state under any circumstances.
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The Kerala High Court granted anticipatory bail to Malayalam movie producer and actor Vijay Babu in an alleged rape case. On June 22, the HC single-judge bench Bechu Kurian Thomas granted bail with conditions like, Babu needs to appear before the police from June 27 to July 3, shall not intermediate victim, not leave the state and furnish a bond of Rs 5 lakh with two securities.
BJP National President JP Nadda has formed a five-member "fact-finding" committee to investigate the rape-and-murder case involving a minor girl at Hanskhali village in Nadia. The committee is set to visit West Bengal to probe into the matter. Besides, two members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) would also be meeting with the family of the victim.
In Mumbai, a special POSCO court Judge Seema Jadhav on December 29 awarded life imprisonment to a catholic priest for raping a 13-year-old boy in 2015. Reportedly, the boy was raped by Father Johnson Lawrence in church and was sent to jail after the victim's parents registered a complaint on December 15 in 2015. The priest was found guilty under sections 6 and 12 of the POCSO act.
Some media reports have claimed that actor Kangana Ranaut's personal bodyguard Kumar Hegde has been booked for allegedly raping his fiancee. However, the accused's identity is disputed as the Mumbai Police claims to be unaware of Hegde's profession and the actor is yet to respond. Hegde has also been charged under Section 420 as he allegedly cheated the victim and fled with Rs 50,000.
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