Salesman held for raping 12-yr-old in Chandigarh

Rape accused Shammi Kumar (left) on the way to district courts proceeding in Chandigarh
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Chandigarh, Feb 11: A 21-year-old salesman working for Bansal Superstore was arrested for raping his 12-year old neighbor in Chandigarh’s Daddu Marja Colony. The accused has confessed to the crime, along with his involvement in many other sexual assaults as per the sources.

Investigating officer for the case, sub-inspector Ashok said that the accused, Shammi Kumar, a salesman at Bansal Superstore in sector 7, Chandigarh, has also confessed sexually assaulting many other minor girls of his colony since the past two years. The accused live in the colony’s char Manzila quarters with other families of the victims-past and present ones, which made it easy for him to prey on them. One of the victims was his girlfriend who is just 16 years old.

The case indicates the need for parents to be cautious and watchful about their minor children when left home alone, while they are away at work. The sub-inspector added that Incidents like this are on rise in colonies of Chandigarh. The source said Kumar threatened the 12-year-old victim with dire consequences if she filed a complaint. Kumar has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody

However, relatives of Kumar said the case was falsely implicated. They stated that he was away for work at the time of the crime and therefore could not have been involved in it.

Source: Hindustan Times, NewsZ

Muslim Cleric charged with raping 12-year-old girl

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Maulavi Saber Farooqui, a Muslim cleric at a madrasa in Nanded, Maharashtra raped a 12-year-old girl, and is now absconding.

Nanded (Maharashtra), January 18: A Madrasa cleric in Nanded, Maharashtra has been charged for allegedly raping a 12 year old girl and molesting another minor according to official police reports. The minor was raped at a seminary in Deglur Naka, Nanded called Islamia Arabia, a few days ago say the police. The cleric has been identified as Maulavi Saber Farooqui, who is presently absconding. The madrasa has several girl students from the Marathwada region.

Farooqui allegedly raped the girl after showing her clips of pornography on his mobile phone. After this, he also molested another 8 year old girl, reports NDTV. The case will be further probed by a special investigation team (SIT). When the mother of the victim showed intent to file a case against the cleric, three local politicians from the village tried to dissuade her. These three local leaders have been arrested after the mother registered a case with the Itwara police station in Nanded, according to Hindustan Times.

The police have reported that Farooqui had allegedly approached the minor’s mother to negotiate the situation but was immediately thrashed by locals. SIT head Sunita Borgaonker has said that more complaints could be filed against the accused and that the police have seized all documents from the Madrasa. Officials have been dispatched to trace the cleric.

Parents left enraged as class 1 student is allegedly raped in school

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Bangalore: Several parents gathered around Vibgyor High School here in Bangalore as two men were accused to have allegedly raped a class 1 student inside the school premises. The incident had taken place on the 2nd of July but came to limelight only after the media ran the news on Wednesday. The minor has been sent for a medical check-up with the forensic report still awaited.

The parents of the victim have accused the school authority for trying to cover up the incident, but are hopeful that justice shall be done. “The police officials have assured us of action and they are investigating the case.” The school authorities refused to state anything to the media with Basavaraju, a member of the school management saying, “We don’t have anything to say in this matter. The school has provided all the details to the police.”

With the several hundred guardians out on the street, the only ray of hope has come from the school founder who has condemned the issue and promised all possible measures to cooperate with the police. “The incident is very unfortunate and whoever is responsible should be hanged. We are cooperating with the authorities and all CCTV footages have been given to the authorities and the staff is available for investigation. We have left no stone unturned to maintain the safety of children. I assure you of justice. I am there for all of you. The guilty will be punished.”

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