Rape inside taxi: Delhi HC slams law enforcers

NEW DELHI: The sexual assault of a 23 year old woman in a cab minus the mandatory global positioning system (GPS), came in the eye of the Delhi High Court, which ultimately came down heavily on the agencies for not properly enforcing the law.

Acting Chief Justice, Gita Mittal, along with the bench took cognisance of the incident that took place on September 12, where a driver of a yellow-black taxi offered lift to a woman near the railway station and then forced himself on her. C Hari Shankar, also a part of the bench was quoted “It points out that enforcement agencies, Delhi Police and traffic police are unable to check gross violation of law by taxi drivers in Delhi, resulting in serious crimes including sexual violence against passengers, It needs to be checked.”

The bench has asked the Delhi government, Centre, transport department and the city police to file responses of the laws that are being violated by the cab drivers in Delhi. The responses for the same have been ordered by September 20. The court in addition has ordered that the victim should be given compensation and be provided with immediate legal aid.

News Sources- NDTV, India Today

Innocent Lives are Price for Protection here

 

The Border Security Forces (BSF) who are responsible for protecting the Indo-Bangladesh frontier usher violence upon the people of the border areas in the north-eastern states.

In a latest and one of the most shocking incidents, two BSF personnel posted at Silsury Border Outpost (BOP) under Mami district of Mizoram the allegedly raped a woman and killed another, along the Indo- Bangladesh border in Mamit district. The rape survivor, identified as Dangubi Milebo Chakma (name changed) in a statement alleged that on July 16 she was waylaid and gang raped while she, along with another woman Rangabi Chakma, had gone to collect bamboo shoots into the forest. The survivor’s account speaks of more than just this. She told the police that when she resisted the rape attempt, the BSF personnel rubbed an acid-soaked cloth on her face. She has suffered serious injuries on her face and eyes and is undergoing treatment at Aizwal.

Many untold stories of BSF’s atrocities reside in these areas and very few cases see the light of the media and even aspire to seek justice. To note some, on January7, 2011 BSF personnel killed 14 year old Felani Khatun near Anantpur. A year before that, on November 30, 2010 a man named Khoka Mia was shot while trying to save his daughter Tulu Aktar from being molested by BSF jawans at Amzadnagar, Belonia, in the state of Tripura. On April 15, 2006 the BSF indiscriminately open fired upon the Chakma tribal village at Bulongsuri under the Lunglei district when the villagers protested against the BSF for the mistreatment of a Buddhist monk. And many have still not found justice under the judicial files.

To take stringent measures against the BSF becomes tough as they are protected under Sections 46 and 47 of the BSF Act, 1968 that grants BSF personnel immunity from being tried in regular courts, thus making them virtually inaccessible.

Biplab Mukherjee, secretary of Kolkata-based Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), that filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the BSF Act, says that on an average ten cases of BSF related violence are reported every month in the Bengal-Bangladesh border. And this is only a scratch on the surface of the bigger reality that exists.

 

Sources: Newslaundry, The Northeast Today

 

 

 

Congressman arrested for raping a 51 year old woman.

Congress MLA M Vincent has been arrested for allegedly raping a 51 year old female. The victim, attempted suicide after she was sexually assaulted by the congress legislator reported NDTV.

 

A case had been registered against the MLA under charges of abetment of suicide after a complaint was made by the woman at Balaramapuram, told the police. However, he denies any such sexual attempts towards the woman and says that he is being framed.

 

Ajeetha Begum, Kollam City Police Commissioner was quoted,”A case under IPC section 376 has been registered against Congress MLA M Vincent representing the Kovalam segment, after the woman’s statement was recorded at a hospital in Neyyatinkara, where she is undergoing treatment.”
TOI mentioned, the woman’s husband had stated that the MLA on a regular basis used to call her wife over phone and harass her. Despite all this, Mr Vincent claims the charges to be “baseless” and “without facts”. He adds, the allegations were a part of a conspiracy and told the woman used to call her many times for help on a different sexual assault case, which he had passed on to the local police.

SOURCE: TOI, NDTV

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40 year old rapes teenage wrestling student

New Delhi: In West Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy area a wrestler was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage national-level kabaddi player. The accused, 40 year old was identified as Naresh Dahiya who is a resident of Jain Extension in North Delhi, reported NDTV.

Dahiya as a business runs a local wrestling centre in his village. The arrest was conducted on Tuesday night from his residence.

“The incident occurred on July 9 when the victim, who went for training in Chhatrasal Stadium in north Delhi, was accosted by Dahiya. Posing as a coach, he lured the victim to his car on the pretense of giving her diet tips,” a senior police officer said. He also added that after they covered some distance, the victim was manhandled by Dahiya due to which she lost consciousness. She later found herself in a flat where she was sexually assaulted.

The victim was abandoned by him near the stadium the next day, after threatening her to not speak about the incidence to anyone. Dahiya has been charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Section 376 of the IPC mentioned Hindustan Times in its report.

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Freedom fighter Tilak’s great grandson accused with Rape charges

Freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s great grandson, Rohit Tilak has been booked with charges for allegedly raping a woman. She was also forced into “unnatural sex”. A case had been filed against him on Monday night. The police informed The Indian Express.

NDTV reported that the woman was 40 years of age and knew (Rohit) Tilak for a couple of years. The police informed that she had been raped repeatedly with the excuse of marriage. Tilak has been accused with charges of rape, voluntarily causing hurt, unnatural offences, insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation based on numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The Times of India mentions that he also happens to be the grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament. Mukta Tilak, the Bharatiya Janata Party Mayor of Pune is his aunt. He had contested the Maharashtra Assembly Polls in 2014. He was the Congress candidate from Kasba Peth seat in Pune; and lost to Girish Bapat, from the BJP.

The Police informed that the 40 year old complainant separated from her husband ten years ago. She has been in touch with Tilak since two years.

Sourced from Indian Express and NDTV

Rape survivor found dead in UP

Sultanpur, February 13: A ’21 year old woman’, who had alleged gang rape in 2103, by eight men including Samajwadi Party legislator, Arun Verma, was found dead at her village Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Police investigations suggest that she was strangled.

The victim’s father said that they were given police protection on a High Court order since the 2013 case is still ongoing, but the protection was later withdrawn.

A case was registered against Samajwadi Party politician in which Verma was cleared by the police. However, now Verma is being alleged to have been involved in the young woman’s death. He calls it a conspiracy amidst the state elections.

“I demand a CBI investigation in this case”, he told NDTV.

The report further said that her father has named the Samajwadi lawmaker in a complaint filed by him. However, a formal FIR has not been lodged yet. The woman had been missing post 7 pm on Saturday when she left to use the washroom and did not return. After an extensive search, the police found her her body.

With further investigation, it was found that Arun Verma’s phone was in Lucknow and not in the village at the time the incident. Due to this detail, his name was not included in the charge-sheet along with three others.

Sources: NDTV, India.com

Image sources: Pallibatani.com

Youth arrested for raping a teenager

The police has arrested a 22 year old from Nallasopara in Palghar for the crime of raping a teenage girl who he had lured into friendship.

Tulinj police station API Sunil Jadhav, of the Vasai Division, said that the crime took place at the birthday party of the accused, in March 2016, when in a planned move, the accused spiked the teenager’s non alcoholic drink with vodka, with the intention of getting her drunk.

Once the girl was drunk, the accused youth raped her while she was in an unconscious state while making a video, that he used after that to blackmail her.

The accused used the video as a leverage to rape her repeatedly, threatening to disclose the video all over the internet, if she refused to agree.

The youth also proceeded to use broken pieces of glass to torture her whenever she requested him to delete the video, the victim complained.

The youth was finally arrested yesterday under section 376, 328, 324, 504, 506 of the IPC.

Source: NDTV