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.
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Protests against increasing incidences of rapes in DelhiOn January 28th, an eight-month-old infant was allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin. The incident occurred in Shakurbasti, northwest Delhi. The child suffered severe injuries in her vital organs and was immediately rushed to the Kalawati Saran hospital. She was kept under ventilator support in the ICU. After undergoing a 3-hour long surgery, her condition stabilized. According to reports from NDTV, the accused confessed guilty of the crime on January 29th and was arrested by the police.
Reports from Hindustan times stated that the baby’s parents left her in their relative’s house as they had to go to work. The child lived with her parents on the first floor while the relatives lived on the ground floor of the same building. The mother of the accused was taking care of the child when her son suggested that he would take her to the room and play with her. On police interrogation, the 28-year-old revealed that he muzzled the child’s mouth to suppress her screams and then raped her.
When the child’s mother returned home in the night, she found that her child’s clothes were stained with blood and she was profusely crying. The child was admitted to the hospital where the doctors confirmed that it was a case of sexual assault. The police were informed and a case was registered.
The 28-year old initially denied his actions during police questioning, following which he escaped from his house. The police later tracked down his location and arrested him. A rape case under the IPC section and POCSO section (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) was registered against the accused at the Subhash Place police station.
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.
A 14-year-old cancer patient was allegedly raped twice in Lucknow on Saturday. She was first gang-raped by her neighbour and his friend and then by a commuter who was supposed to be helping her reach home after the incident. Only one of the accused has been arrested, the other two are still at large. According to Indian Express, the minor returned home at 3 am on Sunday, immediately after which her father filed an FIR with the police.
Reports from a police officer state that the girl had left her house at 4.30 pm to buy groceries. On her way, an acquaintance offered her a ride to the market but instead of dropping her at the market he took her to an abandoned bridge where he and a friend of his raped her and left her on the road. Around 11 pm when the girl was attempting to return home, a Virendra Yadav (38) who was passing by offered to take her home, after she accepted he took the girl to the roadside and raped her.
The series of events have been confirmed by circle officer (CO) Lal Pratap Singh from Sarojini Nagar. A spokesperson at the Sarojini Nagar station said that an FIR has been filed against all three of the accused under IPC section 376-D (gang rape) and section 5G/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
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.
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.
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.